performances begin May 3rd


columbinus probes the psychological warfare of alienation, hostility, and social pressure that goes on in high schools across America. Created by The United States Theatre Project and written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli, columbinus weaves together excerpts from discussions with parents, survivors and community leaders in Littleton as well as diaries and home video footage to bring to light the dark recesses of American adolescence. 

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about us

theatre relevant to young people
performed by young people



Founded in 2015, The Yard is a professional youth driven theater company that seeks to tell stories that explore, challenge, and give voice to the issues confronting our young people today.

Through artistic mentorship as well as working with a diverse variety of professional theatre companies, The Yard creates theatrical experiences that immerse its young artists in every aspect of the Chicago storefront theatre-making process.

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