Monthly Game Jam
When are the next few Game Jams?
Sunday Mar 29th 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM led by Cassandra Quinn (All donations from this day will be donated to the Illinois Theatre Association)
Sunday, April 18th 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM led by AJ Morrison
Sunday, May 17th 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM led by Ashley Laverty
Sunday, June 21st 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM led by Orion Couling
Sunday, July 26th 1:30 PM -3:30 PM led by Lexi Saunders
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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