Last month the Theatre Program, in conjunction with this year's Acting thesis production of The Government Inspector, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Acting MFA Concentration at Columbia.
All acting alumni going back to the very first class were invited.more
Alumnus Jason Gray Platt ('10) has been named a 2013-2014 Writing Fellow of the Playwrights Realm, alongside Elizabeth Irwin, Lila Rose Kaplan, and Amelia Roper. All four playwrights will spend nine months preparing plays for production with the mentorship of the Playwrights Realm staff.more
Alumna Hannah Hessel Ratner ('11) is featured in Washington City Paper's People Issue as one of "the 20 people who make DC what it is." Featured alongside fellow artists as well as activists, business owners and politicians, Hessel is included for her work on Project Gym, a performance space that focuses "not just on the development of theater but also the development of theater artists."
Adjunct playwriting faculty member Deborah Brevoort has been announced as the winner of the ASCAP Plus Award – Concert Music Division.
The ASCAP Awards are made by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers to honor both the past catalogue and recent performances of member composers.more
Aaron Glick will be the third fellow to be mentored by Harold Prince, Margo Lion, Gregory Mosher, Tom Schumacher, Jeffrey Seller & David Stone. $30,000 Fellowship designed to empower new creative producers.
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.more
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.more