As part of her remarks at the commencement ceremonies on Sunday, December 17, NIU Acting President Dr. Lisa Freeman highlighted interesting stories of a graduate from each college. This is the story she shared of the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Christina Mancuso. (more…)
The NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts presents the inaugural project of the Interdisciplinary Student Project Artistry and Research (ISPAR) Grant with a single week of performances of a new improv comedy show, Double Duty: An Improv Experience, December 6, 9 and 10. (more…)
“It’s not about your art, or how you’re going to make your art,” said NIU Professor of Dance Paula Frasz. “It’s about making a living making your art and being an artist.” (more…)
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.
Construction is well underway on the Stevens Building additions and remodel on the NIU main campus. The building is home to the College of Theatre and Dance and the Department of Anthropology. Many more updates will come in the weeks ahead, but let’s start things off with some drone footage set to Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner. (more…)