Members of this group bring their skills and creativity as young artists to the task of being youth ambassadors for the Goodman and the wider Chicago theater community. In future issues of NEXT, look for exciting original work from council members. Until then, get to know the 2020/2021 Youth Arts Council. Looking for more information on GYAC? Visit our website or follow the team on Instagram @goodmanyouthartscouncil.
By Quenna L. Barrett, Associate Director of Education and Engagement
For the past two years, I have had the extreme pleasure of gathering and facilitating the Goodman Youth Arts Council, a collective of highly involved, talented, and eager young leaders. The program is intended for 14- to 21-year old newcomers and alumni of the Goodman’s youth programs. With a shared belief in the necessity of artistic spaces and outlets for youth, they come together to create events and opportunities for other young Chicago artists to further their knowledge in, and of, the field. If they are any indication of where this industry is going, we are truly in good hands.