Anton Chekhov: A Life in Four Acts, by faculty Dr.Carol Rocamora, is a biographical narrative and the first book of its kind to focus solely on Chekhov’s life in the theatre. Rocamara is the author of three books based on Chekhov and his work, all of which have been published by Smith and Kraus.
House of Cards, a political drama created by Beau Willimon ('03 SOA), premiered this month as the first series made exclusively for Netflix. The show stars Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Kate Mara. Cards' entire first season was released on February 1, and a second season is currently in production.
Willimon has previously written films for Warner Bros., Fox 2000 and Summit Entertainment.
Theatre Faculty Kelly Stuart has won the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA)’s 3rd Biennial William Saroyan Prize for Playwriting for her play, Belonging to the Sky. The $10,000 grand prize was announced and presented at ADAA’s memorable awards event at the Pasadena Playhouse.
What would you do when the love you’ve sacrificed your world for betrays you? In 1896, deep in the heart of New Orleans genteel creole society, a young woman of privilege finds herself mired by the men and social demands that govern her life. With headstrong disobedience and a gift for the power of voodon she finds her escape in managing the love affairs of others.
Adam Tsekhman ('06 SOA) has been offered a lead role on the hit crime drama, The Mentalist, starring Simon Baker. The show's main character uses skills from his former career as a successful psychic medium to help a team of CBI agents solve various crimes. Tsekhman also plays the lead role in the new television comedy, Comrades, which he co-wrote. It will make its debut in 2013.
Agreement with Classic Stage Company Also Provides Eligibility to Two Stage Management MFA Students Annually
The Theatre Program at Columbia University School of the Arts and the Classic Stage Company (CSC) announced an agreement to make all third-year MFA students in Acting at Columbia eligible to join Actors Equity Association (AEA). In addition, two MFA students in Stage Management each year will be eligible to join.