The Theatre Program’s Stage Management Concentration is continuing to flourish, with students and alumni shining behind the scenes throughout the city. Program Director Michael J. Passaro sees 2016 as one of the most successful years to date.
Film School Shorts has acquired current student Connor Simpson’s short film Léa for its upcoming fourth season, which will begin airing in September. The celebrated national program, produced by San Francisco–based public television station KQED, is available on public media stations worldwide.
Ellen Steves thought long and hard about how to write a play about girls when she was coming up with THIN MINTS. “Every play I've ever seen with all women has sucked big time. They are so boring! Why? Because all they do is sit around and talk about guys,” Steves said.more
Three members of the School of the Arts community have received 2016 American Academy of Arts and Letters. Poet Henri Cole ’82 won the Award of Merit Medal, which carries a $25,000 prize, and fiction writer Rachel Kushner ’01 won the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award, which carries a $20,000 prize; both graduated from the Writing Program. Theatre Professor Lynn Nottage received an Arts and Letters Award in Literature, which carries a $10,000 prize.more