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Battle of the Bard 2017/18 Events

Monday, October 30, 2017   7:00pm
The Chicago Literacy Alliance
641 W Lake St #200, Chicago IL 60661

Come “strut and fret [your] hour upon the stage” at this Halloween/Macbeth-themed slam open to high school students and teams. GET THE DETAILS

Registration: $5 per student, or $25 for groups of up to 10 students 
*Deadline to register is October 25, 2017*     
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Wednesday, December 27 and
Thursday, December 28, 2017  from 1-5pm
The Chicago Literacy Alliance
641 W Lake St #200, Chicago IL 60661


LINK TO REGISTER  (plus details)
*Deadline to register is December 15, 2017*  

The two-day registration fee* is $35, which includes all workshop materials, snacks, a CYS water bottle, and certificate of completion. 
Space limited to 20 students. 
*Program fee waivers are available for students demonstrating financial need.

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Monday, April 23, 2018  7:00pm
Come celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday together in a culminating BOTB showcase (and party), featuring student performances, games, music, prizes, and more! 
High school students and student teams can sign up to perform in any (or all)
of the following "Bard" or "Bard-remixed" categories:
- a monologue from any Shakespeare play (any role / any gender)
- a scene with two (or more) actors from any play in the canon
- a devised theatre piece using only Shakespeare's words 
(original works inspired by any of Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, characters, or themes)
- an spoken-word poem
- a devised theatre piece
- a song or rap
- a movement piece or dance
Indie Student Registration: $5 (includes 1 raffle ticket)
Team Registration: $25 for up to 10 students (includes 5 raffle tickets)


10/30/2017 1:00 PM
4/23/2018 7:00 PM

Contact info


Chicago Youth Shakespeare
641 W Lake Street, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60661

The fault, dear Brutus, lies not within the stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings. - Julius Caesar, I, ii

The course of true love never did run smooth. - A Midsummer Night's Dream, I, i

Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow. - Romeo and Juliet, II, ii

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so - Hamlet, II, ii

If music be the food of love, play on! - Twelfth Night, I, i

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. - Julius Caesar, II, ii

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. - The Tempest, IV, i

The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. - Merchant of Venice, IV, i