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!

Amazon.com: The Movement Revisited: CDs & Vinyl


Waiting for the Light to Change Screening & Limited Release

Waiting for the Light to Change, the 2023 Slamdance Grand Jury Prize-winning film produced at DePaul University, is being released in theaters and on digital platforms. The film, which was co-written by Linh Tran, JEWELLS SANTOS (BFA Playwriting, ’17), and DELIA VAN PRAAG (BFA Playwriting ’18), and was produced by Jewells and SAM STRALEY (BFA Acting ’17) who is also featured in the cast, will screen at the Gene Siskel Film Center on September 22nd – 28th, followed by a Q&A on 9/23, 9/24, and 9/27. Get your ticket half off when you show your DePaul ID at the box office. Waiting for the Light to Change will also be released on DVD and all digital platforms in North America on October 20th.

Unpack Racialized Injustice At TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.

TEDxDePaulUniversity is an independently run, self-organized event.

One of our current students Isaiah Z. Boozer (BFA Playwriting) speaks at the event on May 4th 2022. His talk comments on intergenerational homophobia & how the black community has gotten to the point that it has.

FULL TEDx Talk Here:

Alum Jonathan Meier Selected for Award of Honor

Theatre School alum JONATHAN MEIER (MFA, Acting, ’85) is awarded with the Illinois Theatre Association’s 2019 Award of Honor. From the original article on the Mundelein High School website:

“Jonathan Meier, director of Mundelein Theatre at Mundelein High School, was recently presented with the Illinois Theatre Association’s (ITA)2019 Award of Honor. The organization’s highest honor, the award was presented as part of the Illinois Theatre Association’s Annual Red Carpet Gala, held at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook.“I don’t know if I was more honored or shocked when I received the notification. The Illinois Theatre Association is an organization that is near and dear to my heart and to receive this honor from them is special beyond words,” Meier said.Each year the ITA recognizes both individuals and organizations for their significant contributions of promoting quality theatre throughout Illinois. Meier was nominated by the ITA community, approved by its divisional representatives and accepted by ITA’s board of directors.“We are grateful and fortunate that Jonathan found his way back from the business world to the world of theatre education,” said Aimee-Lynn Newlan, executive director of the ITA. “We appreciate his service on the ITA Board as a Secondary School Theatre Representative, and, of course, serving on the Finance Committee,” she said. “We cherish his participation in the Illinois High School Theatre Festivals. We admire that, aside from an 18-year banking stint, both his personal and professional life have been immersed in the world of theatre.”“I was especially honored to have so many MHS administrators and theatre staff in attendance at the Gala to help me celebrate,” Meier said. “I think it speaks volumes as to the level of support for theatre and the arts in general at Mundelein High School.””

source: https://www.d120.org/theatre-director-presented-with-highest-honor/?fbclid=IwAR1IN7l0HcPV3A_vpYdBkogfqkz6JeTv-wdFvZ9WIJ_FDXXDqKIn-lwlw-0