The Theatre School at DePaul University

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The Theatre School at DePaul University, previously the Goodman School of Drama (also known as TTS and GSD, respectively) is the drama school of DePaul University. Founded when its very first class was conducted at the Art Institute of Chicago on January 5, 1925, the Goodman School officially became part of DePaul University on July 1, 1978 and was renamed The Theatre School at DePaul University in 1982.[1] The Theatre School is the Midwest region's oldest theatre conservatory and is ranked as one of the top professional theatrical training programs in the United States, enrolling approximately 320 students from North America and abroad. The Theatre School's main performance space is the Merle Reskin Theatre (formerly Blackstone Theatre) in Downtown Chicago.

The Theatre School is organized in three departments with the following degrees are currently on offer:

  1. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Costume Design, Costume Technology, Lighting Design, Scenic Design, Sound Design, Stage Management, and Theatre Technology
  1. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting
  2. Master of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing
Theatre Studies
  1. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dramaturgy/Criticism, Playwriting, Theatre Arts (with possible concentrations in Directing and Theatre for Young Audiences), and Theatre Management
  2. Master of Fine Arts in Arts Leadership

The Theatre School produces over two dozen public theatrical productions and nearly forty total productions each season. The Theatre School Showcase Series features contemporary and classic plays, while the Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences presents plays for children. Other mainstage productions include the New Directors Series (MFA Directing theses) and the New Playwrights Series (BFA Playwriting pieces).

Notable alumni (Goodman School of Drama, 1925–1982)[edit]

Notable alumni (The Theatre School, 1982–present)[edit]


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