Special Events

Black Lives, Black Words
Monday, February 27 at 8:00PM
Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston

Born here in Chicago in 2015, Black Lives, Black Words gives voice to contemporary African American theatre artists investigating the question ‘Do black lives matter today?’   Our event will be a one night, script-in-hand 10-minute play festival including monologues and spoken word featuring the work of Northwestern School of Communication students.

The BLBW project, founded by Reginald Edmund, has been held in multicultural cities around the world including Chicago, Minneapolis, Charlotte, Baltimore, Washington DC, London, UK; featuring the work of Nambi E. Kelley, Kristiana Rae Colón, David Barr III, Reginald Edmund, Shepsu Aakhu, Aaron Todd Douglas, Marsha Estell, Theresa Ikoko, Sha Cage, Idris Goodwin and many more. Prior to now the project has only been produced professionally, making this the first time BLBW will be produced at a university. 

Hosted by Reginald Edmund (BLBW founder and curator), Aaron Todd Douglas (BLBW Associate Artist and member of NU Acting faculty) and Laura Schellhardt (Head of NU Playwriting Program).

Free Admission // All are welcome!
RSVP Here


Evanston Dance Ensemble presents:
FAB 2.0:  EDE Dances the Beatles

Artistic Directors: Béa Rashid and Christina Ernst
Additional Choreographers: Laura Berman, Julie Cartier, Mike Gosney, Keerati Jinakunwiphat, Ericka Vaughn Byrne, Stephanie Paul, Enid Smith, Allison Kurtz Volkers

COME TOGETHER and HELP us celebrate our 20th Anniversary as we dance to the music of YESTERDAY. TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS where you’ll be, HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE, so buy your TICKET TO RIDE, because HERE COMES THE SUN.

March 16  - 19
Josephine Louis Theater
20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston

7:30PM THUR | FRI
4:00PM SAT - EDE benefit to follow, 6:30PM at Studio5
1:00PM and 4:00PM SUN

Adult $24
Children $16
HS Student $10 (w/ ID)

All seats on Thursday, March 16 at 7:30PM are $15


* Photo credit: Matt Glavin