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Film, TV, and Theater Writers Talk Storytelling at Northwestern

By Dan Li A group of people that included a Steppenwolf producer, a film producer, a writer for House of Cards, and a playwright met at Northwestern last Friday to discuss their writing processes during the 2016 Writers Panel co-hosted by the EPICS Office and the MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage program.

Theater Director Speaks at Northwestern Days After Winning a Tony

By Jacob Nelson Last week was a busy one for Mark Hoebee. The producing artistic director of Paper Mill Playhouse flew from New York to Chicago so he could speak at the MSLCE speaker series event. But before that, he and his theatre company won a 2016 Regional Theater Tony Award. “It’s crazy, it’s been

Students Get Career Advice from WCAS Alumni in the Arts Panel

By Cameron Kong “What are you going to do with your classic music major?” Classical guitarist Bryan Albert got this question often during his time as an undergraduate at Northwestern. Yet, as a freelance artist and touring musician, Bryan’s passion for music remains unabated almost a decade after graduation. “I wake up in the morning

Frederick Wiseman’s In Jackson Heights: Cinéma vérité from the heart of Queens

By Laura Hess “I’m left wondering what the reality of this country is. There are many liberties, but no one is listening to you.” Standing in front of a community support group, a man recounts his recent, and possibly wrongful, termination by his employer. Frederick Wiseman, however, is indeed listening. The release of In Jackson

An MMA Curator and a Nonprofit Consultant Talk Museums, Technology, and their Careers

By Jacob Nelson A curator from the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art (MMA) spoke with a principal of the consulting firm Danzig & Associates last week during an MSLCE Speaker Series event about the surprising paths their creative careers have taken them on. Femke Speelberg, the MMA’s Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, described getting offered

Metropolitan Museum of Art Associate Curator to Speak at Northwestern

By Jacob Nelson Though it’s been five years since Femke Speelberg moved to New York to work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she still needs to remind herself that she’s not dreaming. “It’s such a great place, I still have to pinch myself I’m actually here,” she said with a laugh during an interview

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

Northwestern and WTTW Host Panel for New PBS Drama

By Victoria Morris On Feb. 3, Northwestern’s School of Communication and WTTW Chicago hosted a panel discussion of the new PBS drama series “Mercy Street”. “Mercy Street”, a big move for PBS, is its first fictional program in over a decade. It’s designed to complement the popular dramatic series it imports from Britain like “Call

Jellyvision Founder Makes the Uninteresting Fun

By Jacob Nelson Harry Gottlieb makes learning fun, and that means making it funny. It’s something he’s good at because, in one way or another, he’s been practicing for decades. Gottlieb is the founder of Jellyvision, the Chicago-based multimedia company behind the trivia computer game You Don’t Know Jack and, more recently ALEX, an interactive