Partner / Internships

Goodman Theatre/ League of Chicago Theaters 

Professor Derrick Sanders in partnership with Goodman Theatre/ League of Chicago Theaters presents the annual August Wilson Monologue Competition which invites hundreds of Midwest-area high school students to compete in the Chicago Regional Semi-Finals in February.  The three winners travel to New York for the National Finals round in May which are presented by True Colors and Jujamcyn theaters at the August Wilson Theater on Broadway.   School of Theatre & Music (STM) provides rehearsal and competition space, faculty serve as performance coaches and judges, and theatre majors serve as mentors and event facilitators.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago / Lou Conte Dance Studio

Partnership allows UIC theatre majors to take professional dance lessons for 1 credit and at no additional cost, and shares classroom and/or rehearsal space at both UIC and Hubbard Street locations for both UIC and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

Lookingglass Theatre Company

Partnership allows UIC student interns to spend a semester working with the artistic personnel of the company, either as interns with the artistic director or with the director of a particular show in the Lookingglass Theatre Company’s season. 

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Summer New Work Development Internship

Partnership allows UIC student interns to spend a semester working with Steppenwolf's First Look series that fosters the creation and performance of new works. Interns observe the development of the work with the playwright and director as well as auditions, rehearsals, and performances. Each student's internship culminates in a presentation of that student's particular discoveries throughout the internship.

Casting Internship

Each semester, one or two UIC Theatre students assist the Steppenwolf Casting Assistant in each stage of selecting actors for a production. Student interns learn about the day-to-day functions of a professional theatre's artistic departments as they organize headshots, call actors and agents to schedule audition times, prepare sides and scripts for auditions and readings, and act as the monitor, and sometimes reader, for most Steppenwolf auditions in Chicago.

Eòlia Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

Study abroad partnership

Eòlia – Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, founded in Barcelona in 2000, is associated with theater companies Tricicle, Dagoll Dagom, and The Galilei Project. Eòlia provides its students with a high quality training in the performing arts that places a strong emphasis on practical experience and the collaboration of actors, playwrights and directors. Eòlia seeks to help its students further develop their unique artistic selves.

Eòlia is closely connected to both the national and international theatre arts scene, and has professional training programs for actors, singers, playwrights, dramaturges, producers, dancers and musicians. These programs incorporate current and cutting-edge artistic techniques, and are taught by renowned faculty active in the professional performing arts world. 
Eòlia is more than a theater school, it’s a living project––a space that offers students room to grow and an outlet for discovery.