Ellen Gates Starr High School July 31 - December 17, 2016
created by Albany Park Theater Project and Third Rail Projects
"NOT TO BE MISSED! Learning Curve is a very sophisticated piece of theater [that] embraces the symbolic, the inner life of the kid, the deeper context." Chris Jones Chicago Tribune
Learning Curve is an immersive performance that places you within the walls of a Chicago public high school and in the shoes of its students. With each step, you’ll experience the real-life triumphs and struggles of students, teachers and parents during the years that hopefully lead to a high school diploma.
Learning Curve was produced in association with Goodman Theatre. The Lead Production Sponsor was Impact 100 Chicago.
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Chicago Tribune: ‘Learning Curve’ puts you smack in the middle of a Chicago public school day
Chicago Tribune//Morgan Greene: “Welcome to the future home of Ellen Gates Starr High School,” announces Albany Park Theater Project co-founder David Feiner, smiling, unable to stand still.
Chicago Reader: “The School that Became a Theater that Became a School”
Chicago Reader//Aimee Levitt: In a lot of ways, Ellen Gates Starr High School in Logan Square isn’t much different from other CPS neighborhood schools. Enrollment and funding are down, and the school is on probation: the results of standardized tests from this year, currently in session, will determine whether it stays open.
Chicago Sun-Times: ‘Learning Curve’ moves through a Chicago public school
Chicago Sun-Times//Hedy Weiss: Think of it as a fantasia on life in a Chicago public high school, performed throughout the three floors of an actual school building by actors who are either still in high school or have just begun college.