Artfully Accomplished

From industry icons to aspiring young professionals, the UChicago Alumni community includes an exceptional set of graduates who are shaping the fields of arts, culture, and entertainment. We hope you'll read about their accomplishments in the profiles below. And if you're professionally active in the arts, we invite you to check out the new UChicago Arts Alumni Network for a chance to connect with your peers, share your success stories, and help inspire the next generation of creative UChicago students. 

Alumni Profiles

Big Game Hunter
Software developer Alex Seropian, SB’91 redefined video games—and he sees profound changes to come.

Indie Cred
The critical success of the drama Fruitvale Station gives a career boost to aspiring producer Haroula Rose, AB’02, MAT’02.

Second City's First Man
At a memorial service for Bernard Sahlins, AB'43, friends and family recall the Second City co-founder’s passion for his work.

Right On Cue
From playing violin to writing music to steeping literature-inspired tea, Estlin Usher, AB’13, remains composed.

Channeling Carrie
Acclaimed director Kimberly Peirce, AB’90, revives the pop culture classic.

Proving Ground
How Hyde Park's idiosyncrasies enhanced Proof, the award-winning play by David Auburn, AB'91.

No Strings Attached
Alumni-led performance troupe Manual Cinema turns shadow puppetry into a cinematic experience.

Craft Singles
As editor of Kindle Singles, David Blum, AB'77, shapes the digital publishing strategy at Amazon.

Mad Man of Letters
An Indianapolis library dedicated to Kurt Vonnegut, AM’71, explores the emotional layers of the author’s life and work.

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