Our February Jeans BeCause receipient was Writers Theatre.
In 1992, Writers Theatre was founded in order to create an environment where the written word and the nurturing of artists were the foundation of all productions. They opened their first venue that year in the ante-room of a newly opened bookstore in Glencoe on the North Shore of Chicago. The limited space available gave way to a new aesthetic that has been a company hallmark ever since—intimacy.
In February 2016, Writers Theatre opened a new, state-of-the-art facility. This established the company’s first permanent home in a new theatre center in downtown Glencoe. The new facility has allowed the Theatre to continue to grow to accommodate its audience, while maintaining its trademark intimacy. The new facility resonates with and complements the Theatre’s neighboring Glencoe community, adding tremendous value to Chicagoland and helping to establish the North Shore as a premier cultural destination.
The mission of Writers Theatre is to explore productions in which the word on the page and the artists that bring the word to life hold primary importance. Central to this mission are three important core values:
· valuing text, both classic and contemporary, as the fundamental source of inspiration;
· creating deliberately intimate performances where audiences are face-to-face with powerful stories; and
· honoring the time and commitment of our artists by remaining at the forefront of industry compensation.
With a reputation for consistent artistic excellence, innovative educational programming and strong ties to the community, Writers Theatre has built an award-winning repertoire and serves as a vital and highly regarded company in the Chicago theatre community.
To check out the current season, donate, and learn more about this registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, click here.