1180 N. Milwaukee Chicago IL, 60642
Workshop: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Open Mic: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Year Round – Every Tuesday
#WordPlay is Chicago’s longest running youth workshop and open mic. Participants of all ages are welcome to attend this free program. Workshop begins at 6:00pm and is led by one of YCA’s teaching artists. The open mic begins at 7:00pm and averages over 80 audience members a week. Participants have the opportunity to perform pieces in progress or finished work in front of a supportive audience. Programming concludes with a feature from a special guest artist. Chance The Rapper, Adam Mansbach, Kids These Days and many others have featured at #WordPlay.
12-3-2013 – Tomorrow Kings
12-10-2013 – Jasmine Barber
12-17-2013 - Amani Breanna
12-24-2013 – NO WORDPLAY
12-31-2013 – NO WORDPLAY
#WordPlay is a safe space meaning no racist, sexist, homophobic or anti-group language is allowed.
- Workshop participants are given priority on the open mic list.
- Participants are welcome to use YCA’s media lounge before #WordPlay as long as a staff member is present.
- All forms of art are welcome at the open mic.
- New participants are given an introduction by our Artist in Residence and will find a community of like-minded individuals ready to share their own art and respectfully listen to others.
- Participants range from 15-35 years old.
For more information about #WordPlay please contact our Director of Programs Anna Festa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.486.4331