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

  • New City Stage applauded lighting and design on Chicago’s “Animals Out of Paper” by Assistant Professor of Theater and Resident Designer/Technical Director Brian Healy. Click here to read the complete story.
  • Nathan Rohrer, the College’s costume shop manager and costume designer, received accolades in the Chicago Sun-Times for his work on the newest Thodos dance performance in Chicago. Click here to read the article.
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