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Culture revolution continues under Colhoff as the head coach looks to the future

By Jarrett Huff | December 5, 2019

DeKALB — On a snowy Halloween afternoon, the women’s soccer team had one last chance to close the season on a high note, putting everything out on the field.The wind chilled to the bone, dispersing snow flurries all over the field and into the faces...

Day 24 and 25 – Some Shakespeare and family time: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | August 5, 2019

Day 24: Visiting Shakespeare's hometownHello everyone! It has been another incredibly busy day here in England! Today we went to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s hometown. We spent time walking around and visiting his birthplace, various houses, and...

Day 25 and 26 – Family time: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | August 5, 2019

Day 25: Family comes to visitHello Huskies! Today has been fantastic! I got a visit from one-half of the Carter fam! My mom and one of my sisters arrived in Oxford today and I have enjoyed showing them around. They arrived at the bus station and I impressed...

Day 23 – Off to another play: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 28, 2019

Good morning NIU! Today I went to another play! This time, it was not a book that I have ever read, but I decided to go with some friends to see Pictures of Dorian Gray. This play was inside a bookstore, something I have never experienced before. When...

Catherine Carter gets ready to eat brightly colored macarons. She brought them back to England from Paris

Day 21 and 22 – Back in England: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 28, 2019

Day 21 Good morning NIU! It’s my first day back here in England and it’s weird to stop saying ‘merci’ to everyone and go back to saying ‘thanks.’ As sad as I was to leave France, I am just as excited to be back in Oxford. After class this...

A long horn cow grazes Saturday in the Christ Church Meadow.

Day 14 and 15 – Back to classes: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 16, 2019

Day 14: Enjoying the sceneryGood morning NIU! Today we had absolutely gorgeous weather here in Oxford, so after class a group of us decided to relax and enjoy it! Our first stop after class was to get lunch at The Bear, Oxford’s oldest pub. After a...

Kaitlyn Cabina (left) and Mathew Yee (right) perform at a dress rehearsal for The Caucasian Chalk Circle on Tuesday night. The play is set in post-WWII rural Europe and follows villagers as they struggle to rebuild; the play opens April 4.

School of Theatre and Dance to put on ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’

By Deanna Frances | April 3, 2013

NIU’s School of Theater and Dance isn’t going to let a little snow storm or spring break fun hold back “The Caucasian Chalk Circle.” The School of Theater and Dance will perform the German play at the O’Connell Theater. The show opens today,...

‘Not About Nightingales’ comes to School of Theatre and Dance

By Sarah Contreras | February 19, 2013

A famed playwright, a missing play, a beautiful actress on a mission and a story too good to believe--these elements are behind the School of Theatre and Dance’s newest production, “Not About Nightingales.” The fifth production in the School of...

‘Hamlet Redux’ comes to NIU

By Sarah Contreras | February 13, 2013

To be or not to be a five-hour long play? That is the question “Hamlet” asks. This week, the School of Theatre and Dance answers that question with a production of “Hamlet Redux” --a two-hour staging of William Shakespeare’s classic tale of...

Mark Gardner,MFA graduate student, (in white) as Husz, and BFA student Matt Yee (seated) as The Devil perform in the School of Theatre and Dances new production Bright Room Called Day, which will be opening on January 1st.

‘A Bright Room Called Day’ explores political themes

By Beth Schumacher | January 30, 2013

The School of Theatre and Dance catalyzes political and personal thought in the upcoming production of “A Bright Room Called Day.” The play will run 7:30 p.m. today until Feb. 10 at the Players Theatre in the Stevens Building. Sunday’s show starts...

The Stage Coach Players of DeKalb will open their new musical
comedy Curtains Thursday. 

Curtains up for the Stage Coach Players of DeKalb

September 14, 2011

The Stage Coach Players of DeKalb will open their new musical comedy Curtains Thursday. "Curtains is about a theater company in 1959, who are showing a preview of their new play when the lead lady is murdered on stage," said director Tim Ball. The mystery...

Cast, director and audiences deserve credit for ‘The Memorandum’

By Letter Writer | February 23, 2011

The school of theatre and dance just had a two-week run of Vaclav Havel's "The Memorandum." As a cast member, I wanted to express my gratitude towards the cast, crew and the amazing audiences that we had. "The Memorandum" is a difficult show filled with...

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