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Chicago’s best comics are performing at the best-dressed show you will ever see!

June 2024’s theme is: Tumblr (2013). We want to go back to our tumblr age when things were less serious, but really serious. We want to look intellectual, deep, not like other girls. We want to be the hipster, the pastel goth, the superwholock fan. Beanies, flannels, galaxy print and cat memes. Wear a flower crown, or a choker, your choice. Doc Martens, or an oversized sweater, maybe both? Who cares if the glasses are fake.. Are you ready for this trip down memory lane with our Tumblr 2013 Throwback Collection?

Closes May 16th 2024.

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ABOUT THE SHOW (FROM RAVEN THEATRE) : In the Red Summer of 1919, Chicago’s Black Belt is boiling over, from both the ruthless heat and the intensifying racial conflict gripping America.

Virginia Bass, a successful saleswoman, is traveling with her business partner when they decide to pay her hometown and her family a visit. However, Virginia finds the welcome not nearly as warm as the weather outside, especially from her estranged father, leaving her wondering if it’s ever possible to truly come home.

Unresolved feelings, deep-seated tension, and a deadly urban clash set the scene for the third and final installment of The Grand Boulevard Trilogy.


TTS ALUMNI INCLUDE: Bradford Stevens (MFA 02′)


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.

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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

The Bottoming Process at Theatre Wit

THE BOTTOMING PROCESS is a new play about two writers who meet at WeWork and fall in love – or something like it. One is a famed novelist, and the other is a nobody who’s mostly funny on Twitter. As they mate, date, and cohabitate, they’ll grapple with issues of race, sex, power, and the model minority myth, all to find out who’s really on top.

This one night FREE Staged Reading happens at Theatre Wit Nov. 7th at 7 PM!

TTS Alumni Include:

Rich Adrian (BFA 23′ ACTING)

Taylor (Tae) Santos (MFA ACTING 23′)

Carolyn Bradbury (MFA ACTING 20′)

John Duncan (BAF ACTING 23′)

You Can Find Tickets HERE!


Indiana University’s Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance

Lets celebrate our own TTS Alumni Betsy Smith (BFA-2012 Lighting Design) for getting a new job! They are now the Lighting Supervisor at Indiana University’s Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance!

Elizabeth holds a B.F.A in Lighting Design from The Theatre School at DePaul University.

She joins IU off a successful season at American Players Theatre where she is the Master Electrician for the Touchstone Theatre.  Prior to IU she was the Assistant Master Electrician at Indiana Repertory Theatre for five seasons and held multiple lighting positions at Utah Shakespeare Festival across two seasons. Elizabeth also spent several years as a freelance electrician in Chicago before moving to Indiana, working at theatres across the city including Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Court Theatre, and Steppenwolf.

Lets Celebrate!

Elizabeth G. Smith

Sing Your Heart Out At Choir Boy!

Taking his place out front as the choir leader at an elite all-boys, all-Black prep school, Pharus Young is determined to make his mark by challenging expectations in a world steeped in deep-rooted traditions. Choir Boy At Philadelphia Theatre Company closes March 13th 2022.

Can Pharus find harmony among his peers while staying true to his own voice? From (BFA ACTING 03′) Alumni Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Academy Award®-winning writer of Moonlight, Choir Boy electrified Broadway with its soaring gospel, spiritual, and R&B performances!

Alumni from the Cast Include:

Justen Ross (BFA ACTING 21′).

Alumni Designers Include:

Christopher Ash (BFA Acting 14′) Scenic Designer.

You can find Tickets Here!