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NIU School of Theatre and Dance will present as its next Mainstage Series production, a classic piece of French literature that is considered the first Absurdist play in the history of live theatre. The political drama-comedy, King Ubu, written by Alfred Jarry, opens Oct. 20 at Huntley Middle School Auditorium in DeKalb. King Ubu is...
The School of Theatre and Dance at NIU opens its 2016-2017 Mainstage Series with Out of the Blue, by Vladimir Zaitsev, a play based on the real-life experiences of a Russian teenager who announced to his parents that he was gay and became the focus of an international rescue mission. Set in a culture where laws ban “propaganda”...
The first-ever DeKalb/NIU Art Walk will take place on October 6, 2016, from 5-11 p.m. at 23 venues throughout the DeKalb business district and NIU campus. There are seven downtown DeKalb businesses and community venues still looking for NIU student artists, performers and musicians to host in their locations during the event. If you are...
The Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming Mainstage Series production of its Spring 2016 Dance Concert is a mixed repertoire dance show, with three dance pieces under the choreographic direction of faculty members Richard Grund, Blair Burkhalter and Paula Frasz. Opening Thursday, April 28, the Spring 2016 Dance Concert illustrates the many...
Kay Martinovich, a director, and Robert Schneider, a playwright, both professors in NIU’s School of Theatre and Dance, will explain “Where Drama Comes From” in a free public lecture Thursday, April 21. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. in the Diversions Lounge Theatre in the Holmes Student Center. Both professors will provide examples from their...
Joan Allen, NIU alumna and star of ABC’s “The Family.”(Photo used with permission)
After decades of film work, actress and NIU alumna Joan Allen is relishing the experience of her “kind of, sort of” first television series. Allen, theatre arts ’89, starred for one season in the HBO series “Luck” and for six episodes of the AMC series “The Killing.” But “The Family,” airing at 8 p.m. CST...
Theater, visual arts and instrumental jazz are on the summer camp agenda at NIU this summer. At Summer in the Arts at Northern residential camps for junior high and high school students, campers work and live with NIU faculty, alumni, and students, gain a greater appreciation for the life of an artist, and experience their...
“Blithe Spirit,” the NIU School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming Mainstage Series production, is what director Patricia Ridge calls “a classic.” The supernatural comedy will open Thursday, April 7, at the Huntley Middle School auditorium, 1515 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb. “Noel Coward wrote this play in 1941, at the worst of the bombing by...
Women In To Light
NIU School of Theatre and Dance students will remount their December production of “Women In To Light” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13, to benefit the DeKalb Area Women’s Center. As a part of the center’s Women’s History Month programming, the NIU actresses will host a talk-back immediately following their performance to discuss their process...
Movie poster for "In the Time of the Butterflies"
NIU’s Latino Resource Center is partnering with Friends of the NIU Libraries and the DeKalb Public Library to host several free events leading up to a visit by Julia Alvarez, author of this year’s Big Read Book, “In the Time of the Butterflies.” The book was chosen by the DeKalb Public Library Steering Committee. DeKalb’s...
“The Lucky Chance”
The NIU School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming Mainstage Series production is a Restoration comedy about three young women who find ways to bypass the rules of courtship and marriage. Opening Thursday, Feb. 25, “The Lucky Chance” by Aphra Behn, is the story of three friends: one woman already married and two others about to...
The next Studio Series production of the NIU School of Theatre and Dance presents one playwright’s vision of the final chapter of Christianity’s most infamous story of betrayal. Opening Thursday, Feb. 18, “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” by Stephen Adly Guirgis, is a courtroom drama where title character Judas is on trial. The matter...
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