Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks

This summer's series of FREE pop-up performances unites neighborhood artists from Austin, Chinatown, Englewood, Hermosa, Belmont Cragin, Little Village, and West Pullman with Chicago Shakespeare performers for a fun-for-all-ages musical revue.

The world needs heroes! Where do we find them? Weaving together popular music and multidisciplinary performances with favorite scenes and speeches from Shakespeare’s plays, the ensemble explores how we can all be heroes in our everyday lives—for ourselves, our families, and our communities. This new work is imbued with an imaginative, collaborative spirit, created with and featuring Beverly Arts Center, Chih-Jou Cheng, Jose “iasEL” Gonzalez, Noelle Klyce, Emma Lyons, Move Me Soul, Daryl Satcher, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural CenterAlexis Willis, and Yin He Dance.

Now in its twelfth year, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks is a cornerstone of the Theater’s CoLab initiatives, year-long programming rooted in collaboration with arts partners and community-based organizations.

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Chicago Shakespeare is committed to making its performances accessible to all patrons. ASL Interpretation and Audio Description services, along with Assisted Listening Devices are available. Chicago Shakespeare is committed to making its performances accessible to all patrons. ASL Interpretation and Audio Description are offered at select locations, and Assisted Listening Devices are available at all performances.



Tor Campbell   Director & Choreographer
Jasmine B. Gunter   Associate Director
Robert Reddrick   Music Director
Diana Muhammad   Assistant Choreographer
Hannah Clark   Scenic Designer
Emma Lyons   Scenic Arts Partner
Ben Kress   Costume Designer
Willow James   Sound Designer
Nathan Labranche   DJ
Tyler Meredith   Verse Coach

Acting Ensemble

Janyce Elenia Caraballo
Meredith Noel
Esteban Ortiz-Villacorta
Juwon Tyrel Perry
Peter Sipla
Amanda Rose Walker

Olivia Behr   Understudy
Teagan Earley   Understudy
Aiden McCoy   Understudy
Sean Zuckerman   Understudy


Arts Partners

Mary Branch   Dance, Move Me Soul

Johnathan Campbell   Drums, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center

Brassel Chaney   Dance, Move Me Soul

Chih-Jou Cheng  Dancer, Yin He Dance

Jose “iasEL” Gonzalez   Spoken Word

Jarqueze Halley   Dance, Move Me Soul

Cindy Johnson   Dance, Yin He Dance

Noelle Klyce   Vocals/Text

Raven Lewis   Dance, Move Me Soul

Heyue Liu   Dance, Yin He Dance

Nathan Mohill   Guitar, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center

Zahrah Muhammad   Actor

Angelina Ortiz   Trumpet, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center

Adrian Ruiz   Keyboard, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center

Angela Tam   Dance/Choreography, Yin He Dance

Alexis Willis   Vocals/Text


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Join us in the parks!

All performances at 6:30 p.m.

Navy Pier
Tue, July 25
Wed, July 26

Polk Bros Park
600 E. Grand Avenue 

Little Village
Thu, July 27

Piotrowski Park
4247 W. 31st St.

Fri, July 28

Columbus Park
500 S. Central Ave.

Hermosa & Belmont Cragin
Sat, July 29  

Blackhawk Park
2318 N. Lavergne Ave.

West Pullman
Thu, August 3

West Pullman Park
401 W. 123rd St.

Fri, August 4

Ogden Park
6500 S. Racine Ave.

Sat, August 5  

Ping Tom Memorial Park
1700 S. Wentworth Ave.

Chicago Park District

Lead Community Sponsor


Lead Support

This event is supported by a Chicago Presents grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

Art Works

Additional Support Provided By

The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

Proud Partner of

Night out in the Parks

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This program is presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks with the support of Mayor Brandon Johnson. Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan.

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