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Speedy Ortiz, Single Player take over Canopy

By Frances Welch

September 27, 2014

After XXYYXX canceled due to inclement weather, the remaining Friday night music performances of Single Player and Speedy Ortiz were moved to The Canopy Club.Single Player, a one-man band performed by Sean Neumann, opened for Speedy Ortiz, bringing his albums to life with the inclusion of an addition...

University grad succeeds in Chicago comedy, teaching

Brian Posen, a University alumnus, will be performing in two troupes at the Toronto Sketch Comedy festival this coming week. Posen has found success in the Chicago theater and comedy scene as executive producer of the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festivial, program head at Second City and creative director of Stage 773.

By Matt Ru

March 6, 2014

Once upon a time, Brian Posen was a theater graduate student at the University who frequented Espresso Royale and endured many nearly sleepless nights in the hopes of one day pursuing a career in the performing arts. Now, he is one of the most important figures in the Chicago comedy and theater scen...