In keeping with the school’s concept of the dual importance of theory and practice and of producing a superior quality of instruction, The Theatre School’s faculty and staff are highly qualified, both professionally and academically. The faculty is regularly supplemented by accomplished working professionals.
 
In addition, visiting artists and professionals appear in our guest speaker series, CHICAGO LIVE: THE ARTS. Among them have been playwright David Mamet; actresses Celeste Holm, Florence Henderson, and Julie Harris; actors Rip Torn, Charles Durning, Ray Liotta, Jonathan Pryce, Brian Dennehy, and Laurence Fishburne; Chicago’s nationally known Steppenwolf Ensemble including John Malkovich, Jeff Perry, and Gary Sinise; the late comedian Avery Schrieber; director JoAnne Akalaitis, Anne Bogart, Frank Galati, and Paul Sills; and alumni Gillian Anderson, Joe Mantegna, John C. Reilly, and Kevin Anderson, among scores of others. 

Anna Ables, M.F.A.

Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Southern Utah University

Narda Alcorn, M.F.A.

Stage Management
Yale School of Drama

Greg Allen, B.A.

Company Creation
Oberlin College

Claudia Anderson, M.F.A.

Voice and Speech
University of South Carolina

Jennifer Avery, B.A.

Acting
Smith College

Steven Baglio

Technical Assistant

Jeff Bauer, M.F.A.

Principles of Design
Northwestern University

Jason Beck, B.F.A.

Director of Admissions
The Theatre School, DePaul University

Mitsu Beck, M.Ed.

Executive Assistant to The Dean
DePaul University

Chris Binder, M.F.A.

Lighting Design and Chair of Design/Tech
Northern Illinois University

Suzanne Bizer, M.F.A.

Commercial Theatre Management
Brooklyn College

Bea Bosco, Ph.D.

World of The Theatre

University of Wisconsin

John Bridges, M.A.

Director of Administration and Assistant Dean
Western Illinois University

Jane Brody, M.F.A.

Acting
Illinois State University

Jason Brown, B.F.A.

Technical Drawing
The Theatre School, DePaul University

Barry Brunetti, M.F.A.

History of Dramatic Literature and Chair of Theatre Studies
The Theatre School, DePaul University

Linda Buchanan, M.F.A.

Associate Dean and Scenic Design
Northwestern University

Dexter Bullard, M.F.A.

Graduate Acting and Artistic Director, Showcase
Northwestern University

Richard Bynum, M.F.A.

Construction and Rigging
Yale School of Drama

Elizabeth Calvert, M.F.A.

Administrative Assistant
New School for Drama

David Castellanos, B.F.A.

Stage Management
The Theatre School, DePaul University

David Chack, B.F.A.

Theatre Studies
New York Univeristy Tisch School of the Arts

So Hui Chong, B.F.A.

Stitcher
School of The Art Institute

Nan Cibula-Jenkins, M.F.A.

Costume Design
Yale University

Timothy Combs, B.F.A.

Scene Shop Technical Director
Creighton University

Louis Contey, M.F.A.

Performance Workshop for Non-Majors

The Theatre School, DePaul University

Dean Corrin, M.F.A.

Associate Dean and Playwriting

Ohio University

John Culbert, M.F.A.

Dean
New York University

Julia Curns, B.M.

Box Office Manager 

DePaul University

Shanesia Davis, B.F.A.

Performance Workshop For Non-Majors
The Theatre School, DePaul University

Victoria Deiorio, B.F.A.

Sound Design
Syracuse University

Kevin Depinet, M.F.A.

Technical Drawing
Illinois State University

Deb Doetzer, B.A.

Voiceover 

University of Massachusetts, Boston

Molli Duckworth, B.S.

Administrative Assistant
University of Evansville

Patrice Egleston, M.F.A.

Movement
Southern Methodist University

Mark Elliott, M.F.A.

Musical Theatre
San Diego State University

Myron Elliott, M.F.A.

Costume Shop Manager
Ohio University

Kirsten Fitzgerald, M.F.A

Scene Study

University of Iowa

Kristina Fluty, M.A. 

Movement 

Columbia College, Chicago

Tosha Fowler, MFA

Acting
The Theatre School, DePaul University 

Kevin Christopher Fox, B.F.A.

Performance Workshop
The Theatre School, DePaul University

Christine D. Freeburg, B.F.A.

Stage Management
The Theatre School, DePaul Univeristy

Andrew Gallant, M.F.A.

Meisner 

The Theatre School, DePaul University

Linda Gillum, M.F.A.

Acting
University of Illinois

Anastasia Gonzalez

Budget Manager

Vanessa Greenway

Pilates

The Theatre School, DePaul University

Noah Gregoropoulous, B.S.

Improvisation

Northwestern University

Phyllis E. Griffin, M.F.A.

Voice and Speech
Goodman School of Drama

Criss Henderson, B.F.A.

Arts Leadership Program
The Theatre School, DePaul University

Todd Hensley, M.F.A.

Lighting Design
University of Minnesota

Joel Hobson, M.F.A.

Production Management Seminar
University of Georgia

Carolyn Hoerdemann, B.F.A.

Performance Workshop For Non-Majors
The Theatre School, DePaul University

Chris Hofmann, B.A.

Director of Technical Operations
Adams State College

Wendy Irvine

Director of Development, Performing Arts

John Jenkins, B.A.

Movement, Technique
Pittsburgh State University

Jim Jensen, B.A.

Theatre Management
Northwestern University

Nick Johne

Acting

Chris Jones, Ph.D.

Dramatic Criticism, Graduate Seminar
The Ohio State University

Linda Jones, M.A.

Group Sales Rep, Merle Reskin Theatre
University of Illinois-Springfield

Lin Kahn, M.A.

