Every project begins with a question.
Within the context of the College the Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) and University Theater (UT) strive to create a place to explore questions of expression and communication of values through the study of performance. Since its founding in 1898, University Theater has been a place where intellectual discourse leads to theatrical experimentation. We believe that's because of the unique perspective we bring to our work. The symbiosis of practical and theoretical coursework with student-driven productions has created a thriving program that is unique to the University of Chicago. Currently University Theater productions involve approximately 500 students, including actors, designers, directors, and production staffs with a yearly audience approaching 6,500.