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Chicago Il
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The All-Stars use Shakespeare’s Theatre to inspire, entertain, and educate diverse audiences through live performances  and workshops.   Our professional actors and teaching artists present professional theatrical productions that enliven Shakespeare’s plays for veteran theatre-goers and new audiences alike.  We strive to present Shakespeare in a fresh, accessible way by suiting “the action to the word, the word to the action.”




Artist Residencies, Workshops, and more!

"All the world's a stage . . . "  

With our teaching artists, students find clarity in dramatic texts, improve reading and public speaking skills, and connect the classics to the arts and life today as they rehearse and perform the works of Shakespeare.  


New for 2018! A Midsummer Night's Dream Performance & Workshops!

This year, we are excited to offer a full, 75-minute touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to schools in the Chicagoland area! Give your students a theatrical and educational experience they won’t forget – and get them hooked on Shakespeare in the process!

Our basic performance package includes our performance of Midsummer and a Q&A session with the actors after the performance. We also offer workshops, led by our experienced teaching artists, that enhance the educational experience. Click here for more info!

Sample Residency: Shakespeare FUNdamentals!  Explore the rhythm, rhyme, and beauty of Shakespeare's language through performance. Students learn how to make the Bard's famous characters their own, using physical and vocal techniques and clues from Shakespeare's text.  Improve literary and public speaking skills and practice teamwork through ensemble scene work.  Students connect Shakespeare's works to life today as well as other works of art and literature. The residency culminates with a showcase performance for friends and family.

We offer a variety of interdisciplinary workshops that connect to English, Literature, History, Speech, and STEM curriculum. 

After-School Enrichment

If you would like to add a Drama, Improv, Playwriting, or Poetry Club to your after school offerings, one of our experienced Teaching Artists can lead a dynamic educational program that culminates in a showcase of student work.


School and Community Partnerships

Ray Graham Training Center H.S.

Morton School of Excellence

Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center

James Shields Middle School

Gray Elementary

The Latin School of Chicago

Columbus Elementary

Eric Solorio High School

Kenwood Academy High School

Whitney Young Academic Center

Edison Regional Gifted Center

Martin Luther King, Jr. Laboratory School

Disney II Magnet School

Fairview Elementary

Mann Elementary

Prairie Elementary

Westinghouse College Prep

Northside College Prep

St. John Berchmans Elementary

Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club 

Chase Park Special Rec Program

Indian Boundary Park

Independence Park

Portage Park

Irving Park United Methodist Church

Northwest Arts Connection 


Adult Workshops

More info coming soon!

For Chicago Public Schools, our organization has been selected as highly qualified in the areas of Artist Residencies and Performances. Vetted by a team of evaluators at CPS Central Office, we are now included in Board Report 13-250080, giving clearance to pre-negotiated in-school arts education services without requiring further approval beyond a task-order. You can see our offerings in your knowledge center by following this link