Chicago Youth Shakespeare
Ensemble Auditions for 2021/22 Season

Pay: Stipend


Seeking up to 15 youth actors, ages 14-19 for the Chicago Youth Shakespeare Ensemble's 2021/'22 Season.

The Chicago Youth Shakespeare Ensemble (CYSE), is the city of Chicago's only professional youth Shakespeare company, offering teen artists ages 14 -19 the opportunity to train, collaborate, and perform Shakespeare's plays while earning a $200 stipend and professional credit for their work.

The CYSE is a diverse, multi-racial Ensemble. All types are welcome. BIPOC youth actors are strongly encouraged to audition.

Time Commitment:

The CYSE will produce two plays in the 2021/'22 Season: William Shakespeare's Macbeth [January thru March, 2022] and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised), [April, 2022]

Material To Prepare:

A monologue from any Shakespeare play (any role/gender), approx. 1-2 minutes in length, memorized.

Contact Info:

CYS is accepting taped auditions thru Sunday, September 19th. Details and instructions for submitting your audition tape can be found at:

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