The CYS Summer Youth Ensemble Program is a rigorous, six-week Shakespeare intensive open to current high school students (including graduating seniors) throughout the Chicagoland area. CYS Summer program students receive in-depth acting, voice, and movement training while exploring innovative methods for “unpacking” and personalizing Shakespeare’s texts. The rehearsal process focuses on ensemble collaboration and discovery as students develop and prepare a Shakespeare play for performance. CYS summer students will also travel off-site to see Shakespeare plays and explore some of the city’s best cultural resources. The CYS Youth Ensemble is a need-blind program, and admission is by audition only. Auditions are February 23-28 by appointment only. Visit www.chicagoyouthshakespeare.org for more information and audition registration.