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Kari Nelson

Kari Nelson
DePauw University – BMA Music Performance & Creative Writing

Experience: Performed as an actor/musician in the musical Cabaret (National Tour and regionally)
Ideal Job in 10 years: Running a musical theatre education program and youth theatre company.
What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern?  I am looking to expand to other roles within the theatre industry, and the interdisciplinary nature of this program will allow me to combine my artistic interests into a more administrative role that works cohesively with my career as a performer. 
What are you most looking forwards to about the MSLCE program?  The speaker series and elective courses. 
Favorite (song/movie/show/festival/exhibition … )?  Favorite theatre podcasts: Theatre People, That One Audition, and The Ensemblist
Describe yourself in 3 words: Passionate, organized, loyal. 
Personal fortune cookie message: Comparison is the thief of joy.
If I could donate 1 million dollars to a cause/organization, it would be: Arts education in schools. 
Where are you from? Chicago, IL