The Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern University exists as an operational and administrational component of the School of Communication with the specific charge of producing, managing, funding and administering the performing arts productions of the School of Communication, Department of Theatre and Department of Performance Studies, including programmatic responsibility for theatre, music theatre and dance. Each year, as many as forty productions are mounted in its four different performance venues — the 439-seat Ethel M. Barber Theater, the 369-seat Josephine Louis Theater, the 100-seat Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater and the 100-seat Mussetter-Struble Theater — as well as in the University’s 1,000-seat Cahn Auditorium.
Now in its 32nd season, the Theatre and Interpretation Center brings together guest artists and events from Evanston, Chicago, New York City, London and beyond to explore the many different contemporary faces of poverty. Featuring award-winning Chicago directors William Brown and Peter Sullivan, acclaimed Northwestern alumnae Cat Miller and Jess McLeod, National Theatre Live broadcasts and the Imagine U Family Series, the 2012/13 season will entertain and make visible the issue of poverty in America, with an emphasis in Chicago and Evanston.
Joseph T. Appelt is the Theatre Department Chair, D. Soyini Madison is the Performance Studies Department Chair and Diane Claussen is the Managing Director for the Theatre and Interpretation Center.