Viva La Mort

As The Conspirators Put It: Superstar singer, Michigander, and pop icon whose career spans four decades, Viva, returns to her hometown and her just-as-aging ex, Mortenson Miller. Is it out of generosity or revenge?! Content Warning: songs, Style, and possibly killer wolverines.

TTS ALUMNI INCLUDE: (MFA ACTING 23) Libby Conkle, Sebby Woldt Sound Designer.

VIVA LA MORE CLOSES JUNE 9TH 2024 AT Otherworld Theatre Performance Venue and Bar


Theatre School Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Students Receive 2023 Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominations

Congratulations to The Theatre School community members who received 2023 Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominations. All in all, TTS alumni, faculty, staff, and students received 14 nominations!

The 2023 Non-Equity Jeff Awards will be presented Monday, March 25, 2024 at Park West in Chicago.

The full list of TTS-affiliated nominees are:

MIKAEL BURKE (MFA, Directing, ’18) – Director, Play, Tambo & Bones at Refracted Theatre Company

ELLIE FEY (BFA, Lighting Design, ’23) – Lighting Design, Witch at The Artistic Home

SHAWNA FRANKS (BFA, Acting, ’90) – Performer in a Supporting Role, Play, Right Now at Facility Theatre

SHAWNA FRANKS (BFA, Acting, ’90) – Ensemble, Play, Right Now at Facility Theatre

MAGGIE FULLILOVE-NUGENT (Faculty) – Lighting Design, The Threepenny Opera at Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre

JESSIE GOWENS (Staff) – Costume Design, The Crucible at Invictus Theatre Company

KEVIN HAGAN (MFA, Scene Design, ’96) – Scenic Design, Dying For It at The Artistic Home

JULIAN HESTER (BFA, Acting, ’12) – Performer in a Principal Role, Play, Witch at The Artistic Home

EVAN M. JACKSON (MFA, Directing, ’03) – New Work, The Last Queen of Camelot at Idle Muse Theatre Company

ETHAN KORVNE (BFA, Sound Design, ’24) – Sound Design, Tambo & Bones at Refracted Theatre Company

ETHAN KORVNE (BFA, Sound Design, ’24) – Original Music in a Play, Tambo & Bones at Refracted Theatre Company

JOCELYN MAHER (MFA, Acting, ’23) – Ensemble, Play, Cat’s Cradle at Lifeline Theatre.

TYRONE PHILLIPS (Faculty) – Director, Play, Fairview at Definition Theatre

SEBBY WOLDT (BFA, Sound Design, ’16) – Sound Design, Indoor Cats at Red Theater



Choir Boy at Raven Theatre Chicago

Choir Boy, Raven Theatre, closes 11/12/2017. TERELL ALVIN McCRANEY (BFA, Acting, ’03) wrote the play. CHRISTOPHER W. JONES (MFA, Acting, ’16) and DON TIERI (MFA, Acting, ’88) are in the cast. KI-JANA MOORE (BFA, Theatre Arts, ’17) understudies. BREON ARZELL (Faculty) is the choreographer, JoANN MONTEMURRO (BFA, Acting, ’81) is the costume designer, MARY O’DOWD (MFA Acting program, ’93-’95) is the props designer, NOELLE SIMONE (BFA, Theatre Arts, ’17) is the assistant choreographer, and SEBBY WOLDT (BFA, Sound Design, ’16) is the sound designer.

Source: Choir Boy | Raven Theatre Chicago