School of Theatre and Dance presents Will Eno’s Middletown

School of Theatre and Dance presents Will Eno’s Middletown

The NIU School of Theatre and Dance will present Will Eno’s Middletown this February 28 through March 4. The play is directed by Kay Martinovich. Performances are at the Huntley Middle School Auditorium, 1515 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb. Performances will start at 7:30 p.m. Northern Illinois University’s School of Theatre and Dance upcoming production of Middletown, written by Will Eno, explores small town life through the eyes of the colorful residents that inhabit it.  Join the School of Theatre and Dance on this journey, opening on February 28 at the Huntley Middle School Auditorium, 1515 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb. (more…)

Theatre alumna Amber Sallis named ‘Hot new face of theater’ by Chicago Tribune

Theatre alumna Amber Sallis named ‘Hot new face of theater’ by Chicago Tribune

NIU School of Theatre and Dance alumna Amber Sallis, has been named a “Hot New Face of Theatre Class of 2017” by the Chicago Tribune.

Sallis most recently appeared in a Steep Theatre production of “Earthquakes in London.”  She will next appear in “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” September 22 to October 19 at Eclectic Theatre, Co.  Of Amber’s ensemble roles in “Earthquakes of London” the Tribune said,

“She made all of them (and her trio of characters included a boy with special needs) beautiful portraits of complexity and stress.”

She has appeared in several Chicago-based TV shows but the Tribune says, “We hope the stage can retain her.”

Sallis is a native of Rockford, and earned her BFA in Acting from NIU in 2016.