THIS Production of ‘Twelfth Night’ is NO Shipwreck!

Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of “Twelfth Night” closes on Nov. 26th 2023. As Chicago Shakes. puts it, “this production brims with heart and revels in the intoxicating power of love“.

TTS Alumni In the Cast Include: Blake Hamilton Currie (MFA ACTING 23), Paul Oakley Stovall (BFA ACTING 91′) , Justen Ross (BFA ACTING 21′)

TTS Alumni Involved in Designing: Parker Molacek Assistant Projection Designer (BFA-Projection Design 23′).

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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.

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American Theatre and the Chicago Tribune Feature Current Theatre School Students and Faculty for Zoom and Remote Learning Discussion

American Theatre features MADIE DOPPELT (BFA, Playwrighting, ’20), LISA PORTES (Faculty) and REBECCA WILLINGHAM (MFA, Directing, ’22) in discussion of how Zoom will revolutionize today’s college theatre programs.

“Portes remains confident that the theatre community will pull through. “The good news is that we’re creative,” she says. “We’re a creative field that is built on people collaborating together to figure out how to make things—and that’s what we’re doing.””

The Chicago Tribune features ADAM CRAWFORD (BFA, Acting, ’20) KYLE CUNNINGHAM (BFA, Lighting Design, ’20), VICTORIA DEIORIO (FACULTY), COYA PAZ (Faculty), JUSTEN ROSS (BFA, Acting, ’21), KEIMON SHOOK (BFA, Acting, ’21),

“It goes back to this question of, either we think our work matters or it doesn’t. And if we think it matters, it matters now as much as it did last week,” Paz said.

“As artists, it’s our job to mirror the world,” Ross said. “And if we’re not tapped in, we can’t mirror it successfully. So I think this is, if anything, good, because it shows everybody that we’ve got more work to do.”

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