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.


As Court Theatre Puts It: Everyone dies, but not everyone’s death is pre-ordained by Shakespeare. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead puts the spotlight on two of Shakespeare’s minor characters as they wrestle with fundamental, pressing questions of identity, loss, fate, friendship, and the absurdity of existence. As they hurtle towards their imminent demise, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern unlock what it means to be truly alive.

TTS Alumni Include: Blake Hamilton (MFA ACTING 23′) Keith Parham (BFA LIGHTING DESIGN 98′).


Accessible Performances:

  • April 20, 2024 at 2:00pm (Touch Tour/Audio Description/ASL Interpretation)
    • Touch Tour at 12:30pm
  • April 21, 2024 at 2:00pm (Open Captioning)

Tickets Can Be Found Here.


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LOVE SONG @ Remy Bumppo

As Remy Bumppo puts it: Beane has always been different. Joan, his sister, is his only real bridge to the outside world, but she is consumed with her own life, climbing the corporate ladder and sparring with her husband, Harry. When Beane falls madly in love with Molly, Beane’s world suddenly expands, and the seismic shift forces all of them to reexamine their own relationships and discover new facets of human connection. An off-kilter romantic comedy, Love Song by John Kolvenbach is a quick-witted exploration of the countless complexities of love and the endless capacity of the heart.

TTS Alumni Include: Sarah Price (BFA ACTING 12′)

Love Song Closes April 21st

You Can Find Tickets Here.

Intimate Apparel W/ Tracey N. Bonner

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lynn Nottage’s play “Intimate Apparel” tells the story of a 1905 successful African American seamstress who makes revolutionary undergarments for an array of women – from high-society socialites to enterprising ladies of the night.

Her business, innovative skills, and utter discretion are much in demand, but at 35, her personal life has taken a backseat. “Intimate Apparel” explores her forbidden relationships with an Orthodox Jewish fabric vendor, her privileged and struggling clientele, and a long-distance suitor who will profoundly change her life.

TTS Alumni/ Current Students Included in the Arizona Theatre Companies Production Include: Tracey N. Bonner (MFA 04′ Alumni) Portraying the role of Esther.

The Production runs from: 2/16/24 – 3/3/2024.


In her acclaimed signature style, Mary Zimmerman conceives a brand new theatrical adaptation of Mozart’s beloved opera. Playful and imaginative, it’s big music in a small space. This “matchbox” presentation of The Matchbox Magic Flute features a cast of 10 and orchestra of five—following the fantastic adventures of Prince Tamino and Princess Pamina. With dragons, a man who is a bird, trials by fire and water and underground corridors, Day and Night do battle.

TTS Current Students/ Alumni Included in the production: REESE PARISH (BFA 2024 ACTING) portraying the role of “The Spirit”!

You Can Find Discounted Tickets Here:

We Need To Revisit ‘The Movement’

Eight-time Grammy Award-winning bassist, bandleader and host of NPR’s “Jazz Night in America,” Christian McBride brings his monumental musical tribute inspired by the words of Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali and President Barack Obama. “When the suite soars, it follows the bandleader’s strengths, known for his ebullient precision — his joy in the details — and for savoring the nectar inside swing rhythm” (DownBeat). The Movement: Revisited is a one night performance on Feb. 2nd at The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony Center.

Current TTS Faculty/ Students Involved In This Production Include: Cris Anthony (Faculty), Tyshaun Meekie (BFA ACTING 25) Portraying Martin Luther King Jr, DeVaughn Loman (BFA ACTING 24) Portraying Cassius Clay/ Muhammad Ali, Alexis Primus (MFA ACTING 24) Portraying Rosa Parks & Isaiah Z. Boozer (BFA Playwright 25) Portraying Malcolm X.

More Information & Tickets Can Be Found HERE! The Movement Revisited: CDs & Vinyl


I “Can’t Pay?” And “Won’t Pay!”

Can’t Pay Won’t Pay by Dario Fo, follows Antonia and Margherita, two working-class Italian women who decide to take matters into their own hands, and participate in a female-led riot where they steal from the supermarket as a response to a raise in prices. This two-act political farse follows the two women as they try to hide their crime before being caught by their husbands or the police. Gwydion’s version of this classic is a world-premiere translation.

Can’t Pay, Wont Pay closes Dec 17, 2023.

Ember Sappington (Current BFA 4 Dramaturgy & Criticism) is the Adapter!

Find Information Here!