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 Loop Players

What is Loop Players? 
  • Loop Players is an educational theatre company that produces full-scale, professional quality productions with and for the Harold Washington College community – right in room 103;
  • Our mission is to bring challenging contemporary plays by American playwrights to the Harold Washington and greater Chicago community;
  • We offer students a truly professional training ground: 
    • Loop Players productions give HWC students the opportunity to work alongside professional designers and working Chicago actors;
    • Our downtown location makes Loop Players productions attractive to industry professionals; and 
    • HWC students have obtained representation by talent agents from performing in Loop Players shows.
What Makes Our Legacy Unique?                              
  • Loop Players has been producing professional quality theatre, as part of the College’s English, Speech & Theatre Department, for 50 years;
  • Professor Sydney Daniels, the company’s founder, was well-known and recognized in the Chicago theatre scene;
  • The current director of Loop Players is Assistant Professor Rachel Sledd Iannantuoni. Rachel is a professional actor, most recently starring in JUNK by Ayad Akhtar at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. She has appeared in films and television shows including CHICAGO MED and CHICAGO PD; and
  • Besides our full-scale production, we produce two public showcases every semester: The Director’s Showcase and Short Suite.