News Archive

‘Salesman之死’ by Professor Jeremy Tiang to Open at Connelly Theater; Alumni on Creative Team

Salesman之死, a new play by playwright and  Adjunct Associate Professor of Writing Jeremy Tiang, will premiere in October at Off-Broadway mainstay Connelly Theater, presented by ​​Yangtze Rep in association with Gung Ho Projects and directed by Obie-Award-winning director, Michael Leibenluft.

Playwriting alumnus Harrison David Rivers ’09has written a new play called The Salvagers. The play, scheduled to debut in November 2023 at Yale Repertory Theatre, is directed by filmmaker Mikael Burke.

Writing alumna Samantha Childs ’14 has recently published her new picture book titled Henri and the Magnificent Snort (Sea Lavender Publishing, 2023).

This week, President Shafik gave an update on the next steps the University will take in response to the Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action.

Crystal Hana Kim '14 (CC '09) will publish her new novel, The Stone Home, on April 2, 2024 with HarperCollins.

Our Father, the Devil, written and directed by Ellie Foumbi ’17, will hit theaters in the US on August 25, 2023 at the Quad in New York City.


Poetry alumna Tiffany Troy ’22 has published Dominus (BlazeVOX, 2023), her first full-length poetry collection. Dominus was conceived and compiled during Troy's time as a student at Columbia.

The Raven Theatre Company has named Theatre alumna Sarah Slight ’09 as its new Artistic Director.

We’re delighted to welcome two new faculty members to the 2022/23 academic year.

Dear School of the Arts new and prospective students, welcome to Columbia University School of the Arts!


Writing student Rochelle Goldstein has been named the 2023 winner of The Iowa Review Award for Nonfiction. Goldstein’s essay, "The Stain," will be published in the Winter 2023/2024 issue.

Three projects featuring the work of Columbia filmmakers have made the official selection for this year's Venice International Film Festival.

Visual Arts alumna Anna-Ting Möller '23 is presenting Fantasy of the Fabrication, an exhibition that delves into our preconceived ideas about the cycle of life, particularly focusing on microbiology, fungi, and mold.

Our beloved colleague—editor, essayist, and critic Richard Locke—who taught at Columbia for 38 years, died on Friday August 25, 2023 at the age of 81.

Earlier this month, Microscope Gallery announced their representation of Sound Art alumnus Kamari Carter '19.

Columbia University alumni and faculty are making waves in the Brooklyn theater scene with a new project, Double Feature, a collective of theater artists reimagining classic plays through intimate staging and contemporary reinterpretation.

Writing alumna Cat Bohannon ’09 (GSAS ’22, '13, '10) is slated to publish her new book, Eve: How The Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Evolution, on October 3, 2023 with Knopf.

Love (Among Dreamers) by Theatre alumnus Greg T. Nanni ’21 makes its debut as the first production from Broadway For All's newly launched initiative, The House.

The Telluride Film Festival featured a broad selection of films and programs for its milestone 50th edition this past weekend, including selections from School of the Arts alumni and faculty.

Sarah Cole, Parr professor of English and comparative literature and former dean of humanities, stepped in as the interim dean of the School of the Arts on Sept. 1. Bruno Bosteels, professor and chair of the department of Latin American and Iberian cultures, took over as acting dean of humanities on the same day.

Several School of the Arts faculty members and alumni are presenting work at the 2023 Armory Show from September 8–10, 2023 at the Javits Center in New York City. 

House Of The Dead, a chapbook by second-year Writing student Mari Yoo, is available now from Bottle Cap Press.

The Goblin Twins, a children’s book by adjunct faculty member and Writing alumna Frances Cha ’11, was published last month by Crown Books for Young Readers (Penguin Random House).

Since mid-summer, and continuing on until December 30, 2023, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College has featured the colorful and poignantly discursive work of Visual Arts alumna Paula Wilson ’05. The solo exhibition, titled, Paula Wilson: Toward the Sky’s Back Door, spans the artist’s work from 2007 to 2023 and features pieces ranging from lithography to sculpture. 

Lamar Richardson (CC '15) is co-producing Broadway's Merrily We Roll Along. Richardson, who studied at the School of the Arts in 2022 through the Front Row Productions Fellowship, will be an essential part of this Sondheim revival.

Children of Light, a thesis film directed by Minkyu Kang ’22, has received numerous awards and recognition since its festival debut. In addition to directing, Kang also served as the writer and editor of the film, and produced alongside fellow Columbia filmmaker Bofan Zhang ’21.


The 2023 Toronto International Film Festival is underway and several projects from Columbia filmmakers are among this year’s selection of films. 


Creative Producing alumna Diana Golts '15 has produced a brand new TV documentary series titled The Ruling Class currently streaming on MGM+ and Amazon Prime.


Playwriting alumnus Alaudin Ullah ’22 will bring his one-person, multi-character play Dishwasher Dreams to The Old Globe this fall for the play’s West Coast premiere.

Film Alumna Sushma Khadepaun ’20 has been selected as a participant for The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Artist Academy.

Writing alumnus E.J. McAdams ’98 published LAST, a collection of poetry, with BlazeVOX last month. 

For Visual Arts alumnusKhari Turner ’21, water has served as a cornerstone of his practice and an important element of his paintings which explore Black joy, beauty, and resilience.

Children of Light and Till We Find Them, two films from Columbia filmmakers, have both moved on to the finalist round in the 2023 Student Academy Awards. 

Wound—an autobiographical novel by Olga Vasyakina translated from the Russian by Writing alumna Elina Alter ’16—was recently published by Catapult.

Salesman之死, a new play by playwright and  Adjunct Associate Professor of Writing Jeremy Tiang, will premiere in October at Off-Broadway mainstay Connelly Theater, presented by ​​Yangtze Rep in association with Gung Ho Projects and directed by Obie-Award-winning director, Michael Leibenluft.

Professor Rob King has co-edited, along with Charlie Keil, The Oxford Handbook of Silent Cinema. The book will be published in early 2024 by Oxford University Press. 


Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind, a novel by Writing alumna Molly McGhee ’19, will be published by Astra House on October 17, 2023. 

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