Stream & Study 2022

Team Shakespeare Goes Digital!

Thank you for your interest in our online programs! Access to our streamed production of Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet has expired, but our Stream & Study activities (and many new ones!) are now available on our new, permanent web page, Team Shakespeare Digital.




Dear Team Shakespeare Teachers,

Join us in celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday! We know the visceral and lasting impact of live performance—particularly in a student’s introduction to Shakespeare. We know what it feels like when an audience of students shares that experience with our actors and with one another, together in a room with a story. We profoundly miss welcoming young people to our Theater—and judging from the stream of calls and emails we continue to receive, many of you feel the same.

Until we get to welcome you back, we are so pleased to share with you Stream & Study 2022, free, and available for a limited "run" streaming online to classrooms, April 18-May 13. Our 75-minute abridged production of Romeo and Juliet, adapted and directed by Marti Lyons, energized our student audiences day after day in our Courtyard Theater. This emotionally truthful production brought this story to life to 40,000 students in 2017—at our Theater’s home on Navy Pier, and on tour to schools and parks across our entire city.

Now, in honor of your work—and Shakespeare’s birthday on April 23—we want its magic to work upon your students, too.

We’ve developed this Stream & Study 2022 classroom program especially for middle and high school teachers, with an array of guaranteed-to-engage teaching materials, including:

  • our 75-minute filmed production, with closed captioning available
  • activities to directly support and enrich your students’ viewing of this production
  • literacy-focused, drama-based activities
  • demonstration videos modeling activities, step by step
  • video conversations with cast members
  • a host of production-based questions to inspire classroom discussions

To receive exclusive educator access to our free online production for 4 weeks, April 18-May 13 only, plus free accompanying classroom activities, fill out the form below. Each individual classroom teacher who participates in this program must register.

If you have questions, please reach out! Call us at 312.595.5678 or email

We so hope that our production and accompanying class activities will support you and give your students an imaginative lens into Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.


Arts Midwest


ComEd, an Exelon Company

The Jentes Family


Allstate    The Hearst Foundation, Inc.   Kimberly Herold     KPMG  Anna and Robert Livingston  NEA Art Works  Polk Brothers Foundation  Neal and Jennifer Reenan  The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust


Dover Foundation  

Additional Support Provided by
BP, Helen Brach Foundation, Butler Family Foundation, Crown Family Philanthropies, Fifth Third Bank, First Midwest Bancorp, The Grover Hermann Foundation, James and Brenda Grusecki, The Malott Family Student Access Fund, Mazza Foundation, Pritzker Foundation Team Shakespeare Fund, and The Segal Family Foundation Student Matinee Fund

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