Voices of Tomorrow: Their World On Stage


    A StudentsFirst Virtual Showcase


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    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.

    Andre De Shields holds a Tony Award in front of a red background while wearing a white suit.

    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.


    Corporate Sponsors



    Amplifier Sponsor

    Sue E. Wallace


    Megaphone Sponsors

    Janice Feinberg, Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation

    Laura Matalon and Spencer Waller

    Jeffrey Rappin and Penny Brown

    Kate Tillotson and Coffman Law Offices


    Soapbox Sponsors

    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


    Loudspeaker Sponsors

    Virginia Fitzgerald

    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

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