About the Course
We explore the art of storytelling through theater with emphasis on choreography and costume design. This workshop will allow the participants to build a show from the bottom up.
RUEBEN D. ECHOLES
Rueben D. Echoles is an accomplished playwright, director, choreographer, illustrator, costume and wig designer. Rueben has had the pleasure of working with many theater companies across the country and in the Chicagoland area such as ETA, Black Ensemble, Mmpact, Congo Square, Refuge, Porchlight Music Theater, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Skylight Milwaukee, Writers Theater, Paramount, Theo Ubique, Invictus, The Goodman Theater, Phoenix Theater Company and Studio One Dance Theater, just to name a few. His most recent projects include wig Design for Dreamgirls at Paramount and Costume Design for You Can’t Fake the Funk which was featured at The National Black Theater Festival and earned Rueben A Joseph Jefferson award for best costume design in a Large Theater. Rueben has also costumed designed 4 Episodes for WTTWs Chicago Stories docu- series, two of which (Ida B. Wells and The History of Gospel) have won Emmys for best production. Rueben would like to Thank Christ his Savior for Everything!