Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Theater Exchange on December 7

Chicago Public School The Office of Arts Education is pleased to present
The Theater Exchange
A free opportunity for CPS Educators to engage with Chicago’s theater professionals

Tuesday December 7, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
At: Juarez High School, 2150 S Laflin St. ,Chicago, Illinois 60608

Learn from Chicago’s Directing professionals about the role of the director and the collaborative relationship between director and designer.

Who should attend? Industry professionals, Teaching Artists, High School and Elementary Educators who are involved in leading students in performances

Panel members include:
Henry Godinez
– is a resident artistic associate at the Goodman and curator of the Goodman's Latino Theatre Festival. He is also the co-founder of Teatro Vista and an Associate Professor at Northwestern University.
Kimberly Senior – the founder of Collaboraction Theater, Kimberly has worked professionally in Chicago in a variety of positions for the past 15 years. She is an Artistic Associate of Strawdog Theater and an adjunct faculty member for DePaul University and Columbia College.
Steve Scott - is the associate producer of Goodman Theatre, where he has overseen more than 150 productions since 1987; he was also recently made a member of the Goodman’s Artistic Collective. Additionally he is an artistic associate of About Face Theatre, Eclipse Theatre Company and Collaboraction.
Linda Buchanan – is the head of scene design at Depaul University and has taught at Columbia College and the University of Chicago. She has designed for numerous theatres around the country and has received Joseph Jefferson Awards, a Helen Hayes Award for Dancing at Lughnasa at Arena Stage and numerous Joseph Jefferson Citations. She is a member of United Scenic Artists.
Heather Gilbert – is a lighting designer, based in Chicago. Recent designs can be seen at Court Theatre, Writers’ Theatre, Barrow Street Theatre, and Chicago Children’s Theatre. She was a recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Grant. Since 2006, she has served as the head of the lighting program at Columbia College Chicago.

Light appetizers and beverages will be provided.
To Register for this FREE event: contact Emerald City Theatre, 773-529-2690 x15 or email

Teachers receive professional development credits from attending a Theater Exchange Event. Register on CPS University for CPDU credit.

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