American Blues Theater illuminates the American ideas of freedom, equality, and opportunity in the plays we produce and communities we serve.
ABT’s multi-generational and inter-disciplined artists comprise all aspects of theater, television, and film. ABT is the second-oldest Equity Ensemble theater in Chicago. Our 38-member Ensemble has over 494 combined years of collaboration on stage. As of 2013, we’ve received over 120 Joseph Jefferson Awards celebrating excellence in Chicago theater. We’ve also received honors from The Pulitzer Prizes, Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards, and numerous other accolades.