January 13, 2021

Teams representing high schools from across the Chicago region worked together through the fall 2020 semester in the Theater's fourth annual Chicago Shakespeare Slam to actively engage with the work of Shakespeare—and, most important of all, to celebrate the power of their own voices. The SLAM program went remote this year and culminates in two, unique collaborative, recorded productions of Hamlet. You can watch the January 13 cast’s interpretation here:

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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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