The Academy Newsletter: Fall 2017

Dear Families and Friends,

Twelve short weeks ago we welcomed the Class of 2021 to our community with some of the most important words we’ll say all year: “welcome home”. 

In those 12 weeks, new and veteran students alike have collaborated to create an enormous body of impressive work. From mainstage productions like Sense and Sensibility and Merrily We Roll Along, to the Figure Drawing and Buildings and Blind Spots gallery exhibits, to the jazz, classical, and vocal concerts, to the upcoming Senior-Choreographed Dance Concert and Media Arts Fall Showcase Fear, the emerging artists of the Academy community are continuously developing compelling, meaningful work.

In particular, we congratulate the students who produced the 2017 Annual AIDS Benefit. The student-produced event is one of The Academy’s most important and popular traditions, raising thousands of dollars each year for charities like the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.

Make sure to save the date for two great events second semester: on Thursday, February 15, we will return to the Athenaeum Theatre for our annual Showcase, which will feature top work from across the school (and the presentation of our second-annual Faculty Legacy Award). And, on Friday, May 18, we will return to the Palmer House for our annual Gala. Stay tuned for ticket information, and we hope to see you there!

Jason Patera
Head of School