Program Description

Illinois Humanities and ProPublica Illinois‘ Engagement Challenge Award aims to foster investigative reporting that resonates across our state’s diverse, geographically disparate communities. Award recipient Coya Paz, Artistic Director of Free Street Theater, will work with ProPublica Illinois to facilitate theater-based workshops around the state to spark discussion about the news and information that impacts Illinoisans.

Photo composite courtesy of Logan Jaffe/ProPublica Illinois (newsroom photo) and Free Street Theater (stage photo)

Events

Free Street Theater and ProPublica Illinois Workshop: Chicago
Wednesday, March 21st, 6:30 PM
4346 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL

Free Street Theater and ProPublica Illinois Workshop: Urbana
Saturday, May 5th, 1-3 PM
Independent Media Center
202 S. Broadway Ave., Urbana, IL

Free Street Theater and ProPublica Illinois Workshop: Carbondale/Jackson County
Sunday, May 6th, 1-4 PM
Carbondale Civic Center
200 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale, IL

Free Street Theater and ProPublica Illinois Workshop: Rock Island/Quad Cities
Thursday, June 6th, 5:30-7:30 PM
Hauberg Civic Center
1300 N. 24th St., Rock Island, IL

Free Street Theater and ProPublica Illinois Workshop: Toulon
Friday, June 7th, 5:30-7:30 PM
Newsroom Bistro
101 S. Main St., Toulon, IL

Free Street Theater and ProPublica Illinois Workshop: Rockford
time and location TBD