March 12, 2020 - Per university guidelines, all spring quarter classes will be conducted via remote learning. TAPS is expecting to run all courses as scheduled (and as you can imagine, we’re working hard to figure out what that will entail). Enrolled students will be contacted by their instructors prior to the onset of spring quarter on April 6th. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Vicki Walden, TAPS Academic Administrator.

Performance program
Given that the majority of students are remote learning away from campus for the spring quarter, TAPS has suspended spring quarter rehearsals and performances in our spaces for all Performing Arts Roundtable Registered Student Organizations (UT, Off-Off Campus, Fire Escape, Dean’s Men, A Cappella Council, Dance Council, Le Vorris & Vox Circus, Commedia dell’Arte). Utilizing technology and platforms available through the University, TAPS Pro Staff continues to support performing arts RSOs and campus partners with pre-production planning for 2020 – 2021, learning resources, and virtual meetings. If you have further questions, please contact Tiffany Trent, Interim Director of Performance Programs, TAPS Production Manager Brian Maschka, or North Theater Manager Samantha Rausch as appropriate.

Virtual Dance Lab
Dance company-in-residence, Lucky Plush, is offering daily online movement classes that are free to UChicago students, faculty and staff. Check out the schedule here, sign up, and keep moving!

Access UChicago updates and communications on coronavirus here.


The Committee on Theater and Performance Studies supports innovative work at the intersection of theory and practice across a broad spectrum of disciplines.  The University of Chicago’s undergraduate and graduate programs in TAPS stand out for the intellectual commitment they demand, the interdisciplinary perspective they require, and the extraordinary collaborative opportunities they provide with theater, dance, and performance companies in Chicago, across the country, and around the world. 


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