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Theater and Performance Studies supports innovative work at the intersection of theory and practice across a broad spectrum of disciplines. The University of Chicago’s undergraduate and graduate programs in TAPS stand out for the intellectual commitment they demand, the interdisciplinary perspective they require, and the extraordinary collaborative opportunities they provide with theater, dance, and performance companies in Chicago, across the country, and around the world.
Notable Alumni Include:
Faculty Info: Philip Bohlman (Music) Seth Brodsky (Music) Thomas Christensen (Music) Leslie Buxbaum Danzig (TAPS, Director of Undergraduate Studies) Martha Feldman (Music) Ariel Fox (East Asian Languages and Civilizations) Theaster Gates (Visual Arts) Berthold Hoeckner (Music) Matthew Jesse Jackson (Visual Arts & Art History) Loren Kruger (English & Comparative Literature) David J. Levin (Germanic Studies & Cinema and Media Studies) Agnes Lugo-Ortiz (Romance Languages and Literatures) John Muse (English, TAPS Director of Graduate Studies) Ellen MacKay Chair (English) Sarah Nooter (Classics) Larry Norman (Romance Languages and Literatures) William Pope.L (Visual Arts) Tina Post (English) Steven Rings (Music) Danielle Roper (Romance Languages and Literatures, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture) Rocco Rubini (Romance Languages and Literatures) Catherine Sullivan (Visual Arts) Christopher Wild (Germanic Studies) Judith Zeitlin (East Asian Languages and Civilizations)
The St. Louis Actors' Studio Presents NOW MORE THAN EVER on Zoom
March 05, 2021
The St. Louis Actors' Studio will be presenting a free Zoom Play by Chicago playwright Hanna Kime. The play is called 'Now More Than Ever' and will be screened for three nights only March 18-20 at 8pm. It is free to watch, but donations are encouraged.
Seven Strong Speaker Series Concludes With 'Black Men Teach'
March 04, 2021
The event will take place from 12-1 p.m. on March 9 and is titled, Black Man Teach, moderated by Xavier Ramey, the CEO of Justice Informed. F. Christopher Goins, Chief Diversity Officer of Thrive Chicago; Shawn L. Jackson, President of CCC's Truman College; and Michael Strautmanis, Chief Engagement Officer of the Obama Foundation join the event.
Sadie Barnette Presents Virtual Artist Talk in March
March 01, 2021
Artist Sadie Barnette will deliver a free virtual lecture and Q&A on March 30, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Zimmerli Art Museum and Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, this program is open to the public.
Court Theatre Announces Streaming Release Of AN ILIAD
February 25, 2021
Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, announces the streaming release of An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, based on Homer's The Iliad. The production, filmed in the Oriental Institute at The University of Chicago, will be available for digital access from March 3 through March 31, 2021.
'The University Of Chicago Presents' Announces Virtual Programming For Spring 2021
February 18, 2021
This spring, the University of Chicago Presents shares eight new virtual programs featuring artists from around the world. The concert series on Chicago's South Side has long been a premiere venue for internationally touring musicians of classical, jazz, early, and world music.
White Snake Projects Announces New Virtual Opera DEATH BY LIFE, Exploring Systemic Racism and Long-Term Incarceration
February 09, 2021
Galvanized by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last May, Cerise Jacobs and her activist opera company, White Snake Projects, began a process of development for a new production that would stand as a monument of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The result is the virtual opera Death by Life.
Composer and Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith Named 2021 USA Fellow by United States Artists
February 03, 2021
Iconic composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith has been named a 2021 USA Fellow by United States Artists. The award honors Smith’s creative accomplishments and supports his ongoing artistic and professional development.
The Town Hall Presents Portuguese Fado Singer Mariza in Concert
January 26, 2021
The Town Hall has announced Portuguese singer Mariza in a special streaming concert event, being filmed exclusively for this broadcast. Recorded in Lisbon, Portugal to be webcast January 29 at 8:00PM EST, Mariza will celebrate the release of her album 'Mariza Sings Amália', which pays tribute to Amália Rodrigues, the Queen of Fado.
Sideshow Theatre Company Welcomes New Ensemble Members and Artistic Associates
January 22, 2021
Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to welcome eleven new ensemble members and artistic associates. Ensemble members include Wardell Julius Clark, Greg Geffrard, Arti Ishak, Krystal Ortiz, Gabrielle Randle-Bent and Netta Walker. Artistic Associates include Patrick Agada, J. Nicole Brooks, Brynne Frauenhoffer, Jyreika Guest and Sarah Price.
Zimmerli Announces 2021 Virtual Programs
January 22, 2021
The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers has announced virtual programs for the new year while the museum building remains closed to the public and in-person events are suspended until further notice.
OSF Hires Amanda Brandes As New Director Of Development
January 13, 2021
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced today Amanda Brandes will become its new Director of Development in January 2021.
Hothouse Announces Schedule For JAZZ PLAZA: HOTHOUSE MEETS HAVANA
January 05, 2021
The award-winning Chicago-based nonprofit arts presenter HotHouse is pleased to announce the full schedule for “Jazz Plaza: HotHouse Meets Havana” streaming Jan. 21-24.
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.
Pegasus Theatre Chicago Announces Actors for Young Playwright Festival
December 29, 2020
Pegasus Theatre Chicago has announced the actor lineup for the 34th Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) streaming virtually January 7 - 31, 2021. This year’s Festival features three one-act plays, written by students from Kenwood Academy, Lane Tech College Prep and The University of Chicago Laboratory.
HotHouse Announces Schedule for JAZZ PLAZA: HOTHOUSE MEETS HAVANA
December 28, 2020
The award-winning Chicago-based nonprofit arts presenter HotHouse has announced the full schedule for “Jazz Plaza: HotHouse Meets Havana” streaming Jan. 21-24. Programming, recorded in advance, will be streamed internationally on HotHouse’s streaming platform HotHouseGlobal.