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After Benefitting from an Arts Education, Kayla DeSouza Hopes to Spread It to Others

By Jacob Nelson Kayla DeSouza’s professional path was set in motion when she interned at a public arts performance high school in Chicago. The program offered free arts education to students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to get it, and the experience working there inspired DeSouza to pursue a career in arts nonprofit organizations. “I

Next MSLCE Speaker Series Event: Field Foundation President Angelique Power

By Jacob Nelson On paper, Angelique Power’s career seems like a natural ascension from nonprofit management positions to her current role as President of the Field Foundation. The reality is more complicated. “I fell into my career, like many of us do,” Power said during a recent interview. Power, who will be discussing her professional

Faculty Spotlight: Northwestern Professor James Webster Discusses the Future of Audience Behavior

For our first Faculty Spotlight of the 2017-2018 academic year, we interviewed Northwestern Professor James G. Webster about media audiences. Webster researches audience measurement, the behavior of media audiences, and media industries. In the responses below, he discusses misconceptions about audiences, how to determine “a hit,” and predictions for the future of audience behavior.

Daniella Smith Aspires To Bring Young Audiences to Opera

By Jacob Nelson Daniella Smith fell in love with opera when she realized she excelled at singing it. The new MSLCE student and Seattle native originally began her artistic career in musical theatre, before realizing that her voice was better suited for classical. “As I watched more opera, I really fell in love with it,”

CBS TV Studio VP of Drama Development Describes Getting His First Break in Evanston

By Jacob Nelson Rob Luchow’s first break didn’t happen in Hollywood. It happened in Evanston. As the Vice President of Drama Development for CBS TV Studio explained during the first MSLCE Speaker Series event of the academic year, Luchow was a Northwestern undergraduate working as a waiter at a pizza place near campus when he

Dominique Warren Aspires To Be Both Actress And Entrepreneur

By Jacob Nelson Dominique Warren originally hoped to work in theatre, but now is pursuing a career in film. The reason? Close-ups. “Theatre is different each night, but in film they capture that moment up close,” the new MSLCE student said during a recent interview. “Film is more intimate because the audience is the camera.