This is How You Say Goodbye: A Daughter's Memoir (St. Martin's Press) is the first book from Victoria Loustalot ('10), who published this memoir in September 2013. The story follows her travels to Cambodia, Stockholm, and Paris in the wake of her father's struggle with HIV.
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."
Columbia Film Program alumna and award-winning director Kimberly Peirce ('96) will release a remake of the classic horror film Carrie this fall. Peirce previously directed Boys Don't Cry, which she co-wrote with Film Program faculty member Andy Bienen, and which earned Hilary Swank an Academy Award for Best Actress.more
UPDATE: The Award for BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM was presented to Above The Sea, directed by Keola Racela.
Woodstock Film Festival prides itself on being "fiercely independent," and has been hailed as an important festival for independent filmmakers for 14 years.more
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
Six School of the Arts Visual Arts alumni were featured in the Summer 2013 issue of Columbia Magazine.
David Shapiro profiled David Brooks ('09), Anya Kielar (05), Francesca DiMattio ('05), Kevin Zucker ('02), Laleh Khorramian ('04) and Mark Handelman ('03).more
New York's Center for Fiction has announced that two School of the Arts Writing alumni, Lexi Freiman ('12) and Lauren Wilkinson ('13) will be among the 2013 recipients of the center's NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship.more