Youth Backstage Production Program

Arts + Public Life’s new Backstage Production Program is designed to give South Side Chicago youth, ages 15-19, an introduction to the fundamentals of theater production and stage management. By the end of the program, students will have the skills and knowledge to plan and execute theater productions which include:

  • stage management
  • lighting and sound design
  • sound engineering

Additionally, youth participants gain college and career readiness skills while earning a stipend for their participation. 

This program is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE).