Amy Jacobs (T’93)

Summer 2012 - Amy Jacobs (T’93) In 2011 Amy became a partner at Bespoke Theatricals, a leading Broadway General Management firm and is currently general managing Evita, starring Ricky Martin, and the play, Clybourne Park, which won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play and the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for best drama.

Professional Internship

Professional Internship. Supervised work on a professional production; focus may be on acting, design, play-writing, theater administration, or stage management. Written analysis of both the process of producing as well as the final production. Consent of instructor required. Offered only on Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Half course.

Dylan Parkes (T’08)

Summer 2012 - Dylan Parkes (T’08) arrived in Chicago in 2009 with a small sack of coins and a dream, and sought employment in the place where any young artist would: restaurants. He has since worked in some of the top Michelin-starred shops in the city, but his art has still been his focus. In late 2009, he founded a small production company, Sour Mash Productions, with fellow alums Gretchen Wright and Martin Zimmerman.

Independent Study

Independent Study.  Individual directed study in a field of special interest on a previously approved topic, under the supervision of a faculty member, resulting in an academic or artistic product. Consent of instructor and the director of undergraduate studies required. One course. 

Danya Taymor (T’10)

Summer 2012 - Danya Taymor (T’10) recently finished assistant directing The Broken Heart by John Ford, produced by Theatre for a New Audience and directed by Selina Cartmell. She is a 2011-2012 Resident Director at the Flea Theater in TriBeCa, and will be directing a full length original play about Juarez, Mexico there in October of 2012. Through the Flea, she also received a Van Lier Fellowship in directing. She is an SDC (stage directors and choreographers union) Observer for 2011-2012.

Gretchen Wright (T’09)

Summer 2013 - Gretchen Wright (T’09) is the Management Assistant at Court Theatre in Chicago, and will be starting her MFA in Theater Management at Yale School of Drama in the fall. Additionally, she’s been the Business Manager for Laboratory Dancers for two years and most recently helped produce the company's first cross-country tour, which took place in June.