Join Writing faculty Sam Lipsyte, Phillip Lopate and Rivka Galchen ('06 SOA), as well as Kurt Andersen, Steve Earle, Chuck Klosterman, Philip Gourevitch, Robert Sullivan, Stew, Joseph O'Neill, Ben Katchor, Meghan O'Rourke, Deborah Baker and more at Littlefield venue for a night of literary readings to celebrate the history and future of Red Hook.more
Visual Arts Faculty, Sanford Biggers is featured on the cover of the November 2012, Special 110th Anniversary Issue of ARTnews, and was enlisted by fellow artist Hank Willis Thomas to collaborate and pose for his new work 'What Goes Without Saying' at Jack Shainman Gallery through November 17. A photograph from the work is featured on the cover, and Rachel Wolff's more
I work-studied in the Hammerstein office. There was a big, dented cardboard box of stuff outside Howard's office. It was never examined, never filed, never touched. It was still there after Howard retired. We finally figured out that the purpose of the box was to give Howard something to kick when he was mad.
Professor Emeritus Howard Stein, first permanent Chair of the Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies and head of the playwriting program, passed away in October 2012. He retired from Columbia in 1991, and is still noted as one of the most important playwriting teachers of the past half-century. He touched many lives at the School of the Arts—as teacher, mentor, colleague and generous sponsor of the New Plays Now playwriting festival. He will be deeply missed.more
Jennifer Lee ('05 SOA) and Phil Johnston ('04 SOA) have authored the script for Disney's newest animated film, Wreck-It Ralph, released this November and directed by Richard Moore (The Simpsons, Futurama). The movie follows Ralph, an arcade-game villain, as he attempts to make the transition from villain to hero.
Film Adjunct, Christina Lazaridi, has co-written the upcoming feature, Coming Up Roses, starring Bernadette Peters. The film, directed and co-written by Lisa Albright, takes a look at the familial dynamics between a single mother (Peters), her young daughter, and her distanced older daughter.more
With CUE members making their mark on a broader spectrum of the entertainment industry than ever, more and more are finding success and inspiration in scripted television. We sat down with a few recent alums who are in the early stages of exciting television careers to talk about how they chose television and how they went about breaking in. Featuring Scott Burkhardt (‘08), Grace Edwards (‘10), Jon Haller (‘09), Berkley Johnson (‘05) and Edward McGinty (‘06).more