The Northwestern theatre faculty and staff are active artists working professionally as well as teaching. Students can work with these professors on campus through the independent study program, which gives students the opportunity to focus their interests even further. Many students have the opportunity to work with these professors outside of the Northwestern campus on various theatrical endeavors and projects because Northwestern faculty and alumni are active in a number of Chicago companies – The Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Remy Bumppo Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Victory Gardens, and Teatro Vista. Plays and productions originating in the department have gone on to be produced outside of Northwestern, and students have been able to perform professionally in these productions. Some examples include Peter Pan: A Play (Lookingglass), Hero (Marriott Lincolnshire), and The Sins of Sor Juana (The Goodman).
Casting notices for diverse area theatre and film opportunities are posted regularly by e-mail and on callboards in the building with many students receiving opportunities from these postings.
For more information, view the faculty profiles for Theatre.