By Jacob NelsonFor Michelle Gatesy, opera runs in the family.The San Jose native and new MSLCE student grew up with a father who was passionate about opera, and who would take Gatesy to see performances from the time she was 10 years old.“Opera is a genetic thing,” Gatesy said during a recent interview.
By Nick RomanMSLCE students arrive at Northwestern with substantial professional experience, which typically includes project management. In reflecting on experiences in the field, MSLCE students discovered that while end results of their projects were positive, the process leading up to them proved to be more difficult. To breakdown project management, MSLCE students recently attended a workshop
By Nick RomanMoana, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Aladdin, and The Fox and the Hound: what do all of these have in common? Sure, they are favorites among Disney fans of all ages. However, they also demonstrate the creative genius of John Musker, who recently spoke at Northwestern University’s School of Communication. School of Communication students got to listen to the
By Jacob NelsonBefore becoming the executive director of the Joffrey Ballet, Greg Cameron worked for a variety of museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) and the Art Institute of Chicago.But before all that, he founded a different kind of museum… in his childhood basement.
By Jacob NelsonOluwamuyiwa Oyatogun loves theatre. Specifically, he loves the way that a theatrical production can bring a story to life, and the impact that process can have on the audience.“I’ve always loved being on stage doing,” the new MSLCE student said during a recent interview, “I love the ability for someone to take real
By Jacob NelsonDuring the most recent MSLCE Speaker Series event, Field Foundation President Angelique Power asked the audience to define the terms “diversity,” “inclusion,” and “equity.” When the attendees struggled to respond, she asked them to imagine they owned a restaurant.“Diversity is like keeping your restaurant completely the same and inviting a few people different
By Nick RomanWhen MSLCE students visited the Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday, they did not expect to get an exclusive sneak peek of Chicago-based artist Jaime Fennelly’s Mind Over Mirrors, a multilayered music and art installation coming to the MCA Stage in April 2018. MSLCE students got a special preview of the cyclical, aural
By Jacob NelsonWhen Megan Cherry was in first grade, she told her parents she wanted to play the violin. A month later, she nagged them about it. Finally, they signed her up for lessons.“They thought I’d only play for a year and I’d quit,” Cherry said during a recent interview.Sixteen years later, she’s still playing.
By Jacob NelsonKayla 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 was fortunate enough
By Jacob NelsonChad Hewitt is drawn to theatre more than other art forms for one simple reason: it’s one of the few remaining forms of creative expression that can only be enjoyed in person.“Theatre is the last artistic platform where you can’t use your phone or computer to experience it. You have to be present