The latest show to open on the mainstage this spring was a fabulous play WIG OUT!
This wild and unique show features a super talented cast of BFA and MFA students from our acting program here at DePaul, and directed by MFA director Nathan Singh. This play dives into the world of an underrepresented community of queer people of color, it is a story that doesn’t often get told, and for this reason it was a very welcome addition to our mainstage season.
Our website describes this play:
Welcome to the underground drag scene, a place where many gay men create families for themselves. The legendary House of Lights is one such family. As they prepare for a competitive ball with a rival house, each member confronts their identity within the family. Wig Out!
is an electrifying tale of community, queer sub-culture, and sexuality by Theatre School alumnus Tarell Alvin McCraney.
Themes: How far will we go to feel loved, accepted, and celebrated?
This play was written by Academy Award Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney, who is a Theatre School alumnus. It is an honor to be producing a play written by a member of our own TTS family, not to mention such an amazing artist. As part of the programming for this show, Tarell came to The Theatre School to join the post show discussion for this play as well as speak to the students of TTS about his successes since leaving DePaul. The cast features Vincent Banks
(Venus), Michael Cohen
(Lucien), Matthew Elam
(Wilson/Nina), Kayla Forde
(Faith), Keith Illidge
(Deity), Tia Jemison
(Fate), Michael Morrow
(Rey-Rey), Skylar Okerstrom-Lang
(Loki), Isaiah Rush
(Eric), Nick Trengove
(Serena), and Sola Thompson
(Fay).The production team includes
scenic design by Maggie Armendariz
, costume design by Hailey Rakowiecki
, lighting design by Emmaleigh Pepe-Winshell
, sound design by Connor Ciesil
, dramaturgy by Cassandra Kendall
and Patricia Mahoney
, and stage management by Ben Gates-Utter
Come check out The Theatre School on the corner of Fullerton and Racine. As always, student tickets are $5, and $15 for the general public. For ticketing info visit our website
Stay Fabulous DePaulians!