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In solidarity with all Americans horrified by the rise of alt-right, facist, and Nazi hate groups and against the expressions of support for those same groups by the United States administration, Theater Wit would like to invite you to take a moment to directly support some 501(c)(3) organizations dedicated to fighting hate in our streets.

Recently defunded without explanation by the current administration, Chicago-based Life After Hate works with individuals who wish to leave a life of hate and violence or helping organizations grappling with the causes of intolerance and racism.

Donate to Life After Hate

The Southern Poverty Law Center monitors hate groups and other extremists throughout the United States and expose their activities to the public, the media and law enforcement.

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August 18-20

The not-very-annual Chicago Theater (un)Conference

The Chicago Theater (un)Conference is a community-generated gathering of Chicago artists and administrators to focus on issues facing our community today and our ideas for tomorrow. The conference lasts three days, starting with an evening gathering on Friday, August 18th and full day session schedules on both Saturday 8/19 and Sunday 8/20.

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Just announced! New 2017/18 production!

Significant Other

by Joshua Harmon

Three plays just wasn't enough! In 2015, Joshua Harmon's play Bad Jews hit Theater Wit and performed to capacity crowds for over five months. A breakaway playwright of his generation, Harmon's work offered a unique and searingly funny look at a new generation of American Jews. Now, with Significant Other he turns his compassion and considerable wit to marriage...

Read about our 2017/18 season


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