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Ito Aghayere, left, and Melanie Nicholls-King in Playwrights Horizons’ production of Familiar. more
 
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. more
 
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). more
 
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
 
Joy Dolo, left, and Dean Holt in The Snowy Day, featuring puppet design by Fabrizio Montecchi. more
 
Adam Davidson ’91, has been tapped to direct the pilot for the potential Fox series Recon. more
 
Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program professors Margo Jefferson and Paul Beatty are among the winners of the 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. more
 
Current student Callan Stout’s new play Breathing in the Rain is running March 17 to 19 at the Schapiro Theatre as part of the New York’s Next series. more
 
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