Founded in 2006, The Dean's Men is a student organization at the University of Chicago dedicated to the works of William Shakespeare. Through University Theater productions and other activities, we strive to bring the Bard's writing to the school and create a community of theater makers in the process. We are dedicated to this community, which prospers through social events as well as the rehearsal process. We believe in the importance of its warm, joyous existence. As we continue to cultivate and strengthen our art, so we continue to cultivate and strengthen our community.
In addition to our quarterly University Theater show, we take part in community outreach, engage with academic resources, and participate in other artist and social endeavors. In the past, such endeavors have included working with local middle school students at St. Thomas Academy, organizing play readings, hosting Shakespeare-themed movies, and organizing gatherings with David Bevington, the world-renowned Shakespeare scholar; and many other artistic and social endeavors.
Once a Dean's Man, always a Dean's Man.
Dean's Men Board 2017-18
President – Peyton Walker
Secretary – Michelle Noyes
Treasurer – Edwin Gavis
Arts Chair – Jacob Goodman
Committee Liaison – Ian Grant-Funck
Education Chair – Laura Bevington
Social Chair – Charlie Lovejoy