CHICAGO — Journalists are invited to get a close-up look of
the newly constructed 165,000-square-foot artistic home to The Theatre School
at DePaul University in Lincoln Park. Special press tours are available from
2:30-3:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 prior to a dedication and ribbon cutting at 4 p.m.,
and also from 4-5 p.m. on Sept. 16, prior to a community open house at 5 p.m.
In-person interview opportunities are available Sept. 12
with architect Cesar Pelli, theatre planning consultant Robert Shook and
Theatre School dean John Culbert.
More information including fact sheets and photos are in the
online Press Room at https://theatre.depaul.edu/news-and-events/Pages/Press-Room.aspx
The Theatre School at DePaul University
2350 N. Racine Ave. (southwest corner of Fullerton and
Chicago IL 60614
Press Tours | 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Dedication/ribbon cutting | 4-5:15 p.m.
Press Tours | 3:30-5 p.m.
Community Open House | 5-7 p.m. |http://theatre.depaul.edu/about/facilities
Debut of the new Theatre School at DePaul University. The
custom-designed five-story building includes two theatre spaces — the 250-seat
thrust Fullerton Stage and the 100-seat black box Sondra & Denis Healy
Theatre — in addition to classrooms, acting labs, scene shop, costume shop,
makeup, paint, lighting laboratories and new media workshops. The openness and
transparency of the building’s design intentionally puts the excitement of
theatre education and performance on clear view for the Lincoln Park
neighborhood and theatergoers. More at https://theatre.depaul.edu/news-and-events/Pages/Press-Room.aspx.
WHO | Design Team
Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects/Cannon Design (Cesar
Pelli, Fred Clarke, Mitchell Hirsch, Gina Narracci, Katy Harp)
Theatre Planning Consultant: Schuler Shook (Robert Shook, Joshua
Grossman, Lisa Bernacchi)
Acoustics Consultant: Kirkegaard Associates
WHO | DePaul
President: The Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M.
Dean: John Culbert
Assistant Dean, Director of Administration: John Bridges
“It is a great privilege to have an artistic home of such
high caliber that was designed and built specifically for the making of
theatre, and for fostering a sense of community,” said John Culbert, dean of
The Theatre School at DePaul University. “We are very excited for the DePaul
community to tour our new spaces and to engage with us throughout the year.”
“It’s really transformative to have all of the school’s
faculty and staff in one facility,” said John Bridges, assistant dean and
director of administration of The Theatre School at DePaul University. “Our new
space brings The Theatre School into a true leadership position among theatre
ABOUT The Theatre
School at DePaul University
The Theatre School at DePaul University educates, trains and
inspires students of theatre in a conservatory setting that is rigorous,
disciplined, culturally diverse, and that strives for the highest level of
professional skill and artistry. A commitment to diversity and equality in
education is central to our mission. As an integral part of the training, The
Theatre School produces public programs and performances from a wide repertoire
of classic, contemporary, and original plays that challenge, entertain, and
stimulate the imagination. We seek to enhance the intellectual and cultural
life of our university community, our city, and the profession. More at http://depaulne.ws/TTShistory.