Columbia Arts Now
In March, 2020 all events were canceled or postponed due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. However, artists did not stop creating. Below are a number of events, announcements, interviews, and more with Columbia artists who have taken to the virtual world to keep on creating and connecting.
Acting Professor T. Oliver Reid Helps Found The Black Theatre Coalition
Acting Professor T. Oliver Reid Helps Found The Black Theatre CoalitionAugust 6, 2020
The Black Theatre Coalition is a new collective co-founded by Adjunct Assistant Professor T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams, and Reggie Van Lee, with the objective of increasing representation of Black theatre professionals by five-fold over the next decade.read more
Columbia University School of the Arts to Release International Play Reading Festival as Podcast
Columbia University School of the Arts to Release International Play Reading Festival as PodcastJuly 27, 2020
Columbia University School of the Arts announced that the third annual International Play Reading Festival will be held this October and released as a podcast series.read more
JULY 7, 2020 WATERLICHT, the large-scale light installation by the artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde, which was exhibited in collaboration with School of the Arts at Lenfest Center for the Arts in October, received a 2020 IESNYC Lumen Award Citation for Environmental Awareness.read more
Alumni Artists in Exhibit Responding to Coronavirus
Alumni Artists in Exhibit Responding to CoronavirusJune 29, 2020
The South Bend Museum of Art’s first online exhibit, Making a Way, is the museum’s response to the nationwide coronavirus lockdowns which began in mid-March.read more
Dorothea Lasky and Abigail Chabitnoy: What are you working on now?
Dorothea Lasky and Abigail Chabitnoy: What are you working on now?June 25, 2020
Since 2018, Associate Professor of Writing Dorothea Lasky has invited a dazzling array of poets to the Lenfest Center for the Arts, including Ken Chen, CAConrad, Anaïs Duplan, Matthea Harvey, Douglas Kearney, Myung Mi Kim, Wayne Koestenbaum, Fred Motread more
Lessons Learned: The Giant Pause and the New Now by Dean Carol Becker
Lessons Learned: The Giant Pause and the New Now by Dean Carol BeckerJune 24, 2020
This is the first in a Columbia News series, titled Lessons Learned, which invites the Columbia community to reflect on the pandemic and the insights, personal and professional, they have gained from their COVID-19 experience.read more
Several Alumni Participate in Global Forms Theater Festival
Several Alumni Participate in Global Forms Theater FestivalJune 22, 2020
The festival is a week-long theatrical celebration that’s dedicated to international theatre artists and features work by artists from 28 different countries.read more
Raeda Taha and Pablo Manzi: What are you working on now?
Raeda Taha and Pablo Manzi: What are you working on now?June 17, 2020
Founded by Carol Becker and David Henry Hwang, the International Play Reading Festival has brought playwrights from Chile, France, Indonesia, Palestine, Russia, and Spain to the Lenfest Center for the Arts for three days of readings and conversation about theatre and translaread more
Jelani Cobb and Trey Ellis: What are you working on now?
Jelani Cobb and Trey Ellis: What are you working on now?June 10, 2020
We recently reconnected with Jelani Cobb and Trey Ellis. Cobb is the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism and a staff writer at the New Yorker.read more
Alumna Ashley Tata '12 Launches 'Mad Forest' Online
Alumna Ashley Tata '12 Launches 'Mad Forest' OnlineJune 5, 2020
Mad Forest is a co-production of Theater for a New Audience and the Fisher Center at Bard College.read more