Chicago is Acting Out


Who We Are

Acting Out serves as an organized body politic within Chicagoland’s performing arts community. We seek to include the artists, innovators, and leaders of Chicagoland’s artistic communities into a cohesive group to galvanize our creativity and directly influence the social and political policies of our Wards, our City, our State, and our country. Together, we can fight for causes specific to our population of theatre makers and use our platform to engage, mobilize, and enact the positive changes we wish to see.

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“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do”



Upcoming Events

  • The Clinic, by Will Brumley
    Mon, Feb 17
    Half Acre Beer Co Balmoral Tap Room & Ga
    Feb 17, 2020, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Half Acre Beer Co Balmoral Tap Room & Ga, 2050 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA
    Local Actors supporting Local Activism. Join us in a night of poignant storytelling supporting local organizations that protect a Women's right to choose; Personal PAC and Hope Clinic. Immediately followed by a talk-back featuring playwright, Will Brumley.
  • The Consul - A benefit concert for Immigrant relief
    Sat, Sep 07
    Ebenezer Lutheran Church
    Sep 07, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
    A concert version of Gian Carlo Menotti's The Consul benefiting Ebenezer Lutheran Church’s Refugee Support and the National Immigrant Justice Center..

Contact Acting Out

Get in touch with Acting Out to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.


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Making A Difference

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