Director of the Acting Concentration, Andrei Serban has been awarded Best Director by the Hungarian Theatre Critics Association for his production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, which played at the National Theatre of Budapest in April. The production was one of the biggest hits in the theatres history, with tickets selling out several months in advance.
School of the Arts Theatre alumni Daniel Irizzary ('04) and Laura Butler Rivera ('04) are the founders and artistic directors of One-Eighth, a theatre company which describes its mission as "to tell its stories by metamorphosing the physical extremes of the actors into the inner life of the characters."
Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, a "sensational and singular" rock opera directed by alumna Rachel Chavkin ('08), has announced that it will be transferring from its current location in the meatpacking district to a new midtown venue.
Playwriting alumnus Beau Willimon ('03) has a lot to celebrate this week with the announcement of 9 Emmy Award nominations for his original television series House of Cards. Cards, which premiered earlier this year, became the first television show created specifically for Netflix's instant-watch feature and bucked against the traditional television tide by releasing all 13 episodes at once.
The 58th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards, celebrating achievement in the Off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theatre, were given out on May 20th, 2013 at a ceremony at Webster Hall. A great deal of work produced by School of the Arts alumni and faculty was recognized at this year's ceremony.
Rebecca Harris (‘97) is the winner of an IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) Award for her supporting role in the new play Mrs. Whitney by John Kolvenbach, at Merrimack Repertory Theatre last year.
Other MRT credits include Fabuloso and The Missionary Position.