Monthly Game Jam
When are the next few Game Jams?
Sunday Jan 26th 1:30p - 3:30p led by Martha Tyler
Sunday Feb 23rd 1:30p - 3:30p Led by Miquela Cruz
Sunday Mar 29th 1:30p - 3:30p Led by Cassandra Quinn (All donations from this day will be donated to the Illinois Theatre Association)
Click here to learn more about our upcoming teachers!
Where's the Game Jam?
Game Jams will be held at the Compass Creative Dramatics space at 4001 N Ravenswood. We're a block east of the Irving Park Brown Line station, close to Ashland, Clark, and Irving Park bus lines, and just a few blocks from the UP-N Metra at Lawrence & Ravenswood.
How much does it cost?
Technically, zero dollars. You can get in for freeeee! Our Game Jam series is pay-what-you-can, and 100% of the donations received will go to the teaching artist leading that month's Jam. This structure helps us:
- create an accessible environment for educators throughout the Chicago community
- support the teaching artists who give their time, energy, and experience to you each month
Do I need to prepare anything?
Just come ready to play! The session's Game Jam leader will lead their favorite creative theatre games for ninety minutes. Then we'll take a quick break and regroup for a 20-minute question-and-discussion session!
I've never played a theatre game before. Is that okay?
Newbie, veteran, or anywhere in between, you're invited!
- teaching artists of any discipline
- new teachers
- experienced teachers
- classroom teachers
- music teachers
I can only come for half an hour. Is that okay?
We'd love to see you!
Are we just gonna play, like, Zip-Zap-Zop?
We're encouraging our leaders to bring in creative games! Come see what happens. ;)
I want to lead a Jam. How can I get involved?
Right now, leading Game Jam is by invitation only. We know there are tons of talented educators we don't know yet though! So, come attend a game jam or get in touch and let us know you're interested in leading. This will allow us to add you to a list of potential invitees in the future to lead Game Jam.
How do I find out about upcoming Game Jams?
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