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Northwestern student stars in comedic thriller ‘Feathers and Teeth’

Northwestern student stars in comedic thriller ‘Feathers and Teeth’

Amanda Svachula, Assistant A&E Editor

October 14, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A strong female protagonist drew Communication senior Olivia Cygan to the production of the funny thriller “Feathers and Teeth," at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. “I read the script and thought it was an unusually wonderful role for a woman,” said Cygan, who plays Chris, the female protagonist....

Pioneering artist to visit Northwestern

Pioneering artist to visit Northwestern

Yaqoob Qaseem, Assistant A&E Editor

October 8, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Joan Jonas, a pioneer in video and performance art, will speak at Northwestern on Oct. 10 as part of NU’s Art department Visiting Artist Program. She is one of the most prominent living American artists, said art Prof. Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev. Jonas’ visit is particularly valuable at...

Arts Alliance removes freshmen representatives from executive board

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

October 8, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Arts Alliance has eliminated freshman representatives from its executive board this year as part of a reorganization effort by the theater board. In the past, the eight student theater boards that comprise the Student Theatre Coalition have reserved space for freshman representatives. “We seek to rei...

Q&A: Jasmin Cardenas and Antonio Sacre, featured storytellers at Evanston festival

Q&A: Jasmin Cardenas and Antonio Sacre, featured storytellers at Evanston festival

Kimberly Go, Reporter

October 8, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

The Evanston Public Library is holding its first annual storytelling festival from Oct. 9 to 11 and will feature a diverse group of professional storytellers and Evanston students. The Daily spoke to two storytellers, Jasmin Cardenas and Antonio Sacre (Communication ’91), to find out more about their s...

NU alum and director Barbara Gaines revitalizes “The Marriage of Figaro” at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

NU alum and director Barbara Gaines revitalizes “The Marriage of Figaro” at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

October 8, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

“The Marriage of Figaro,” a romantic and comedic opera by Mozart, follows two servants fighting against all odds to make it down the aisle. This classic story compelled Barbara Gaines (Communication ‘68) to direct the show at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, making it her first work on a non-Shakes...

Trance Masks club puts a new spin on improv

Cydney Hayes, Reporter

October 8, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Putting on a mask is the perfect way to find a more authentic face for Communication junior Alexander Kohanski. Kohanski is the founder of Northwestern’s Trance Masks club, which, starting Oct. 18, will meet weekly to perform with small papier-mache faces that cover the top of the wearer’s forehe...

The Funky Monk brings Mongolian and Russian cuisine to Evanston

Amanda Svachula, Assistant A&E Editor

October 7, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

There’s a new addition to Evanston cuisine options: The Funky Monk. Opened in early August at 618 1/2 Church St., the restaurant serves Mongolian and Russian food. Ulzii Hughbanks founded The Funky Monk after owning two nail salons in Chicago, where employees with Mongolian and Russian roots of...

Northwestern band creates video album to reach wider audience

Northwestern band creates video album to reach wider audience

Sophie Mann, Photo Editor

October 7, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Music can be heard at Northwestern constantly, but one band of music and non-music students alike is looking to transform the music scene at NU — and far beyond. The Syndicate, formerly Syndicate 119, formed in 2013, out of Bienen and Medill senior Thaddeus Tukes’ desire to make music outsid...

Dittmar exhibit aims to promote awareness of Sand Creek Massacre, Native American issues

Rachel Yang, Copy Chief

October 1, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A new exhibit in the Dittmar Gallery portrays scenes from a massacre marring Northwestern’s history. The exhibit, which opened at Dittmar on Sept. 17 and runs through Oct. 25, features more than 30 works of three American-Indian artists. Their artwork depicts scenes from Nov. 29, 1864, when a U.S....

[Insert Musical Here] enables writers to see their works in action

Yaqoob Qaseem, Assistant A&E Editor

October 1, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A new collaboration between The Dolphin Show and Vertigo Productions will give student writers the opportunity to workshop their musicals. [Insert Musical Here] will allow writers to develop their skills by focusing on the process of creating a musical. Each writer will receive a cast and director...

Arts Alliance opens season with ‘Assassins’

Kimberly Go, Reporter

September 30, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Arts Alliance will put on a killer musical for its first show of the school year. “Assassins,” a play that tells the stories of the men and women who tried, failed or succeeded in killing America’s presidents, opens Thursday for a three-day run at the Shanley Pavilion. The musical, which...

Meet this year’s StuCo co-chairs

Rachel Davison, A&E Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Sam Douglas Sam Douglas is a Communication senior from Nashville, Tennessee. This is his second year as a Student Theatre Coalition executive representative. He is not only a co-chair but is also a representative of his theatre board, Sit & Spin Productions. Last year he sat on the StuCo exe...