The Theatre School prepares students for careers in every discipline of professional theatre, emphasizing a learning-by-doing approach, through intensive training programs taught by expert faculty and staff who are working professionals in the dramatic arts.
All Theatre School students receive a scholarship, which helps us recruit and train students from diverse backgrounds, which in turn cultivates artists who represent and transform the community at large.
Scholarships help reduce the burden of student loan debt, making it more likely that our alums will be able to focus on the early building blocks of their artistic careers instead of having to divert their energy to day jobs. We know that a career in the arts can be sustainable, but long-term success in the arts builds on lower paying gigs at the start. COVID has been very hard on the live arts, and so reducing student debt is more important now than ever.
The Theatre School takes pride in being the home to the people who are the future of the American theatre, and we invite you to invest in the creativity and passion of the next generation of theatre artists.
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Photos in carousel above from Detroit '67, a winter 2021-2022 production and Squirrel Girl Goes to College: A Squirrel Girl Play, part of the 2021-22 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Series. Photos by Michael Brosilow.