Founder of Martin Chase Productions and executive producer of films such as The Princess Diaries and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Debra Martin Chase will discuss her work as a television and film producer in a conversation with students as part of Theater Professor Stacy Wolf ‘s fall course “Isn’t It Romantic: The Broadway Musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim.” The discussion will take place on Tuesday, October 4 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street. Presented by the Lewis Center’s new Program in Music Theater and cosponsored by Princeton’s Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, the event is free and open to the public.
Former Dean of the Actors Studio Drama School and master acting teacher Sam Schacht will present a lecture and master class on “Acting Chekhov: The Stella Adler Approach,” for Princeton University students, open to the public to observe, on Thursday, September 29 at 4:30 p.m. in the Whitman College Theater on the Princeton campus. The session is part of a fall course being co-taught by Professor R. N. Sandberg of the Program in Theater and the Department of English and Professor Olga P. Hasty of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, “The Human Comedy of Anton Chekhov Off and On Stage (In English Translation).” The event is cosponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Department of Comparative Literature, The Council of the Humanities Class of 1970 Fund, and the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and is free.
President of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization Ted Chapin will engage in a conversation on the musical Follies with Broadway director John Doyle, a professor in Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, focusing on the work of the show’s producer/director Hal Prince and co-director/choreographer Michael Bennett. The discussion will take place on Monday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street and is part of a fall course Doyle is teaching, “Luminaries of the American Musical Theater.” Presented by the Lewis Center’s new Program in Music Theater, the event is free and open to the public.
Novelist Teddy Wayne and four seniors in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University will read from their work on Friday, September 30 at Labyrinth Books. The reading is part of the C. K. Williams Reading Series, which showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing alongside established writers as special guests. Featuring student writers Claire Ashmead, Emma Michalak, Do-Hyeong Myeong, and Steffen Seitz, the reading begins at 6:00 p.m. at Labyrinth Books, located at 122 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public.
Lecturer in Creative Writing Monica Youn’s latest book of poems, Blackacre, has been longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award in Poetry. A book by poet Kevin Young, who was the 2014-15 Holmes Visiting Professor in the Program in Creative Writing, has also been included.
A publication by Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf, one of America’s foremost scholars on musical theatre and the Director of Princeton's new Program in Music Theater, has been named to a list of "10 Books Every Theatre Lover Should Read" by Marissa Friedman.
Lisa Dwan, internationally acclaimed Irish actress, will give a talk entitled “Performing Beckett” on Friday, September 16 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Part of the 2016-17 Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University, the event is free and open to the public.
On Monday, September 19, award-winning French novelist Maylis de Kerangal and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen will read from their work in a reading presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing and cosponsored by the Program in American Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Council of the Humanities, and Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in McCormick Hall, room 101 on the Princeton campus, is free and open to the public.
On Wednesday, September 21, poet and 2016-2017 Hodder Fellow Jenny Johnson and writer Joy Williams will read from their work as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series of the Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.
Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, Department of French and Italian, and L’Avant-Scène will present the fifth annual Seuls en Scène, French Theater Festival, which will take place from September 22 through October 6 at venues across the University’s campus. Most performances will be in French, some with English supertitles, and are free and open to the public.