When I first started Chicago Youth Shakespeare, I was a little unsure whether I'd like it or not, because I never had read or performed a whole Shakespeare play before. I'd always heard people complaining about it being so boring, and I wasn't sure what to expect, coming from mainly only having experience in musical theatre. I came to love it, though- I learned new and interesting acting techniques, made some great friends, and was challenged to step out of my comfort zone. It was so much fun, and I learned a lot about Shakespeare and myself as an actor. I can't wait to do it again next year!
– CYS Youth Ensemble Member