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Encyclopedia > Goodman School of Drama

The Goodman School of Drama is now styled the DePaul University Theatre School. Founded in 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, a city with a rich theatrical heritage, the Goodman School became part of DePaul University in 1978. The Theatre School is the Midwest region's oldest acting conservatory and is ranked as one of the top professional theatrical training programs in the United States, enrolling approximately 300 students from North America and aboad. DePaul University   DePaul University is a Big East Conference university in Chicago that was founded by the Vincentians in 1898. ... ...


With 14 areas of study, the Theate School offers B.F.A. degrees in Acting, Costume Design, Costume Technology, Lighting Design, Scenic Design, Theatre Technology, Stage Management, Playwriting, Theater Management, Dramaturgy/Criticism and Theater Arts. The M.F.A. program confers degrees in Acting, Directing, and Arts Leadership. Acting is the work off an actor, a person in theatre, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. ... Costume design is the design of the appearance of the characters in a performance. ... Dramaturgy is the art of dramatic composition and the representation of the main elements of drama on the stage. ... Generally a director is a person or one of a body of persons appointed to manage the affairs of a government agency, company, corporation, group or project. ...


The Theatre School practices a “learning by doing” philosophy, putting on almost two score theatrical productions each season. The Theatre School Showcase features contemporary and classic plays, while te Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences presents plays for children.


Graduates of The Theatre School can be found working around the world in theater, film and television. The list of actors trained by the Theatre School incudes Gillian Anderson, Bruce Boxleitner, Melinda Dillon, Linda Hunt, Harvey Korman, Karl Malden, Joe Mantegna, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Perkins, John C. Reilly, Carrie Snodgress, and Ted Wass. Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully Gillian Leigh Anderson (born August 9, 1968) is an American actress, best known for her role as FBI Agent Dana Scully in the American TV series The X-Files. ... Bruce Boxleitner as John Sheridan in Babylon 5 Bruce Boxleitner (born May 12, 1950 in Elgin, Illinois) is an American actor, best known for his leading roles in the television series The Macahans, Scarecrow and Mrs. ... Melinda Dillon (born October 13, 1939 in Hope, Arkansas), is an American actress and comedienne. ... Linda Hunt (born April 2, 1945 in Morristown, New Jersey, USA) is an American actress. ... Harvey Herschel Kormen (b. ... Karl Malden portraying Gen. ... Joe Mantegna as Detective Will Girardi in Joan of Arcadia Joe Mantegnas character, Fat Tony in The Simpsons Joseph Anthony Mantegna, Jr. ... Geraldine Page Geraldine Page (November 22, 1924 - June 13, 1987) was an American actress. ... Elizabeth Perkins Elizabeth Perkins (born November 18, 1960) is a well-known American movie, television and theater actress. ... John C. Reilly John Christopher Reilly (born May 24, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor of Irish and Lithuanian descent from the South Side of Chicago. ... Carrie Snodgress (October 27, 1946 - April 1, 2004, Los Angeles, California) was an American actress. ...


 
 

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