3 Reasons to sign your child up for Filament Theatre Summer Camp

1. Join the Community

You can become part of your neighborhood's premier professional theatre for young people and their families. Students learn from the very actors they have seen on stage!

“We love Filament performances for the sheer talent of their cast, the wonderful, ingenious set design and for their creativity and imagination, and that comes through in their classes too."  - Lori (parent)


2. Get Creative: Create a play of your own!

At Filament Camp, kids create their own dream roles. Our teachers work hard to support the creativity of the students helping campers' unique ideas shine!  

"It’s not like regular play camp where you are given a script to memorize— you are creating your own script so it feels more natural.  It’s your own play and words… At camp it is really hands on– besides writing the script we also make the costumes and choreograph our movements.” – Jameson (camper)


3. Make Friends: Get to know more creative kids in the neighborhood

Supportive teachers, guided group work, and funny theatre games create a community where friendships flourish.  

"I liked that I made a new friend."  - Peighton (camper)
"On the first day I made a new friend."  - Andy (camper)
"I am proud I made new friends. And proud I met new people." - Chloe (camper)

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Bike Lanes Coming To Milwaukee Avenue in Irving Park, Portage Park

Crews have begun painting bicycle lanes along a two-mile stretch of Milwaukee Avenue spanning the Old Irving Park and Portage Park neighborhoods, fulfilling a long-held priority of city transportation officials and Ald. John Arena(45th).

By the end of May, half the on-street parking will disappear along the avenue between Addison Street and Irving Park Road, making way for buffered bike lanes in both directions, according to Arena's office.

The lanes were the top vote-getter in the ward's 2015 participatory budgeting process... Read more.