Loyola University Chicago
Department of Fine & Performing Arts, Theatre Program
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Loyola’s Theatre Program strives to make the most out of a liberal arts education. Through this program, students cultivate an expansive foundation of all aspects of the art form; from literature, theatre history and criticism to directing and design. To ensure growth and success within the program, students are encouraged to perform, design, and direct in numerous theatre opportunities made available by the department.
Notable Alumni Include:
Faculty Info: Mark E. Lococo, Ph.D., Sandra Kaufmann, Rafael E. Vera, M.F.A., Anthony Molinaro, M.M., Lee Keenan, M.F.A.
AMERICAN MASTERS Examines the Life and Career of Author Flannery O'Connor
February 24, 2021
Featuring new, original interviews with Mary Karr, Hilton Als, Alice Walker, Tobias Wolff, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice McDermott and others.
Milwaukee's First Stage Streams THE CRUCIBLE
February 03, 2021
Next up in First Stage's Through Our Lens 2021 Virtual Season of Plays will be Arthur Miller's powerful and timely drama THE CRUCIBLE. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award and inspired by the McCarthy hearings of the 1950s, the play takes audiences back to a fictionalized account of the Salem, Massachusetts witch trials that took place during the years 1692 and 1693.
Peninsula Players Announces Artistic Director Greg Vinkler to Retire
January 22, 2021
When the theater's 2021 season comes to a close, Artistic Director Greg Vinkler will step down from administrative duties and retire. Linda Fortunato, a dedicated company member of 17 seasons at Peninsula Players, has been appointed associate artistic director and will work alongside Vinkler throughout the 2021 season.
Steep Theatre Expands Ensemble
December 29, 2020
Steep Theatre will welcome several new members to its ensemble of artists. Laura Alcalá Baker, Debo Balogun, Chris Chmelik, Destini Huston, Omer Abbas Salem, and Joe Schermoly are Steep’s newest Ensemble Members. All six of these artists have played pivotal roles in Steep’s artistic development over the past several years, and the company is honored to have them involved in shaping the organization’s future.
Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble Rooms Sypmosium Now Available Online
December 14, 2020
Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble's symposium on Anna Sokolow's Rooms that took place on December 5, 2020, is now available online for review. The free event was moderated by Dance Enthusiast Founder and Editor in Chief Christine Jowers, and featured speakers from the Library of Congress, Prof. Neil Baldwin, and dancers who have performed Rooms.
Playwrights From Across the Country Present New Short Plays In AMERICAN THEATRE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY Anthology
December 02, 2020
Playwrights from across the country join together for an upcoming anthology of drama. Contributors include Chicago writers Emma Rund and John Joseph Enright, Baltimore actor Alexander Scally ,and several other playwrights.
Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble Presents Free ROOMS Symposium Celebrating 65 Years Of Sokolow's ROOMS
November 19, 2020
Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble will present a symposium on Anna Sokolow's Rooms on December 5, 2020. This FREE event will be moderated by Dance Enthusiast Founder and Editor in Chief Christine Jowers, and feature speakers from the Library of Congress, Prof. Neil Baldwin, and dancers who have performed Rooms across a half-century.
Goodspeed Musicals Announces New Online Education Programs Featuring Casey Hushion, Parker Esse and More
September 02, 2020
Beginning this month, Goodspeed Musicals will offer robust performing arts education and training programs for students 7 years of age and older - all from the comfort and safety of home.
Audible Announces Third Emerging Playwrights Fund Class
August 24, 2020
Audible has announced its latest Emerging Playwrights Fund class.
Introducing Yale School Of Drama's Design Class Of 2020
May 20, 2020
YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA introduces the 2020 Class of scenic, costume, lighting, sound, and projection designers, who matriculated this week. A showcase of these artists' work will be held in New York when conditions allow. More information will be shared online at drama.yale.edu/designshowcase2020 when possible.
Casting Announced for Congo Square Theatre Company's DAY OF ABSENCE
January 13, 2020
Congo Square Theatre Company, well known for its powerful portrayal of African American classics and gripping new works, commemorates its 20th Anniversary season with a rare production of the 1965 satirical fantasy Day of Absence at the Richard Christiansen Theatre (housed inside Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.), February 27-March 22, 2020. The official opening night is Monday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Belmont Theater District Celebrates The Season In December
December 02, 2019
The Belmont Theater District (BTD), Chicago's largest theater district located in the Lakeview West and Lakeview East neighborhoods, celebrates the holidays this November and December. The Belmont Theater District acts as an advocate to create, promote and strengthen the diverse artistic offerings of the Lakeview West and Lakeview East neighborhoods to its residents and visitors.
Photo Flash: Haven Presents DIRECTORS HAVEN 2019 At The Den Theatre
October 18, 2019
Haven is pleased to present its fifth DIRECTORS HAVEN, the company's ever-growing initiative annually showcasing the talents of three rising directors. This season, Lauren Katz directs Caryl Churchill's ambitious surrealist work THIS IS A CHAIR; Aaron Mays helms Sonia Sanchez's lyrical drama 2 x 2; and AJ Schwartz directs Dan Giles' tender yet challenging one-act HOW YOU KISS ME IS NOT HOW I LIKE TO BE KISSED.
SDC Launches 4th Season Of Screen-to-Screen Series Featuring Rebecca Taichman and More
October 07, 2019
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), the theatrical Union that represents over 4,000 professional stage directors and choreographers kicks off their 4th season of Screen-to-Screen, an exclusive program for SDC Associate Members working in academia on October 7th.
Haven Announces 2019-20 Season
July 12, 2019
Haven Theatre, newly rebranded as "Haven," announces its 2019-20 Season, kicking off this fall with its fifth consecutive DIRECTORS HAVEN, three short plays showcasing the talents of early career directors, each with razor-sharp and inspiring visions for their work and our industry. Helming this year's productions are Lauren Katz, Aaron Mays and AJ Schwartz.