University Theater has brought student-driven performance to UChicago since 1986. We now produce over thirty-five shows a year, across five distinct theater spaces, with an annual audience of ten thousand. From the smallest workshop reading to the largest mainstage, all of our productions are proposed, directed, designed and performed by students. We are excited to offer resources and audience to students with ambition, regardless of their major or minor. 

In addition to supporting student direction, TAPS offers opportunities for collaboration with Chicago theater professionals. Twice a year, TAPS invites directors, writers and designers from around the city to serve student performance and to develop new work with those students. The UT/TAPS Acting Studio production offers student actors the chance to work with directors like Audrey Francis of Black Box Acting, next to fellow students as well as professional actors. The UT/TAPS Pro Show invites writers and companies to develop and devise new work, through classes and rehearsal and production. In 2012, Mickle Maher of Theater Oobleck workshopped a stage adaptation of Stanislavski’s An Actor Prepares, and UT/TAPS presented its premiere. Most recently, The New Colony and UT/TAPS devised and premiered reWILDing Genius, which will be a part of Steppenwolf’s Garage Rep series this Winter.

University Theater is committed to nurturing artistic practice and affecting catharsis across campus. You should join us, soon.



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Spring 2014

1st Week: Theater[24]. FXK Theater.

3rd and 4th Weeks: New Work Week
Logan Center, Room 501.
Wednesday - Saturday 7pm & 9pm.

4th8th Weeks: Off Off Campus presents Just Kidding (Unless You Want To)
University Church.
Fridays 8:30
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5th and 6th Week: Buried in Bughouse Square: A Studs Terkel Circus
Directed by Halena Kays.
Theater West.
Thursday 7:30pm (FREE)
Friday 7:30pm • Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, May 11th 2pm

7th Week: A Weekend of Workshops
Directed by Alex Hearn, Derek Spencer, and Allie Garfinkle.
FXK Theater.
Thursday 7:30pm (FREE)
Friday 7:30pm • Sunday 2pm & 7:30pm
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8th Week: Sleuth
Directed by MC Steffan.
Theater East.
Thursday 7:30pm (FREE)
Friday 7:30pm • Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm
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9th Week: The Dean's Men present Much Ado About Nothing
Directed by Tess Drummond.
Logan Center Courtyard.
Wednesday 7:30pm • Thursday 7:30pm
Friday 7:30pm • Saturday 7:30pm
All shows are free 

9th Week: Apsara presents Indian Women Across the Ages
Logan Center, Theater East
Saturday, 2pm & 7pm
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10th Week: Cabaret
Directed by Dani Wieder.
Theater West.
Thursday 7:30pm (FREE)
Friday 7:30pm • Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm
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