For Youth

  • Musical Theater Intensive

    For 14 to 18 year-old students in the Chicagoland area

    Broadway’s stars of tomorrow gain pre-professional experience. Working with a team of talented musical theater artists, participants delve into this uniquely American art form through skill-building workshops designed to refine skills in acting, dancing, singing, storytelling and ensemble work. This eight-week summer program culminates in a musical showcase of participants’ original creations, works of classic and contemporary musical theater, and pop.

  • Youth Arts Council

    For 14 to 21 year-old alumni of Goodman's Youth Programs

    Participants become ambassadors for the theater in this youth leadership program. Members liaise between their peers and the Goodman, host events for young audiences and volunteer in their communities and schools.

  • PlayBuild | Youth Intensive

    For 14 to 18-year old students in the Chicagoland area

    Participants share their voice through the art of creating theater. In this skill-building seven-week summer program, students learn industry skills from national theater professionals that are instantly applicable to the world of theater and everyday life, including team and ensemble building, creative problem solving, dramaturgy, research and public speaking. The program culminates in an original performance created by the participants.

  • Cindy Bandle Young Critics

    For high school 10th-12th grade women in the Chicagoland area

    Aspiring writers learn critical expression by exploring the world of professional writing. Mentored by multi-disciplined writers, participants experiment with a variety of writing forms to define their authentic voice. In addition, this free program offers young critics tickets to plays in the current Goodman Theatre season. Opportunities are also available for women at the undergraduate level interested in learning more about mentoring.