As First Floor Theatre Puts It: Most careers don’t last longer than three months in Miami’s professional-amateur porn scene. But that’s about to change when rising star Chloe Kendall meets the driven trans performer Nastasia. The girls are doing it for themselves now, and for the first time, people won’t just be watching them – they’ll be paying attention.

TTS ALumni Include:  (MFA Directing 23) Rebecca Willingham, Director | (BFA Sound Design 22) Emily Hayman, Sound Designer | (BFA Acting 23) Ruby Vallejo, Understudy.

‘Pro-am’ Closes June 15th 2024 @ The Den Theatre.

You Can Find Tickets Here!

Viva La Mort

As The Conspirators Put It: Superstar singer, Michigander, and pop icon whose career spans four decades, Viva, returns to her hometown and her just-as-aging ex, Mortenson Miller. Is it out of generosity or revenge?! Content Warning: songs, Style, and possibly killer wolverines.

TTS ALUMNI INCLUDE: (MFA ACTING 23) Libby Conkle, Sebby Woldt Sound Designer.

VIVA LA MORE CLOSES JUNE 9TH 2024 AT Otherworld Theatre Performance Venue and Bar


The Singularity Play @ JACKALOPE THEATRE

As Jackalope Theatre States: The Singularity Play is a daring ensemble play that is one part existential comedy, another part Sc-fi horror, and in every part a totally a surprising ride. In an unused room at the Google offices in Manhattan, a theater troupe has gathered to rehearse a new play written by an advanced AI named “Denise.” In an art that relies so substantially upon our human-ness, what does it mean to cede the stage to artificial intelligence? Who are we when reflected by the intelligence we’ve created?

TTS Alumni Include: Kroydell Galima (BFA Acting 09′).

The Singularity Play Closes June 22nd 2024.

You Can Find Tickets Here.



Native Son At Lifeline Theatre!

As Lifeline Theatre Puts It “Suffocating in rat-infested poverty on Chicago’s South Side during the 1930s, twenty-year-old Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has shut him out. After taking a job in a wealthy white man’s house, Bigger unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate. Adapted with theatrical ingenuity by Chicago’s own Nambi E. Kelley, this Native Son captures the power of Richard Wright’s novel for a whole new generation.”

TTS Alumni/ Faculty/ Students Include: James Lewis (BFA ACTING 13′), Ashli Rene Funches (BFA ACTING 22′), Martine Kei Green-Rogers As The Dramaturg (Dean), Faramade (Fara) Oladapo (BAF Theatre Arts 24′).

Native Son Closes June 30th 2024.

You Can Access Tickets Here.



An Educated Guess At Definition Theatre

As Definition Theatre puts it “It’s been a few years since the September 11 attacks on New York City, but the wounds are still raw. We find Alba Guerrero, a rising star at the federal immigration office in Manhattan, on the day she realizes an immigrant she admitted into the United States has committed a heinous act of mass murder. As her life begins to unravel, we meet characters from all over the world– helping Alba come to grips with guilt, forgiveness, and the inherent fallibility of our government systems.”

TTS Alumni Include: Claudia Quesada (BFA ACTING 19′) Portraying Alba Guerrero.

Definition Theatre celebrates stories created with, inspired by, and intended for people and communities of color. Through the act of making, Definition expands perspectives, stewards resources, and bridges the possibility found at the intersection of art, innovation, and education.

An Educated Guess Closes At Definition Theatre May 26th 2024.

You Can Access Tickets Here


As AboutFace Puts It: Taffeta is a fat, multi-racial femme with a unique form of queer magic: she can conjure dead historical figures. In this energetic and surreal play, Taffeta invites audiences along as she summons none other than President Abraham Lincoln and his handsome young law clerk Elmer Ellsworth to her stage. Playing every other character in Abe and Elmer’s gay narrative, Taffeta uses this fantasia to confront issues of visibility, race, and LGBTQ+ inclusion. But is any of this historically accurate? Sit down, honey, that’s not what we’re here for. Lavender Men is an embrace to every queer, fat person of color who has been ignored, neglected, or erased for unapologetically being themselves.

TTS ALUMNI/ FACULTY INCLUDE: (BFA Dramaturgy/ Criticism 14) Catherine Miller Casting Director | (BFA Acting) Shea Peterson | (Costume Designer) Anna Wooden Faculty.



An illustrated collage featuring Abraham Lincoln and Elmer in an embrace surrounded by Taffeta as multiple characters.

Are You A Patriot?

As Playbill states “In 1991, after the fall of the Soviet Union, the new Russia belongs to its oligarchs—and no one is more powerful than billionaire Boris Berezovsky. When an eventual successor to President Boris Yeltsin is needed, Berezovsky turns to the little-known deputy mayor of St. Petersburg, Vladimir Putin. But soon Putin’s ruthless rise threatens Berezovsky’s reign, setting off a riveting, near-Shakespearean confrontation between the two powerful, fatally flawed men.”

TTS Alumni Included: Adam Poss (2007 ACTING)

Patriots Closes at The Barrymore Theatre On April 28th 2024

Tickets Can Be Found Here.

Patriots Playbill - Opening Night

Warm on the Coolin’Board

As MPAACT Puts It: Everybody has a plan, and Day is no exception. He has a plan for his baby brother Brian. Trouble is – Brian is off plan. He’s taking a break from college and picking up the family business, stripping the Roseland community to the bone. This decaying community is being pillaged by its own inhabitants, its politicians, and its few remaining businesses. As Day and Brian work to find their place in a community that is literally being picked clean, they struggle to come to grips with whether they are hastening the process, or part of the restoration.

TTS Alumni Included: Rich Oliver (MFA Acting 2023).

MPAACT is a multidisciplinary theatre arts organization dedicated to producing original works by the nation’s finest theatre artisits. Based in Chicago since 1991, MPAACT has built a reputation for innovation and excellence by solely producing world premiere productions which utilize language, music, and movement in a manner that captivates both the critical and commercial audience. The style of production has been labeled Afrikan Centered Theatre.

Warm on the Coolin’Board Closes June 2nd 2024

Tickets Can Be Found Here.

Are You Going, Or Coming To See Joe Turner’s Come And Gone?

As Goodman Theatre puts it “On the heels of Gem of the Ocean (2022), expert August Wilson interpreter Chuck Smith revives the second work in the famed American Century Cycle—one of Wilson’s best-loved, most compelling plays. Herald Loomis searches the country with his young daughter to find his estranged wife. But first, he must regain a sense of his own heritage and identity in this story of spiritual and emotional resurrection”

TTS Alumni/ Faculty/ Students Include: Dexter Zollicoffer >< Seth Holly (Faculty), NAMBI E. KELLEY><mattie campbell (Playwriting 95′).

Joe Turner’s Come And Gone Closes May 12th In The GoodMan’s Albert Theatre.

You Can Find Students Here & Discounted Tickets Here.


NANA @ Trap Door Theatre!

As Trap Door Theatre put it: Olwen Wymark’s splendid dramatization of Zola’s Nana is a story of sexual and financial greed in nineteenth-century Parisian society, depicting the rise and tragic downfall of a young courtesan.

TTS Alumni Include: Dan Cobbler (BFA Acting 13′), & Emily Lotspeich (BFA Theatre Studies 03′).

Trap Door Theatre is committed to seeking out challenging and obscure works. Whether a forgotten European classic, an international project rarely seen in the United States, or an untarnished piece of American literature, Trap Door seeks diverse voices and presents them through innovative expression. We mix established and imaginative techniques to illustrate the absurdities of living in today’s society.

Nana Closes May 18th 2024.

You Can Access Tickets Here.