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Thank you for your interest in supporting The Theatre School!

Donations from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations fund scholarships and programs that support and enhance the mission of the school to provide the highest level of conservatory theatre training in the country to a diverse student body. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our students, faculty and staff are very grateful for your gift to the scholarship fund, the Capital Campaign or specific programs of the school.

The Joseph Slowik Endowed Scholarship Fund

Joe Slowik
(1927-2017)

Joe was an alumnus and Professor Emeritus of acting and directing at The Theatre School at DePaul University, formerly the Goodman School of Drama, where he taught for 54 years. Joe began teaching in 1953, after earning his MFA from the Goodman School of Drama. He played a key role as a core faculty member in transitioning the Goodman School of Drama to DePaul University. During his tenure, he served as the long-time head of the MFA directing program at The Theatre School, and directed more than a hundred productions over the course of four decades, including The Time of Your Life, Journey of the Fifth Horse, The Rose Tattoo, A Shayna Maidel, The Good Woman of Setzuan, Camino Real, The Skin of Our Teeth, Strider, Yerma, and Mother Courage and Her Children. He was the 2001 recipient of the Theatre School's Excellence in Teaching Award.

Joe brought so many inspiring qualities to his work at The Theatre School, among them: his wisdom, inspiration, high standards, insistence on discipline, and a deep commitment to his students. He exhibited great generosity in sharing ideas and information with his colleagues. Countless directors and performers were impacted through his mentorship.

You may contribute to this scholarship fund by making a gift via credit card. 

If you would prefer to mail your contribution, you may send it to:

The Theatre School at DePaul University
Attn: Stephanie Carper
2350 North Racine Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Checks should be made payable to The Theatre School at DePaul University and noting "The Joseph Slowik Endowed Scholarship Fund" on the memo line.


Take Your Seat and Support The Theatre School!

DePaul University invites you to support The Theatre School Capital Campaign. Your gift of a named seat will give you a permanent place inside The Theatre School's new home at the corner of Racine and Fullerton.

Be recognized for your support with a plaque bearing your name on one of a limited number of available seats within the 250-seat thrust theatre or the 100-seat flexible theatre in the new performing arts facility at the heart of the Lincoln Park Campus.

Don't miss this window of opportunity. Make your gift today and be a lasting part of this transformative space that will inspire generations of students and audiences.

For more information visit alumni.depaul.edu/takeyourseat.


Learn More

The Office of Advancement may be reached at giving.depaul.edu. This site contains information about all aspects of giving to the University and The Theatre School. This site will also direct you to a secure link, where you can make your gift and designate it for the program or funding initiative of your choice.


Make a Donation Online

Click the link below and make sure to select “The Theatre School” from the drop-down menu under School/College or Program. This will allow you to further define your gift to The Theatre School.
Make a Gift Now

For more information, please contact:
Stephanie Carper, Director of Development, Performing Arts
scarper@depaul.edu | 312-362-7135


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