2936 North Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
HealthWorks Theatre is an educational outreach theatre company whose mission is to work with communities to address critical health and social issues.
When We See A Problem... We Talk About It
When founded in 1988, HealthWorks Theatre (then known as AIDS Educational Theatre) brought together a community of committed artists and citizens who recognized the power of theatre to affect social change. These artists realized their creative vision could produce a meaningful and accessible alternative approach to the education of teen violence, drug and alcohol abuse, self-esteem, and AIDS prevention. They also understood how prevention must begin at an age when young people begin making their own choices about their bodies and future. It was not just a question of providing facts and information, but rather of offering crucial decision-making and conflict resolution skills.
Children & Youth, Education – K-12, Health & Disease