Welcome to the Committee on Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago!

Orientation will provide individuals with an introduction to TAPS mission to enable students to develop a nuanced and sophisticated vocabulary with which to analyze theater and performance and to offer students a wide range of artistic experiences in both student-initiated and professionally led productions. 

We are delighted to welcome new, returning, and incoming transfer students to the University this fall. This year, orientation will occur virtually with a series of engaging videos, Q&A, and discussion content.


Meet the Professional Staff
Monday, September 21 at 2pm | Access
Q&A on our backgrounds, experiences, and how we support TAPS Performance and coursework.

Get Moving with TAPS Dance
Tuesday, September 22 at 2pm | Access
Get moving and meet Director of Dance Julia Rhoads. Learn about offerings whether you are a beginner or more advanced.

Performing Arts Panel
Wednesday, September 23 at 2pm | Access
Join us to learn more about each of the organizations from the Performing Arts Roundtable

Make It a Major or Minor
Thursday, September 24 at 2pm | Access
Learn more about the TAPS Undergraduate program which seeks to animate the intersection of theory and practice in the arts.