- Some of Chicago’s best-known theater pros have been graduation speakers for Lake Forest College, including:
- Barbara Gaines, co-founder and artistic director, Shakespeare Theater
- Kelly Leonard ’88, vice-president of Second City
- Regina Taylor, Golden Globe- winning actress and playwright
- Rebecca Gilman, award-winning playwright
- Robert Falls, artistic director, Goodman Theater
Theater students have unparalleled access to world-class theater in the city of Chicago, with courses regularly taking trips to Steppenwolf, the Goodman, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre , as well as to many other smaller but no less well-respected venues. On a campus stage or in Chicago, texts and techniques discussed in the classroom come to life for students and faculty.
And now, a delightful and hilarious sci-fi musical about a bloodthirsty plant!
The Chicken Bone (photo credit: Evan Hanover)