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The Chicago Tribune called us “a legendary training ground,” and it’s true—The Theatre School at DePaul has been a place where industry greats have cut their teeth since 1925.

 

Mission

The Theatre School trains students to the highest level of professional skill and artistry in an inclusive and diverse conservatory setting.

The Theatre School Values

Education

We advance intellectual development and ethical consciousness. We foster moral, spiritual, social, political, and artistic growth. We promote participation in civic life.

Respect

We inspire respect for self, for others, for the profession, and for humanity. We embrace the Vincentian model of service.

Freedom

We build a community founded on the principles of creativity and freedom of expression. We value initiative, innovation, exploration, and risk taking.

Imagination

We celebrate the primacy of the imagination in our work.

Spirituality

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

 

Alumni Network

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.

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History

The Theatre School has a nine-decade tradition of educating, training and inspiring those who will shape the future of American theatre.

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Annual Report

Each year The Theatre School reaches thousands of audience members while its world-renowned faculty shapes the industry through diverse professional activities.

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The Theatre School Board

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.

Sustaining Board Members

Michael J. Faron
Chairman
W.E. O’Neil Construction Company
Sondra Healy
Chair Emeritus
Chairman of the Board
Turtle Wax, Inc.
Joseph Antunovich
President
Antunovich & Associates
Jax L. Black
Strategy Catalyst
DyMynd
Paul Chiaravalle
President / CEO
Chiaravalle & Associates
Lorraine M. Evanoff
Director of Finance
CineSky Pictures, LLC
Whitney A. Lasky
Tamara L. Meyer
CEO & Founder
Lakewood Strategy & Consulting LLC
Irene Michaels
IOnTheScene.com
Brian Montgomery
Vice President, Labor and Employee Relations
Exelon Corporation
Marcello Navarro
Director of Business Development
Elite General Contractors
Vonita Reescer
VDR & Associates, LLC
Linda Sieracki
Richard Sieracki
CEO
The Kenneth Group,LLC
Monsignor Kenneth Velo
Office of Catholic Collaboration
DePaul University
Tomer Yogev
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Tandemspring

Professional Associates

Paula Cale Lisbe
Actor
Glenn Davis
Co-Artistic Director
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Scott L. Ellis
ADAMS Associate Artistic Director
The Roundabout Theatre
Scott and Samantha Falbe
Intelligent Lighting Creations
Zach Helm
Screenwriter & Director
Criss Henderson
Executive Director
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Paul Konrad
Weather / Reporter
WGN-TV News
Amy Pietz
Actor
John C. Reilly
Actor
Charlayne Woodard
Actor & Playright
Dennis Zacek
Director
Former Artistic Director, Victory Gardens Theater
 

Honorary Board Members

Merle Reskin