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‘The Malignant Ampersands’ Press Performance

A Red Orchid Theatre 1531 N Wells Street, Chicago, IL

Written by Ensemble Member Brett Neveu Directed by Ensemble Member Dado Performance Dates: October 6 – November 27, 2022 Press Performances: Saturday, October 15, 2022 World Premiere! Playwright Brett Neveu returns to the A Red Orchid stage with this very unofficial sequel to Orson Welles’ The Magnificent Ambersons. A century ago, the Ampersands were a wealthy, thriving

Conversation with Susan Booth

Abbott Hall 710 N Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL

Save the Date for a Conversation with Susan Booth, the new Artistic Director of the Goodman Theatre. All MFA students and writing faculty are invited and encouraged to attend. October 21st, 2022            12 PM – 1 PM Abbott Hall - 710 N Lakeshore Drive - Room 203 SUSAN V. BOOTH: Susan V. Booth returns to

Alexander Phillips’ Film ALL JACKED UP AND FULL OF WORMS

Music Box Theatre 3733 N Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL

As part of the Chicago International Film Festival, alumni Alexander Phillips’ film ALL JACKED UP AND FULL OF WORMS is showing at Chicago’s Music Box Friday, October 21st at 9:30 PM. After the show, there will be a celebratory party in the attached Music Box Lounge and Garden. Alexander's movie was awarded the Special Jury

‘The Locusts’ Opening

Theater Wit 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL

WRITTEN BY Jennifer Rumberger DIRECTED BY ensemble member John Gawlik DATES: OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 19 THURSDAY-SATURDAY 7:30 PM SUNDAY 3:00 PM SYNOPSIS When a serial killer frightens Ella’s small hometown of Vero Beach, Florida, she’s called down from FBI headquarters in Washington D.C. to come help. At home, she’s confronted by the life she left behind: her struggling family

Please join us for a Q&A with the Founding Artistic Directors of UNIVERSES: Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz-Sapp

AMS 109 1920 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL

Please join us for a Q&A with the Founding Artistic Directors of UNIVERSES: Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz-Sapp Moderated by Nijae Draine Thursday, October 27th from 9 AM – 11 AM in AMS 109 Now in their 26th year, UNIVERSES is a National Theater Company of color dedicated to the creation, development, production, touring, community engagement

Screening and Q&A: THE YEAR BETWEEN a film by Alex Heller

The Block Museum of Art 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL

THE YEAR BETWEEN follows college sophomore Clemence Miller, who is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and forced to return home to her sleepy Illinois suburb after suffering a mental breakdown. Alex Heller’s upcoming work includes her first feature film, “The Year Between,” a comedy about bipolar disorder. The film is produced by Level Forward and wrapped production in November

Audio Activism: Writing and Producing Mother Country Radicals

Helmerich Auditorium 1920 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL

In this session, writer Zayd Dohrn and producer and NU alumnus Misha Euceph talk about the award-winning podcast “Mother Country Radicals,” the challenges and possibilities of podcasting for storytelling and activism, and the current state of the podcasting industry. The conversation will be moderated by Sarah Geis. Zayd Dohrn is a playwright, professor, and director

Screening of I BLAME SOCIETY and Q&A with Gillian Horvat

I BLAME SOCIETY (2020 - 85 min) SCREENING with Writer/Director/Actor Gillian Horvat IN PERSON with Q&A to follow   TUESDAY NOVEMBER 1ST at 7pm Forum Room in the University Library Presented by Dept. of Radio-TV-Film Acting for Screen Module     In Writer/Director/Star Gillian Horvat's viciously satirical first feature, lines between art and real life

Storytelling: Up Close & Personal – DOC Chicago

Chicago Cultural Center - Studio Theater 77 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL

What are the challenges in making personal documentaries, this most intimate form of storytelling? How much do you reveal? And how do you transcend the personal to open up the story for others? The speakers on this panel have all wrestled with these questions. Northwestern University professor and playwright Zayd Ayers Dohrn spent his childhood underground because

An Evening with Melissa Villaseñor

Helmerich Auditorium 1920 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL

In hybrid format, join us for a lively conversation with Melissa Villaseñor about the relationship between comedy and mental health. Melissa Villaseñor is a stand-up comedian, actress, and impressionist who broke barriers by becoming the first-ever Latina cast member of Saturday Night Live. Melissa has voiced characters for Toy Story 4, Wreck It Ralph 2, Cartoon

‘The Teddies’ at Steep Theatre

Steep Theatre 1044 W Berwyn Ave, Chicago, IL

After completing the development workshop, our alumni Patrick Vermillion created a piece titled The Teddies, which ready to share, showcasing a variety of talent including acting alumni Mickey Jordan and directing alumni Hamid Dehghani. Here's a brief plot description: "In the era of post-covid anxiety, a gym and its patrons are haunted by the ghosts of

‘Be Mean to Me’ – A New Play by Alumni Sofya Levitsky-Weitz

Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts 1949 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL

A new play by Sofya Levitsky-Weitz Directed by Halena Kays At 17, Meril and Jean are best friends who can finish each other’s sentences. At 27 they are struggling to reconnect and make sense of their shared past. Moving fluidly across a decade of change, growth, divergent choices, immense love and deep hurt, playwright Sofya