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 thirteen 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.

2014-2015 Executive Board

2013-2014 Arts Alliance Executive Board
  • Brannon Bowers, Co-Chair, President
  • Maddie Ambrose, Co-Chair, Business Manager
  • Sam Garrott, Mainstage Production Manager
  • Rob Cassie, Satellite Production Manager
  • Emma Wahl, Company Manager
  • Geoffrey Ko, Development Director
  • Talia Weingarten, Community Engagement Director
  • Leah Platt, Community Programming Director
  • Ford Altenbern, Directing Chair
  • Dan Leahy, Digital Media Director
  • Erin Holiday, Marketing Strategist
  • Joseph Entenman, Technical Director
  • Conor Keelan, Technical Director
  • Adam and Eve, Freshman Board Representatives

2013-2014 Season

Mainstage Shows

  • Garden Party: Urinetown
    October 3-5, 2013 ⋅ Shanley Pavilion
    • Produced by Sally Lindel
    • Directed by Garrett Baer
  • Fall Mainstage: The 39 Steps
    October 24-26, 2013 ⋅ McCormick Auditorium
    • Produced by Sam Mueller (Artistic) and Sam Garrott (Business)
    • Directed by A.J. Roy
  • Spring Mainstage: Sweeney Todd
    May 15-17, 2013 ⋅ Louis Room
    • Produced by Izzy Garcia (Artistic) and Justin Connolly (Business)
    • Directed by Abby Pajakowski

Satellite Groups

  • Thunk A Cappella
    • Produced by Kelly Carlquist
    • Chris Gilligan, President
    • Music Directed by Dominic Wong and Lauren Lenke
  • Mee-Ow Improv & Sketch Comedy
    January 24-26, 2013 ⋅ Shanley Pavilion
    February 21-23, 2013 ⋅ Louis Room
    • Produced by Alex Gold
    • Directed by Emma Cadd and Amina Munir
  • Graffiti Dancers
    April 3-5, 2013 ⋅ McCormick Auditorium
    • Produced by Ford Altenbern (External) and Kat Scott (Internal)
    • Directed by Maria Theodore

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

External links

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