The CYS Ensemble's 2019/'20 production of Richard III featured the collaborative work of 18 youth artists and a cast of predominantly female-identified actors. View the production program.
Set on a modern day college campus, the CYS Ensemble's 2018/'19 production of Othello examined issues of systemic racism, sexism, and abuse, through a contemporary lens that spoke directly to young adults. Following each of the performances, audiences engaged with the Ensemble in a some amazing conversations about race, gender inequality, and the impact of theatre and the arts on issues of social justice.
The CYS Ensemble 2017/'18 production of the The Tempest held performances & community outreach events at The Joffrey Ballet's Black Box Theatre, The Old Town School of Folk Music, and the Addison Public Library. Artistic collaborations with percussionist, Peter Ferry, student media artist, Taylor Feld, and visiting teaching artists, Lawrence Grimm and Samuel Taylor. Click the image to view the production program