Acting Alumni Take Over Television October 14, 2014

 Mackenzie Parker (right) on Sons of Anarchy

Matthew Yee (right) on Chicago Fire

The NIU School of Theater and Dance family had an exquisite dilemma last night. Two alumni (Matthew Yee and Mackenzie Parker, both BFA ’12) appeared simultaneously on two different network shows. Matt appeared on NBC’s Chicago Fire and Mac appeared on FX’s Sons of Anarchy. Luckily, FX’s practice of running each new episode of Sons of Anarchy twice allowed us all to watch both.

This was all the sweeter because two MFA alumni of the NIU School of Theatre and Dance are involved with these shows. Joe Minoso is a regular cast member of Chicago Fire and Kurt Sutter is the creator/executive producer of Sons of Anarchy. The School of Theatre and Dance flag is flying high these days! Congratulations gentlemen!

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