CYS challenges you to "Raise the Bard"
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Chicago Youth Shakespeare has granted over $18,000 in program scholarships in the past two years, and $12,000 in 2014 alone. We expect that number to double in 2015. You can help CYS fulfill our promise to guarantee program scholarships to every qualified student by Sponsoring a Scholar today. Visit our Raising the Bard campaign or click on a "scholar's" name below to read real stories from CYS students and parents.  
Mercutio  Ophelia  Ferdinand   Hermia  Hamlet  Miranda   Viola    Lysander   Rosalind   FLeance
Learn more about the CYS Ensemble program here.





Preliminary Bouts

April 11 at Niles North High School 
April 18 at Benito Juarez Community Academy 
Battle of the Bard teams perform in one of two Preliminary Bouts hosted by participating schools. 

and we hope you'll join us on 

MAY 5, 2015 for the

Battle of the Bard FINALS 

to cheer on the top 10 teams as they perform on the Courtyard Stage at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier!


Sponsor a Team and help Battle of the Bard students raise funds to support the arts in schools. Learn more  


Mark your calendars 
for the CYS Summer production of
William Shakespeare's

July 30 - August 2
The Hoover-Leppen Theatre at Center on Halsted
3656 N. Halsted Street, Chicago
Save the Date 
for Chicago Youth Shakespeare's (first ever)  
'Raising the Bard' BALL
Yes, you read that right. We're having a BALL!
(The jean-friendly kind where you don't have to wear a tux, unless you really want to!)
Join us on Sunday, August 2 2015
for our closing performance of Julius Caesar followed by food, fun, & festivities!*
*Featuring  special presentations by CYS Youth Ensemble alums!
Chicago Youth Shakespeare is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. 
All donationsare tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. 
Our mailing address is:
Chicago Youth Shakespeare, Inc.
2222 W Roscoe St STE FRNT
Chicago, IL 60618

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