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.more
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.more
The Theatre Program at Columbia University School of the Arts is excited to announce that Peter Lawrence, a member of the adjunct faculty in the Stage Management Concentration, has been selected by The Tony Awards Administration Committee to receive 2013 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre.more
The Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were created in 1985 by the Off- Broadway League. The Lortel Awards recognize excellence Off-Broadway by honoring the invaluable contribution of artists to the theatre community.
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.more
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.
Stuart is also a member of New Dramatists.more