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Department of Performing Arts

Department of Performing Arts

Clubs, Activities

Clubs, Activities and Outreach

Broadway Drama Society

The Broadway Drama Society, an official IU Northwest student organization, takes pride in offering opportunities for all students to expand their skills, talents and love of the performing arts!  Dedicated to every aspect of theatre including acting, dancing, singing, designing and directing, the BDS is a wonderful group of students that share passion for theatre and the desire to engage audiences.  The club sponsors its own student-run productions as well as field trips, and special events, and meet-and-greets with professionals in the field.  All club activities are open to all students regardless of major or prior experience.

Volunteer Fridays

Fridays are great days at Theatre Northwest.  From 9am to 5pm students of all background gather to work on the scenery, properties, lights and costumesfor upcoming productions.  Meet new friends and get involved in a safe and productive work environment.  Contact Theatre Northwest Technical Director, Tim O'Donnell  ([[tiodonne]]) for details.

Spoken Word SLAM

Poetry and performance come together when students from IU Northwest and Emerson School for the Arts bring their original works to the stage for a slam-style competition.

Annual Production for Young Audiences

At Indiana University Northwest, we've been creating magical moments between our student-performers and children from around the Northwest Indiana Region annually for over 30 years. Our productions span a wide variety of styles and genres, from traditional fairy tales to adaptations of popular literature.  Most feature a young central character,allowing the children in the audience to identify and learn along with the story's hero. And each utilizes the magic of live theatre to address real-life issues such as family relationships, diversity, self-confidence and creativity.