Guided by faculty who work as theater artists and scholars, students in the Theater department develop skills in multiple areas and techniques, connect theoretical and historical understanding with artistic expression, and realize their own creative visions in the classroom and on the stage.

Theater students have unparalleled access to world-class theater in the city of Chicago, with courses regularly taking trips to Steppenwolf, the Goodman, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, as well as to many other smaller but no less well-respected venues.  On a campus stage or in Chicago, texts and techniques discussed in the classroom come to life for students and faculty.

Department News

  • A new adaptation of Jules Verne’s sci-fi classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Written and directed by David Kersnar of Lookingglass Theatre. April 7th, 8th, 9th, and 14th,15th, 16th.
  • Notes from Abroad is a new feature on the Off-Campus Programs website, in which we highlight small snippets of a student’s experience.  This week’s feature is from Shelby Homiston ’17, a Theater major and a minor in Entrepreneurship currently studying abroad in London and Florence.