Strike! The Youth Political Theater Project

Watch the Strike! virtual performance from July 25.

Ten participants aged 14 to 18 collaborate in the ensemble-based, youth-driven creation of new virtual theater pieces in response to political and social events by working with current members of the Goodman Youth Arts Council and their peers. 

Teaching Artists

Sam Mauceri (Goodman School Matinee Series Coordinator)
Quenna L. Barrett (Goodman Associate Director of Education)



    Learn More About STRIKE!

    Over the last few weeks, 10 local students inaugurated a brand new Goodman Theatre summer program: Strike!: The Youth Political Theatre Project. Over the course of four weeks, this free program asks participants to collaborate in the creation of new virtual theater pieces that respond political and social events, while acting as ambassadors for the theater and their communities.

    Guided by Associate Director of Education Quenna Barrett and School Matinee Series Coordinator Sam Mauceri, participants collaborate with current members of the Goodman Youth Arts Council and their peers to identify a social issue and design a theater-based response. As part of that process, participants learn their legal rights and the historical context underpinning our current socio-political moment. We look forward to seeing what they create.



Education & Engagement Sponsors

James N. and Laurie V. Bay
Efroymson Family Fund
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Walter E. Heller Foundation
Fruman and Marian Jacobson
Leslie and Jimmy John Liautaud
Anthony and Julianne Maggiore
The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation
The James and Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation
The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust
Carol Prins and John Hart
The Michael A. Sachs Family Foundation
Dr. Scholl Foundation
Siragusa Family Foundation
Theatre Forward
U.S. Bank
Kimbra and Mark Walter
Warner Media
Wintrust Financial