The Theatre School trains students to the highest level of professional skill and artistry in an inclusive and diverse conservatory setting.
We advance intellectual development and ethical consciousness. We foster moral, spiritual, social, political, and artistic growth. We promote participation in civic life.
We inspire respect for self, for others, for the profession, and for humanity. We embrace the Vincentian model of service.
We build a community founded on the principles of creativity and freedom of expression. We value initiative, innovation, exploration, and risk taking.
We celebrate the primacy of the imagination in our work.
We believe theatre is a place for reflection, awakening, and the development of moral awareness.— Adopted by faculty and staff of The Theatre School at DePaul University, 2016
After nearly a century of training generations of theatre artists, The Theatre School claims an extraordinary array of talented and experienced alumni who have made an incalculable impact on the American theatre. We are so proud to call them our own.
The Theatre School has a nine-decade tradition of educating, training and inspiring those who will shape the future of American theatre.
Each year The Theatre School reaches thousands of audience members while its world-renowned faculty shapes the industry through diverse professional activities.
The Theatre School Board has two primary functions: to raise funds to support the school’s programs and scholarship awards, and to raise the visibility and stature of the school in Chicago and nationally.
There are three categories of membership: Sustaining Members, who actively support the mission of the school through advocacy and philanthropy; Professional Associates, who promote connections between the school and the entertainment industry; and Honorary Board Members, elected in recognition of their dedication and service to The Theatre School.
We are grateful for the many ways in which our board members contribute to the life of the school.