Goodman Theatre/League of Chicago Theatres
UIC School of Theatre and Music 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. The School of Theatre and Music provides rehearsal and competition space, faculty serve as performance coaches and judges, and theatre majors serve as mentors and event facilitators.
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.
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.