NSU Masquers

NSU Masquers


Produced Reading of
ALMOST, MAINE by John Cariani
Friday, January 17th at 7:30
Black Box Theatre
Directed by Kane Anderson and MacKinley Bruemmer
Staring Morgan Wilson, Lydia Jae Saxton, Judah McKinley, and MacKinley Bruemmer
Rehearsal for Almost, Maine Produced Reading

This is the official page of Northern's Masquers club established in 1923. No performance is required!

The NSU Masquers are a student Theatre organization which supports and promotes Theatre activities at NSU and in the Aberdeen community. Members provide essential services both front of house, on stage, and on backstage crews. The organization meets every other week during the academic year for business related meetings and hosts several annual fundraisers and fun events.

Operating as usual

Photos from Northern State University Theatre Program's post 04/05/2023
Photos from NSU Masquers's post 10/04/2022

Happy Homecoming!! Our Masquers Co-President Dylan Eckart is running for Homecoming Marshal sponsored by the Student Government Association. Dylan is a Music Education major from Circle Pines, MN. When he isn't busy in JFAC playing tuba or working on the latest theatre production, Dylan likes to spend time playing DnD with his people. Dylan looks forward to being a High School Band teacher back home in Minnesota. Running with him for Queen is Elizabeth Votava sponsored Residence Life. Elizabeth is from Buffalo, Minnesota and her major is general studies with minors in special education and studio art. Her hobbies include painting and reading. And her dream profession is working in a student affairs administration program in higher education. Polls open Tuesday, October 4 at 8:00am!


Introducing your new 2021-2022 Masquers Leadership Team!!
Co-Presidents: Lydia Jae Saxton & Suzi Fitterer
VP/Secretary: Cadin Kallenberger
Treasurer: Garytt Tostenson

They are looking forward to a great year of sharing ideas and theatre!!


Thank you to all who auditioned! We are very excited for this show!!



NSU’s The Lab initiative presents a student-led production of The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse. The performance days are November 20, 21, and 22 - just before Thanksgiving!
Auditions are ONE NIGHT ONLY and will require a cold read with other actors that are also auditioning. No experience necessary!
Have any questions? Interested in a technical position? Contact Loretta with the email on the graphic.


The cast list is posted! Congratulations to the cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream!


Interested in auditioning for A Midsummer Night’s Dream? Taking Advanced Acting this fall? Check out this Zoom meeting to be presented by Dr. Kane Anderson!

If you are interested, please contact Kane that you would like to participate so you can get your name on the list and also the proper materials needed to prepare for the call.

The Zoom call would last about 2 hours, discussing acting choice clues in Shakespeare’s verse.

We hope to “see” you there! Please email Kane if you want in!


Coming this fall to the NSU stage is A Midsummver Night’s Dream by the legendary William Shakespeare!
AUDITIONS ARE 2 NIGHTS ONLY - AUGUST 27 & 28!! Take time this summer to polish up your audition repertoire! Have questions? Email Kane with the email listed on the graphic.
A huge thank you to Noah Files, the newest NSU Theatre faculty, for creating this graphic!

Timeline photos 05/07/2020

Dedicated to our senior Musical Theatre major, Brittany Quinn! A longtime Masquers member who served as one of the co-Presidents in 2019-2020. We are so proud of all of her dedication and hard work she's put into the NSU Theatre Department. As well as being in multiple shows every year, she directed "Hamlet" in the winter of 2018. She was last seen in "Lasso of Truth" as The Wife. We will miss your beautiful smile, Brittany. Thank you for your amazing hugs and motherly presence. Happy trails to you!


Introducing your 2020-2021 Masquers Leadership Team!
Co-Presidents: Judah McKinley & Loretta Simon
VP/Secretary: Suzi Fitterer
Treasurer: Garytt Tostenson

They are all ready to share ideas, create great theatre, and are looking forward to a great year!

Photos from NSU Masquers's post 03/07/2020

Huge congratulations goes out to the cast and crew of "Lasso of Truth" on their closing night! You all truly are a wonder!

Lasso of Truth 02/27/2020

On behalf of the Department of Art and Theatre, we are thrilled to share these production photos from "Lasso of Truth" by Carson Kreitzer which opens tonight in our Black Box Theater.

Performances are this weekend and next weekend.

Visit the link on the School of Fine Arts page for tickets!

Directed by Kane Anderson | Scenic & Costume Design by Jordan Jaked Carrier | Lighting Design by Brian Omland | Properties by Suzi Fitterer | Projection Illustrations by Clay Chastain and Lydia Saxton | Sound by Mac Bruemmer and Elizabeth Hofer | Stage Management by Dylan Eckart | Production Management by Trevor Carrier | Assistant Directed by Brady Hamer, Dylan Eckart

Photos from NSU Masquers's post 02/27/2020

Lasso of Truth opens tomorrow night! This powerful show includes Masquers members in the cast and crew! Performances are February 27th - 29th at 7:30pm and March 1st at 1:30pm with additional performances March 5th and 6th at 7:30pm!

Timeline photos 02/03/2020

The new Arts department board in the Johnson Fine Arts Center features some shots from "The Brain From Planet X" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"!

Photos from NSU Masquers's post 01/26/2020

What a week! KCACTF 52 was full of diverse productions, great collegiate performers, a drag show, awesome food in downtown Sioux Falls, workshops, dance classes, and further knowledge of the industry! We're so happy with how the week turned out! Our ten Masquers members had an amazing time!

Onto KCACTF 53 next year in Des Moines, Iowa!


Congratulations to President Morgan Wilson! Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region 5 recognized her for her scenic design on Northern's 2019 Spring production of "Fun Home"! Charlotte Hemke, our Spirit of the Masquers recipient was also recognized for her performance as Small Alison!

Not to mention that MacKinley Bruemmer and Rosemary Vega were nominated to compete in the Irene Ryan Scholarship competition for "Fun Home"!


We're throwing it back to last year's Invited Scenes Showcase, featuring the cast of "Sondheim on Sondheim"! Of which, MacKinley Bruemmer and Rosemary Vega were nominated to compete for an Irene Ryan Scholarship award.

We're having a great week at KCACTF 52!


Photos from NSU Masquers's post 01/18/2020

Congratulations to the cast and crew of "Almost, Maine"! A great reading to finish off the first week of the semester! Thank you for braving the cold weather to enjoy these beautiful stories.

Photos from NSU Masquers's post 01/17/2020

Several Masquers members will be performing in a reading of THE LAB's "Almost, Maine" directed by MacKinley Bruemmer and Dr. Kane Anderson. The performance will be in the Black Box Theater on Friday, January 17th at 7:30pm. FREE ADMISSION.


"I was often told that I wasn't a thing. 'She's not pretty enough. She's not tall enough. She's not thin enough. She's not fat enough.' I thought, 'OK, someday you're going to be looking for someone not, not, not, not, and there I'll be.'"

--Two-time Oscar-winning actor Frances McDormand

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Click here to support Open Jar Institute Fundraiser organized by Christine Jeanette Powers 06/19/2019

Christine is a talented student who just graduated from Northern who would appreciate any support she can get in order to participate in the prestigious Open Jar Institute! Please consider donating!

Click here to support Open Jar Institute Fundraiser organized by Christine Jeanette Powers My name is Christine Powers, and I recently graduated from Northern State University with a BA in Musical Theatre. While I was studying there, I had the opportunity to audition for the Open Jar Institute, a week-long theatre program in New York City that only accepts 60 people out of thousands of...

Timeline photos 02/01/2019

After much anticipation....
Congrats cast of Fun Home!

Timeline photos 01/21/2019

We made it!

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