Susan Vargo on Spotlight on Broadway Panel

SUSAN VARGO (BFA, Theatre Management, ’98) will participate in Spotlight on Broadway, a free panel offering advice on how to produce, manage, and publicize a Broadway show on 4/30/2018 at 6:30pm at SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd Street in New York City.

Susan is the executive producer of SpongeBob Squarepants, The Broaway Musical.

Spotlight on Broadway will feature Tom Hulce, Rick Miramontez, and Susan Vargo.

Source: Free Panel to Offer Advice on How to Produce, Manage, and Publicize a Broadway Show | Playbill

Tarell Alvin McCraney receives United States Artists Fellowship

TARELL ALVIN McCRANEY (BFA, Acting, ’03) was named one of the United States Artists 2018 Fellows Theater & Performance. The fellowships “are $50,000 unrestricted awards recognizing artists for their contributions to the field, and allowing them to decide how to best support their lives.”  Congratulations Tarell!

Source: United States Artists » Tarell Alvin McCraney

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

Illumination: Tree Lights, Morton Arboretum, closes 1/1/2017. Intelligent Lighting Creations (ILC) provides all of the lighting and technical support. ILC’s Founder and CEO is SCOTT FALBE (BFA, Lighting Design, ’96) and President is SAMANTHA FALBE (BFA, Lighting Design, ’98).

See trees in a different light. Our interactive experience filled with dazzling projections, trees that respond to your touch and voice, and vivid, electric colors throughout. Open Friday, November 17, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018​. (Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day along with the following Mondays, November 20 & 27 and December 4, 11, & 18.) Tickets on sale now.

Source: Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum | The Morton Arboretum

Congrats to Theatre School Jeff Award Winners

Congratulations to our alumni who received Jeff Awards at the 49th Annual Equity Jeff Awards on 11/6/2017:

NICK BELLEY (BFA, Lighting Design, ’13) received the award for Lighting Design – Large for his work on Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Paramount Theatre

E. FAYE BUTLER (GSD) received the award for Actress in a Supporting Role – Musical for her work in Chicago the Musical at Drury Lane Productions

KYMBERLY MELLEN (MFA, Acting, ’01) received the award for Actress in a Supporting Role – Play for her work in The Columnist at American Blues Theater

Source: Jeff Awards

Gabriel Ruiz wins Time Out Chicago 2017 Theater Award

Congratulations to GABRIEL RUIZ (BFA, Acting, ’08) who was selected as Leading Performance in a Play for the 2017 Time Out Chicago Theater Awards for his work in Teatro Vista’s The Wolf at the End of the Block, written by fellow alum IKE HOLTER (BFA, Playwriting, ’07). The award winners were selected by a panel of critics and voting by more than 2,300 readers.

Our critics—and you—weigh in on the year’s best.

Source: Time Out Chicago 2017 Theater Awards winners