LYric Unlimited Presents

Empower

finale performance May 31st at 7:00pm

at The Lyric Opera House (20 N upper WACKER DR)

A group of students band together to change their south side neighborhood and fight against the negative media representation of a thirsty reporter obsessed with corruption.

More info here.

EmpowerYouth!: Igniting Creativity through the Arts is a groundbreaking partnership with the Chicago Urban League that immerses high school students in the creation and performance of an original opera.

Drawn primarily from Chicago’s South and West side communities, students meet weekly after school to collaborate with professional artists, including composer Damien Sneed, librettist Ike Holter, director Jess McLeod, and music supervisor Kedrick Armstrong on the creation of an original opera that tells their stories as young people in Chicago. EmpowerYouth! participants work to develop skills in areas such as singing, acting, dance, and visual arts in collaboration with a roster of local artists and mentors.