Chicago ShakesSTREAM



Chicago Shakespeare SLAM 2020 is available to stream on demand at any time. Run time is 35 minutes.

How to Watch: This Chicago ShakesSTREAM event can be viewed on a wide variety of devices: computer, phone, tablet, and most SmartTVs. Having buffering or playback issues? We’ve got solutions for that, too.


Weeks of online collaboration, rehearsals, and workshops throughout a semester of remote learning gave students the opportunity to tell the stories that they wanted to tell, through Shakespeare's Hamlet. Watch their full versions of the play, performed by two different student casts.

Jan 13 Cast   Jan 14 Cast

LEAD SPONSORS     Allstate    BP    Butler Family Foundation    Kimberlee Harold



Lloyd A. Fry Foundation    Ethel and Bill Gofen    The Hearst Foundation, Inc.    ITW    KPMG    Anna and Robert Livingston     NEA Art Works     Polk Brothers Foundation     The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust


Arts Midwest | Helen Brach 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 | The Segal Family Foundation Student Matinee Fund


Thousands of artists, teachers, students, community partners, and audience members are looking to Chicago Shakespeare to keep them connected to the arts during this time. With a gift of any size, you play an invaluable role in fueling our efforts to serve our city in dramatic new ways.


2020 Participating Schools

Addison Trail High School, Addison
Alcott College Prep, Chicago
Beacon Academy, Evanston
Benet Academy, Lisle
Benito Juarez Community Academy, Chicago
Bishop Noll Institute, Hammond
Chicago High School for the Arts, Chicago
Crystal Lake South High School, Crystal Lake
Elk Grove High School, Elk Grove Village
Francis W. Parker School, Chicago
Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Flossmoor
Huntley High School, Huntley
Infinity, Math, Science, and Technology High School, Chicago
John F. Kennedy High School, Chicago
Kenwood Academy High School, Chicago
Lincoln Park High School, Chicago
Lindblom Math and Science Academy, Chicago
Marengo Community High School, Marengo
Morgan Park Academy, Chicago
Multicultural Arts High School, Chicago

Mundelein High School, Mundelein
New Trier High School, Winnetka
Niles North High School, Skokie
Northside College Preparatory High School, Chicago
Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park
O-School, Chicago
Plainfield East High School, Plainfield
Prosser Career Academy, Chicago
Proviso West High School, Hillside
Rickover Naval Academy, Chicago
Ridgewood High School, Norridge
Round Lake High School, Round Lake
Senn Arts High School, Chicago
Simeon Career Academy, Chicago
South Shore International College Prep, Chicago
Sullivan House High School, Chicago
University of Chicago Laboratory School, Chicago
Warren Township High School, Gurnee
William Howard Taft High School, Chicago


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