Jackie Taylor’s 4th Annual – THE SOUL OF A POWERFUL WOMAN

In celebration of Black Ensemble Theater’s 41st Season of Excellence, Jackie Taylor, Founder and Executive Director of the Black Ensemble Theater recently launched the 2017 Powerful Woman campaign. Jackie, having led the Black Ensemble Theater into their new $20 million state-of-the-art Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, is indeed a powerful woman and she is looking for other powerful women to help her sustain this phenomenal new home.

The powerful woman campaign will culminate with a stage production, The Soul of A Powerful Woman, written and directed by Jackie Taylor and featuring some of Chicago’s most outstanding Powerful Women of today including Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, Senator Mattie Hunter, Activist Hedy Ratner and many others.

The Black Ensemble Theater is a jewel within our community. The mission of the Black Ensemble Theater is to eradicate racism through the utilization of theater arts.

Jackie Taylor’s 4th Annual The Soul Of A Powerful Woman

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Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx

Hedy Ratner (Women’s Business Development Center)

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle


Senator Mattie Hunter

Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Kimberly McCullough-Starks

Dr. Suzet McKinney (Illinois Medical District Commission)

Jerry Newton (Law Offices of Grace Allen Newton)

Natalie Spears (Dentons)


Jeannie L. Adams

Cynthia Barginere (Rush University Medical Center)

Gloria Castillo

Rona Fourte (Walgreens)

Darrel Hackett (BMO Harris Bank)

Sonya Malunda Lampley

Senator Bill Marovitz

Thomas McElroy (Level-(1) Global Solutions, LLC)

Mary Mitchell (Chicago Sun-Times)

Sandra & Deven Rand

Eileen Rhodes East Lake Management Group

Loretta Rosenmayer (INTREN)

Toni S. Smith

Deputy Mayor Andrea Zopp

Ticket Information

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Group Sales Let us plan a special evening for your group. Our lovely upstairs gallery is available for a pre-show reception. • The group discount is available for 10 or more tickets. • Half of the balance due must be paid to secure your seats. • Full payment on all orders is due no later than 2 weeks before the performance. • A group ticket order made within 2 weeks of show date must be paid in full when your order is placed. • Your group is responsible for the total number of tickets on the contract. • There are no refunds or exchanges on any tickets. For group reservations and information please call Caren Blackmore at 773-769-4451.

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Late Seating For the consideration of the artist and our patrons, anyone arriving while a performance is in progress will be seated at the discretion of theater management.

Accessible Seating This Facility is fully accessible. Please inform ticket office at time of purchase if special seating requests are needed.

General Rules Cameras or any other recording devices are not permitted into the theater at any time. There is no eating or drinking allowed inside of the theater except in designated areas.

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Miscellaneous Black Ensemble Theater ticket orders are filled in order of receipt. Seats are assigned on a best-available basis. Please note that all events in the Studio Theatre are general admission. Tickets may be purchased by cash, MasterCard, VISA, AMEX, or Discover. Telephone reservations will be charged to a credit card at the time of reservation.

Valet / Parking Service Black Ensemble Theater will offer a valet service to park your car. Prices are $10.