May 22, 2020 //

Héctor Pascual Álvarez

Héctor Alvarez is an actor, director, and theater critic from Spain. He has worked as a teaching artist with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago Youth Shakespeare, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Victory Gardens, Congo Square Theater, the International Center of Theater of the Oppressed (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and Actijoven (Madrid, Spain).  He has studied non-Western theater traditions in …

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March 15, 2018 //

Runako Jahi

Runako Jahi, an actor/playwright/director/graphic artist/poet and acting coach, attended Columbia College and the American Academy of Art. He works as a teaching artist for Urban Gateways, and is former artistic director of ETA Creative Arts Foundation. His current work includes a one-man show at the Greenhouse Theater, “Words & Passion…An Evening With Runako Jahi” produced …

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February 23, 2016 //

The Heroes of Piccolo Elementary

A theater / literary arts residency at this Humboldt Park school allowed students to create their own story, develop the courage to perform for an audience, and discover what they have in common with their favorite super heroes.

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December 8, 2015 //

Jennifer Green

Jennifer Green is the Artistic Director at Piven Theatre and has been part of the Piven community for nearly twenty years. Beginning as a student of Byrne and Joyce Piven, Jennifer became part of the Workshop faculty in 1993 teaching theatre games, improvisation, story theatre and scene study to both young people and adults. At …

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Mark Nichols

Please see The Puppet Place. Mark Nichols is available for teaching artist residencies as well as touring performances.

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Jess Hawthorne Fiene

Jess Hawthorne Fiene is a theater and dance performer, director, and teaching artist. She has helped young people develop their creative voice through theater and dance in and around Chicago for over seven years. Jessica believes theater and dance have the ability to empower youth to become confident, creative individuals in their communities. With a …

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Avery R. Young

Multidisciplinary artist avery r. young is a 3Arts Award winning teaching-artist, composer, and producer with work that spans the genres of music, performance, visual arts, and literature. Examining and celebrating Black American history and culture, his work also focuses in the areas of social justice, equity, queer identity, misogyny and body consciousness. As a writer, …

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Marvin Tate

Marvin Tate is a self-taught, multidisciplinary artist, community activist, and art educator. Marvin has performed and recorded with Mike Reed’s “Flesh & Bone” in Poznan, Poland and at New York City’s Vision Fest 2016. His innovative style of spoken word and improvisation landed him a spot in the 2016 Hyde Park Jazz Festival. He recently collaborated with …

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