How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world. That has such people in't!
- The Tempest

The timeless words of Shakespeare's The Tempest are more relevant now than ever. New digital programs can continue to serve artists, teachers, and students in dramatic new ways. But without ticket sales to fuel our work, we are completely dependent on friends like you. With a gift of any size to our Brave New World Campaign, we can continue to create programs that inspire, educate, and engage.

Your critical gift to Chicago Shakespeare will help us...

Serve students and teachers

Our service to young learners continues in the “virtual classroom,” including our new “At Home Learning with the Bard” program that helps teachers and families inspire students remotely. We also just launched a "Stream & Study" program for educators and their students, giving them a robust curriculum and teaching materials paired with the recording of our 75‑minute abridged production of Romeo and Juliet. Together, we can continue to inspire, learn, and bring the Bard home and into our classrooms!


Serve audiences

In this new virtual landscape, we are thrilled to continue engaging our audiences online. Our newest digital platform, Shakes@Home, is packed with behind-the-scenes content curated just for you! Tune in for exclusive content including online lectures, podcasts, and more!


Serve Artists

We are finding exciting ways to inspire and engage our artists through digital classes and training opportunities. Our actors continue to entertain audiences through our “Living Room Sonnets” project, and our First Folio program has gone virtual with the great Larry Yando. Each day, we discover innovative ways to connect with our actors—and our art—in this virtual landscape.


Serve the Community

Beyond our programs for students, artists, and audiences, we are pivoting the skills of artisans to fabricate thousands of protective masks for healthcare facilities and other businesses that are reopening. So far we’ve provided more than 50,000 patient masks!



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