Save Uptown Hull House's historic Theatre
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Save Uptown Hull House's historic Theatre

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      Consortium to Save Hull House Theater

In only 60 seconds to sign this petition, you can help SAVE the historic Hull House Theater in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood and preserve a legacy.

This landmark -- the last of the neighborhood theaters that created the vibrant Chicago Off Loop Theatre scene in the 1960’s -- is in jeopardy of demolition. A direct legacy of Jane Addams’ groundbreaking social justice work and the arts, the theater launched the careers of a generation of Chicago greats that including Organic Theatre’s Stuart Gordon, Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), David Mamet (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Glengarry Glen Ross), Dennis Franz (NYPD Blue), and Meshach Taylor (Designing Women) and later Jackie Taylor’s Black Ensemble Theater. Noted architect Crombie Taylor and theater director Bob Sickinger created this landmark theater, described as “the most acoustically perfect theater in Chicago.”

Say NO to upzoning and demolition. Say Yes to Neighborhood Theaters and the Arts. Say Yes to the Economic Development that comes from live theater. Say Yes to Historic Preservation. Say Yes to the legacy of Jane Addams, Crombie Taylor and Bob Sickinger. Say Yes to Chicago as a leading arts incubator. SIGN OUR PETITTION TODAY.

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Save Uptown Hull House's historic Theatre

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    • Daniel Harrison NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      We must maintain the history of our buildings and cities, and support private owners instead of large corpoations.

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    • kelsey Greenwood CHICAGO, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      Jane Addams should be celebrated!

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    • michael king CHICAGO, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      HISTORY is important thru arts

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    • Lisa Scott CHICAGO, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      This is a beautiful theater space with a long history of serving underserved communities. It still has a great role to play.

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    • Alexis Randolph CHICAGO, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      We need to protect our theatre history not only to remember where we came from but to help us continue to grow as an artist community.

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