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Northwestern School of Communication

Lynn Kelso

Assistant Professor of Instruction
As Artistic Director of Imagine U, the family series in the Wirtz Center, I am working with Evanston/Skokie School District 65 in collaboration with Northwestern to bring all 850 third graders to see the fall production of Imagine U. - (Imagine U, the Wirtz Center family series, and Northwestern are bringing the entire third grades (850 children) of Evanston/Skokie District 65 to see the Fall production and have lunch on campus.)



Area(s) of Expertise

Storytelling, Theatre for Young Audiences
Lynn Kelso


Lynn Kelso teaches the Art of Storytelling, Theatre for Young Audiences and founded Imagine U. She conducts storytelling workshops and directs productions at area schools. As the advisor of all undergraduate theatre majors in the School of Communication, she works with students in planning the course work and their pursuit of individual interests.


  • MFA, Directing, Northwestern University
  • MA, University of Michigan
  • BA, Purdue University

Plays Directed

  • West Side Story
  • Charlotte's Web
  • The Reluctant Dragon
  • This is not a Pipe Dream
  • Selkie
  • Peter Pan
  • The Miser
  • Let the Eagle Fly
  • Big
  • Mother Hicks
  • The Pirates of Penzance
  • A Few Good Men
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Witness for the Prosecution
  • The Water Engine
  • Wiley and the Hairy Man
  • Babes in Arms
  • Harvey
  • Inherit the Wind
  • The Emperor's New Clothes
  • Our Town
  • The Crane Wife

Honors and Awards

  • Orlin Corey Award for Artistic Excellence from AATE 2022


  • Theatre 312: The Art of Storytelling
  • Theatre 367: Theatre for Young Audiences