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The primary mission of the Chicago Full Moon Jam is to celebrate a love of performance, music, fire, and movement, and to create positive relationships among Chicago communities. The FMJs are meant to foster a culture of mutual care, social responsibility, and creative community engagement. We are dedicated to nurturing a fun, inclusive, and welcoming space at our events. Event participants are expected to adhere to the FMJ rules and our core philosophies. Performers and volunteers are expected to be in a clear and sober frame of mind when participating in the FMJs. Smoking is not allowed anywhere within the set-up and fueling area, and no fire is allowed outside of the performance circle. Always ask permission before using someone else’s equipment/tools and respect their right to decline. Safe, respectful, and responsible behavior is how we look out for each other, the event, and the FMJ community. Participants are expected to respect each other’s boundaries and personal space. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants or unwelcome behavior in any form, including: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or other protected class status, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Unwelcome behavior includes actions that disrupt an event, disturb fellow attendees, or disrespect the venue or staff. Participants asked to stop any harassing or unwelcome behavior are expected to comply immediately. Violation of these rules may result in expulsion from the event or other sanctions as deemed appropriate at the discretion of the organizers. Such behaviors bring harm to members of our community and are therefore harmful to all of us. If you have any other concerns, please contact a member of FMJ event staff (FMJ volunteer staff can be identified in orange Full Moon Jam T-shirts; FMJ leads can be identified in red Full Moon Jam T-shirts) immediately. FMJ event staff will be happy to help participants contact local law enforcement, or otherwise assist so that participants can feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance. This policy is based in part on the anti-harassment policy developed by the Ada Initiative, and the CHIditarod Core Philosophies.


Saturday, June 26 at 6pm - NMTC: The Evolution of a Song

Listen and learn as the National Music Theater Conference's Artistic Director Alexander Gemignani, writer Amy Jo Jackson (NMTC '21), and arranger Pearl Rhein discuss the evolution of a song from an impulse to draft to performance.

Saturday, July 10  at 6pm - The NPC Effect

A look at how the O'Neill's development process leads to production and influences the American theater. Join National Playwright Conference artists Carla Ching, Lawrence E Moten III, Reed Birney, and Samuel D. Hunter in a conversation moderated by NPC Artistic Director Wendy C.Goldberg.

Saturday, July 24 at 6pm - PUP: Bonnie Duncan presents "Squirrel Stole My Underpants"

National Puppetry Conference alumnus Bonnie Duncan brings Squirrel Stole My Underpants, a 35-minute adventure tale for families, to the amphitheater. Join us for a show and talkback,hosted by PUP Artistic Director Pam Arciero. Using rod puppets, hand puppets, and object manipulation, she brings to life an unordinary world. Blending puppetry, dance, and physical theater, the performance explores that delicate time in childhood when you desperately want to be a grown-up but still need your blanket to make you feel safe.

Saturday, August 7 at 6pm - NCI: Back on Broadway

National Critics Institute Director and Chicago Tribune critic and columnist Chris Jones, joined by leading critics and Broadway personalities, will take us behind-the-scenes to look at the impact the past 18 months have had on Broadway as well as chart the course for recovery for the theater industry at large.