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 we live and learn. Utilizing skills learned from our 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. Join us on December 9, when the powerful artistic works created by CPS students in our Drama in the Schools program are performed by professional Chicago actors during a virtual showcase.
Featuring keynote speaker André De Shields! We're excited to hear his insights as an artist who has embraced his power to make an impact both in his community and the world.
In his career spanning 50+ years, André is a distinguished Grammy, Emmy, and Tony-award winning actor, director and educator, and the 2019 “Triple Crown” winner for his portrayal of Hermes in Hadestown. He has received myriad lifetime achievement awards and can currently be seen on Netflix as the Algebra Tutor in John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch and on The CW as Chubby in Katy Keene.
Sue E. Wallace
Janice Feinberg, Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation
Laura Matalon and Spencer Waller
Jeffrey Rappin and Penny Brown
Kate Tillotson and Coffman Law Offices
Charles E. Harris, II
E. Patrick Johnson and Stephen J. Lewis
Brienne Letourneau and Richard Bailey
Tony and Anne Ruzicka
Weiss Grosshandler Charitable Fund
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Golden Country Oriental Food LLC
Marcus and Amy Nunes - Chico and Nunes, P.C.
Raveen and Sapna Rao
Voices of Tomorrow: Their World On Stage Host Committee
Anuradha Behari* | Penny Brown*
Chanel W. Coney | Brienne Letourneau
Kate Tillotson* | Sue E. Wallace*
Questions? Contact Kelly Carr, Development Associate, at [email protected] or 773.634.9858
* denotes member of the 2020-21 VG Event Planning Committe