Associate Professor Lynn Nottage's New Play Joins Upcoming Broadway Line-Up

Associate Professor Lynn Nottage's New Play Joins Upcoming Broadway Line-Up

July 31, 2020

The play will be directed by Kate Whoriskey, who already collaborated with Nottage on her Pulitzer-winning work Ruined and Sweat, and is set to premiere in Fall 2021 at Hayes Theater. 

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Alumna Gethsemane Herron-Coward '19 Finalist for Samuel French’s 2020 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Alumna Gethsemane Herron-Coward '19 Finalist for Samuel French’s 2020 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

July 28, 2020

Herron-Coward’s play, The Falling Man was inspired by Richard Drew's famous shot of a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 9:41am during the September 11th attacks in New York City. 

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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 Podcast

July 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.

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Julián Mesri '20 Joins the Public Theater's 2020-2022 Emerging Writers Group

Julián Mesri '20 Joins the Public Theater's 2020-2022 Emerging Writers Group

July 15, 2020

Selected from more than 550 applicants, Mesri will participate in the long-term group that offers key support and resources for writers at every stage of their careers.

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Current Students and Alumni Join Chautauqua Theater Conservatory

Current Students and Alumni Join Chautauqua Theater Conservatory

July 15, 2020

Current students Julian Abelskamp, Mazvita Chanakira, Michael Karadsheh and Gülin Langbroek as well as alumna Anya Banerjee '20 all join the group of only 30 acting fellows of the prestigious 30-year-old program.

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The Kilroys List Features Eight Columbia Theatre Makers

The Kilroys List Features Eight Columbia Theatre Makers

July 13, 2020

The Kilroys are a collective of playwrights, directors and producers in LA and NYC that publish a list of unproduced and underproduced plays by women, trans and non-binary writers.

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Alumnus Kareem Fahmy ’07 Part of TCG’s Rising Leaders of Color Program

Alumnus Kareem Fahmy ’07 Part of TCG’s Rising Leaders of Color Program

July 10, 2020

The program seeks to develop and highlight exceptionally talented early-career BIPOC leaders across the United States.

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Columbia Alumni Win at 2020 Drama Desk Awards

Columbia Alumni Win at 2020 Drama Desk Awards

July 2, 2020

In total, Columbia artists earned 56 nominations at the 2020 virtual edition of the prestigious event, and three productions with Columbia involvement took home a total of eight awards. 

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Several Alumni Participate in Global Forms Theater Festival

Several Alumni Participate in Global Forms Theater Festival

June 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.

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Shakespeare in the Park Featuring Alumnus Saheem Ali ’07 to Play on Radio

Shakespeare in the Park Featuring Alumnus Saheem Ali ’07 to Play on Radio

June 19, 2020

The Public Theater has joined forces with WNYC to turn Richard II, by Directing alumnus Saheem Ali ’07, into a four-part radio play. 

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