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Sophomore Emma Gordon [left] rehearses with freshman Grace Provan [right].

The story of a woman, for women, by a woman

Kiersten Riedford, Assistant News Editor April 11, 2022

Sophomore Anna Maria D’Ortenzio looked at her phone, it was 3 a.m. She threw her head back into her pillow, and pushed her Pride and Prejudice book off to the side. Staring at the ceiling, she thought...

Fefu, played by DePaul student Neysha Mendoza, practices a speech for a charity fundraiser she is preparing. Also pictured: Fiona Rae Warburton as Cecila and Lauren Skelton as Julia.

‘Fefu and Her Friends’ is an intimate look at femininity

Josephine Stratman, Assistant News Editor February 22, 2022

Early in the play, Fefu picks up a gun, cocks it, and shoots her husband. The gun is not loaded. Probably. Off-stage, her husband falls — shocking Fefu’s friends, although she reassures them...

Student-run DePaul Theatre Union stages creative, minimal productions

Student-run DePaul Theatre Union stages creative, minimal productions

Brandon Sun Yechout, Assistant Arts and Life Editor January 23, 2022

Who says you need to be an acting major to enjoy acting? The DePaul Theatre Union is a student organization which pays no mind to any such snobbery. Students of every discipline take part in DTU productions...

The Chicago Theater displays “Celebrating 100 Years 1921-2021” on its marquee.

Venues across Chicago reopen after many months away

Lily Lowndes, Social Media Editor December 8, 2021

Chicago’s rich and bustling entertainment scene went silent after the initial COVID-19 lockdowns in March of 2020. In the name of community care and wellbeing, companies closed their doors to customers,...

“What the Constitution Means to Me” highlights sexism in U.S. policies

“What the Constitution Means to Me” highlights sexism in U.S. policies

Emma Nelson, Contributing Writer November 14, 2021

I had not seen a live theater performance since the initial onset of the lockdown in March 2020, and going to “What the Constitution Means to Me” was certainly a comeback. Running from Oct. 26 to...

Sophomore acting majors make DePaul debut

Sophomore acting majors make DePaul debut

P.A. Cranley, Contributing Writer November 8, 2021

The halls of the Theatre School buzzed on Oct. 30 as acting majors prepared for their fifth and final Intro to Performance show. The series began on Oct. 22 and marks the first time that the class of 2024...

The Theatre School at DePaul University, located in Lincoln Park.

DePaul theater students perform through the pandemic

Hayley DeSilva, Contributing Writer January 31, 2021

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has seemingly affected every aspect of what used to be normal life, and among those affected most is the theater community.    Broadway announced in October 2020...

The Cadillac Palace Theatre in downtown Chicago hasnt put on any shows since the pandemic began.

Future of Chicago theatre remains uncertain amid pandemic

Lauren Coates, Staff Writer September 20, 2020

Despite no significant droppage in Covid-19 cases nor any news of a vaccine becoming available any time soon, Broadway in Chicago recently announced their upcoming slate of shows for the remainder of the...

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DePaul fine arts students adjust to remote learning

Emily Reilly, Contributing Writer May 2, 2020

Due to campus lockdown, many theatre, music, CDM and other fine arts students aren’t getting the in-person aspect that is needed for success. So, how are professors trying to make classes feel the same...

Acting for a Cause organizes live readings of plays to help keep culture alive during pandemic

Acting for a Cause organizes live readings of plays to help keep culture alive during pandemic

Emma Oxnevad and Rebecca Meluch April 21, 2020

Coronavirus has undoubtedly wreaked havoc on life as we know it, leaving hordes of people jobless and uncertain of the future.  The virus has caused massive blows to the arts community, with musicians...

REVIEW: Mean Girls: The Musical not as good as the movie but still a must-see

REVIEW: ‘Mean Girls: The Musical’ not as good as the movie but still a must-see

Lauren Coates, Contributing Writer January 26, 2020

“Mean Girls: The Musical” is finishing its Chicago leg of its nationwide tour this weekend. Just days after the announcement that “Mean Girls: The Musical” would be turned into a film (a sort of...

‘Brooklyn Bridge’ elevates children’s theater by taking its audience seriously

‘Brooklyn Bridge’ elevates children’s theater by taking its audience seriously

Jessica Grekowicz, Contributing Writer January 20, 2020

The DePaul Theater School showcased the production of “Brooklyn Bridge” on Saturday, Dec. 18, presented by Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences. “Brooklyn Bridge” starts its tale...

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