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NIU alumni create theater company in Kane County

NIU alumni create theater company in Kane County

If you’re ever wondering what happened to the 2019 MFA Acting class at Northern Illinois University, you can find many of them, and a host of other School of Theatre and Dance alumni in St. Charles, Ill. these days.  A talented group of recent alums have established Kane Repertory Theatre in an effort to produce high quality theater for audiences in Chicago’s western suburbs.

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NIU to present a panel discussion on the impact of stereotypes and caricature in the black community on media and pop culture

NIU to present a panel discussion on the impact of stereotypes and caricature in the black community on media and pop culture

Northern Illinois University presents: “Modern Day Minstel: The History of Stereotype and Caricature in the Black Community and the Effect on Current Media and Pop Culture,” a moderated panel discussion, Wednesday, September 25 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. in the Stevens Buildings’ Corner Theatre (room 249). (more…)

‘Our Lives in Letters’ brings letters from World War II, and their writers, to life

‘Our Lives in Letters’ brings letters from World War II, and their writers, to life

Northern Illinois University will be the home for a one-night performance of an original work created using actual letters between soldiers and loved ones during World War II.  Our Lives in Letters: A World War II Perspective  will be performed in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium, located in NIU’s Holmes Student Center, Saturday, September 7 at 7 p.m.  There is no charge for admission. (more…)

NIU alumnus dances his way to principal acting role and cast album

NIU alumnus dances his way to principal acting role and cast album

James Monroe Števko, Chicago native and graduate of NIU’s School of Theatre and Dance, is a featured principal on the upcoming original cast album of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish. He originated the role of Mendl, under the direction of Tony, Oscar and Golden Globe winner, Joel Grey. The album is produced by Grammy nominated producer Rob Sher of Time Life/Warner Bros and will be released August 23 and available on Apple Music and Spotify.

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