The CYS Summer Shakes Intensive is a rigorous, six-week acting and Shakespeare training program open to high school students throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and beyond! Summer Shakes students study advanced acting techniques as they discover how to “unpack” and personalize Shakespeare's words to make them their own. The creative process is driven by ensemble collaboration, and encourages "play," or being present and reactive in the moment, while letting the text guide us to the heart of the story. The program culminates in an exciting week of Shakespeare performances throughout the city.
Visiting Artists & Field Trips
CYS welcomes visiting artists from Chicago’s professional theatre community to lead masterclasses in a variety of performance techniques, including clown, stage combat, improv, devised theatre, Commedia dell’ Arte and more. Summer students also travel off-site to explore some of the city’s best cultural resources, and participate in artistic exchanges with other Chicago-based summer youth programs.
PROGRAM DATES & LOCATION
June 20-August 1, 2019
Monday - Friday 10:30am-4:30pm
at The Chicago Literacy Alliance
641 W. Lake Street, Chicago
March 9, 10, & 11
SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION
ADMISSIONS to the CYS Summer Shakes Intensive are need-blind and based on audition only. *No student can be turned away based on their ability to pay the program fee, and need-based scholarships are available to all students requiring financial assistance. Program Fee: $1800*