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NU’s fall mainstage play premieres as part of Black Arts Initiative conference

NU’s fall mainstage play premieres as part of Black Arts Initiative conference

Emily Chaiet, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students, Theater, Top Stories

A&E When Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of “Moonlight,” was a student at DePaul University, Communication Prof. Henry Godinez was one of his acting teachers. Some 15 years later, McCraney and Godinez are reuniting outside of class, this time with Godinez directing o...

Northwestern alumna featured in Chicago troupe Neo-Futurists’ latest production

Northwestern alumna featured in Chicago troupe Neo-Futurists’ latest production

Carmen Fernandez, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater

A&E When Kaitlyn Andrews (Communication ’15) first started theater at Northwestern, she said she didn’t expect to veer away from traditional productions. But she soon discovered that neo-futurist theater allowed her to be herself while playing in realistic situations. “Neo-futurism as a...

Student theater troupe explores neo-futurism, grows presence on campus

Student theater troupe explores neo-futurism, grows presence on campus

Jane Recker, Assistant A&E Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students, Theater

A&E Anyone who has been to a performance of TBD knows that Jacob Baim loves milk. The Communication junior has written 11 short plays on the topic, and his obsession has become a running joke within the emerging theater company. This lactose-tolerant work is possible because TBD is no ordinary...

Medill sophomore drops second album, reflects on freshman year experiences

Medill sophomore drops second album, reflects on freshman year experiences

Madeleine Fernando, Web Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Students

A&E Most people wish evidence of their freshman year could be erased from memory and social media platforms. Instead, Medill sophomore Debbie-Marie Brown took her freshman experience and turned it into an album. Brown released “Armageddon” — her second album to date and the name of the t...

National tour of ‘Les Misérables’ arrives in Chicago, features NU alumni

National tour of ‘Les Misérables’ arrives in Chicago, features NU alumni

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater

A&E Anthony Crane (Communication ’93) said he remembered seeing the Broadway production of “Les Misérables” for the first time as a teenager. Some 30 years later, he now has a very different view of the show — this time from the stage. Crane is playing the role of Monsieur Thénard...

Northwestern alumna Megan Rosati develops TV pilot from feminine horror pitch

Northwestern alumna Megan Rosati develops TV pilot from feminine horror pitch

Jane Recker, Assistant A&E Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film, The Monthly

A&E Plush couches, light pink dresses and soothing voices aren’t typical trademarks of horror, but they’re exactly what helped Megan Rosati (Communication ’05) get a contract to develop her own TV show. The application for “Clive Barker presents: Reel Fear Horror Contest” asked filmmake...

After winning horror contest, Northwestern alum Anthony Williams begins developing pitch into feature-length film

After winning horror contest, Northwestern alum Anthony Williams begins developing pitch into feature-length film

Jane Recker, Assistant A&E Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film, The Monthly

A&E How do you stop a ghost from haunting you? By bringing it back to life, of course. It’s a premise that sounds like a silly joke, but it won writer Anthony Williams (Communication ’08) and director Danny DelPurgatorio $300,000 from “Clive Barker presents: Reel Fear Horror Contest”...

Northwestern alum cast in ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ on Broadway

Northwestern alum cast in ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ on Broadway

Madeleine Fernando, Web Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly, Theater

A&E After Inauguration Day, Alex Weisman (Communication ’10) needed an escape. To brighten his day, Weisman picked up a copy of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” returning to the Wizarding World for the first time since college. Within six weeks, Weisman had devoured all seven ...

NU alumna, professor star in all-female production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’

NU alumna, professor star in all-female production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’

Grace Gay, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Staff, Theater

A&E In the Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s latest production, the stage bleeds purple. The all-female production of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” features the acting talents of Northwestern alumna Heidi Kettenring (Communication ’95) and Communication Prof. Cindy Gold, while B...

Park at Wrigley concert to feature Bienen professors, Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians

Park at Wrigley concert to feature Bienen professors, Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Students

A&E Rather than the chanting of excited Cubs fans, Park at Wrigley will be filled Sunday with the harmonious sounds of classical music performed by several professional symphony musicians and Northwestern faculty. Park at Wrigley — known to many as Wrigley Field’s backyard — will double a...

Musical project immerses Northwestern student actors into Scottish theater scene

Musical project immerses Northwestern student actors into Scottish theater scene

Ben Pope, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students, The Monthly, Theater, Top Stories

A&E Communication senior Reed Lancaster hails from England, attends college in the U.S. and, over the summer, played a Scot. As Quinn in “Atlantic: A Scottish Story,” one of two musicals produced in a collaboration between Northwestern and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Lancaster immers...

Former Northwestern football player Anthony Battle reflects on experience as contestant on ‘The Bachelorette’

Former Northwestern football player Anthony Battle reflects on experience as contestant on ‘The Bachelorette’

Madeleine Fernando, Web Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film, The Monthly

A&E From teaching English in Indonesia after graduation to spending nine months in Côte d’Ivoire as a Fulbright Scholar, Anthony Battle (Weinberg ’13) is no stranger to throwing himself into unconventional experiences. So it came as no surprise when, at his co-workers’ urgings, Battle...