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Green Scene Chicago
Chicago teens meet at Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden in Uptown
From April-Sept they work: growing food and unearthing their creativity.
They adapt and stage earth-based tales and play them free to K-8 community.








On Saturday, Sept 22, don't miss the 3pm and 5pm shows of  
HELIANTHUS! a POWER FLOWER trots the GLOBE!

We invite SMALL children from the audience to help tell the BIG tale of sunflower
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A FREE interactive pageant
Saturday, September 22
Show times: 3pm, 5pm

Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden
4919 N. Winthrop, Chicago, 60640

This is the tale of the sunflower and how the seed made its way from early propagation by the Aztecs in Mexico all the way to Russia!

It's played in a garden full of sunflowers. Audience children invited to don costumes and join the pageantry with  

Green Scene Teen performers:
Judith Chima
Jesus Guerrero
Evelyn Hernandez
Hakim Muhammad
Aida Zeleke


Concept/Direction by Martie Sanders
Puppets/Props by Sharon Evans
and children from Uptown
Music by Paul Gilvary & The Pollinators

The garden is wheel chair accessible. Metered parking is available in Argyle street.
CTA: Redline train to Argyle stop or the following busses: #36, #147, #151 - all drop you 1/2 block away.
Bring a blanket for your kiddos to sit on. We have some seats for adults!
Groups of 10 or more -- please reserve with martie@greenscenechicago.org



The cast of Helianthus  (Left to Right) Aida Zeleke, Jesus Guerrero, Evelyn Hernandez, Hakim Muhammad, Judith Chima






Young people speak 
about making a Green Scene 
CLICK HERE to watch Anne Ryan's first edit of her short documentary







Green Scene Chicago has hosted
15 free community productions since 2013 
For 1,900 audience and counting! 

Photos and Video of 
Teen created summer stock shows

HELIANTHUS - 2018
Actors and children from the audience show the remarkable journey of the sunflower from its Meso-american roots to Russia. 

A TALE of THREE SISTERS - 2017

Corn, Bean, and Squash are sisters in this companion planting method and tale, adapted from an Iroquois legend.

JACKLYN and the BEANSTALK -2016

"Fee Fee, Fi Fi, Fo Fo, Fum, Fum! I want a Smartie!  I want a Dum Dum!"
A candy gobbling giantess learns about beans.


MUCH ADO ABOUT DIRT -2015
Teens "get the dirt" write their truth. Inspired by Edgar Lee Masters

PROJECT TAP ROOT -2014
Weekly Series showcasing 9 Youth Performance Companies including Alternatives, Joel Hall, Chicago Syphonic Winds, Kings of Da Culture Rap, Green Scene Teens.

GARDEN GROOVE CAMP 
WELCOMING THE MOON HARVEST FEST-2013

Crafts, Games, African Music and Dance for families.





Green Scene Chicago comes to Chicago Schools 

Green Scene offers in-school arts residencies that 
cross pollinate science, literacy and theater. Currently serving students at Pathways In Education High School in Brighton Park, until fall 2018.  (Right) 

In Elementary Schools botany is explored with theater-making using NGSS, ELA and Illinois Fine Arts core standards alignment.
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Click here: CPS CURRICULUM page





Green Scene Chicago has garnered support from 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman,
The Illinois Arts Council, The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events,
After School Matters, Ingenuity, ALDI Corporation, Openlands, Crop Science Society of America,
Whole Kids Foundation, Muhammad Ali Peace Center, The Puffin Foundation,
Latin School of Chicago, The Service Club of Chicago, Rough Magic,
Gethsemane Garden Center, Lake Street Landscape, and NeighborSpace.



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