Join us on December 9, when the powerful artistic works created by CPS students in our Drama in the Schools program are performed by professional Chicago actors during a free virtual showcase.
Chicago students have experienced a year unlike any other—the 2019 teacher’s strike, the covid-19 pandemic, and civil unrest and urgent calls for social justice have radically reshaped the ways we live and learn. Utilizing skills learned from our Drama in the School curriculum, students will lift their artistic voices to shine a light on their ever-changing world, create societal change, and tell their own stories. Every student whose work is selected for the showcase will receive a $500 scholarship.
All donations support StudentsFirst, Victory Gardens Theater’s commitment to serving Chicago youth through immersive arts education. A donation of any amount will make a huge difference in helping Chicago’s students lift up their voices.
Our robust arts education department, led by Roxanna Conner, provides new and meaningful learning through arts experiences. This program gives our young citizens a deeper appreciation of theater as a living, breathing art form. In our flagship program, Drama in the Schools, experienced teaching artists partner with classroom teachers to lead students through sessions that encourage them to find and use their voices, with three units focused on Storytelling, Character, and Playwriting. The Scholarship Subscription Series brings students and teachers to Victory Gardens for a performance, along with providing educational study guides and activities related to each production. Each matinee includes a post-show discussion, allowing students to interact with actors and theater professionals following the performance.
Sue E. Wallace
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Voices of Tomorrow: Their World On Stage Host Committee
Chanel W. Coney
Sue E. Wallace*
* denotes member of the 2020-21 VG Event Planning Committee
Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact Kelly Carr, Development Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.634.9858.