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DePaul Theatre School announces Wrights of Spring Festival 2015

Kirsten Onsgard

March 13, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The Theatre School has announced initial plans for its 2015 Wrights of Spring Festival, which takes place May 19-30. Read More »...

DePaul Theatre School to host One Theatre World conference

Kirsten Onsgard

March 10, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The Theatre School at DePaul announced today it will host the 2015 One Theatre World conference, which takes place May 7 to 9. Produced by Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA/USA), the national festival seeks to promote youth theater and provide networking opportunities for artists. Read More »...

Review: ‘For the Record: Dear John Hughes’

Review: ‘For the Record: Dear John Hughes’

Emma Rubenstein

March 8, 2015


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This March, the energetic and nostalgic, “For the Record: Dear John Hughes” has made its way to Chicago for a limited time, bringing the music and scenes of beloved ’80s classics to life on stage. The production, created by Shane Scheel, Christopher Lloyd Bratten and Anderson Davis presents live-action snippets from classi...

DePaul Theatre School alumnus Kay Kron finds place with poetry

DePaul Theatre School alumnus Kay Kron finds place with poetry

Vanessa Bell

March 8, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Some people get to where they want to be by grabbing life by the bootstraps. Kay Kron, a Theatre School alumna, is reaching for marionettes instead. Kron has come a long way from waiting for CampusConnect to load, moving into Chicago’s poetry and theater worlds. She’s successfully written and produced plays and is now the head of her own th...

‘Book of Mormon’ returns to Chicago

‘Book of Mormon’ returns to Chicago

Emma Rubenstein

February 22, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

Over the past three years, Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s “The Book of Mormon” has boldly gone where no piece of musical theater has gone before. The production is raunchy, volatile and hilarious. But, above all else, “The Book of Mormon” possesses an unparalleled heart that is both surprising and warming. Read More »...

DePaul Theatre School costume technicians and designers transform actors into characters

DePaul Theatre School costume technicians and designers transform actors into characters

Savannah Fish

February 15, 2015


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Behind the bold accessories, beautiful gowns, tailored suits, extravagant hats, and modern dress costumes is a team of creative and talented students who design and create the costumes for Theatre School productions. Read More »...

Mesmerizing performances in DePaul Theatre School’s ‘Metamorphosis’

Mesmerizing performances in DePaul Theatre School’s ‘Metamorphosis’

Emily Brandenstein

February 8, 2015


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Originally a novella by Franz Kafka, “Metamorphosis” was adapted to a stage production by London Theatre Group founder Steven Berkoff. The show’s director, Kelvin Wong, comes from The Theater School’s class of 2015, leading a cast who put on a mesmerizing performance. Read More »...

Review: About Face Theatre’s ‘A Kid Like Jake’

Review: About Face Theatre’s ‘A Kid Like Jake’

Emma Rubenstein

February 8, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The current discussion surrounding gender identification is a necessary one and this winter, About Face Theatre is bringing it to the forefront in its newest production, “A Kid Like Jake,” written by Daniel Pearle and directed by Keira Fromm. Read More »...

‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’ brings feminism to life

‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’ brings feminism to life

Emma Rubenstein

February 1, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

This winter’s “Rapture, Blister, Burn,” written by Gina Gionfriddo, and directed by Kimberly Senior, has taken the Goodman’s Albert by storm. It was touching, sidesplittingly funny and provided an honest, powerful examination of feminism that is both a rarity and necessity to find on stage. Read More »...

‘Rose Tattoo’ at Shattered Globe Theatre highlights the heartfelt, heritage

‘Rose Tattoo’ at Shattered Globe Theatre highlights the heartfelt, heritage

Emma Rubenstein

January 18, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

This season, Shattered Globe Theatre took on Tennessee William’s matchless and beautiful “The Rose Tattoo” and is sure to deliver a treat for each audience who has the privilege of seeing it. Directed by Greg Vinkler, the production is wonderfully crafted, moving and filled to the brim with talented DePaul Theatre School alumni. Read M...

DePaul Theatre School alumni reunite in ‘Top Girls’

DePaul Theatre School alumni reunite in ‘Top Girls’

Emma Rubenstein

January 11, 2015


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This winter, The Arc Theatre is bringing the renowned “Top Girls” written by Caryl Churchill and directed by Mark Boergers, to life. The show is saturated with talent, strong female characters and several dynamic DePaul Theatre School graduates.  Read More »...

‘Cinderella’ a spellbinding fairytale classic

‘Cinderella’ a spellbinding fairytale classic

Emma Rubenstein

December 28, 2014


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There is something magical residing within the walls of the Cadillac Palace Theatre this winter. Rogers and Hammerstein’s "Cinderella" is lighting up every individual who encounters it with its incredible barrage of musicality, heart, and visual delight. Read More »...

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