As the Director of Strategic Initiatives at EmcArts, Karina Mangu-Ward ’08 helps arts organizations adapt to the ever-changing media landscape. Fascinated by the possibilities of using media as a tool for field-wide learning, she came to EmcArts in 2011 as a part-time online producer, but soon joined the team full-time to oversee the interactive ArtsFwd platform.more
Numerous Columbia filmmakers will screen this year at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The crop of films selected for this year’s tribeca truly show the collaborative nature of the Columbia film program: Each film has multiple alumni and faculty working in all facets of production.
Matt Gallagher’s ’13 debut novel, Youngblood, has been published to great acclaim by Simon and Schuster. This is Gallagher’s second book; after serving as a U.S. Army captain in the Iraq war, he chronicled his experiences there on a popular blog that was published in 2010 as Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War (Da Capo Press).
Yve Laris Cohen ‘11 received a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in dance. The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, founded in 1963, awards grants to support, encourage and promote artists’ experimentation in pioneering new works. The foundation awards grants to artists in five disciplines: dance, music/sound, poetry, visual arts and performing arts/theatre.more
Libby Emmons’s ’07 new play I Am Not an Allegory (these are people i know) is running through March 26 at UNDER St. Marks in Manhattan. The play, told through the perspectives of six women in the same dance class, addresses issues related to sex, faith and race in the lives of young, overeducated underachievers.