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The School of Theatre and Dance at NIU presents, The Revolutionists, with performances nightly through Saturday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. and with matinees at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 in the O’Connell Theatre.  Tickets are available online or at the Stevens Building Box Office.  The Revolutionists is a sassy comedy about four very real,...
Richard Jenkins, a DeKalb native and Emmy Award winning, and Oscar nominated actor, will be at NIU on Tuesday, October 30 at 2 p.m. for a Q and A with students in the Stevens Building’s O’Connell Theatre. Jenkins won the 2015 Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for HBO’s Olive Kitteredge which...
NIU has a proud history of producing accomplished actors and actresses. Though Matt Walsh lost out to Alec Baldwin in the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy at last night’s Emmy Awards, his nomination is further confirmation of the quality of actors and actresses who have studied here. Walsh has played Mike McClintock, the press...
School of Theatre and Dance alumna Amber Sallis, has been named a “Hot New Face of Chicago Theater Class of 2017” by the Chicago Tribune. Sallis most recently appeared in a Steep Theatre production of “Earthquakes in London.”  She will next appear in “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” September 22 to October 19 with Eclectic Theatre,...
Northern Illinois University’s School of Theatre and Dance and The Third Onion presents “Curious Light on the Last Moments of Naive Mind,” an original performance piece devised by Evan Forbes, Nyssa Lowenstein and Madeleine Lyons. “Curious Light on the Last Moments of the Naive Mind” will be performed Saturday, April 29 through Sunday, April 30, in the...
Take a journey into the underworld through the NIU School of Theatre and Dance production of “Eurydice,” a retelling of the Greek myth about Orpheus and his wife. According to director Stanton Davis, the story is “a legend that speaks to the sorrow and joy of people today.” This production will open on March 30...
The NIU School of Theatre and Dance will be performing Picnic, written by William Inge. This 1950’s romance will open on March 23 at the Diversions Lounge in the Holmes Student Center, 340 Carroll Ave in DeKalb. First written and performed in 1953, Inge’s play tells the story of a drifter named Hal making his...
Starting Thursday, Feb. 23, the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance will perform one of the most timeless and famous pieces of literature in history, William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” This production will explore the classic love story mixed with a contemporary style. “I think it is as vital now as it was...
Nyssa Lowenstein, a senior in Northern Illinois University’s School of Theatre and Dance, will direct her own play, The Elephant Grief, opening Thursday, Nov. 17. Performances are in Diversions Lounge Theatre in NIU’s Holmes Student Center. Using talents from all departments of the school, Lowenstein crafted her play to address the universal experience of grief....
Northern Illinois University’s School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming production of “The Yellow Wallpaper,” written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman at the end of the nineteenth century, is a bold, psychological play that is still relevant, according to its guest director, Megan Elk. The play will open on Nov. 3, for one weekend only, at the...
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