Polar Bear Club: Live and IN PERSON

The cold never bothered us anyway! Let's get together and make theatre happen (even in the cold Chicago weather). We recognize that people are still eager for in-person interactions. SO, we've put together some SUPER fun activities that will keep our theatre lovers' hearts warm. Come out and play with us. All events moderated by TWS/CTWS staff.

  • Who: Members of the TWS & CTWS Community
  • When: Saturdays in Jan/Feb at noon
  • Cost: Pay what you can/donation only
  • Where: Front Porch at TWS. We'll have some coffee and hot cocoa, but bundle up and bring a chair.
  • COVID Details: All events will be masked, socially distant and outdoors. Limited to 10 participants max per state guidelines.
  • RSVP: Reservations in advanced required.  Link. PLEASE delete your reservation if you cannot attend so another participant can have the spot.
  • Sat, January 16th 
    Polar Bear Playread - We'll delve into characters and a script together and bring it to life. Discover the magic of hearing a script out loud and work your acting chops.
    TWS Actives & CT students 6th grade and up. Approx time length: 2-2.5 hours
  • Sat, January 23rd 
    Improv Jam - Let's play some improv games! We'll focus on short form, FUN, fast games with a ton of interaction and reps. No prior experience needed. Come make some stuff up!
    CT students 6th grade and up & TWS Actives. Approx time length: 1 hour
  • Sat, January 30th 
    Murder Mystery!Let's solve a mystery together! Participants will be assigned a character and are welcome to come in costume (dress warm!). We'll figure out "who done it" with a series of clues, interactions and investigations.
    CT High School Rep. Approx time length: 2-2.5 hours
  • Sat, February 6th
    Polar Bear Playread - Develop your character, cold-reading and script skills by getting  a play "on it's feet" with your fellow actors. Let's bring a script to life!
    TWS Actives. Approx time length: 2-2.5 hours
  • Sat, February 13th 
    Improv Jam and Theatre GamesTWO exciting events in ONE! Our students 2nd-6th grades will have a blast playing fast-paced interactive acting games, while Jr/HS will have their own improv jam.  Let's play!
    CTWS students 2nd-HS. Approx time length: 1.5 hours
  • Sat, February 20th
    TBD- Stay tuned for something exciting coming soon!
    TWS and CTWS
  • Sat, February 27th – 6 pm, meet on the front porch
    Pixar movie shortsMovie night! We're gonna watch some of the hilarious, heartwarming and creative short movies from Pixar. Bundle up, bring a chair, blanket or sleeping bag and we'll watch some great storytelling together.
    CTWS students K-5th grade. Approx time: 1.5 hours, but feel free to pick up students any time between 6:00-7:30pm. (We recognize some younger students might only last a short time.)

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