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Costume designer Brianna Perry ’16 puts new theatrical design & technology major in action

Brianna Perry ’16
Brianna Perry ’16, a double major in musical theatre and technical theatre and design, is costumer designer for the senior musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Brianna “Bri” Perry ’16 loves designing, both inside and outside the classroom. As she prepares for a career in professional theatre, Perry is pairing her academic work with her involvement in the technical crew for the senior production, “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Annual Report 2015

This 2015 Annual Report reflects the outstanding accomplishments of North Central College in the last fiscal year.

North Central College seniors produce, direct “Little Shop of Horrors” Feb. 25-28

Senior students stage the sassy musical “Little Shop of Horrors,” the story of a flower shop assistant and a giant man-eating plant.

North Central College senior students will stage the sassy musical “Little Shop of Horrors,” a story about a flower shop assistant and a giant human flesh-eating plant.

Four performances will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-27 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit Adult supervision is suggested for mature thematic material.

Students display 29 pieces of art at professional exhibit

Fifteen art students were chosen to showcase their artwork at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery through March.

The artwork of 15 students at North Central College will be showcased at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery in Aurora as part of the 2016 Paramount Grand Gallery. The free exhibit will be on display through March 28.

Students and pieces of artwork were selected by North Central College Associate Professor of Art Barry Skurkis, who works with the curator of the gallery. The diverse collection includes 29 pieces of art created with mixed media, oils, acrylic on canvas, wood, tar, watercolor and more.

SEA Conference connects emerging artists with needed business skills and connections

North Central College hosts the 16th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 26-27 to help aspiring artists become successful entrepreneurs.

North Central College’s 16th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 26-27 will help aspiring artists learn to become successful entrepreneurs.

North Central College junior directs original production “The Cherub’s Mask”

Jack Morsovillo ’17 directs “The Cherub’s Mask,” an original production, cowritten with John Lindberg ’17 about a family’s struggles with divorce and illness.

North Central College features the original production “The Cherub’s Mask,” directed by junior Jack Morsovillo and written by Morsovillo and sophomore John Lindberg. Staged Feb. 11-13, the play explores the effects of divorce on a family.

Jack Ryan ’16 exemplifies integrated learning as part of NAC&U panel in Washington

Jack Ryan ’16
College Scholar Jack Ryan ’16 presented his mathematics and theatre research at the National Press Club during a press briefing on interdisciplinary studies.

A rare but intriguing combination of mathematics and theatre research by Jack Ryan ’16 resulted in an invitation to speak this week at a Washington, D.C., press briefing at the National Press Club. Ryan was invited to present his research along with other undergraduate scholars as a way to support the mission of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), which sponsored the event.

Students dance, sing, act in full-scale dance production Jan. 28-30

Sarafina Monteleone ’19, Natalie Bernier ’19, Josette Carpenter ’18
North Central College students perform “Fragments: A Theatrical Dance Experience,” choreographed and directed by dance faculty Dmitri Peskov.

North Central College presents “Fragments: A Theatrical Dance Experience,” featuring the College’s theatre students Jan. 28-30. It is choreographed and directed by Dmitri Peskov, a member of North Central’s dance faculty and a Chicago-based dancer, choreographer, actor and poet.

Faculty adapt Shakespeare’s comedy set in the 1590s to American culture in the 1950s

North Central College students to stage William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” a renaissance romp with a 1950’s twist Jan. 7-10.

North Central College students will stage William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” a renaissance romp with a 1950’s twist Jan. 7-10.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7-10 in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and seniors; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit

Mathematics major Jack Ryan ’16, 2015 Lincoln Laureate, will speak on national panel

Jack Ryan ’16
Jack Ryan ’16, North Central College’s 2015 Lincoln Laureate, was selected to speak on a national panel about integrated learning

Jack Ryan ’16, a College Scholar and Goldwater Honorable Mention, has been selected for two additional honors that recognize his multi-disciplinary academic work and service to the North Central College campus. In November, he was honored as the College’s 2015 Lincoln Laureate, which recognizes outstanding college seniors at four-year degree granting institutions in Illinois.

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