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Je'Shaun Jackson wears a yellow shirt with a black romper over it. He's carrying theatre playbills and smiling.

Theatre student welcomed pandemic as opportunity for self discovery

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor October 27, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic started in March, junior musical theatre major Je’Shaun Jackson believed that it was the best thing to happen for him as a performing artist. Despite the circumstances being...

Kaitlin Minniefield sits on a chair in front of an NKU sign. She's wearing a white shirt with black dress pants. Her hands are crossed on her lap.

2020 hasn’t stopped these students

Students find ways to create, advocate and grow during the global pandemic
Northerner Staff October 27, 2020

Now that the semester is in full swing, we wanted to highlight students who are making the most of their classes, organizations or hobbies during a pandemic.  Many students’ summers and semesters...

Four dancers rehearse in a parking garage.

How does SOTA operate during a pandemic?

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor September 23, 2020

NKU’s School of the Arts (SOTA) has decided to utilize digital media as an alternative method to typical live performances, open art galleries and music/vocal lessons in order to ensure a safe, socially...

SOTA: All events, including mainstages and Henry shows, canceled

SOTA: All events, including mainstages and Henry shows, canceled

Tickets can be exchanged by contacting SOTA's box office
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor March 19, 2020
NKU’s School of the Arts has canceled all mainstage shows, according to an official statement by the department. All art exhibitions and concerts by the music department are also canceled. Student-run plays in the Henry Konstantinow Theatre were canceled last Friday. 
Spring Theatre Preview

Spring Theatre Preview

Northerner Staff February 19, 2020

The theatre is meant to be a reflection of society. Good theater makes us laugh, cry or shout—but above all, it makes us think about the world we live in. NKU's School of the Arts comes together to...

Some cast members rehearsing a scene in 26 Pebbles.

Henry play ’26 Pebbles’ reflects on Sandy Hook

Andrea Rinck, Contributor February 19, 2020

“26 Pebbles,” a play about the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting, will run in the Henry Konstantinow Theater from Feb. 24 - 26. On Dec. 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook...

SOTA’s ‘Buried Child’ reflects on death of American life

SOTA’s ‘Buried Child’ reflects on death of American life

The Pulitzer Prize winning play heads to the Stauss Theatre
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor February 19, 2020

“Buried Child,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning three-act play that reflects on the death of the American dream, is the oddest play of the season, according to junior BFA acting major Trevor Browning. “It’s...

Cabaret opens Feb. 14

SOTA’s ‘Cabaret’ opens Thursday

'Cabaret' runs in Corbett Theatre Feb. 14-24
Corinne Byrne, Reporter February 14, 2019

To an outsider, watching students dance across a stage in their underwear may seem odd. Fishnet tights, sparkly bras and high heels demand attention. But the costume pieces are only a glimpse into...

Big Fish: Musical makes a splash in Corbett

Big Fish: Musical makes a splash in Corbett

Rachel Smith, Contributor September 21, 2018

“Big Fish,” NKU’s new production opening late September at the Corbett Theater, is truly the catch of the day. This musical, using catchy melodies and relatable characters, gives its audience two...

The Y.E.S. Festival will be from April 4-14, 2019.

SOTA theatre fest seeks brand new plays. Could yours win?

Maria Dossett, Arts & Life Editor August 30, 2018
NKU’s School of the Arts seeks submissions for its 19th Biennial Year End Series Festival of New Plays, the Y.E.S. Festival.
Though they’re students in the School of the Arts, many actors in the performance “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” have never actually picked up an instrument.

Music, theatre students work side by side for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

SOTA’s largest collaboration comes to life
Michael Stegner , Reporter October 24, 2016

Though they’re students in the School of the Arts, many actors in the performance “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” have never actually picked up an instrument. Until now. The School of the Arts is...

In this picture the characters are Eliza Doolittle played by Audrey Macneil, Henry Higgins played by Justin Woolums and Colonel Pickering played by Taylor Greatbatch. In this scene Higgins is telling Eliza she needs to get cleaned up.

Henry Konstantinow Theater puts student works into action

Olivia House , Contributor September 24, 2016

The theatre is unlike any theatre or auditorium on campus. The Henry Konstantinow Theater provides a home for student-produced pieces, allowing directors, producers, actors and designers to grow more...

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