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Alumna Greta Lee shines in female-driven comedies

Alumna Greta Lee shines in female-driven comedies

Rachel Davison, Copy Chief

January 28, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

A&E Before starring alongside comedians like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Greta Lee (Communication ’05) was a renaissance woman at Northwestern — a lead singer for Mee-Ow, an opener for George Clinton on Dillo Day and an actor in the Waa-Mu Show. Lee, now 32, has a role in the recent movie “Sisters,...

Recent Northwestern graduate cast in ‘Wicked’ on Broadway

Recent Northwestern graduate cast in ‘Wicked’ on Broadway

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

January 28, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

A&E Performing in a Northwestern production of “Into the Woods” in August 2015, Zach Piser (Communication ‘15) had no clue that in a short six months, he would be standing on a much more acclaimed stage — the Broadway production of “Wicked.” “I thought I would have to pay my dues...

Northwestern alumnus directs adaptations of stories by Chicago Public Schools students

Northwestern alumnus directs adaptations of stories by Chicago Public Schools students

Amanda Svachula, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 28, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E A Chicago theater company hopes to break down socioeconomic barriers by working with Chicago Public Schools students one story at a time. The company, Barrel of Monkeys, will present its latest series of Sunday matinee performances, directed by Brandon Cloyd (Communication ‘07), starting...

Lipstick Theatre joins Student Theatre Coalition one year early

Lipstick Theatre joins Student Theatre Coalition one year early

Remy Afong, Reporter

January 27, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Northwestern’s feminist theater company, Lipstick Theatre, was approved a year early to join the Student Theatre Coalition, contributing a new element of diversity to the now 12-group collective. Lipstick Theatre is dedicated to exploring women’s issues and providing female theatre artists oppo...

2nd Act Players debut revised version of “Remembrance”

2nd Act Players debut revised version of “Remembrance”

Kelley Czajka, Reporter

January 27, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Major celebrities and historical figures may be remembered forever, but ArLynn Leiber Presser’s play “Remembrance” explores what happens to everyday people once there is no one left on Earth who remembers them. Evanston’s 2nd Act Players will present a revised version of “Remembr...

Bienen pianist brings Chopin to the stage

Bienen pianist brings Chopin to the stage

Emily Chin, Assistant A&E Editor

January 27, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E On a typical day, Hyejin Joo sits at a piano in a small Bienen practice room for about five hours, perfecting her performance of Frederic Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 in E minor. Joo, a Bienen doctoral student, was selected to perform with the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra this w...

Comedy group to perform improvisation with a splash of technology in “Control Alt Mee-Ow”

Comedy group to perform improvisation with a splash of technology in “Control Alt Mee-Ow”

Juliet Freudman, Reporter

January 21, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Comedy group Mee-Ow is set to debut its first main stage production this year from the inside of a makeshift computer. The set design, lighting and props will habituate into a haven of technology for Mee-Ow’s “Control Alt Mee-Ow” this weekend, providing a modernistic venue for the pe...

Q&A: Jed Mellick, Northwestern alum and ‘Fourth Man Out’ movie producer

Q&A: Jed Mellick, Northwestern alum and ‘Fourth Man Out’ movie producer

Emily Chin, Assistant A&E Editor

January 20, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Jed Mellick (Communication ‘02) recently produced an independent film, “Fourth Man Out,” which uses comedy to tell the story of coming out as homosexual. The film has won awards in several film festivals, including the Chicago Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, and will be rele...

Professor participates in Chicago storytelling event

Professor participates in Chicago storytelling event

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

January 20, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E An upcoming storytelling event in Chicago featuring an older storyteller matched with a younger counterpart aims to bridge a generation gap through stories. Communication Prof. Rives Collins will be part of the event titled “Old School/New School” as part of a series beginning Jan. 23. ...

Artistic designers recreate 1940s burlesque for 74th annual Dolphin Show

Artistic designers recreate 1940s burlesque for 74th annual Dolphin Show

Peter Kotecki, Development and Recruitment Editor

January 20, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

A&E Video by Bailey Williams/Daily Senior Staffer In “Gypsy,” the 74th Annual Dolphin Show, more than 150 Northwestern students work together to show the protagonist’s transformation from a 1920s vaudeville performer to a 1940s burlesque star. The 1959 musical “Gypsy” follows the p...

‘Big Love’ production explores gender roles, features physical choreography

‘Big Love’ production explores gender roles, features physical choreography

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

January 20, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Energetic fight choreography will play a major role in “Big Love,” a play that challenges audiences to confront issues involving gender identity and family. The production is playwright Charles L. Mee’s modern take on a classic Aeschylus play and is produced by the Virginia Wadsworth Wir...

New Evanston program beautifies public spaces with local artists’ work

New Evanston program beautifies public spaces with local artists’ work

Kelley Czajka, Reporter

January 20, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E In a few weeks, public buildings, like the ones that house the Evanston Fire Department, will be decorated with the vibrant work of local artists thanks to a new city program. The Evanston Arts Council launched the Public Art Loan Program last week with the goal of beautifying public spac...