“That’s the power of theater, is that you come for entertainment and you get entertainment, but what you also take away, that changes you and affects your life in ways that just normal moments can’t.”


“The World According To Sound”, is an audio-visual (or really, non-visual) experience hosted by radio producers Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett.
A peek backstage
"It’s everything. Hedwig is everything."
Photo by Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
Pick a side
“Coming to America, it’s very much Black or white ... and then you get into the complexities of how you interpret what is happening to you because of your race.”
Photo by andresilva5 on Pixabay. Licensed under Creative Commons.
matter of rights
“All performances for Pippin have been cancelled."
Charlotte Hu / North by Northwestern
Balconies were climbed, people
“[Lil] Uzi being late was giving me flashbacks to Young Thug.”
Photo by Ayesha Goswamy / North by Northwestern
gods among men
In this production by Tarell Alvin McCraney, creator of Moonlight, human struggles mirror godly counterparts and a young woman fights to find her place.
Photo by Caleb Blais / North by Northwestern
an odyssey
Anon(ymous) explores themes of home, identity and seeking refuge.
Image by BWChicago on Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons
Lights! Camera! Improv!
"With nothing but their wit, bodies and a few chairs, the Titanic Players delivered a pitch-perfect show."
Photo by Melissa Cagan
What news more?
Lovers & Madmen's production of Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth fulfills tells the well-known story through a heavily ensemble-focused production.
Photo courtesy of A&O Productions
Push me to the edge
23-year-old rapper Lil Uzi Vert headlines and pop singer-songwriter MØ opens A&O Productions' show at the Riviera Theater on Oct. 13.
Charlotte Hu / North by Northwestern
the rightside up
If you didn't make it to the Stranger Things pop-up, this photo slideshow is probably the next best thing.
Photo by Morgan Lee / North by Northwestern
yes queen
For one night, a lecture room in Fisk Hall transformed into an arena for drag performers and an oasis for queer students.
This story was taken down as Arts Alliance's Garden Party show was canceled due to legal concerns.
Visual Melt
A visionary and his legacy
“Blake’s moment of inspiration is not over.”
Image by Kubrick 574 on Wikimedia Commons, licensed under Creative Commons
Get Eggy with it
The film is an action-filled thrill ride with just enough social commentary and Elton John appearances to take the viewer out of the everyday for a few hours.

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