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Actors unable to work during the pandemic form public theatre group

People work together to move a large blue heron. Members of Art of Spontaneous Spectacle and a public audience danced with bird masks during one performance.

Jack Austin, Reporter

August 6, 2020

A loose collection of actors and musicians, unable to perform in a traditional theater setting, have banded together to form Art of Spontaneous Spectacle, an ever-changing troupe that has performed a handful of times in Loyola Park. Communication Prof. Jessica Thebus, one of the events’ organizers,...

As Fall Quarter approaches, the Wirtz Center looks to new opportunities for student theatre and collaboration

The Wirtz Center’s 2020 production of “Legally Blonde.” The Wirtz Center is currently working to determine how they will operate this fall amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wilson Chapman, Reporter

August 2, 2020

Of the many pillars of Northwestern student life to be affected by the move to online classes in the spring, few were hit harder than the theatre community. All live performances at Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts were put on hold, with a couple mainstage productions pushed back...

StuCo activities to be held remotely

Cast members rehearse “Hookman,” presented by StuCo group Lipstick Theatre. StuCo has made the decision to disallow all in-person activities for the time being.

Emma Edmund, Summer Editor

July 16, 2020

Northwestern’s Student Theatre Coalition, which includes multiple student-run theatre and dance boards, has announced that it will disallow all in-person activities for the time being, according to emails obtained by The Daily. Members of StuCo’s executive board cited the inability to guarantee...

The Monthly: June Edition

The Monthly: June Edition

June 4, 2020

In this Edition of the Monthly: John Cameron Mitchell discusses the origins of “The Origin of Love.” Further Reads: Monthly Editor Wilson Chapman urges the queer community to show its support for the Black Lives Matter protests. A Northwestern alum splits his time between acting, voice work, and a...

The Best At It: Author, actor, activist and NU alum Maulik Pancholy talks AAPI, LGBTQ+ representation

The Best At It: Author, actor, activist and NU alum Maulik Pancholy talks AAPI, LGBTQ+ representation

Jennifer Zhan, Copy Chief

June 4, 2020

The Monthly When Maulik Pancholy (Communication ‘95) is asked about the first book or TV show where he saw part of his identity represented, he lets out a quiet sigh. “I actually don't remember having that sort of profound experience, sadly,” Pancholy said. “And I think that's why I wor...