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Poster for The Light 2024 season

THE LIGHT YOUTH 2024 - 2025

The Light is an innovative youth program that invests in Chicagoland youth ages 14-19 as both activists and artists. We meet once per week in April & May, twice per week in June, and 3-4 times per week in July. You'll learn the intersection of live performance & social change to create new solo & ensemble work.

WHO IS RIGHT FOR THE LIGHT?

We're seeking exceptional youth performance artists (singers, poets, actors, dancers, musicians, etc.) ages 14-19 who have a strong passion for social change like racism, body positivity, mental health awareness, homelessness, etc.


Youth are recruited to submit for a virtual audition

Auditions Begin

Rehearsal & Development

2024-2025 SCHEDULE

End of February

Feb  27

April-August

July

August

Performance TBD

Kidzapalooza Performance at Lollapalooza

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AT AUDITIONS?

Auditions involve showcasing your artistic skill with a prepared piece, such as a song, dance routine, rap, etc. As well as a short interview about your interests and the social issues you care about.

HOW DO I SUBMIT?

Click here to head to the Submissions page and send us the submission form as well as a video explaining how you create social change.

IS THERE PAY INVOLVED?

Yes! Each participant will be paid $18/hour for all rehearsals, performances, and production time or around $1,500 for the Summer!

poster for the light 2024 season
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