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.
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present Thirteen Ways of Looking at Comic Opera, a culminating presentation from a Princeton Atelier/Music course, “Making (Comic) Opera.” Revisiting the genre of comic opera, the event includes a workshop reading of an excerpt of Andrew Lovett’s The Analysing Engine directed by Rinde Eckert and performed by Princeton students, along with work devised by the student-participants. Performances will take place on Friday, May 8 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 9 at 3:00 p.m. in the Rockefeller College Common Room on the Princeton University Campus and are free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present an exhibition of recent artwork in a wide range of media by juniors in the Program in Visual Arts opening May 5 and running through May 14 in the James S. Hall ’34 Memorial Gallery in Butler College on the Princeton University campus.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will present Women in the World of Sondheim: A Cabaret Performance, a one-woman musical revue conceived by and featuring theater senior Katie Welsh. The revue explores the individual and collective journeys of twelve female characters in the musicals of Stephen Sondheim. Directed by faculty member Suzanne Agins, with musical direction by theater senior Emily Whitaker, the cabaret will investigate how the women that populate Sondheim’s work differ from the women of Golden Age musicals, how they are uniquely characterized as morally ambiguous and insecure, and how they grapple with serious decisions. The performances will take place on Friday, May 8 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 9 at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 10 at 3:00 p.m. in the Wilson Black Box at Wilson College on the Princeton University campus. A talkback led by Princeton professor and musical theater scholar Stacy Wolf will follow the performance on May 8. This event is free and open to the public.
Nobel-prize winning playwright Gao Xingjian’s avant-garde masterpiece The Other Shore will be presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University on April 30, May 7, 8 and 9 at 8:00 p.m. and May 2 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m in the Berlind Rehearsal Room at McCarter Theatre Center. This innovative play, translated by Gilbert C. F. Fong, follows the human struggle for individual freedom and enlightenment. The production will be directed by Program in Theater senior Kanoa Mulling.
On Friday, May 1, Ghost Trio, comprised of singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, fiddler Cleek Schrey, and uilleann piper Ivan Goff, will perform a Féile Na Bealtaine or “May festival” concert of Irish songs at 4:30 p.m. at Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall on the Princeton University campus. The concert, part of the Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University and co-sponsored by the Department of Music and Lewis Center for the Arts, is free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier will present wE-unions: Green is the New Orange and Black, an outdoor environmental festival presented by the students of the spring Princeton Atelier course “Performing Environmental Stories,” led by Kelly Baum and Jenny Price. The festival will take place on Monday, May 4 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (sunset) on the north lawn of the Frist Campus Center on the Princeton University campus. This event is free and open to the public.
Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ world-renowned Program in Creative Writing will present new work in a series of readings. On April 29 at 4:30 p.m. at Chancellor Green Rotunda on the University campus, students from spring workshops in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and literary translation will read from their work completed during the past semester. There will be two events during which seniors completing a certificate in the Program will read from their thesis work, which they completed over the course of the past academic year. On May 4 at 4:30 p.m. at Chancellor Green Rotunda, seniors will read from their recent work in poetry, screenwriting, and translation; on May 6 at 4:30 p.m. also at Chancellor Green Rotunda, seniors will read from their recent work in fiction. The readings, part of the Program in Creative Writing’s Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series at the Lewis Center for the Arts, are free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present three exhibitions by seniors in the program. Labor Against Waste by Margaret Craycraft documents the concert tour of a Brooklyn-based songwriter through film and photography. In wave, form. Matt Rogers explores the synesthetic relationship between audio and visual through a range of multimedia works. Caresse Yan’s All My Things Are Hims uses a range of media in a room-sized installation to examine philosophy, mind games, and levels of reality.