PlayBuild | Youth Intensive

A FREE seven-week theater intensive for students at the Goodman

Open to all 14- to 18-year-old students in the Chicago metropolitan area, PlayBuild Youth Intensive (formerly General Theater Studies) gives students the opportunity to learn skills from local theater professionals that are instantly applicable not only to the world of theater, but also in the world at large.

This summer program is designed to validate the voices of its participants, get them to examine their own potential for creativity and introduce them to all elements of the creation of theater, both on stage and behind the scenes by using personal history and storytelling techniques.

How to Apply

The Playbuild – Youth Intensive Summer 2016 application deadline has been EXTENDED to Friday, June 3. To apply, please complete and submit the Playbuild Youth Intensive Application.  Auditions will take place on Saturday, June 4 from 10:15am to 11:15am. More information can be found in the application document. Additional questions can be directed to Education@Goodman or 312-443-3811 ext. 119.


Watch the full length performance of the 2014 final performance: Heartscape.

You can also watch the full length General Theater Studies (now PlayBuild) 2012 final performance,  Fear and Progress, 

View photos from Domino Effect, the General Theater Studies 2009 final performance, or view photos from (R)Evolution, the 2010 final performance!



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