When the pandemic brought an abrupt halt to live theatre programs and productions in March of 2020, CYS kept our young artists engaged and our community connected virtually through our Together in Isolation series.
The Romeo & Juliet Project brought together 27 socially-distanced artists from across the country to read, discuss, and explore Shakespeare's most famous love story during a time of isolation. Featuring young artists and alumni of the CYS Ensemble alongside esteemed professional Shakespeare actors, The Romeo & Juliet Project premiered on YouTube for audiences free of charge, and was made possible in part by grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, DCASE, The Paul M Angell Family Foundation, The Illinois Humanities Council, and Merrill Lynch.
Read about the cast and contributing artists HERE, and...
Check out Manon's interview with TV actor, (and Romeo & Juliet Project cast member), Peter Jacobson HERE!
CYS's Together in Isolation series was made possible in part by grant support of the following funders:
and by the generous contributions of individual donors. Learn more.