Youth Underground


General Information

Youth Underground (YU) refers to two resident youth performance ensembles at Central Square Theater. YU creates and performs original theater that investigates social issues relevant to young people and our world. The groups are split by age:

Youth Underground Delegates, Ages 13-18
Youth Underground Ambassadors, Ages 19-25

YU Delegates meet Sundays 6-8pm throughout the Academic Year.
YU Ambassadors meet Mondays 6-9pm throughout the Academic Year.

Full academic year calendars are available on request.

Youth Underground Member Benefits

  • Training from professional theater artists in acting, voice, movement, ensemble performance, text analysis, and devising/playmaking
  • Opportunity to create, perform, and tour (Ambassadors) new work as a way of inspiring civic activism
  • Complimentary tickets to Central Square Theater productions and special events
  • Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Annual Showcase

Learn more about how to join Youth Underground!

The YU Ambassadors Ensemble currently offers the following plays:

  • Act Up & Vote!, an original play exploring Voting and Civic Engagement
  • Curiosity is easier to land on than Hope, an original play exploring LGBTQ+ identity, rights, and acceptance
  • Here and There, an original play investigating Immigration
  • Recovery, exploring Youth Mental Health
  • Circle Up!, an original play investigating the Achievement Gap

Learn more about the shows and how to book a performance