Strike! The Youth Political Theater Project

A FREE virtual program for high school and college-aged youth interested in social justice

About the Program
Program Dates
How to Apply
Past Performances


In this six-week program, participants act as ambassadors for the theatre and for their communities by collaborating in ensemble-based, youth-driven creation of new virtual theatre pieces in response to political and social events.

Led by Associate Director of Education Quenna Barrett, participants collaborate with their peers to identify a social issue and design theatre-based responses. As part of that process, participants learn their legal rights and the historical context underpinning our current socio-political moment.

Open to high school and college-aged youth interested in civic engagement through theatre and arts leadership.


Program Dates

The spring 2021 session of Strike! is currently underway and will culminate with a final virtual performance on Saturday, May 29 at 6pm.

The summer 2021 session of Strike! begins Monday, June 28 and runs for six weeks with a culminating performance on the evening of either Thursday, August 5 or Friday, August 6.

Participants in Strike meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10am to 2pm over Zoom.


How to Apply

To apply to the summer 2021 session of Strike!, fill out the application form at the link below. In addition to providing some basic information, applicants will be asked to answer the following questions:

  • What are your interests in theater? Why do you want to explore them with the Goodman? 
  • What do you hope to gain from participating in Strike! this summer? 

Applications for the summer 2021 session of Strike! are now being considered a rolling basis. Earlier applications are preferred. Applications submitted after June 25 will not be accepted.




Watch the culminating performance of the spring 2020 session below.

Watch the final performance of the Summer 2020 ensemble!