TAPS weekly cohorts

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Choreography Cohort
Fridays from 12:30p-2:30p in Logan 701

Led by Julia Rhoads, Director of Dance in TAPS, the Choreography Cohort offers students an opportunity to discuss approaches to creating dance and movement-based work, experiment with new methods alongside peers, and get feedback on choreography-in-progress. No experience with choreography is required to attend.

Contact: jrhoads1@uchicago.edu

Costumes Cohort
Fridays from 2:00p-3:00p in Logan 032A

This is an opportunity to build a support network to work together to share information on how we best facilitate performance and arts engagement. No previous experience in costumes is necessary to attend.

Contact: nrohrer@uchicago.edu

Director Cohort
Thursday from 4:00-5:00p in TAPS Production Office (Rm 223)

The weekly Director Cohort is lead by Devon de Mayo, Director of Performance. 

This is an opportunity to create a supportive community and shared learning experience in directing. No previous experience in directing is necessary. 

Contact: ddemayo@uchicago.edu

Lighting Cohort
Fridays 4:00pm-5:00pm in 501

The weekly Lighting Cohort is lead by guest artist Kaili Story

This is an opportunity to build a support network to work together to share information on how we best facilitate performance and arts engagement. No previous experience in lighting is necessary to attend.

Contact: kailimstory@gmail.com

Musical Theater Cohort 
Coming Soon! 

This weekly Musical Theater cohort is lead by Scott Elmegreen

This is an opportunity to build a support network to work together to share information on how we best facilitate performance and arts engagement. No previous experience in musical theater is necessary to attend. 

Contact: selmegreen@uchicago.edu

Production and Stage Management Cohort
Coming Soon! 

The weekly Production and Stage Management Cohort is lead by Brian Maschka, Production Manager. 

This is an opportunity to build a support network to work together to share information on how we best facilitate performance and arts engagement. No previous experience in stage or production management is necessary. Curiosity about these positions and interest in arts management is enough of a valid reason for you to attend and participate.

Contact: bmaschka@uchicago.edu

Scenic Cohort
Fridays 3:00pm-4:00pm via Zoom

The weekly Scenic Cohort is lead by guest artist Yeaji Kim

These sessions offer conversations around developing creative problem solving and strengthening effective communication skills as it relates to scenic design.

Contact: bmaschka@uchicago.edu

Sound Cohort
Mondays from 4:00-5:00p in TAPS Suite

The weekly Sound Cohort is lead by guest artist Hannah Foerschler

This is an opportunity to build a support network to work together to share information on how we best facilitate performance and arts engagement. No previous experience in sound is necessary to attend. 

Contact: foerschh@gmail.com