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The Conductors

All aboard the magic train! Join the conductors as they explore community and connection along the railroad lines in this whimsical play specifically designed for very young children. Featuring live music and playful audience participation, “The Conductors” is a joyful and engaging first theatre experience for children.

Best enjoyed by children under 6 years old and their families, performances are free and approximately 45 minutes long. Bring your own camp chairs or blanket! Pre-show art activities begin 15 minutes before the performance. 



August 24 - 11:00am

Robichaux Park, 9247 S. Eggleston Ave


August 25 - 11:00am

Lowe Playground Park, 5203 S. Lowe Ave


August 26 - 11:00am

Hermosa Park, 2240 N. Kilbourn Ave


August 27 - 11:00am

Walsh Playground Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave


August 31 - 6:00pm

Triangle Park, 1750 W. Juneway Terrace


September 1 - 11:00am

Buena Circle Playlot Park, 1049 W. Buena Ave


September 2 - 11:00am

Hadiya Pendleton Playlot Park, 4345 S. Calumet Ave


September 3 - 11:00am

Pullman Playlot Park, 11101 S. Cottage Grove Ave


Rain Dates (to be announced on social media!):

Saturday, August 27: 4:00pm 

Wednesday, August 31: 11:00am

Saturday, September 3: 4:00pm


Cast and Crew: 

Madison Hill
Samie Jo Johnson
Shea Lee


​Production Team:
Stage Manager: Amelia Seidel
Production Designer: Mariah Bennett
Costume Designer: Ashley Laverty
Director: Ashley Laverty

Kerfuffle is proud to be a part of the 10th Anniversary of the FREE Chicago Park District event series, Night Out in the Parks, and all of the achievements that come along with it, including:

-Bringing 350 Chicago-based artists into parks citywide,

-Employing 10,617 artists & crew members

-Entertaining 1.8 million park visitors

-Hosting 12,901 cultural events

-Screening 1,500+ movies

-Dedicating 45,000+ hours of on-site work

-Investing $750,000 (x10) in yearly grant support from Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Thank you for coming out & supporting your local arts community! Start filling in those calendars.

All events are available to view NOW at and on the Night Out mobile application My Chi Parks™.


For more info. visit, 

#NightOutInTheParks | #InTheParks | #MyChiParks

Production and Rehearsal Photos

Production History


The Conductors was created in partnership with The Connecting Routes Project from 2019-2021. It was performed in outdoor spaces at museums and libraries from September 18-27, 2021.

The project was partially supported by an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.


The Conductors: Madison Hill, Samie Jo Johnson, Shea Lee

Production Team:

Tour and Stage Manager: Josh Bernaski

Costume Designer and Coordinator: Ashley Laverty

Costume Stitcher: Izumi Inaba 

Production Designer: Mariah Bennett

Director: Ashley Laverty

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