Loyola University Chicago


Department of Fine and Performing Arts

  • Faculty Spotlight

    An in-depth interview with Director of Theatre Lee Keenan

    In a recent interview, Director of Theatre Lee Keenan reflects on the themes and goals of the current mainstage season, the value of emphasizing dramaturgy, and the future of the theatre program at Loyola.
  • Student Research

    Mainstage Dramaturgy: Woolf's Assemblage of Adapted Characters in Orlando

    The characters of Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando shape a fantastical exploration of a young poet of the same name, Orlando. Drawing on a variety of sources to create these characters, Virginia Woolf took inspiration from both historical figures and her own life. The direct references to significant historical figures—like Queen Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, or Christopher Marlowe—ground the novel in a specific era, but the historical perspective provided by those “real-life” figures becomes even more complex when Orlando encounters people inspired by Virginia’s real life.
  • Student Research

    Mainstage Dramaturgy: Climate Refugees are not a Fiction

    Student Dramaturg for the recent Loyola production of Somewhere, Grace Herman, reflects on the play's direct and imaginative engagement with the impact of climate change on human lives. "Theatre is an artistic forum: it creates a place to exchange ideas and views. Somewhere asks us to discuss the climate crisis and climate refugees and to share ideas and knowledge about how we can intervene to prevent the future that the play predicts."
  • Faculty News

    Theatre Faculty Member Receives a 2022 Sujack Award

    Associate Professor of Theatre, Kelly Howe, Ph.D. is a recipient of the 2022 Edwin T. & Vivijeanne F. Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence.
  • Alumni

    Theatre Alumnus works at the intersection of performing and cinematic arts

    The Loyola Theatre Program's holistic approach to educating theatre artists forms the foundation of Max Gustafson's (BA, '18) interdisciplinary approach to creative collaboration.
  • Student Research

    Making OUR TOWN More Accessible

    Theatre major Gianni Carcagno's research increases the accessibility and inclusivity of the Theatre Program's current mainstage production of Our Town.