We’re doing a Virtual Replay of the Act Up & Vote! Festival!

Join us online for  five days of performances and panels surrounding the topics of voting and civic engagement.


No Events


For the first time, Central Square Theater and Youth Underground present the Act Up & Vote! Festival – five days of performances, panels & community workshops surrounding the topics of voting and civic engagement.

Every two years about 7 million Americans turn 18 and are eligible to vote. Despite their newfound eligibility, these voters participate at a much lower rate than the rest of the population. Why? Does their vote matter? Does your vote matter?

Hear the voices of these voters in our community as they speak up on civic engagement and how to make the world a better place for future generations. For the past two years, Central Square Theater’s youth ensemble, Youth Underground, has interviewed members of our community who grapple with the challenges and promises of increasing civic participation. Together with playwright Betsy Bard, and director Vincent Ernest Siders, in the spirit of activism and social change, Youth Underground brings you Act Up & Vote!

Presented by the YU Ambassadors

October 7-11, 2020 at Starlight Square Stage

Watch our LIVE panels from the Act Up & Vote! Festival here:

in partnership with CCTV