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NIU School of Theatre and Dance will premiere God of Carnage at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the Sally Stevens Players Theatre in the Steven’s Building. (Madelaine Vikse | Northern Star)

NIU SOTD set to perform Tony award-winning play ‘God of Carnage’

By Eddie Drinkwine | October 27, 2022

DeKALB — Starting Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. the NIU School of Theatre and Dance will be performing “God of Carnage,” a play by Yasmina Reza.  The production will be held at the Sally Stevens Players Theatre in the Steven’s Building and will be...

NIU School of Theatre and Dance debuts performance of She Kills Monsters at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the OConnell Theatre in the Stevens Building.

NIU School of Theatre and Dance to perform ‘She Kills Monsters’

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | October 18, 2022

NIU School of Theatre and Dance will host its third production of the season. Next up is “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen, directed by guest director Kendra Holton.   Holton chose to be a part of this play because she was excited to work on...

School of Theatre and Dance hosts 2019 Fall Dance Concert

By Haley Galvin | November 23, 2019

The School of Theater and Dance’s 2019 Fall Dance Concert is an enticing and spectacular performance no one should miss. The show took place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and will continue at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stevens Building...

CJ Lange (left) and Andrea Shaprio star in “The Castle,” an adaptation of the Franz Kafka novel. The show was performed Nov. 8, 9 and 10 and will continue the following weekend in the Corner Theater in the Stevens Building.

School of Theatre performs Kafka play with passion

By Chris Plumery | November 10, 2019

DeKALB — The cast of “The Castle” did an outstanding job giving an amazing portrayal of both seriousness and comedic relief. Each character is strange in their own way, some oddly childish while others are humorously firm.The play is set in a village...

School of Theatre and Dance to perform societal drama

By Christopher Plumery | November 5, 2019

DeKALB – The School of Theatre and Dance will host “The Castle,” an adaptation of a novel of the same name written by Franz Kafka, in the Corner Theater at the Stevens Building.Opening night begins on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and runs through Sunday....

School of Theatre brings Shakespeare to life

By Edwin Kelso | October 30, 2019

Wow is the one word that comes to mind when first viewing the story of “Troilus and Cressida” because of how simply incredible this play is. The play is set during the seventh year of the Trojan War. Prince Paris, played by Vincent Juarez, has kidnapped...

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

By Northern Star Staff | October 6, 2019

MondayBoard of Trustees Professor Seminar: Ross Powell, Board of Trustees professor of geology and environmental geosciences, will give a seminar on NIU’s research into climate change 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room....

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 9

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 9

By Northern Star Staff | September 8, 2019

MondayNIU Archery Club: NIU’s Archery Club will be holding its first meeting 4 to 6 p.m. in Anderson Hall, Room 100. Individuals of any skill level are invited to attend. The first two visits are free, and a membership fee is required after. They can...

Importance of Being Earnest Q &A

By Peter Zemeske | October 24, 2018

The School of Theatre and Dance is performing “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday with additional shows at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The shows will be held at the Black Box Theatre in the Stevens...

The Stevens Building hosted a grand reopening Oct. 12, but not all of the building’s facilities received the necessary repairs. 

Stevens Building in need of additional work despite renovations

By Sophia Mullowney | October 21, 2018

DeKALB — Despite recently completed renovations to the Stevens building, billing $30 million, some issues for its occupants are still present.The state-funded project was initiated in 2014 but was repeatedly halted until completion this past August....

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...