By Alyssa HolcombThere is no shortage of networking events that Northwestern offers its students, but it is rare when the professionals are the ones approaching you – literally.
By Minda CervaOn Friday, Nov. 17, MSLCE students had an opportunity to sit down with leaders from Chicago’s Tony Award-winning Steppenwolf Theatre Company for a discussion about their respective careers, the history of the organization, its current focus, and its future plans.Students met with the Executive Director David Schmitz, Artistic Producer Jonathan Berry, and Professional
By Joe GiovannettiOn Monday, the MSLCE cohort entered their regular Professional Development class, taught by Mandi Glowen and Jonah Zeiger. However, rather than the usual lecture-format class, Glowen and Zeiger prepared an exciting panel with various guests in Chicago’s creative industries: Rebecca Adelsheim, a producer and dramaturg at Steppenwolf Theater Company, and Pat Niday, an implementation manager at
By Jacob NelsonEver since she began her new job as the managing director of Victory Gardens, Erica Daniels has gotten used to using the word “scrappy.”That’s partly because of Victory Gardens’ size: the theatre company has a small staff of people who wear different hats, and getting things done involves first figuring out “how.” But
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.
By Jacob Nelson “Before artistic director, I was a babysitter, a waitress, a receptionist, a teacher… a waitress.” So began Martha Lavey’s explanation as to how she got to be Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Artistic Director during the Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprise’s January speaker series event. Lavey, who has been Artistic Director
By Jacob Nelson During her tenure as Steppenwolf’s artistic director, Martha Lavey has overseen the production of hundreds of plays, many of which have transferred to Broadway. She’s also seen Chicago grow into a destination for aspiring theater professionals. “There is nationwide regard for Chicago as a fertile ground for actors,” Lavey said during a