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Free Street celebrates Radical Love

Free Street Theater was founded in 1969 by Patrick Henry, an alum of the Goodman School of Drama whose vision was to create a multiracial ensemble that could tour neighborhoods and break down “the artificial barriers that divide us.” That mission has remained intact through many changes of leadership over the past 53 years and […]

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Forced Out After 26 Years at Free Street Theater, Artistic Director Ron Bieganski Starts a New “Family”

Earlier this month, Free Street Theater, that venerable hub of peace, love, and self-actualization, posted a set of “FAQ’s About Our Transition” on its Facebook page, including an all-caps assurance that “OUR DOORS ARE OPEN.” It looked more than a little desperate. The “transition” in question was the abrupt request for artistic director Ron Bieganski’s […]