Stories of Scheherezade: NIU will present ‘Arabian Nights’ on Players Theatre stage

One of the world’s most well-known collection of fables, stories and folk tales is the inspiration behind the next theatre production performed on the Northern Illinois University Players Theatre stage. The School of Theatre and Dance will present “The Arabian Nights” from

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Diane Nilan and Laura Vazquez

Documentary by NIU’s Laura Vazquez wins top honors from Broadcast Education Association

A documentary directed by NIU communication professor Laura Vazquez has taken top honors in the prestigious 2011 Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Festival of Media Arts. Vazquez spent four years working with Diane Nilan, a nationally known advocate for the homeless, to tell the

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War of the Whale: Orson Welles meets Melville in ‘Moby Dick Rehearsed,’ playing soon at NIU

Orson Welles’ “Moby Dick Rehearsed” explores what happens when a theater company attempts to stage Herman Melville’s classic novel without any of the necessary scenery or props. The NIU School of Theatre and Dance will perform “Moby Dick Rehearsed” from Thursday, Feb.

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