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Dolphin Show announces tour in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dolphin Show announces tour in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter

March 12, 2017


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

The Dolphin Show will be bringing its 75th annual show, “Little Shop of Horrors,” to Bosnia and Herzegovina this Spring Break. The tour is part of the U.S. Embassy’s cultural diplomacy program with Bosnia and Herzegovina, a program that facilitates cultural exchange between America and the southeastern...

Students celebrate black art, community through 10-minute play festival

Students celebrate black art, community through 10-minute play festival

Hayley Krolik, Reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students, Theater

Amira Danan said she does not often have the opportunity to surround herself with many fellow black students on campus. So when the opportunity came to work on Northwestern’s “Black Lives, Black Words” project, she said she was excited to fully immerse herself in the university’s black community. “It...

Northwestern staff member creates one-woman show discussing albinism

Northwestern staff member creates one-woman show discussing albinism

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Staff, Theater

As a black woman with albinism, Ashley Hicks said she always felt like an outsider. Hicks, an administrative assistant at Compliance, Audit and Advisory Services at Northwestern, has reduced pigment in her skin, hair and eyes as a result of the genetic disorder. For the past 10 years she has worked...

‘Crime and Punishment’ reinvents classic novel into fast-paced psychodrama

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Literature, Theater

Three actors will perform the classic novel "Crime and Punishment" as a fast-paced psychological drama that explores the implications of murder, the justice system and the need for redemption. The play, directed by second-year directing graduate student Jeffrey Mosser, will premiere Friday in the...

NU ensemble-in-residence celebrates life of 17th-century musical icon

NU ensemble-in-residence celebrates life of 17th-century musical icon

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Staff

After reigning for less than 10 years in the mid-1600s, Queen Christina of Sweden abdicated her throne and moved to Rome. She had always been interested in music, and there — in arguably the center of European culture — she became an icon. The Newberry Consort, a Bienen ensemble-in-residence focusing...

Feinberg faculty member brings psychology background into playwriting

Feinberg faculty member brings psychology background into playwriting

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant A&E Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Staff, Theater

As a clinical psychologist, Paul Pasulka (Feinberg ’83, ’85) has spent much of his life surrounded by other people’s stories. He works with conflict, emotion, language and humanity on a daily basis. As a playwright, he does the same. Pasulka, who teaches at the Feinberg School of Medicine,...

Northwestern music alumnus part of ‘Hamilton’ success since the start

Northwestern music alumnus part of ‘Hamilton’ success since the start

Catherine Kim, Assistant A&E Editor

March 1, 2017


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

When Stephen Colbert asked the crowd during the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors if “anyone (can) get me tickets to ‘Hamilton,’” crew member Ian Weinberger said he truly realized he was part of a Broadway hit. “It still kind of honestly surprises me,” he said. “People tell me about their 7-year-old...

‘Black Lives Black Words’ festival debuts on the university level at Northwestern

Hayley Krolik, Reporter

February 26, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students, Theater

A 10-minute play festival called “Black Lives, Black Words” will analyze the question, “Do black lives matter today?” through Northwestern student work on Monday. The event will be held at 8 p.m. in the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts. It will feature eight student...

City of Stars: Producer Jordan Horowitz rises to new heights with ‘La La Land’ fame

City of Stars: Producer Jordan Horowitz rises to new heights with ‘La La Land’ fame

Stavros Agorakis, Reporter

February 23, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film

Jordan Horowitz’s first memory of his stint in the Northwestern film scene was portraying a high school agent who helped students find dates for the prom. Now, Horowitz, 36, (Communication ’02) is one of the youngest producers hoping to win at this year’s Academy Awards. The film “La La Land,”...

Lovers and Madmen play retells ancient Chinese myth

Lovers and Madmen play retells ancient Chinese myth

Catherine Kim, A&E Assistant Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students, Theater

Lovers and Madmen’s winter play, “The White Snake,” hopes to prove that love will always prevail, even for snake spirits. The play, which opens Friday in the Louis Room of Norris University Center, is inspired by an ancient Chinese legend. The White Snake, a spirit who resides in the mountainside,...

Danceworks illustrates contemporary issues through movement and visuals

Danceworks illustrates contemporary issues through movement and visuals

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

February 23, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Dance

This year’s Danceworks concert, “Current Rhythms,” is designed to highlight the current political climate through music and dance, artistic director Joel Valentín-Martínez said. The annual production features dancers from the Dance department in collaboration with the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz...

Communication sophomore stars in Chicago adaptation of ‘Macbeth’

Communication sophomore stars in Chicago adaptation of ‘Macbeth’

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant A&E Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students, Theater

For her lead role in a Chicago play, Communication sophomore Caroline Chu returns to senior year of high school. But this time around, the stakes of the college application process reach Shakespearean proportions. Chu currently stars in First Floor Theater’s production of “peerless.” The play...