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MSLCE GETS A BACKSTAGE GLIMPSE INTO LIFE AT THE GOODMAN THEATRE

By Kate Leggett Located in the heart of downtown, the Goodman Theatre has been a staple of Chicago theatre—and cultural life—for over 80 years now. The theatre has seen the world-premiers of dozens of playwrights, from David Mamet to Mary Zimmerman, and is committed to producing both classical and new work. The MSLCE program recently

Designed to Innovate: MSLCE Students Take a Trip Through the Lookingglass

By Daniel Dvorkin Upon leaving downtown’s iconic Water Tower from a site visit to Lookingglass, I ran into our speaker and company Artistic Director, Andy White. He was picking up a sandwich board from the theatre’s sidewalk that had fallen over, prey to the Chicago winds. To this day Mr. White continues to unpretentiously treat his

As Chicago’s Film and TV Business Booms, Periscope Grows With It

By Daniel DvorkinOver the past number of years, the landscape in Chicago’s film and TV world has been changing. With Cinespace coming into the picture, four major shows in production (not including Showtime’s currently filming Chicago project, Executive Produced by Common), and production companies springing up like rabbits, there became a great need for a

MSLCE Student Hopes to Launch a Record Label in Australia

By Amy A. Ross When she was 19 years old, Shelley Bishop left her home in Brisbane, Australia, determined to explore the world for a year. A few months later, she found herself happily settled in Elmhurst, Illinois, studying Music Business and Jazz Composition. During her time there she did in fact get to see the

Before Grad School, MSLCE Student Started a Production Company

By Jacob Nelson Daniel Dvorkin’s creative career started earlier than most. In 2008, he began a production company called Two Lights Theatre Company with Rebecca Leifman when the two were studying theatre at DePaul University in Chicago. Seven years later, Two Lights is still cranking out shows. “When we started it I never had an

On MSLCE Trek to LA, Purple Pride Abounds

By Evyenia Constantine In true Midwest fashion, a late Spring snowstorm bid us goodbye as the MSLCE cohort embarked on its networking trek to Los Angeles, California. As we left the snowy arch of the Northwestern Campus in Evanston behind, we were soon greeted in LA with sunshine, palm trees, and the welcoming, smiling faces

Diversity and Variety Propel Chicago’s Goodman Theatre

By Amy Ross Many know it for its annual production of A Christmas Carol, but it is through diversity and variety of that the Goodman Theatre truly propels itself forward after almost 90 years of serving the Chicago theater scene. The largest and oldest non-for-profit theatre in the city, the Goodman combines a largely new

Chicago Filmmaking Continues Steady Uptick

By Amy Ross Although 2014 was a smaller year for Chicago as a destination for filming Hollywood features, local productions and television series helped maintain the city’s steady uptick of filmmaking. Richard Moskal, director of the Chicago Film Office since 1996, estimates that the revenues and total number of shooting days of 2014 would continue