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  • “The entire troupe’s talent and creativity is only matched by its generosity.”-Laura Sage, Chairman of the Lynn Sage Foundation
  • Home of the "Best-Holiday" theatrical production, BEST OF CHICAGO, Newcity
  • Ensemble founded “one of Chicago’s most venerable Off-Loop theaters.”-Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
  • "American Blues [built] a unique bridge to the Chicago community." -Matthew Olsen, Founder of Warrior Arts Studio
  • "American Blues is a dynamic force in Chicago!" -Larry Spivack, President of the Illinois Labor History Society

We’re proud to celebrate our Season 29 – “Lost & Sound” with you.
American Blues Theater is the premier American theater producing visceral theatrical works while engaging our audience in worthwhile missions of local and national service agencies.  We illuminate the American ideas of freedom, equality, and opportunity in the plays we produce and the communities we serve.  Our 39-member Ensemble has over 540 combined years of collaboration on stage.

As of today, we’ve received over 131 Joseph Jefferson Awards and nominations that celebrate excellence in Chicago theater and over 20 Black Theatre Alliance Awards. Our artists are honored with Pulitzer Prize nominations, Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards, and numerous other accolades.