The Guest Stars: An Evening of Performances to Remember

The Guest Stars: An Evening of Performances to Remember, Greenhouse Theater Center, the last Tuesday and Wednesday of every month. CHARLES ALLEN-ANDERSON (LAS/Theatre, ’77) is the founder and producer. ERIN COLLINS (BFA, Stage Management, ’18) is the stage manager. CASSANDRA KENDALL (BFA, Theatre Arts, ’17) is the lighting designer.

Source: The Guest Stars

The Fly Honey Show at The Den Theatre

The Fly Honey Show, The Inconvenience at The Den Theatre, closes 9/2/2017.  McKENZIE CHINN (MFA, Acting, ’11) is one of the performers. MISSI DAVIS (BFA, Acting, ’07) is the producer. SHANNON MATESKY (BFA, Acting, ’10) is a writer. MARY WILLIAMSON (BFA, Acting, ’08) is a the host and a writer.

The Fly Honey Show – An intimate yet explosive performance experience that re-imagines the classic cabaret, advances gender equality, and promotes self-love

Source: 2017 LINE-UP — The Fly Honey Show

TTS Alumni receive Black Theater Alliance Nominations

Congratulations to five of our alums who received 2017 Black Theater Alliance nominations:

KRISTIN E. ELLIS (BFA, Acting, ’11) received a nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Paradise Blue at TimeLine Theatre Company.

KIKI LAYNE (BFA, Acting, ’14) received a nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Octagon at Jackalope Theatre Company.

SHADANA PATTERSON (MFA, Acting, ’15) received a nomination for Best Actress in an Ensemble for Yellowman at Fleetwood Jourdain Theatre.

KEMATI PORTER (MFA, Directing, ’03) received a nomination for Best Direction of a Play for By The Apricot Trees at eta Creative Arts Foundation.

JACQUELINE WILLIAMS (BFA, Acting, ’87) received a nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Play for A Wonder In My Soul at Victory Gardens Theater.

The 23rd Annual Black Theater Alliance Ira Aldridge Awards Nominations have been announced for 2017

Source: Black Theater Alliance Announces 2017 Ira Aldridge Nominees | PerformInk

Coya Paz performs at Outspoken

COYA PAZ BROWNRIGG (Faculty) will be one of six storytellers performing at OUTspoken! on 9/11/2017 at Sidetrack Chicago. Doors open at 6pm.

OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack Our monthly event is the first Tuesday of every month – except this July 2017 when it will be Tuesday, July 11th (due to the 4th of July Holiday). Doors to MainBar open at 6pm Stories begin at 7pm Typically there will be […]

Source: Outspoken – Sidetrack Chicago

Joe Mantegna honored with honorary Chicago street naming

JOE MANTEGNA (BFA, Acting, ’69), who currently stars in Criminal Minds on CBS, will get the southeast corner of Hudson and Armitage avenues in Chicago named after him today. It will be designated Honorary Joe Mantegna Way. Joe once lived in the building at this corner. Congrats, Joe!

Joe Mantegna is an inordinately amiable, down-to-earth man and seems to have remained friends with everyone he has ever known

Source: Joe Mantegna — life has been lucky for him, and us by association – Chicago Tribune

Ike Holter wins Windham-Campbell Prize

IKE HOLTER (BFA, Playwriting, ’07) is one of eight recipients of the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prizes.  The award, presented by Yale University, recognized literary achievement or promise. Recipients receive a $165,000 individual prize to support their writing. Congrats, Ike!

Theatre School alum TARELL ALVIN McCRANEY (BFA, Acting, ’03) received the prize in 2013.

 

Source: YaleNews | Yale awards eight writers $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prizes

The Theatre School well represented on Newcity Stage’s Players 2017 list

The Theatre School  is well represented on Newcity Stage’s Players 2017 list including #1 CRISS HENDERSON (BFA, Production Management, ’86), #2 SUZANNE BIZER (Faculty), #3 ROCHE SCHULFER (Faculty), #16 P.J. POWERS (BFA, Acting, ’95), #26 MEGHAN BEALS (MFA, Directing, ’07), #27 COYA PAZ (Faculty), #33 GRETA HONOLD (MFA, Arts Leadership, ’11) & JOHN ZINN (MFA, Acting, ’00), and #36 ISAAC GOMEZ (Faculty).

The last year has been an eye-opening one for many of us. Events transpired on the local and national level that were often dispiriting and frequently horrifying. Yet throughout the year, the arts …

Source: Players 2017 | Newcity Stage

Golden Globes 2017: Moonlight wins best picture drama

Moonlight, the film based on the play by alum TARELL ALVIN McCRANEY (BFA, Acting, ’03), won the Golden Globe award for Best Motion Picture – Drama last night. Congrats to Tarell and the cast/crew of the film!

Moonlight is stepping into the awards season spotlight. Barry Jenkins’ acclaimed portrait of a young black man growing up in Miami took home the award for Best Motion Picture – Drama at this …

Source: Golden Globes 2017: Moonlight wins best picture drama