On Wednesday, July 15, a panel of three choreographers chose 2015-17 Princeton Arts Fellow Pavel Zustiak, choreographer and founder of the Palissimo Company, for the 2015 Juried Bessie Award for his "poetic layering of movement and visual imagery."
Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts named Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith as the new director of the University’s Program in Creative Writing. Smith, a Professor of Creative Writing on the Princeton faculty since 2005, succeeds National Book Award finalist and poet Susan Wheeler, who has led the program since 2011.
Welcome! The Lewis Center will host an open house for first year students interested in studying the arts on Monday, September 14 at 9 am. Come meet the faculty and learn more about how to enroll in fall courses.
Work by Lecturer in Visual Arts Eve Aschheim and recent graduate Gerardo Veltri ’15 will be featured in Living Threads, a summer invitational exhibition at The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater has planned a full and exciting 2015-16 season! Read on to find out what will be featured on stage this fall and spring at Princeton University.
The Program in Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University is pleased to announce that Deana Lawson and Jeff Whetstone will join the photography faculty. Both appointments will commence September 1, 2015.
For his senior thesis with the Lewis Center's Program in Theater, Eamon Foley '15 blended his academic studies in anthropology with his professional experience as a Broadway performer to create an original dance-theater piece entitled Hero. This special video feature takes viewers through Foley's creative journey during an entire academic year, from early fall 2014 through opening night in April 2015.
The Creative Reactions Contest, a new initiative of Princeton University Concerts (PUC), gave student participants the opportunity to attend a free concert and write a response in any form — blank verse, prose, poetry, narrative, even lyrics. Susannah Sharpless '15, a certificate student in the Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center, earned first place for her poem, "Space and Time."
Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf is featured on the HuffPost Arts & Culture blog this week. She writes about how to make Broadway musical theater more diverse and how to empower kids along the way.
A film by Lydia Cornett '16, a certificate student in the Program in Visual Arts' track in Film/Video, won First Place in the College/Independent category at the 2015 New Jersey Young Filmmakers Festival. Cornett wrote, directed and edited her film, Headphones, which tells the story of how a pair of headphones has an unexpected effect on its listener.
The Lewis Center for the Arts announces the award of over $100,000 to support the summer projects and research of 43 Princeton students, including substantial individual awards through the Alex Adam ’07 Award, the Mallach Senior Thesis Fund, the Mellor Fund for Undergraduate Research, and the Berl Senior Thesis Award. The awards were made through a competitive application process that received 95 proposals requesting over $410,000 in funding. For many recipients the funding provides the resources to conduct research, complete training and pursue other opportunities critical to achieving their senior thesis project goals.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts will present an End of Semester Screening featuring the recent film and video work of students in Keith Sanborn’s course “How to Make a Film” and Su Friedrich’s two courses, “Documentary Filmmaking” and “Narrative Filmmaking: Working from the Script.” The screening will take place on Thursday, May 14, in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. Work by students in “How to Make a Film” and “Documentary Filmmaking” will be shown from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; work by students in “Narrative Filmmaking: Working from the Script” will be shown beginning at 7:30 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will present a developmental workshop reading of a new play, I’m Fine, I’m Better, Don’t Worry About Me, exploring issues of student mental health at Princeton by theater senior Joseph Labatt. This new work is based on interviews conducted by Labatt with students and faculty at Princeton; he will also direct student actors in the reading. Performances will take place on Friday, May 8 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 9 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 10 at 3:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater will present a workshop presentation of [The title of this piece has been redacted], a new pop-influenced musical about a gay rights revolutionary in East Berlin in the 1970s and her story of love and betrayal, on May 5 and 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Acting Studio at New South (Room 110) on the Princeton University campus. This new work is written, composed, and directed by Program in Theater senior Sam Kaseta. Performances are free and open to the public. A talkback with faculty member and playwright R.N. Sandberg will follow the May 6 performance.