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Green Scene Chicago
Chicago teens meet at Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden in Uptown,
transformed from an abandoned lot into a wheelchair accessible garden.
From April-Sept teens work: growing food and unearthing their creativity.
They adapt and stage earth-based tales and play them free to K-8 community.




What is it like to CREATE a PLAY and GROW the stage set for it?
Young people tell you in this short documentary by Anne Ryan



 
 







Green Scene Chicago has hosted
15 FREE youth-powered community productions
for 2,000 audience and counting!

Photos and Video of teen created 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
a cross-pollination of science, literacy, theater and social-emotional learning with in-school residencies.

(right) at Pathways In Education High School,
Brighton Park, students harvest tomatillos in
their new garden erected with Green Scene.  


At Greene Elementary botany is explored with theater-making using Grade 4 NGSS, ELA and Illinois Fine Arts core alignment.
See more at
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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