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DePaul fine arts students adjust to remote learning

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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 for their students?  Students are seeing both positive and negative changes associated with online l...

A Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds: DePaul’s newest onstage production infuses classic story with modern dance

A Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds: DePaul's newest onstage production infuses classic story with modern dance

Carolyn McCabe, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019

“A Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds” opened at The Theater School on Wednesday, February 13, nearly 100 years after it opened in Warsaw, Poland. Placed in a shetel in 1880s Eastern Europe, the play tells a story of lost souls, love and destiny, all while honoring Jewish traditions and people. The storyline...

Theatre School’s “Into The Woods” dreams big

(Photo courtesy of the DePaul Theatre School)

Carina Smith

November 6, 2017

The iconic musical “Into the Woods” made its debut show at the Fullerton Stage at The Theatre School on Nov. 3, and DePaul’s production blew Cinderella out of her slippers. Read More »...

‘Eurydice’ to open at The Theatre School

'Eurydice' to open at The Theatre School

Taylor Ashmore

October 24, 2016

The DePaul Theatre Company is tackling its newest challenge in its performance of the play “Eurydice.” “Eurydice,” written by Sarah Ruhl, is based off of the Greek myth of Orpheus and covers serious topics including love, family, and death. Read More »...

Wrights of Spring festival at DePaul Theatre School celebrates work of young playwrights

The Theatre School students Shea Corpora, Kaysie Bekkela and Emily Witt work together during a playwrighting class taught by Dean Corrin. (Geoff Stellfox / The DePaulia)

Emma Rubenstein

May 17, 2015

The electric and innovative Wrights of Spring Festival takes place over two weeks every year, during which student scripts are explored in various forms. Read More »...

Mesmerizing performances in DePaul Theatre School’s ‘Metamorphosis’

Trevor Bates scampers about as Gregor Samsa, a salesman who wakes one morning to find he has turned into an insect. “Metamorphosis” runs through Feb. 15 at The Theatre School’s Fullerton Stage. (Photo courtesy of Michael Brosilow)

Emily Brandenstein

February 8, 2015

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 »...

DePaul Theatre School alumni reunite in ‘Top Girls’

The cast of “Top Girls” by Caryl Churchill, directed by Mark Boergers. Clockwise from upper left:  Kate Smith, Aislinn Kerchaert, Patricia Lavery, Kelsey Phillips, Meg Elliott, Natalie Sallee, Tyler Meredith, Lana Smithner and Robyn Novak. (Photo courtesy of Alexa Ray Meyers)

Emma Rubenstein

January 11, 2015

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 »...

Q&A: Wilam Tarris of ‘Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale’

Q&A: Wilam Tarris of 'Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale'

Emma Rubenstein

December 7, 2014

This winter, Broadway in Chicago is bringing a new take on holiday theater to the city. Written by Dee Snider of Twister Sister and directed by Adam John Hunter, "Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale" provides a delightfully unconventional holiday production that resides between the realms o...

DePaul Theatre School’s ‘Phantom Tollbooth’ not just child’s play

The Theatre School brings to life Norton Juster’s classic 1961 children’s book “The Phantom Tollbooth.” It runs through Nov. 15 at the Merle Reskin Theatre. (Michael Brosilow / The Theatre School)

Alicya Dennison

October 19, 2014

Amid midterm milestones, The Theatre School’s production of “The Phantom Tollbooth” sparked a refreshing upturn of emotions. The play debuted Oct. 7 at the historic Merle Reskin Theatre and will run through Nov. 15. Read More »...

Story hits home: Characters shine in DePaul Theatre School’s production of ‘In the Heights’

“In the Heights” runs through Oct. 12  on The Theatre School’s intimate Fullerton Stage. (Michael Brosilow / The Theatre School)

Grant Myatt

October 5, 2014

More than 700 miles separate Chicago and New York City, but the story of a tight-knit community in “In the Heights” hits close to home. Leaving for school, scholarships, grades and trying to find where you fit in are all situations college students can understand and relate to on some level. And w...

DePaul Theatre School prepares spin on Tony Award-winning musical ‘In the Heights’

DePaul Theatre School prepares spin on Tony  Award-winning musical ‘In the Heights’

Grant Myatt

September 22, 2014

[hr] [dropcap]S[/dropcap]tanding center stage, Wesley Toledo’s focus was all forward as director Lisa Portes gave him notes, while the cast of about 15 buzzed with excitement from behind. As Portes turned to walk back to her seat, his eyes began to wander looking at the set and cast behind h...

Q&A: Theatre School alum Bridget Schreiber in ‘Whaleship Essex’

The cast of Shattered Globe Theatre’s Midwest premiere of

Emma Rubenstein

September 21, 2014

This fall, Shattered Globe Theatre is bringing a magnificent tale to life. “The Whaleship Essex,” written by Joe Forbrich and directed by Lou Contey, tells a story of resilience and heartbreak. Cast member and DePaul Theatre School Alumni, Bridget Schreiber, spoke with The DePaulia to provide ins...

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