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Name: Eva Friedman


Deerfield, IL

What is your favorite play and musical? 

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Into the Woods

What has been your favorite course so far?

The two voice and movement classes I took with Professor Antonio Ocampo-Guzman. They changed my life.

How would you describe the Department of Theatre?

Intimate. Evolving. Daring. Family.

What was your biggest surprise about your experience here?

I came to Northeastern thinking I wanted to be a musical theatre actress. Musicals, though still very dear to my heart, were soon traded in for plays. This past year I started writing and directing my own plays and realized that’s what brings me the most joy and fulfillment. I don’t know if I would have discovered these new passions without the people I’ve met and the opportunities I’ve had at Northeastern.

Why did you choose Theatre at Northeastern?

I knew I wanted to be in a big city far away from home. When I visited campus with my father, he asked Professor Nancy Kindelan about NU’s philosophy. Her response was that every theatre artist needs a liberal arts education to do what we do, which is to understand and interpret the human condition. That was exactly in line with my beliefs so I knew that this was where I needed to be.

What is some advice to students considering Northeastern?

Because of our department’s wonderful communal feel, in addition to its rapid growth since my freshman year, I’ve had opportunities at Northeastern I wouldn’t at another school. I was immediately welcomed into the theatre department family. The people I’ve had the opportunity to learn from and create art with have shaped who I am today. You may know exactly what you want to do with the rest of your life right now (like I thought I did), or you may have no idea. Either way, Theatre at Northeastern will help you to explore paths you never even considered.