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Sara Rademacher’s directing thesis, The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer, opened April 20 and will run through April 23 at the Connelly Theatre in New York. more
 
Current student McFeely Sam Goodman’s thesis play, Afterward, ran at the Ford Studio at Pershing Square Signature Center on April 21, 23 and 24. Written largely in the first person from his experience as a childhood cancer survivor, Afterward mixes medical memoir with scenes which use superhero movie tropes to explore the themes of illness, trauma, survivorship, and anxiety. more
 
Current student Ming Peiffer's thesis play, Usual Girls, ran at the Ford Studio at Pershing Square Signature Center on April 22 and 23. Usual Girls is a work-in-progress play about female sexuality and misogyny that combines elements of autobiography with an invented coming-of-age narrative. The production features an all-female creative team and female-dominated cast. more
 
Rachel Chavkin ’08 will be bringing Small Mouth Sounds by Bess Wohl back to New York after a successful run at Ars Nova last year. The play will run from July 3 to September 25 at the Pershing Square Signature Center at 480 West 42nd Street. more
 
Adjunct faculty member Jeanine Tesori will be awarded the Lee Reynolds Award for her work on Fun Home with Lisa Kron and Sam Gold. Tesori and Kron adapted Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic memoir of the same name into the Tony-winning Broadway musical, directed by Gold. more
 
Gisela Cardenas ’04 has been selected by HERE Arts Center as one of 15 artists to participate in its HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). Through the program, HERE commissions and develops new works over a one- to three-year period. more
 
The Columbia University Film Festival’s 16th annual Andrew Sarris Award will be presented to Annemarie Jacir ’02, an alumna of Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program. more
 
  Filmmaker/Screenwriter Annemarie Jacir ’02 to receive prestigious Andrew Sarris Award on Screenwriting Night, May 16 more
 
Associate professor and Writing Program Chair Timothy Donnelly ’98 received the 2016 Lenfest Teaching Award, given to eight Columbia teachers from across unique disciplines.   more
 
Visual Arts MFA student Iris Hu ’17 has been awarded a 2016 Soros Fellowship for New Americans. The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans awarded 30 fellowships who were selected for their potential to make significant contribution to US society, culture or their academic field and vary from different backgrounds and professional fields. more
 
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