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.more
I work-studied in the Hammerstein office. There was a big, dented cardboard box of stuff outside Howard's office. It was never examined, never filed, never touched. It was still there after Howard retired. We finally figured out that the purpose of the box was to give Howard something to kick when he was mad.
Professor Emeritus Howard Stein, first permanent Chair of the Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies and head of the playwriting program, passed away in October 2012. He retired from Columbia in 1991, and is still noted as one of the most important playwriting teachers of the past half-century. He touched many lives at the School of the Arts—as teacher, mentor, colleague and generous sponsor of the New Plays Now playwriting festival. He will be deeply missed.more
Theatre Faculty (Playwriting), Deborah Brevoort has been chosen to take part in the inaugural season of Fort Worth Opera’s 2013 New Works Showcase Frontiers. Her work Embedded, a story about an aging major American network anchor being pushed omore
Theatre alumni Justin Badger ('05 SOA), Melody Bates ('00 SOA), Jeffrey Frace ('97 SOA), Connie Hall ('00 SOA), Jerusha Klemperer ('00 SOA) and Rachel Murdy ('99 SOA), have been nominated for 2012 New York Innovative Theatre Awards for their work in Off-Off Broadway theater.more
Theatre Program alumna Diane Paulus ('97) was nominated for a 2012 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess along with nine other nominations including Best Actor - Norm Lewis.more
Theatre Arts Faculty Anne Bogart was honored at University of Chicago's 511th Convocation on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Bogart received the distinguished Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Creative and Performing Arts.more
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) has awarded visiting fellowships for historical research for the year 2012 to five creative artists, naming faculty Deborah Brevoort as a playwriting fellow. Brevoort was awarded a Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowship which will fund her project Homespun, a historical play about George and Martha Washington and the role of fashion in shaping the American identity.more
Theatre Alumni Win at the 2012 Village Voice OBIE Awards
The 57th Annual Village Voice OBIE awards were presented on May 21, and Theatre Arts alumni were awarded with high honors at the ceremony. Directing alumnus Jay Scheib ('02 SOA) was awarded Best Director for World of Wires and directing alumnus Ken Rus Schmoll ('00 SOA) won a special citation for the direction of A Map of Virtue.
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.more