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'Jubilee for a New Vision' by Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko '09 Presented at Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater
February 16, 2022

Jubilee for a New Vision by Playwriting alumnus Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko's ’09 will play at The Robert W.

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Alumna Lauren Whitehead ’14 Named a Finalist for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
February 16, 2022

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize is awarded annually to celebrate women+ who have written works of outstanding quality for the English-speaking theatre.

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Ghost Light, Meet the Dramaturg: Alexis Williams
February 10, 2022

What was your first experience with theatre?   Alexis Williams [AW]: My first experience with theatre was when my mom took me to see a production of Beauty and the Beast at the Fox in Atlanta.

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Roundabout Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of ‘the bandaged place’ by Harrison David Rivers '09
February 9, 2022

Harrison David Rivers’ produced plays include, When Last We Flew (GLAAD Media Award, NYFringe Excellence in Playwriting Award, NYFringe, Diversionary Theatre, TheatreLAB, Real Live Theatre), Sweet (AUDELCO nomination for Best Play, National Black Theatre), And She Would Stand Like This (20% Theatre Company, The Movement Theatre Company), Where Storms Are Born (Berkshire Theatre Award nomination for Best New Play, Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, Williamstown Theatre Festival), A Crack in the Sky (History Theatre), Five Points (MN Theatre Award for Exceptional New Work, Lavender Magazine citation for Outstanding New Playwriting, BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Award for Best New Work, Inclusion in MinnPost’s year-end “Best” List, Theatre Latte Da) This Bitter Earth (MN Theatre Award for Exceptional New Work, Lavender Magazine citation for Outstanding New Playwriting, Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for Best Production, New Conservatory Theatre Center, Penumbra, About Face), To Let Go and Fall (Theatre Latte Da) and Broadbend, Arkansas (Transport Group/Public Theater).

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Gethsemane Herron-Coward ’19 and Johnny G. Lloyd ’20 Named 2022 Ars Nova Play Group Residents
February 3, 2022

Two Columbia Playwriting alumni, Gethsemane Herron-Coward ’19 and Johnny G.

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Ryan Bogner ’15 to Produce Broadway Adaptation of 'The Kite Runner’
January 31, 2022

Theatre Management and Producing alumnus Ryan Bogner ’15 will produce the Broadway adaptation of The Kite Runner, premiering this summer at Hayes Theatre.

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Alumna Christina Selby ’14 Elected to the Broadway League’s Board of Governors
January 14, 2022

Christina Selby is the Vice President of Production and Touring at Nederlander Producing Company of America.

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MFA Acting Thesis: 'Dance Nation' Runs On Delight, Shock, and Awe
January 11, 2022

You might not expect blood to be a recurring leitmotif in a show about a modern dance team of 13-year-olds, but Clare Barron’s 2019 Pulitzer Prize-finalist Dance Nation is unflinchingly visceral in its themes and imagery.

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Work by Playwriting Alumna Sam Chanse ’12 Featured in ‘Out of Time’
January 7, 2022

Playwriting alum Sam Chanse ’12 is featured as one of five writers in The Public Theater’s new production, Out of Time.

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Alumna Paola Lázaro ’13 Receives 2021 Steinberg Playwright Award
January 7, 2022

In 2017 she was selected as a Sundance Theatre Lab writer with her play There's Always the Hudson (2017 Relentless Award finalist) and as a Sundance Institute Time Warner Storytelling Fellow.

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