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Community Partners Initiative Renewed for 2022/23 Season

Ron OJ Parson surrounded by CPI members
Photo by Jake Newell

Another year, another opportunity for community engagement! As we prepare for the start of our 2022/23 season, we wanted to share some exciting updates on our Community Partners Initiative (CPI).

CPI connects Court with civic, non-profit, faith, and community-based organizations to provide equitable, meaningful access to our productions. And, given our location in Hyde Park, we’re committed to uplifting and supporting organizations that specifically empower the South Side of Chicago. In recent years, we’ve found that offering affordably-priced tickets through CPI is one of the most impactful ways to make a difference, eliminate barriers to access, and ensure that anyone can experience the life-changing power of theatre.

Though this model is ever-changing – we’re in the process of revamping it as we speak! – we’re delighted to share that we’ll continue providing this service during our upcoming season. We plan to offer 20 free tickets (per show) to each registered and interested community group. This means that each of our CPI partner organizations will receive 80 free tickets, in total, over the course of the year. This also means that members of the community will be able to see four captivating productions – Arsenic and Old Lace, The IslandFen, and The Gospel at Colonus – at no cost to them. Given that next season is all about healing, redemption, and celebration, we certainly think this is something to celebrate! 

We’re constantly adjusting our CPI model to fit the needs of the communities we serve with the resources we have, so we’re always looking for feedback about what an ideal partnership could look like! Your insight is vital to our improvement, and it makes the program better for all involved. If you – or a community organization to which you belong – would like to participate or share ideas of how to collaborate, please contact our Audience Development Associate and House Manager, Phillip Lewis and fill out our CPI Intake Form. Let’s get the conversation started!

Posted on July 13, 2022 in Theatre News

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