Imagination Theater Inc

Rating: 4.96 stars   47 reviews

Address:

4001 N. Ravenswood Ave. Ste. 503-C Chicago IL 60613 USA

Mission:

Imagination Theater provides diverse audiences with original, dynamic, participatory theatrical programming that enhances well being and creates a more civil, safe society.

Target demographics:

diverse audiences

Direct beneficiaries per year:

approximately 35,000 people by presenting over 250 shows in Illinois and across the US.

Geographic areas served:

the Chicago area

Programs:

FOR K-8th GRADE STUDENTS: -Ease the Tease -Show Some Respect -No Secrets ...and many other programs that address a variety of social issues. FOR HS STUDENTS: -Aware Individuals: A Dialogue About Sex and HIV/AIDS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS: -College 101: Beyond the Books (appropriate for new student orientation) ADULTS AND CORPORATIONS: -Custom Designed Workshops to meet your organization's needs FOR OLDER ADULTS: -Senior Spotlight: Chicago And All that Jazz (music and theater therapy show for the elderly)

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773-327-6788
www.imaginationtheater.org

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

Imagination Theater brings an element of simplicity to otherwise very complicated issues our school children are facing in their young lives. Their approach to teaching the students with a sense of humor really keeps them engaged and helps them understand at their developmental level. I am a school social worker who works with a very diverse population, and I feel that all of the students I work with can understand and connect with the actors in some way. The presentations are very engaging and fun! We can't wait to have them back to our school!

 
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Thanks so much! We look forward to working with you all again in the future.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Imagination Theater individualized scripts for our young men and women and approached the themes in their lives in a way that was transformative. We will invite them back every year!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I absolutely love Imagination Theater! I am a School Counselor and have hosted the program for four consecutive years and I intend to continue to bring it to my school. Students greatly benefit from the performance and the followup discussions.

 
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Imagination Theater brings complicated issues and presents them in a manner in which students understand the teaching point of the presentation. The interactions between Imagination Theater and the audience makes it an engaging presentation, child oriented , and age-appropriate. All the actors and narrators carried themselves professionally and we would highly recommend Imagination Theater to support a school's SEL program.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Imagination Theater provides engaging programming on sensitive topics. Our students always learn from the programs and report enjoying it! We look forward to having Imagination Theater work with our students each year.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

It has been a privilege to have worked with Imagination Theater and Rape Victim Advocates at my school for the last three years. The program has always been well-organized and accommodating, and our staff and students look forward to the annual performance for our 5th-8th Grade students. The performances are engaging and educational, and the follow-up classroom visits with counselors from RVA encourage students to self-advocate and seek the support they may need. I cannot thank this program enough for bringing awareness to our staff and students, and for all the students that No Secrets has placed on the path toward healing.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I work as a Theatre Teaching Artist in Chicago. I know that some teachers feel that art programs in schools take valuable time away from teaching their core curriculum. I know expectations for test scores are high and that teachers are under a lot of pressure to meet specific guide lines. But I strongly believe that organizations like Imagination Theatre can work in tandem with teaching the core curriculum and can be a valuable aid to teachers. Imagination Theatre teaches students about creative ways to communicate their feelings and issues but it can also be a great tool for teaching core curriculum lessons.

 
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Thanks so much for your great review! And we agree with you completely at Imagination Theater. All of our school programs align with core curriculum, and I'm so happy to see you noticed that too!

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been an arts education teaching artist in Chicago for the past ten years, and though I have not had the privilege of working for Imagination Theater, I regard them as one of the top theater companies that promote arts education. Kids in CPS benefit so much from having theater in the schools and Imagination Theater's No Secrets program is not only unique and top notch, but a much needed program for all schools.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Imagination Theater came to my school and provided training for myself and staff. A great deal of knowledge and information was provided. Teachers found it to be very effective. We then scheduled the play for our students who also appeared to have enjoyed and benefited from the play.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Thanks for the positive review! Glad both your teachers and students enjoyed and learned from our visits.

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Imagination Theater came in conjunction with Rape Victim Advocates to educate our whole school population (K-8) on the prevention of sexual abuse. The presentation was engaging for the students and they liked the live theater aspect. In addition, the follow up provided by Rape Victim Advocates was useful as it enabled the children to speak out in regards to their specific traumatic situations (and should there be need, provide school counselors/school social workers with the opportunity to speak to a student individually who might not have reported the incident had they not seen the presentation).

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Thanks for the great review! We'll be sure to share your kind words with RVA.