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School of Theatre and Dance brings Lewis Carroll to life

By Amy Geldean | April 4, 2019

Lewis Carroll’s work is brought to life in the School of Theatre and Dance’s stimulating production of “Wonderfully Alice.”Directors Stanton Davis, Courtney Gronewold and Gibson Cima worked with the cast to create an original stage production...

‘Hamlet’ to excite audience members

By Amy Geldean | February 27, 2019

One of Shakespeare’s biggest tragedies comes to life as the School of Theatre and Dance flawlessly showcases “Hamlet.”The play follows Prince Hamlet and his journey to avenge his father after he is killed by Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle. His plans...

Anthropology Department Chairperson Kendall Thu, President Lisa Freeman and others discuss the Stevens Building at the Grand opening Friday.

NIU School of Theatre and Dance host Stevens Building grand opening

By Sophia Mullowney | October 14, 2018

DeKALB — NIU faculty, staff, alumni and students gathered Friday at the Stevens Building to celebrate its reopening. Cocktails and appetizers were served, guests were given a tour of the building and the School of Theatre and Dance presented Sam Shepard’s...

School of Theatre and Dance presents Annie Bakers The Flick

School of Theatre and Dance presents Annie Baker’s ‘The Flick’

By Amy Geldean | September 28, 2018

The School and Theatre and Dance is debuting their new performance space in the Stevens’ Building with their production of Annie Baker’s “The Flick,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 through 7 in the Black Box Theatre.“‘The Flick,’ to me, is about life...

Students dance through Spain

By Amy Geldean | April 19, 2018

DeKALB — Dance students across campus invite audience members to their spring showcase where they hope to take viewers deep into Spain to experience Spanish culture and dance traditions, all achieved through their art.The Spring 2018 Dance Concert will...

The School of Theatre and Dance utilizes unique set designs this season as they continue to break bounds with their production of Will Eno’s “Middletown.”

Theatre continues innovations

By Ryan Janovic | March 5, 2018

Between the sudden agony of birth and the unforgiving coldness of death sits a confusing sticky middle bit. That confusing bit serves as the focus of the School of Theatre and Dance’s most recent production, “Middletown” by Will Eno.“Middletown”...

Theatre delivers success

By Ryan Janovic | February 12, 2018

A memory of a sad, shy girl dancing under the dry heat of a focused spotlight to Spanish guitar music while her brother stands offstage, looking back from years in the future, knowing she will never again be as happy as she was in that moment is the bittersweet...

‘Glass Menagerie’ Q&A

By Victoria Kosuth | February 5, 2018

*The following text has been edited for length and is not directly quotedThe School of Theater and Dance starts the spring semester with “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams, beginning its run Feb. 7. The play has autobiographical elements...

‘The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence’ Q & A

By Ryan Janovic | September 25, 2017

*The following text has been edited for length and is not directly quoted.The School of Theatre and Dance kicks off their production season Sept. 27 with “The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence” by Madeleine George. The play has an unusual...

‘Eurydice’ earns strong praise

By Melynda Lewis | April 10, 2017

The School of Theatre and Dance put on an extraordinary performance of "Eurydice" with touching moments and laughs all supplied by an amazing cast."Eurydice" follows the tale of a husband, Orpheus, played by first-year graduate acting major Avery Bowne....

Director brings modern twists

By Hayden Perkins | March 6, 2017

The lights came up, revealing the cast of “Romeo & Juliet” in the heat of combat in the School of Theatre and Dance’s main-stage production.The Montague and Capulet children exchanged blows, their swords ringing throughout the auditorium like...

Upcoming Events

By Northern Star Staff | February 16, 2017

A Song for CorettaThe School of Theatre and Dance will open its studio performance of “A Song for Coretta” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Diversions Lounge. Tickets can be purchased online for $7, and the play will be running through Sunday. For more...