Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Virtual Tour 2020


Summer 2020 would have marked Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks’ first-ever performance in West Pullman Park. This 16-acre park in the heart of Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood offers the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, Therapeutic Recreation, arts & crafts, senior club, and Track E Break Camps. It also has a unique green feature: a natural savanna. The park is one of Chicago’s few remaining native landscapes, with oak, hickory, and cherry trees covering an ancient river bank.

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GREEN SHOW FEATURED: Thursday, August 20 @ 5:30 P.M. (CT)

Emma Mae’s SunRays Studios

Emma Mae’s SunRays Studios

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The mission of Emma Mae’s SunRays Studios is to produce, through dance and other related art forms, socially well-rounded performers. Students develop a life-long appreciation for all aspects of the arts, plus characteristics that will positively define them on and off the stage, including a positive sense of self-awareness, self-motivation, self-respect, and respect for others. Emma Mae’s SunRays Studios not only prepares students for immediate achievements, but for future possibilities, including college scholarships, Broadway performances, and professional dance opportunities around the world.

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Many of our Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks partner organizations are engaged in powerful, on-the-ground work in service of their communities. Explore the links below to learn how you can get involved in building a more just and equitable Chicago.

Kroc Center Chicago

The Kroc Center in West Pullman is the largest community center in Illinois, offering social service programs like food pantries and family shelters, as well as activities to help the community grow in their artistic skills, ignite a passion for health and sports, and enrich their spiritual journey.

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Phalanx Family Services

Phalanx Family Services builds emotionally healthy, self-sufficient families through workforce development solutions and strength-based social services.

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Over the years, we’ve loved getting to know the people and places that make each community an essential part of the fabric of our city—and, everywhere we go, sampling delicious foods. Support small businesses, and check out a few of our cast and crew’s favorite spots to eat.

Nina’s Place

Gyros, wraps, and quick bites



Lead Support

Art Works

Additional Support Provided By

The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

Proud Partner of

Night out in the Parks


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