Theatre Program alumnus Tony Speciale ('08) has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play for the work that he conceived and directed, Unnatural Acts: Harvard's Secret Court of 1920. The awards ceremony will take place at Town Hall on June 3rd at 8:00 PM.
School of the Arts Playwriting alumnus Clarence Coo ('10 SOA) is the winner of the 2012 Yale Drama Series award for his play Beautiful Province, the story of a 15-year-old boy who travels across Canada with his high school French teacher.
Theatre alumnus Jon Kern ('07 SOA) is the recipient of the 2012 Laurents/Hatcher Playwriting Award for his play, Modern Terrorism, or They Who Want To Kill Us and How We Learn To Love Them.
The annual award offers the winning playwright a $50,000 cash prize in addition to $100,000 towards production of the play. The award is named for late playwright Arthur Laurents (Gypsy, West Side Story) and his late partner Tom Hatcher.
It was announced this morning that Beau Willimon, an alumnus of both Columbia College ('99) and the School of the Arts Playwriting program ('03) has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Willimon, along with George Clooney and Grant Heslov, wrote the script for The Ides of March, which was released in October.
SITI Company presents Bob, conceived and directed by Theatre Arts faculty Anne Bogart, at New York Live Arts. The work was adapted by Jocelyn Clarke, and performed by Will Bond. Bob was inspired by the creative life and times of Robert Wilson, and won an OBIE Award in 1998.
Theatre Acting alum Anson Mount ('98 SOA) will star in the new AMC series Hell On Wheels, premiering on Sunday, November 6. Mount plays a former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannan, whose quest for vengeance has led him to the Union Pacific Railroad's westward construction of the first Transcontinental Railroad.