even in isolation...
CYS continues to provide young artists with a creative, collaborative space to perform Shakespeare together!
The Romeo & Juliet Project brings together 27 socially-distanced artists: CYS students and alumni alongside some seriously bad-ass professional actors for a one-hour virtual reading of Shakespeare’s most famous love story.
On APRIL 23, (the Bard's big day). CYS posted our first-ever VIRTUAL Shakespeare performance, a project featuring members of the CYS Ensemble (AKA The Pandemic Players). WATCH NOW
The CYS Ensemble pays tribute to one of our heroes: Sir Patrick Stewart and #ASonnetADay.
CYS is sharing Shakespeare content every day throughout April to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday month and learn as a community! Expect to see blasts from CYS's past, facts and trivia about the Bard himself, links to watch Shakespeare performances online, and much more!
Inspired by Sir Patrick Stewart's #ASonnetADay project, we'll be posting videos throughout the month of April featuring current CYS students, alumni, and friends reading some of their favorite Shakespeare monologues!
About CYS's Othello
Trailer for Othello at Writers Theatre, 2019
The Tempest at Joffrey Tower (Trailer)
Meet the cast of Hamlet!
CYSE at LaSalle Language Academy
Student Perspectives: Summer, 2014 As You Like It
Student Perspectives: Summer, 2015 Julius Caesar
Student Perspectives: Fall, 2013 Macbeth
Excerpts from Hamlet at Theater Wit
Highlights from Battle of the Bard 2016
About Battle of the Bard
The Comedy of Errors at Stage 773
Julius Caesar at Center on Halsted
Scenes from Macbeth at The Lincoln Park Cultural Center
CYS Presents: Macbeth (Trailer, 2013)