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The Chopin Theatre

Founded in 1990, Chopin Theatre has grown into one of America’s most active arts centers, producing, co-producing or presenting over 500 theater, music, film, literary and social events each year.  Our mission is to promote enlightened civic discourse through a diverse range of artistic offerings.   A privately-held institution, it operates without public funding.

Chopin Theatre has produced over 110 of its own productions, mostly Eastern European, and has hosted performers from every state in the U.S. and from over 40 countries.   Our many guests have included Pulitzer winners Gwendolyn Brooks, Yusef Komunyakaa and Studs Terkel;  authors Stuart Dybek, Aleksander Hemon, Haki Madhubuti, Sara Paretsky, Art Shay, Zadie Smith, Bronislaw Wildstein and Howard Zinn;  poets Nikki Giovanni, Luis Rodriguez, Mark Smith, Michael Warr and Adam Zagaewski; actors John Cusak and Jeremy Piven; acclaimed musicians Edward Auer, Peter Brotzman, Chuck D., Kurt Elling, Von Freeman, Fareed Haque, Adam Makowicz and Rob Mazurek.

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