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Keenan Tyler Oliphant ’20 directs ‘Will You Come With Me?’
March 9, 2022

Columbia Directing alumnus Keenan Tyler Oliphant ’20 will direct Ebru Nihan Celkan’s play, Will You Come With Me? Presented by PlayCo, this is the play’s United States premiere.

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Directing Thesis Interview: Indian Summer
March 8, 2022

What draws you to new play development?   JS: I find new work thrilling—to champion new ideas and new voices, to help a playwright develop and realize their artistic intention, and to watch a play grow, often in unexpected ways, through a collaborative process.

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Columbians Receive 2022 Classical Directing Fellowships
March 3, 2022

Alumnus Kareem Fahmy ’07 and Adjunct Assistant Professor Manoel Felciano were part of a four-member cohort for the 2022 Classical Directing Fellowship, a program of the Karen and Stuart Tanz Fellowships at The Old Globe in San Diego, California.

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Playwriting Student Ellis Stump Named a 2021 Ascending Playwright
February 24, 2022

Ellis Stump (she/they) is an NYC-based theatre maker.

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'The Rift,' A New Opera by Professor David Henry Hwang, to Premiere in March 2022
February 23, 2022

Associate Professor David Henry Hwang’s new opera, The Rift, will premiere as a part of the Washington National Opera’s Written in Stone program for the Kennedy Center’s 50th anniversary celebration.

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Jonathan Seinen ’20 Directs and Produces New Play at Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille
February 23, 2022

Alumnus Jonathan Seinen ’20 directs and produces Ho Ka Kei’s Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land) at Theatre Passe Muraille, in Toronto, Ontario.

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Theatre of the Ridiculous: Phoebe Brooks’ Directing Thesis Der Ring Gott Farblonjet
February 21, 2022

What do you anticipate as the biggest challenge, logistically or personally?   [PB]: I’m attempting to embrace a maximalist aesthetic in this production.

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Alumnus Julián Mesri Music Directs Brian Quijada’s ‘Somewhere Over the Border’
February 21, 2022

Julián Mesri is a New York-based Argentinean-American writer and composer who makes multilingual plays and musicals in the US and worldwide.

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