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Wish well cards spread out on a table. Do you have a wish for this community?

During the run of The Gospel of Lovingkindness, we asked audience members to share their wish for our community’s future. These wishes will be added to the stream of community wishes at the Arts on Chicago Wish Well on the corner of 35th Street and Chicago Avenue, but here are a few highlights:

"Passionate. Painful. Powerful. Poetic. --Pioneer Press "breathless" "insightful" --CityPages "Don't miss it. See it twice." --Minnesota Theater Love "moving, heart-breaking, inspiring" "an electrifying production" --Talkin' Broadway

The reviews are in! THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS “resonates in age of ‘Black Lives Matter,'” is “passionate, painful, powerful [and] poetic,” and has “a savage, breathless, you-can’t-peel-your-eyes-away edge.”

Art Block leaders with their social analytics mapping.

“Sociography” This poem was written by Molly Van Avery after a dinner conversation with the 2015 Art Block leaders in May.

The Gospel of Lovkingkindness. Photo of Thomasina Petrus and Namir Smallwood connected by the Chicago skyline.

From the playwright of THE ROAD WEEPS, THE WELL RUNS DRY comes an equally powerful and poetic contemporary drama inspired be true events. Two young men growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Manny’s life is on track, and Noel’s life is derailing. Manny just sang at the White House; Noel just got kicked off the basketball team. When their paths cross, they risk everything for their dreams, leaving behind two grieving mothers and a city on the verge.

people listening to poetry at the 2014 Poetry Picnic

Our Art Blocks program is introducing a new Block Swap initiative in which Art Block leaders team up to host larger scale events!

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