NMU Hosts Virtual 'North x North Coast' Festival

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Northern Michigan University Theatre and Dance is presenting its newly branded and re-imagined Fringe Festival titled “North x North Coast.” The virtual arts and culture festival will be held Tuesday, Nov. 17-Sunday, Nov. 22. In addition to theater and dance performances, it will feature vocal and instrumental music, short films, 3D animation and art.

NMU students and faculty will be involved in this in this inaugural event. Below is the festival lineup in alphabetical order:

#alonebuttogether: A Dance Chain Letter
Directed by Jill Grundstrom with cinematography by Ryan Stephens

As the World Caves In: A Song by Matt Maltese
Performed by Megan Hibbard and Caitlin Sternberg

Cause and Effects: A 3D Animation
Created by AK Ikezoe

Contrasts: A Solo Piano Recital
Performed by Nancy Zimmerman

The COVID Chronicles: A Compilation of Monologues and Short Scenes
Directed by Shelley Russell and performed by the students TH 132 - Acting I

Half Way to Foolish: A Dance Piece to the song Hocus Pocus by Focus
Choreographed by Maisie Zahn with cinematography by Ryan Stephens 

Hands are Knockin': Song composed by Kyle Pederson
Directed by Erin Colwitz and performed by the NMU Arts Chorale  

Let My Love Be Heard: Song composed by Jake Runestad
Directed by Erin Colwitz and performed by the NMU Arts Chorale 

LonliLess: A Mini Documentary
Created by Robin Collins

Next Time/I Wouldn't Go Back: From Closer Than Ever
Lyrics by Richard Maltby and music by David Shire
Directed by Paul Truckey 

Plein Air Views of Presque Isle: A Virtual Art Gallery
Painted and curated by Steven Hughes 

Screaming, Humming: A One-Act Play
Written by Hannah Manikowski and directed by Sophie Sam.

Shades of Anna Maria: A Short Film
Created by Marianne Perron

That Which Remains: Song by Andrea Ramsey
Performed by Harrison Bouche

Voice on the Wind: Song composed by Sarah Quartel
Directed by Dr. Erin Colwitz and performed by the NMU Arts Chorale

What If: A Devised Theatre Piece
Directed by Jacob Laitinen

Tickets are $17 for the general public, $12 for NMU faculty and staff, seniors and military and $5 for NMU students. They can be purchased online at tickets.nmu.edu, via email at tickets@nmu.edu, over the phone at 906-227-1032 or at the Berry Events Ticket Office from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment only.

A link to the virtual performance will be emailed to ticket holders. A ticket grants access to the entirety of the festival during the dates listed above.  

For more information, including the full festival lineup and a list of performers and creative team members, please visit https://nmu.edu/theatreanddance/north-x-north-coast.  

Prepared By

Jill Vermeulen
Student Writer

Categories: Around NMU