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 Comedy, health care, theatre and law: Meet DePaul University’s Class of 2020

Comedy, health care, theatre and law: Meet DePaul University’s Class of 2020

CHICAGO — This June, DePaul University will celebrate the Class of 2020 in an unprecedented way: Online ceremonies that will provide graduates,... read more

Theatre grad aims high with solo show: ‘A Diva’s Bedroom’

Theatre grad aims high with solo show: ‘A Diva’s Bedroom’

​​CHICAGO — Since childhood, Sydney Michelle Nelson found solace in heading to her bedroom, closing the door and turning on music. She would transport... read more

 DePaul University nurses donate personal protection equipment to local hospitals

DePaul University nurses donate personal protection equipment to local hospitals

​​​CHICAGO — As health care providers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic face a national shortage of medical supplies, DePaul University’s... read more

DePaul University announces 2019 commencement speakers

DePaul University announces 2019 commencement speakers

CHICAGO — DePaul University’s 120th commencement will celebrate an estimated 6,600 graduates during seven separate ceremonies May 18 and June... read more

Controversial bathroom law spawns play on gender identity

Controversial bathroom law spawns play on gender identity

​CHICAGO — When North Carolina defined gender access to public bathrooms in 2016, people protested, corporations yanked expansion plans in the state,... read more

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences presents Dr. Seuss' ‘The Cat in the Hat’

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences presents Dr. Seuss' ‘The Cat in the Hat’

CHICAGO — Bright lights, loud noises and shushes from the audience can make the theatre an unwelcoming place for children with sensory... read more

Fullerton Stage at DePaul University to be renamed Dr. John R. and Joyce L. Watts Theatre

Fullerton Stage at DePaul University to be renamed Dr. John R. and Joyce L. Watts Theatre

​​CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University announces it is renaming the Fullerton Stage in recognition of John Ransford... read more

Family searches for meaning in Anton Chekov's 'Three Sisters'

Family searches for meaning in Anton Chekov's 'Three Sisters'

CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University will present Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters" directed by graduate student Jacob... read more

Stage adaptation of Richard Wright’s ‘Native Son’ explores systemic racism in 1930s South Side Chicago

Stage adaptation of Richard Wright’s ‘Native Son’ explores systemic racism in 1930s South Side Chicago

CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University presents the stage adaptation of Richard Wright’s 1940 novel “Native Son,” adapted by Theatre... read more

‘Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play’ takes different approach to storytelling

‘Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play’ takes different approach to storytelling

​CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University presents “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play” written by American playwright Anne Washburn and... read more

Children’s theatre production puts focus on fairness, friendship in ‘Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook’

Children’s theatre production puts focus on fairness, friendship in ‘Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook’

CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University will present “Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook,” written by Allison Gregory and adapted from the book... read more

Fairy tales with a twist in ‘Into the Woods’

Fairy tales with a twist in ‘Into the Woods’

​CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University will present “Into the Woods,” Steven Sondheim’s musical twist on the Brothers Grimm fairy... read more

​‘Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England’ explores evolution of relationships

​‘Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England’ explores evolution of relationships

CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University presents “Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England” written by Madeleine George and directed by... read more

‘Augusta & Noble’ addresses immigration for young audiences

‘Augusta & Noble’ addresses immigration for young audiences

CHICAGO — Carlos Murillo’s play about the child of undocumented immigrants seems to have uncanny timing. Immigration reform was at the forefront... read more

Theatre School grad works to expand access

Theatre School grad works to expand access

CHICAGO — As a child, Mishari Zambrano stepped into a circus tent with her mother and felt transformed. The swooping acrobats, thrilling music and... read more

Refugee scholar, Army veteran and theatre advocate among DePaul University graduates

Refugee scholar, Army veteran and theatre advocate among DePaul University graduates

CHICAGO — This weekend some 6,500 graduates will gather for DePaul University’s 119th commencement ceremonies and reflect on their... read more

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents two world premiere productions

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents two world premiere productions

CHICAGO ­— The Theatre School at DePaul University will present two world premiere productions in May directed by school alumni. “Michael Jordan in... read more

Autism experts at DePaul University discuss education, awareness

Autism experts at DePaul University discuss education, awareness

CHICAGO — Advances in education and the arts are changing the lives of people with autism, and DePaul University experts are available to discuss... read more

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences presents ‘Cinderella: The Remix’

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences presents ‘Cinderella: The Remix’

CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University presents “Cinderella: The Remix,” with book and lyrics by Psalmayene 24, music by Nick tha 1Da,... read more

DePaul University announces 2017 commencement speakers

DePaul University announces 2017 commencement speakers

CHICAGO — Speakers for DePaul University’s 119th commencement ceremonies are leaders in their respective fields including education, broadcast... read more

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents ‘Wig Out!’

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents ‘Wig Out!’

CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University will present Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “Wig Out!” with director Nathan Singh on the Fullerton Stage,... read more

Drama tells story of nearly forgotten African genocide

Drama tells story of nearly forgotten African genocide

CHICAGO – The Theatre School at DePaul University presents a drama with comedic undertones about an ensemble of eager, well-meaning young actors... read more

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents William Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents William Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’

CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University presents William Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” directed by Jacob Janssen. It is now playing and... read more

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences presents ‘Night Runner,’ a world premiere by Ike Holter

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences presents ‘Night Runner,’ a world premiere by Ike Holter

CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University presents “Night Runner,” a world premiere by Ike Holter and directed by Lisa Portes, with musical... read more

Modern take on ‘Romeo and Juliet’ examines politics, race and gender

Modern take on ‘Romeo and Juliet’ examines politics, race and gender

CHICAGO — Four hundred years ago, William Shakespeare wrote plays that explored sexual identity, familial obligation and public unrest. As a... read more

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Eurydice’

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Eurydice’

CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University will present “Eurydice,” a retelling of the Orpheus myth, written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by... read more

Meet DePaul University’s class of 2016

Meet DePaul University’s class of 2016

CHICAGO — Beneath the sea of mortarboards at DePaul University’s 118th commencement ceremonies, some 6,500 graduates will reflect... read more

Theatre School graduate uses performance for social change

Theatre School graduate uses performance for social change

CHICAGO — Jalen Gilbert can still remember the reaction he received after playing the lead role in his second grade school play. “People kept... read more

‘Imagining Heschel’ — a dialogue between renowned rabbi and cardinal — to be performed May 18 at DePaul University

‘Imagining Heschel’ — a dialogue between renowned rabbi and cardinal — to be performed May 18 at DePaul University

Dr. King taught that, in the end, how we live every day is of the greatest importance. Each morning we must remember that there is work to be done.... read more

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’

CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University will present “Peter Pan and Wendy,” adapted by Doug Rand from the cherished J.M. Barrie novel... read more

DePaul University 2016 commencement speakers: Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, and business, education, technology and humanitarian thought leaders

DePaul University 2016 commencement speakers: Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, and business, education, technology and humanitarian thought leaders

​CHICAGO — Speakers for DePaul University’s 118th commencement ceremonies are thought leaders in their respective fields including education,... read more

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents Molière's ‘The Misanthrope’

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents Molière's ‘The Misanthrope’

CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University presents a modern retelling of “The Misanthrope,” Molière's classic comedy of manners... read more

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents 'God's Ear'

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents 'God's Ear'

CHICAGO – The Theatre School at DePaul University will present “God’s Ear,” written by Jenny Schwartz and directed by Andrew Peters, on the Fullerton... read more

'In the Blood' premieres at The Theatre School at DePaul University

'In the Blood' premieres at The Theatre School at DePaul University

​​​CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University presents “In the Blood” by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Nathan Singh, in the Sondra & Denis... read more

World premiere of ‘Prospero’s Storm’ opens Jan. 14 for young audiences

World premiere of ‘Prospero’s Storm’ opens Jan. 14 for young audiences

​​​​​​CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University will present the world premiere of “Prospero’s Storm,” adapted and directed by Damon Kiely,... read more

August Wilson’s ‘Joe Turner’s Come and Gone’ opens Nov. 6 at Fullerton Stage Theatre

August Wilson’s ‘Joe Turner’s Come and Gone’ opens Nov. 6 at Fullerton Stage Theatre

CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University will present August Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” at the Fullerton Stage Theatre. The... read more

Ibsen’s ‘The Lady from the Sea’ launches season on the Healy stage at DePaul

Ibsen’s ‘The Lady from the Sea’ launches season on the Healy stage at DePaul

CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University will present Henrik Ibsen’s “The Lady from the Sea” as the first production of the season in... read more

‘Esperanza Rising’: Children’s show opens at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre Oct. 8

‘Esperanza Rising’: Children’s show opens at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre Oct. 8

CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University will open the 2015-16 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences series with “Esperanza... read more

The Theatre School at DePaul University announces the 2015-16 season

The Theatre School at DePaul University announces the 2015-16 season

CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University’s 2015-16 season features two world premiere productions, reimagined classics, contemporary pieces... read more

Meet DePaul University’s class of 2015

Meet DePaul University’s class of 2015

CHICAGO — Some 6,700 students will graduate from DePaul University this academic year and among them are Fulbright scholars, veterans, educators,... read more

Student playwright: ‘Rehearsals help get play on its feet’

Student playwright: ‘Rehearsals help get play on its feet’

If a family member or someone you love deeply told you they saw an angel, would you believe them? “I thought that was an interesting question;... read more

Lighting design students illuminate architecture of Lincoln Park church

Lighting design students illuminate architecture of Lincoln Park church

CHICAGO — When the sun goes down, Chicago’s beautiful architecture doesn’t disappear into the dark. Instead, lighting designers use technology and... read more

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents 2 world premieres

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents 2 world premieres

CHICAGO — New work will take center stage this spring, as The Theatre School at DePaul University offers two world premiere productions to conclude... read more

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents ‘The Duchess of Malfi’

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents ‘The Duchess of Malfi’

CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University will present “The Duchess of Malfi”’ by John Webster at the Fullerton Stage Theatre. The... read more

The Theatre School at DePaul presents ‘The Day John Henry Came to School’

The Theatre School at DePaul presents ‘The Day John Henry Came to School’

CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University will present “The Day John Henry Came to School” by Eric Pfeffinger, directed by Ernie Nolan,... read more

The Theatre School at DePaul presents ‘Elemeno Pea’

The Theatre School at DePaul presents ‘Elemeno Pea’

CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University will present “Elemeno Pea” by Molly Smith Metzler in the Sondra and Denis Healy Theatre, located... read more

The Theatre School at DePaul presents ‘Metamorphosis’

The Theatre School at DePaul presents ‘Metamorphosis’

CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University will present Steven Berkoff’s “Metamorphosis” in the Fullerton Stage Theatre in the Theatre School... read more