Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts is planning another exciting season of theater and dance performances, exhibitions, readings, film screenings, concerts, guest artist visits and lectures for 2018-19.
Poet and Princeton alumna Jenny Xie has been selected as the latest recipient of the Theodore H. Holmes ’51 and Bernice Holmes National Poetry Prize awarded by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University.
The Visual Arts Program in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present an exhibition of recent work in a wide range of media by 19 graduating seniors in the Program. The exhibition, titled The Big Time Senior Wrap-Up Kick-Off Blowout Expo ’18, will highlight work by students completed as part of their senior thesis projects and will be on view from Thursday, May 17 to Wednesday, June 6 in the Hurley Gallery in the Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus. An opening reception at the gallery will be held on May 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater will present a workshop premiere of a new play, Trash Mermaids, written by senior Miles Dupuis Carey and directed by Princeton alumna Catherine Andre, on May 10, 11 and 13 at 8:00 p.m. and May 12 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. in the Donald G. Drapkin Studio at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton campus. The new work is a queer, ecological riff on the story of “The Little Mermaid.” An audience talkback led by Assistant Professor of Theater Brian Herrera will follow the May 10 performance. Admission is free, however seating is limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Programs in Theater and Music Theater at Princeton University will present Trailing Rhiannon, a new musical play written by Princeton senior Emma Watkins that interweaves Celtic folk music with storytelling tradition to reimagine one of Welsh mythology's most fiercely outspoken female protagonists. The production is directed by senior Abigail Jean-Baptiste. Performances will be presented May 10 through 13 at 8:00 p.m. with a matinee on May 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the Wallace Theatre at the Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton campus.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier will present Rising Waters: Climate Change Games, an end-of-semester exhibition of early-stage interactive video games inspired by investigations into climate change created by students in a spring Atelier course taught by award-winning new media artist and game designer Matt Parker. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the CoLab at the Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton campus. This culminating presentation will take the form of an open interactive exhibition where visitors can try out five new games.
Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ world-renowned Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University will present new work in a series of readings on May 2 at 5:00 p.m., May 8 at 4:30 p.m., and May 9 at 4:30 p.m.