Speak Up Summit

The Speak Up Summit is an annual event that brings together students from our Speak Up residency schools to celebrate young artists and amplify the issues and communities that matter to them. Featuring live performances, guest artist workshops, and an opportunity to connect with other students across Chicagoland around the Speak Up themes of identity, community, and arts activism.

The Summit is FREE for all Speak Up partner schools and bus reimbursements are available.


Speak Up Summit was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Ralla Klepak Foundation for Education in the Performing Arts.

Created by Jasmine Jordan and Gus Thomas

unmute (the zine)!

unmute is a digital zine that showcases the artwork students created during their Speak Up residencies with Northlight Theatre throughout the school year. The first issue was published in the Summer of 2021 and is available for free online and at some local bookstores.

Read the Zine