Student Programs

Over the past ten years, CST’s Education Department has partnered with CPS high school teachers and students through CPS Shakespeare!, an after-school program that challenges this intergenerational ensemble to create an original Shakespeare production. This program develops students’ academic skills, teaches tolerance and uses arts education to address the emotional and social challenges facing youth.

In order to serve a greater number of students, teachers, and schools with CPS Shakespeare's nationally recognized program, in the 2014-15 school year CST partnered with Chicago Youth Shakespeare to create a new education initiative: Battle of the Bard. This slam-style performance showcase invites students from high schools throughout the Chicago area to develop their own interpretations of Shakespeare’s text. 



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