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  Alumnus Darko Tresnjak ’96 directs Anastasia on Broadway, which began previews on March 23 at the Broadhurst Theater.  
  Alumna Tara Ahmadinejad ‘14 directs Ski Hole, created by Piehole and with a cast including Columbia acting alumna
Alex Viteri Arturo brings together a diverse group of artists to create a celebration of unique identities and ideas with her thesis project Eden: Part 3.  Eden: Part 3 will run at the Signature Center on May 10, 12, and 13th.
Professor Lynn Nottage has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The award marks another success for Nottage this spring.
Current student Becca Plunkett’s thesis play A DollZes HoUse, takes place in a war-torn nation, when a power-hungry King forces his royal court to perform a heavily redacted version of A Doll’s House. The King’s favorite, Tulip, stars in the show as Nora, a role she’s been preparing for her entire life.
In HATEWATCH, current student, Ellen Steves’ thesis play, a group of old friends agree to participate in a documentary about addiction. When an intervention fails, they take things into their own hands.
Aeneas Hemphill’s thesis play Black Hollow is an American myth about the uniquely American problem of gun violence.   Black Hollow will run at the Signature Center on May 3, 5, and 6th.  
  Current student, Rory McGregor directs William Shakespeare’s time-honored tale of ambition and revenge, Macbeth&n
Alumnus Scott Ebersold ‘15 directed the world premiere of alumnus Adam Szymkowicz’s ‘04
School of the Arts faculty members Hilton Als, Associate Professor of Writing, and Lynn Nottage, Associate Professor of Theatre, have been awarded 2017 Pulitzer Prizes in Criticism and Drama, respectively.  
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