On the Dragon Bandwagon: Late Night Series

Check out the open-mic night hosted weekly by music industry and entertainment arts management students.
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The open-mic series happens at 8:30 p.m. every Thursday in the Creese Lobby.  

Put simply, anything goes at the Late Night Series. Nick Anselmo, theatre program director in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media and Design, directs the weekly open mic show, which has been around since 2002 and includes 12 performances that are about five minutes long and one that’s about 15 minutes long. 

“We hope to foster a creative community, so if you’re working on something like playwriting, screenwriting, a monologue, a piece of music for concert band or a comedy routine, you’re welcome here,” Anselmo said. “Sometimes people do a dramatic reading of a menu. Literally anything goes.” 

The Late Night Series starts at 8:30 p.m. every Thursday in the Creese Lobby, and you can sign up online or in-person before the show. 

The host, Post Midnight, creates a safe and enthusiastic environment for people to perform in, too. It’s a place that people feel comfortable sharing in, Anselmo said, and the audience does their best to support each act. There’s technical experience to be gained too, as entertainment and arts management and music industry students make up a lot of the leadership and technical side of things, and Anselmo said they’re looking for new leadership for next year.