What are Forums?


The Department of Theatre and Dance began holding forums in the fall 2020 semester as a way to provide more opportunities for our students to talk to working professionals in the theatre, dance, and entertainment industries. Topics and speakers are chosen by faculty and staff with input from our Student Advisory Board. Any NMU student is invited to attend. All students in a Theatre or Dance Department major are required to attend.

 

Upcoming Forums

Thursday, September 1, 2022

6:00PM, Forest Roberts Theatre

Subject: Season Premier Party

Presenters: NMU Theatre and Dance Faculty, Staff, and Student Advisory Board

Friday, September 9, 2022

9:00-10:00AM, Forest Roberts Theatre

Subject: NMU Theatre and Dance Student Handbook

Presenters: Jill Grundstrom and Braeden Ingersoll

Friday, November 11, 2022

9:00-10:00AM, Forest Roberts Theatre

Subject: Portfolios, Resumes, Interviews, Auditions, Self-Tape, and Reels . . . OH MY!

Presenters: NMU Faculty and Staff

Thursday, January 19, 2023

6:00PM, Forest Roberts Theatre

Subject: Welcome Back/Half-Way Party

Presenters: NMU Theatre and Dance Faculty, Staff, and Student Advisory Board

Friday, March 31, 2023

9:00-10:00AM, Forest Roberts Theatre

Subject: TBA

Presenters: TBA

 

Past Forums

November 12th, 2021

Speaker: Kaitlyn Frotton
Teaching Artist, Actor

NOTE: This forum was a special topics 3-hour Performing Shakespeare masterclass.
 

October 29th, 2021

Speaker: Lawrence Bennett
Director of Production, Alliance Theatre
 

October 8th, 2021

Speaker: Karina Johnson
Dancer, Choreographer
Dance Adjunct Instructor, NMU
 

September 17th, 2021

Speaker: Bear Bellinger
Actor, Writer, Advocate
Actors' Equity Association
 

April 23rd, 2021

Speaker: Hunter Foster
Actor
UrinetownThe Bridges of Madison County, Little Shop of HorrorsThe Producers
 

March 19th, 2021

Speaker: Michael Detroit ('85)
Executive Producer, Playhouse on the Square
Audition Coordinator, Unified Professional Theatre Auditions


February 19th, 2021

Speaker: Mark Lunsford
Artistic Producer, American Repertory Theatre