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Win FREE Tickets to the Flat Iron's 100th Birthday Celebration

Michael Hamrick - Thursday, June 20, 2013


Wicker Park’s historic Flat Iron Arts Building – home to over 30 artist studios, six small businesses, a Bank of America branch, and Collaboraction Theatre Company – turns 100 years old this year and you can win 2 FREE tickets for their celebration on Friday June 21st.

Collaboraction has put together a two-night-only performance event featuring 11 original short plays, each based on a specific decade of the Flat Iron’s existence. The project is titled The Decades Project: Celebrating 100 Years of the Flat Iron Arts Building and takes place June 21-22 in Collaboraction’s Room 300 Theater on the 3rd floor of the Flat Iron.

The Decades Project began with a Facebook post by Collaboraction artistic and executive director Anthony Moseley. On March 5, Moseley shared a historic photo of the Milwaukee/Damen/North intersection (published by us!)  that is now home to the building, and asked his Facebook friends what he should do to celebrate the centennial:



The post received more than 80 comments, many of them from playwrights with whom Moseley had previously worked. The result was a fully crowd-sourced idea for a showcase of new plays based on the decades of the building’s existence. In the following weeks, Moseley enlisted 11 playwrights in the project and assigned each a decade. Each will create an original script of 10 minutes or less, and all 11 will be performed, in order, on June 21 and 22.

On Friday, June 21 the party, including live music and visual art, will begin at 10pm, and Saturday June 22 at 8pm. To win 2 FREE tickets just go our Facebook and Twitter pages to enter (a $50 value). We'll be randomly picking 2 winners for Friday night.


Purchasers of Collaboraction’s SKETCHBOOK Festival Pass will gain free entry to The Decades Project.

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