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Saturday, August 1, 4:51 PM written by About Face Theatre

AFT Looks Back: FIRST BREATH (1999)

In honor of our 20th anniversary, we are reflecting on some of our most popular and pivotal shows from the last two decades. This week, we sat down with Megan Carney as she shared her memories of helping to start the About Face Youth Theatre and stage their very first show, FIRST BREATH. Read on […]

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Saturday, July 25, 4:08 PM written by About Face Theatre

AFT Looks Back: DREAM BOY (1996)

In honor of our 20th anniversary, we are reflecting on some of our most popular and pivotal shows from the last two decades. This week, we asked AFT Artistic Associate Scott Duff to reflect on his experience as a cast member of AFT’s very first show, DREAM BOY. Read on to learn more and stay […]

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Thursday, June 25, 8:49 PM written by About Face Theatre

Why coming out still matters.

This weekend marks the second to last for our run of ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS A F*GG*T and also coincides with a ton of amazing Pride celebrations throughout Chicago. It feels particularly special to present this show during a time of year when the LGBT community celebrates, reflects, and embraces visibility. The fictional characters in ABE […]

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Monday, June 8, 11:09 PM written by About Face Theatre

Who is your Abe Lincoln?

Our current show ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS A F*GG*T explores relationships of all kinds from romance and friendship to family connections (and disconnections.) But perhaps one of the most compelling relationships of the show is actually the one that exists only in the mind and heart of our main character – the relationship between 17 year […]

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Wednesday, May 13, 10:40 PM written by About Face Theatre

Join us for “The ‘F’ Word” at Center on Halsted!

We are thrilled to be collaborating with Center on Halsted to host our an additional presentation of our Sunday Symposium discussion “The ‘F’ Word” outside of the theater! The opportunity to expand this discussion, inspired by our upcoming show ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS A F*GG*T, is so exciting to us and we hope you’ll join us […]

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Wednesday, May 13, 8:15 PM written by About Face Theatre

It’s Flat Abe!

Past and present collide in our upcoming show ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS A F*GG*T which got us thinking, what if Abe were to visit contemporary Chicago? Where would he go? What would he think? What would his favorite gay bar be? *wink* A fun, semi-historic, definitely gay twist on “Flat Stanley”, our “Flat Abe” will be […]

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