Lost Works: What Could Have Been Project Started by Alum

Lost Works: What could Have Been, is an essay featured in Howlround and initiative by KRISTIN IDASZAK (BFA, Theatre Arts, ’09 & Faculty) that endeavors to pay tribute to the work abruptly stopped by the COVED-19 outbreak. She is calling for submissions for varieties of tributes made to the all the work unproduced or half-produced before the shelter-in-place order. Learn more here. Read the Howlround article here. 

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American Theatre and the Chicago Tribune Feature Current Theatre School Students and Faculty for Zoom and Remote Learning Discussion

American Theatre features MADIE DOPPELT (BFA, Playwrighting, ’20), LISA PORTES (Faculty) and REBECCA WILLINGHAM (MFA, Directing, ’22) in discussion of how Zoom will revolutionize today’s college theatre programs.

“Portes remains confident that the theatre community will pull through. “The good news is that we’re creative,” she says. “We’re a creative field that is built on people collaborating together to figure out how to make things—and that’s what we’re doing.””

The Chicago Tribune features ADAM CRAWFORD (BFA, Acting, ’20) KYLE CUNNINGHAM (BFA, Lighting Design, ’20), VICTORIA DEIORIO (FACULTY), COYA PAZ (Faculty), JUSTEN ROSS (BFA, Acting, ’21), KEIMON SHOOK (BFA, Acting, ’21),

“It goes back to this question of, either we think our work matters or it doesn’t. And if we think it matters, it matters now as much as it did last week,” Paz said.

“As artists, it’s our job to mirror the world,” Ross said. “And if we’re not tapped in, we can’t mirror it successfully. So I think this is, if anything, good, because it shows everybody that we’ve got more work to do.”

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