Arts Alliance

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About Arts Alliance

Arts Alliance is the oldest and largest student arts group at Northwestern University, a school renowned for its breadth of undergraduate-produced programming. Founded by a collection of groups looking to share space, Arts Alliance has grown to become one of the largest student arts organizations in the country. Its annual season consists of three mainstage productions and the management of three Satellite groups: Thunk A Cappella, Graffiti Dancers, and Mee-Ow Improv & Sketch Comedy. The Arts Alliance Executive Board consists of fifteen members from all types of educational backgrounds committed to bringing accessible, entertaining theatrical experiences to the Northwestern and Evanston communities.

Mission Statement

Arts Alliance is a non-profit student arts organization committed to providing diverse, accessible, and fulfilling artistic experiences to enrich the Northwestern University community. Arts Alliance is rooted in its long-standing traditions and continues to seek out new artistic opportunities. It provides a positive atmosphere in which students can learn and work alongside a committed and supportive board to create exciting, professional-quality productions.

2015-2016 Executive Board

2015-2016 Arts Alliance Executive Board
  • Leah Platt, Co-Chair, Executive Director
  • Talia Weingarten, Co-Chair, Artistic Director
  • Alex Kramer, Company Manager
  • Rob Cassie, Finance Director
  • Joseph Entenman, Design Chair
  • Emma Wahl, Directing Chair
  • Andrew Restieri, Production Manager
  • Matt Burgess, Production Manager
  • Mary Kate Goss, Community Engagement Director
  • Lily Santiago, Community Engagement Director
  • Jacob Entenman, Digital Media Director
  • Dan Leahy, Marketing Director
  • Maya Fazio-Siu, Technical Director
  • Geoffrey Ko, Equipment Manager
  • Maddie Ambrose, Special Projects Coordinator

2015-2016 Season

Mainstage Shows

  • Garden Party: Assassins
    October 1-3, 2015 ⋅ Shanley Pavilion
    • Produced by Caitlin Medina
    • Directed by Alex Gold
  • Fall Mainstage: Monty Python's Spamalot
    November 12-14, 2014 ⋅ McCormick Auditorium
    • Produced by Janie Dickerson
    • Directed by Christopher Anselmo
  • Spring Mainstage: A Streetcar Named Desire
    May 5-7, 2016 ⋅ Location: Collaboraction Theatre Company
    • Produced by Lucinda Allen
    • Directed by Maggie Monahan

Satellite Groups

  • Thunk A Cappella
    Dates TBA
    • Produced by Meryl Crock and Nabeel Muscatwalla
    • Jamie Yarmoff, President
    • Jessie Klueter, Vice President
    • Music Directed by Alyssa Giannetti and Chanse McCrary
    • Ryder Chasin, Communications and PR

Nabeel Muscatwalla Ryder Chasin Sara Kase Sebastian Botero Steven Layne

  • Mee-Ow Improv & Sketch Comedy
    January 21-23 ⋅ Shanley Pavilion
    February 18-20 ⋅ Shanley Pavilion
    • Produced by Devon Levy
    • Directed by Jack Olin and Natalie Rotter-Laitman
  • Graffiti Dancers
    March 31-April 2 ⋅ McCormick Auditorium
    • Produced by Camille Goldstein
    • Artistic Directors: Annalissa Hartsell and Marisa Shimano
    • Media Coordinator: Benton Bailey

Special Events

Have an idea for an Arts Alliance special event? Contact .

Equipment Rental

Need to rent equipment from Arts Alliance for your show? Contact our Technical Directors at for all rental inquires.

See Also

Past Seasons
Past Executive Boards
Arts Alliance Shared Resources

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