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The Theatre School Gala LIGHTS UP! 2020

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Raised toward our $131,000 Goal
133 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 27, at 11:55 PM CST
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The Theatre School Gala LIGHTS UP! 2020

Supporting scholarships is now more critical than ever as students face new challenges due to the global pandemic, including loss of income, housing and food insecurity, and lack of access to the technology required for virtual learning. Our students are adapting and finding new ways to create digital theatrical experiences that speak to the current moment of civil unrest and division in our country. They are leading the way in revolutionizing the way we see and think about theatre, always with our core values at heart: Education, Respect, Freedom, Imagination, and Spirituality. Please consider donating today in any amount and tuning into The Theatre School Gala LIGHTS UP! at Home, a virtual gala, which will be held on Nov. 12th at 6 p.m. CST. All proceeds go directly to The Theatre School Scholarship Fund. 

Please join us for the virtual gala! The website will open at 5:30 p.m. CDT and the program will begin at 6:00 p.m. We invite you to sign on before 6:00 p.m. to view photos of the gala through the years. 


The Theatre School would like to thank the DePaul University Office of the President and the DePaul University School of Music for their support of this event. We would also like to thank our generous sponsors!







All donors who make a gift of $100 and above receive a complimentary Theatre School tote bag!

This stylish zippered canvas tote bags offers secure and roomy storage (20"W x 15"H x 5"D). The squared off bottom lets your tote bag stand up straight and the full length main zippered compartment lets you secure your belongings. This durable tote also has a zippered interior pocket for stashing keys, a phone, or other small items within easy reach. Show off your Theatre School pride with this sturdy tote for work, travel, lunch, workouts and more.

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New students

The Theatre School welcomed 126 incoming first-year students in fall 2020.


Feeding a student

This is the current cost of 14 weekly meals for a first-year student living on campus.


Elite programming

There were 1800 applications for the BFA program for the 2019-2020 year.


Global experiences

On average, it costs $3,000 for a student to attend a study abroad program with a focus on art creation.


Vast resources

There are over 4,500 scripts held in The Theatre School's Script Library.

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