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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at DePaul chapter.

During my freshman year at DePaul University, I was fortunate enough to befriend a multitude of remarkably talented students enrolled in The Theatre School (TTS) at DePaul University, including my roommate, a first year acting major. Formally known as the Goodman School of Drama, TTS is the Midwest’s oldest theatre conservatory, is one of the top theatre programs in the nation, and makes up less than 6 percent of admitted students at DePaul.

The following is a quick snapshot of the daily adventures (and misadventures) of these brilliant Blue Demons; a collection of Sh*t Theatre School kids say:

“I’m going to go meditate, see you later”

“I really think my downward dog has improved”

(As part of the curriculum of TTS, acting students are required to take a multitude of various movement classes, such as yoga, stage combat, and Feldenkrais.)

“I need more blacks.” *Owns an entirely black wardrobe*

“I can’t, I have crew. I can’t do that either; I have rehearsal”

“I have a 12-hour crew call”…“Me too!”

“Does anyone actually read all of the plays for HDL?” (history of dramatic literature) (The answer is no.)


Marta Leshyk

DePaul '20

Aspiring high school English teacher who hopes to help students learn to love and value themselves the way an old friend once helped her. Loves cats immensely, and enjoys iced coffee in the dead of winter. Is the proud daughter of immigrants, and learned English from Elmo, the ultimate PBS scholar.