Coming Soon: Dance Composition Performance

Come dance your way to The Kathleen Mullady Theatre on Saturday, April 26, to see original dance numbers created and choreographed by Loyola dance students. The students that have choreographed the dances as well as the performers are student dancers of Loyola's composition class. For more information, Read more

Student Directing Scenes

Theatre students in Loyola's directing class will be taking a seat in the director's chair for the first time! Come and support these future directors on Saturday, April 26, at 9 AM. Yes, it's in the morning, but it's also FREE. Watch their creative imaginations Read more

Coming Soon: New Plays Festival

This Saturday, April 26, watch students perform plays directed by Loyola's Department of Fine and Performing Arts faculty. Held at the  Newhart Family Theatre at 7:30 PM, this event is free but tickets are going by fast! Be sure to book YOUR ticket, or more, today! For Read more

Coming Soon: Classical Chamber Recital

On Friday, April 25, classical student musicians will be performing in this end of the semester concert at the  Skowronski Music Hall. The performance will start at 7:30 PM and tickets will range from $5 - 10. End your long week listening to various pieces at the Read more

Coming Soon: Jazz Showcase

This Wednesday, on April 23, Loyola's Jazz Chamber and Jazz Ensemble will be performing their end of the semester showcase. Come support the musicians at 7:30PM. Tickets range from $5 - 10! For more information of this jazzy performance, click Read more

Sins Invalid

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Focusing on inclusion and empowerment, Sins Invalid is a group that has organized numerous performances that “celebrate artists with disabilities.”  This group has challenged the artistic status quo going on eight years, and now their incredible show is coming to Chicago on APR 11 at the Access Living Center!

The performance will feature not only live excerpts from the Sins Invalid repertoire, but also a full film about the group.  For them, the definition of “disability” includes actors with listening, speaking, and other physical impairments, as well as individuals who face discrimination based on sexual orientation and preference.  Sins Invalid works with these amazing actors to showcase a side of art not given nearly enough credit.  The movie in particular serves to mesh traditional perceptions of sexuality, beauty, and aesthetics with actors of color and disability.    Combined with interviews from cast members, the whole performance seeks to challenge the audience, and work towards establishing “a new paradigm of disability justice.”  

The live and film performances of Sins Invalid will be featured at the Access Living Center from 6:30PM to 9:00PM.  The event is FREE, but on a first come first serve basis.  You are also asked to refrain from using any scented products if you come see the performance.  For more information on this event, please click on the link here.  Also on APR 11 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM, artists from Sins Invalid will be hosting a free discussion about their work and the nature of disability justice.  This event will be held at the UIC “Pop Up Just Art” space, located at 729 Maxwell Street in Chicago.  For more information on this event and all upcoming Chicago Sins Invalid performances, follow the link to their Facebook page here.

Internships at the American Theater Company

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American Theater Company

Hey theatre majors! One of Chicago’s most innovative ensemble theatres, American Theater Company, is offering the opportunity to participate in a summer internship program.

If you are considering Chicago as your theatrical base, and would like to gain hands-on experience in an ensemble theatre, this could be your chance! The eight-week program will allow you to work on weekly ensemble projects, co-producing the ATC’s Youth Ensemble production, co-creation of a self-produced ensemble project, and more!

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2014. Check out our portfolio here for more details.

Driehaus Museum Internships

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You may have read the earlier post about internship opportunities at the Driehaus Museum this summer. If you haven’t gotten the chance, here’s a brief summary:

If you’re a serious student of the arts and would like to gain valuable job experience this summer, the Driehaus Museum is offering part-time internships of undergraduate and graduate students. The application deadline is one week away so be sure to hurry if you are interested. More information about the opportunity can be found here!