Modern Dance
Case Western Reserve University

Jan Kallish

Theatre Management

Nick Keenan, B.A.

Sound Design

University of Massachesetts, Amherst

Jay Kelly, B.A.

Theatre Management
University of Missouri

Shane Kelly, M.F.A.

Theatre Technology
University of Delaware

Trudie Kessler, M.F.A.

Voice and Speech
University of California, Irvine

Damon Kiely, M.F.A.

Directing Theories  Columbia University 

Ryan Kitley, M.F.A.

Performance Workshop for Non-Majors

The Theatre School, DePaul University

Jason Knox, M.F.A.

Sound Design

Purdue University

Suzanne Lang, M.F.A.

Performance Workshop For Non-Majors
The Theatre School, DePaul University

Reginald Lawrence, M.S.

Dramatic Writing for Non-Majors
University of Illinois, Urbana

Ed Leahy, M.F.A. 

Construction and Rigging 

University of Delaware

Jen Leahy, B.F.A.

Assistant Technical Director
The Theatre School, DePaul University

Camille Litalien, M.A.

Movement  
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

Jack Magaw, M.F.A.

Scene Design, Technical Drawing
Northwestern University

Josh Maniglia, M.S.

Technical Operations Manager
DePaul University

Dawn G. McKesey

Assistant Manager, Costume Shop

Marcelle McVay, B.A.

Theatre Management
Northwestern University

Susan Messing, B.S.

Improv
Northwestern University

Janet C. Messmer, M.A.

Costume Technology
University of Illinois

Matt Miller, B.A. 

On Camera 

Calvin College

Daniel Moser, Ph.D.

World of The Theatre
Northwestern University

Carlos Murillo

Playwriting, Solo Performance

Kimosha Murphy, M.A.

African Dance
Southern Illinois University

David Naunton, B.A.

Sound Design and Technology

Ripon College

Julia Neary, B.F.A.

Movement and Acting

The Theatre School, DePaul University 

Ernie Nolan, M.F.A.

Theatre Studies  The Theatre School, DePaul University

William O'Connor, M.A.

History of Dramatic Literature

University of Chicago

Courtney O'Neill, M.F.A.

Technical Drawing 

Northwestern University

Tanya Palmer, M.F.A.

Playwriting
York University

Rachael Patterson, B.A.

Acting for the Camera 
University of Notre Dame

Coya Paz, Ph.D.

Theatre Studies
Northwestern University

Chris Peak, M.F.A.

Dramatic Literature

The Theatre School, DePaul Univeristy

Aaron Pijanowski, B.F.A.

Technical Assistant 

University of Illinois, Urbana

Russell Poole

Technical Drawing

Lisa Portes, M.F.A.

Directing and Artistic Director, Chicago Playworks
University of California-San Diego

Henrijs Preiss, M.A.

Media for Designers, Rendering
Central St. Martins School of Art and Design

Nicholas Sandys Pullin, M.A.

Stage Combat
Cambridge University

Janice Pytel, M.F.A. 

Costume Design 

Northwestern University

Birgit Rattenbourg-Wise, M.A.

Costume Design and Costume Technology
University of Kansas

Gerald Reynolds

Scene Shop Foreman

Clifton D. Robinson

Master Drummer/West African Dance

Maren Robinson, M.A.

Dramaturgy

University of Chicago

Michael Rourke, M.F.A.

Design Workshop, Lighting Technology
University of Virginia

Alan Salzenstein, J.D.

Performing Arts Management and Arts Leadership Program
IIT, Chicago Kent College of Law

James Savage, B.F.A.

Sound Technology
University of Cincinnati

Mary Schmich, B.A.

Movement

Pomona College

Roche Schulfer, B.A.

Theatre Studies
University of Notre Dame

Ron Seely, B.F.A.

Master Electrician
The Theatre School, DePaul University

James Sherman, M.F.A.

Playwrights’ Seminar
Brandeis University

Leslie Shook, M.A.

Theatre Manager, Merle Reskin Theatre
University of Illinois

Rachel Shteir, D.F.A

Dramaturgy/Criticism
Yale School of Drama

Rachel Slavick, M.F.A.

Performance Workshop For Non-Majors
The Theatre School, DePaul University

Joseph Slowik, M.F.A.

Professor Emeritus
Goodman School of Drama

Jennifer Smith, B.F.A.   

Production Coordinator
The Theatre School, DePaul University

Wayne Smith, B.F.A.

Property Master and Assistant Technical and Safety officer
University of Illinois, Urbana

Elizabeth J. Soete, B.M.E.

Development
Northwestern University

Sigrid Sutter, M.F.A.

Classical Acting
George Washington University

Noelle Thomas, M.F.A.

Design Workshop 

Northwestern University

Andrea Tichy, B.F.A.

Manager of Public Relations and Special Events
The Theatre School, DePaul University

Phil Timberlake, M.F.A.

Voice and Speech, Chair of Performance
Virginia Commonwealth University

Melissa Tropp, B.A.

Admissions Assistant
Illinois State University

Alden Vasquez

Stage Management
Roosevelt University

Ann Wakefield, M.A.

Acting
Nantes University

John Ransford Watts, Ph.D.

Dean Emeritus
Union Graduate School

Joanna White, M.F.A.

Scenic Artist
University of Florida

Laura Whitlock, B.A.

Costume Technology
University of Northern Iowa

Jeanne Williams, B.F.A.

Coordinator  of Academic Services
Columbia College

Sandy Wilson, B.A. 

Playwriting and Directing

Mount Holyoke 

Nan Zabriskie, M.F.A.

Make-Up
University of Minnesota

Dexter Zollicoffer, M.F.A.

Diversity Student Mentor
The Theatre School, DePaul University