School of Communication


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Photo:  All Shook Up (2013), photo by Justin Barbin

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 33rd season, TIC is thrilled to invite our audiences into a conversation with the art and the artists as we collectively examine the different forms and faces of prejudice.  The 2013/14 season will feature award-winning director and playwright Joseph Hanreddy; Timeline Theatre Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling; Court Theatre Resident Artist Ron Oj Parson; a collaboration with Actors Gymnasium; acclaimed Northwestern alumnae Adam Goldstein and Lillian Groag; two Tony Award-winning musicals, seven National Theatre Live broadcasts; two Imagine U Family Series productions; and our own talented faculty and students. 

Joseph Appelt is the Department of Theatre Chair, D. Soyini Madison is the Department of Performance Studies Chair and Diane Claussen is the Managing Director for the Theatre and Interpretation Center.