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.
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
The Latin School of Chicago
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
Westinghouse College Prep
Northside College Prep
St. John Berchmans Elementary
Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club
Chase Park Special Rec Program
Indian Boundary Park
Irving Park United Methodist Church
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.