The “Journey” takes me to Northwestern

It has been quite a while , but today I began to feel like an actress again.  It wasn’t the first time that I made the trek to Evanston, but each visit makes my mind wander.  Northwestern is a school that is steeped in theatrical tradition. As I wander the campus and see the ancient buildings and grounds, I wonder if  this hill could be where Zach Braff played football.  I walk a little further and see the theatre department and think that this could be the stage where a young Laura Innes acted on.  One time , I was filming a movie in a fraternity house on campus and came upon the letters DLS . Could this have possibly been the future “Friends” star and founder of Lookingglass when he was a young and wild frat boy?  It boggles the imagination to think how many famous names from the movies and television have wandered these paths. I am definitely surrounded by greatness.

Long before I moved to Chicago, I appeared in my first Northwestern production entitled, “The Detention Teacher.”  Let me tell you, to a small town girl from Ohio , it was like being on a real set. I  will always say that about the productions at NW, they do make you feel like you are working on a major film set.  All of the equiptment is first rate.  It did prepare me for the first time that  I was on a professional film set.  I have come so far since that.  Whether it was for some film student’s class or Studio 22, I have been proud of my association with the “Purple and White.”  Coincidentally, my alma mater Mount Union shares the same colors as Norhtwestern University.

Today was an audition for another such sudent films. Who knows where some of these students might end up?  It was also great to be able to express myself with face and body as only a true actor can do.  Time will tell if I get the part, but I have gotten very used to the drill.  If I don’t get this one, there will always be another part to come along.  Oh well, that’s show biz!

Here is the sign outside the Dept of Communications at Northwestern University. Many famous actors, directors, and other production people have attended here.

Louis Hall is where I have had many auditions through the years at Northwestern.


About chitownstarconnections

Melanie Christy is am actress/singer who came to Chicago to pursue her dreams of acting. Coming from a small town in Ohio she has been enjoying the things that city life has to offer like great cuisine from all parts of the globe, parties with great people including celebrities, gorgeous fashions and of course fun! Follow her, read her blog and learn about all the amazing adventures you can be a part of throughout Chicagoland! Jennifer Hedrick is the photographer and techie for our blogs. She was born and raised here in Chicago. Her love of photography started when she was a child. She has photographed many celebs, events, fashion shows and more. She also considers herself a bit of a foodie and loves food porn. Her other loves include her nieces and nephews, animals and the shows Castle, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
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