Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 12:00 PM
Pets allowed: Yes
Five powerful artistic works created by CPS students will be performed by professional actors during this free virtual showcase, which also features a keynote address from award-winning actor, director, and educator André De Shields. 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 they live and learn. Utilizing skills learned from VG’s 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 scholarship and see their pieces brought to life on December 9.