Playwright and Lecturer in Theater Anne Washburn has received a 2016 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts for her risk-taking work in theatre. Administered by the California Institute of the Arts, the Herb Alpert Award is a prize of $75,000 given annually to five mid-career artists working in the fields of dance, film/video, music, theatre and the visual arts.
Internationally acclaimed director and Visiting Lecturer with the rank of Professor in Theater John Doyle has received a Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical for The Color Purple.
Graphic Designer and Lecturer in Visual Arts David Reinfurt has been awarded a 2016-2017 Rome Prize in Design. Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about thirty emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives.
Program in Theater faculty members John Doyle, Jane Cox, Riccardo Hernandez, and Anita Yavich have been nominated for Drama Desk Awards in direction, lighting design, set design, and costume design, respectively.
The creative and the academic reside hand in hand in Brian Herrera's work as a theater-maker, scholar and teacher. An Assistant Professor of Theater in the Lewis Center, Herrera examines the history of gender, sexuality, and race within and through U.S. popular performance in his scholarship and in the courses he teaches at Princeton, which include "Queer Boyhoods," "Autobiographical Storytelling,” "Playing Against Type,” and "Movements for Diversity in American Theater."
Dean of the College, Annan Professor in English, and Professor of Theater Jill Dolan has been named a 2016-17 fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of seven Princeton faculty recognized.
Students in the spring 2016 course “How to Write a Song,” offered by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing and the Department of Music, will present original songs at a concert on April 26 at 4:30 p.m. at the Frist Campus Center Theater on the Princeton campus. The 21 students will perform selected new work completed over the past semester. The concert is free and open to the public.
Assistant Professor of Visual Arts Deana Lawson’s color photograph The Garden, Gemena, DR Congo (2015), newly acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art, will be featured in a major exhibition celebrating portraiture from the past century, on view starting April 27, 2016, through February 12, 2017.
Playwright Ricardo Abreu Bracho will discuss the subject of Latinx professionals working in the contemporary American theater with Lewis Center in the Arts’ Program in Theater professor Brian Herrera and read from a selection of his works on Wednesday, April 13 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 105 at the Carl Fields Center on Prospect Street on the Princeton University campus. The event is free and open to the public.
On Monday, April 18th, McCarter Theatre Center and Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts will host a symposium commemorating the 20th anniversary of August Wilson’s seminal speech, “The Ground on Which I Stand,” delivered in 1996 from the stage of the McCarter’s Matthew’s Theatre addressing questions of race, diversity, and cultural identity in the American Theater.
Rebecca Lazier, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a senior lecturer in dance in the Lewis Center for the Arts who also choreographs and directs a project-based group of dancers in New York. After graduating from Juilliard, she became a choreographer and joined the Princeton dance faculty in 2002. In musings drawn from two interviews, Lazier reflects on body image, fear, teaching at Princeton and the artistic process of choreography.
A.M. Homes, a Lecturer in Creative Writing in Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, has received Guild Hall’s 31st Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Arts. The awards ceremony was held at The Rainbow Room in New York City on March 8 and hosted by Academy President Eric Fischl.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance at Princeton University will present Under Pressure, a collaborative senior dance thesis concert, on Friday, March 25 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. Students will perform works by acclaimed choreographers Martha Graham, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, and Karole Armitage, a new work by faculty member Rebecca Lazier, and new works by seniors Sophie Andreassi, Kamber Hart, Bree White, and Glenna Yu.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance at Princeton University will present Performance Lab showcasing new work created by nine Princeton students, on Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio. Each performance will be followed by a talkback. The event is free and open to the public. Performance Lab provides an opportunity for students working in dance, writing, theater, or visual art to showcase their new interdisciplinary work developed through discussion with other artists and mentorship from dance faculty.