Big Love was the MFA thesis production of Pirrone Yousefzadeh ('09SOA), and was presented February 18-21, 2009 at The Riverside Theatre. The play is written by Theatre Arts Professor Charles L. Mee, and was presented as part of Columbia Stages, the producing arm of Columbia University School of the Arts Theatre Arts Program. more
Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales was the thesis production of the MFA Acting Class of 2009, featuring Amanda Broomell, Ji Young Choi, Sanam Erfani, Rebecca Hirota, Kim Katzberg, James MacBean, Lauren Murphy, Adam Radford, Luc Radu, Casey Robinson, Josh Sauerman, Nadia Sepsenwol, Tom Slot, Steven Sun, Alison Weisgall, Patrick Yeoman, and Jehan O. Young. more
The Country and the Happiness was the MFA thesis production of Onur Kara ('10SOA), and was presented March 31 - April 3, 2010 at The Riverside Theatre.
The Country and the Happiness, a devised piece, is an international theater project which will unfold over ten years in ten different cities around the world. Each year, artists having two different cultural backgrounds will produce a play based on the dualities of their own identities. And the process will be defined by a single question: How can one be happy having two different homes? more
William Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost was the thesis production of the MFA Acting Class of 2011, featuring Merrie Jane Brackin, Corey Bright, Will Cespedes, Catherine Copplestone, David Fierro, Emily Gleeson, Nate Grams, Shang-Ho Huang, Whitney Morse, Nuah Ozryel, Grayson Powell, Mary Schneider, Esdras Zenas Toussaint, and Shelley Virginia. more
Eurpides' Medea was the MFA thesis production of Alicia Dhyana House ('09SOA), and was presented January 28-31, 2009 at The Riverside Theatre. The play was translated by Michael Collier and Georgia Machemer, and was presented as part of Columbia Stages, the producing arm of Columbia University School of the Arts Theatre Arts Program.
Alicia Dhyana House website
Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program Assistant Professor and Director of Production Maureen Ryan -- who co-produced the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire -- co-produced Project Nim, one of the 12 films selected for World Cinema Documentary Competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, which runs January 20-30 in Park City, Utah. The film, selected from 796 international documentary submissions, will be one of the opening night premieres. more
Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program alumni captured several nominations for the 2011 Spirit Awards, with five nominations for Lisa Cholodenko's ('97SOA) The Kids Are All Right, including Best Feature and Best Director.
Winter Lounge Exhibition
Reception: Friday, January 21, 5-7 pm
January 18 - February 4
The LeRoy Neiman Gallery transforms into a winter lounge, open to the School of the Arts community as a place to relax, read, and enjoy screenings, and readings.
LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University School of the Arts
310 Dodge Hall, 2960 Broadway (at 116th Street), (212) 854-7641
Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri, 9am to 5pm
Closed on Saturday and Sunday
Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program alumna Lisa Cholodenko's ('97SOA) The Kids Are All Right has been nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, which Cholodenko co-wrote with Stuart Blumberg. The film was also nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Annette Bening) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Mark Ruffalo). Nominations were announced this morning, and the Academy Awards ceremony will be February 27. more