Theater Archives

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Four poets are coming together at Princeton University for a multi-media, multi-genre discussion entitled “Colonization of the Eye: A Troubling of Identity, Performance, and Projection.” Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing, Natalie Diaz will lead the discussion alongside the critically-acclaimed poets Christian Campbell, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Rogers Reeves as they explore identities in relationship to artistic performance, audience projection, and notions of artistic craft. The panel will take place on Wednesday, October 26 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ‘32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public.

Thumbnail for Screening of a film of The Wooster Group’s <em>Brace Up!</em> at Princeton

The Wooster Group, a New York City-based company of artists that tours both nationally and internationally, will screen a film of their production, Brace Up!, as part of the fall course “The Human Comedy of Anton Chekhov Off and On Stage (In English Translation),” co-taught by Princeton University Professors R. N. Sandberg and Olga P. Hasty. This screening of Brace Up!, which is The Wooster Group’s interpretation of Chekhov’s The Three Sisters, is presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater, 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. Followed by a discussion with members of The Wooster Group, the event will take place on Tuesday, October 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The screening is free and open to the public.

Rema Webb, a Broadway performer who has starred in critically acclaimed musicals such as The Color Purple and The Lion King, and Lorraine Goodman, Princeton Class of 1983 and a Broadway performer who has appeared in Cats and Les Misérables, will visit Princeton University to take part in Theater Professor Stacy Wolf’s course “Isn’t It Romantic: The Broadway Musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim.” Both events will take place on Tuesday, October 25 in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street. The conversation with Webb focusing on her 18-year career, will begin at 1:30 p.m. and Goodman’s workshop on performing musicals across gender, “The MisCast Masterclass,” will begin at 3:00 p.m. Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ 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.

Thumbnail for Tony Award-winning performer Donna McKechnie at Princeton University

Tony Award-winning dancer and singer Donna McKechnie, an original cast member of the musicals A Chorus Line, Company and Promises, Promises will discuss her extraordinary Broadway career and her work with legendary director/choreographer Michael Bennett, as well as other choreographers, with Broadway director John Doyle, a professor in Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts. The discussion will take place on Monday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street as a part of Doyle’s fall course, “Luminaries of the American Musical Theater.” Presented by the Lewis Center’s new Program in Music Theater, this event is free and open to the public.

Thumbnail for Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater presents <em>Lobby Hero</em> by Kenneth Lonergan

The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will present Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan, directed by faculty member Mark Nelson and featuring seniors Charlie Baker and Stanley Mathabane, on October 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 8:00 p.m. and October 22 at 3:00 p.m. Performances will take place in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio located at 185 Nassau Street. A talkback discussion with the director and cast will follow the October 22 performance.

Thumbnail for American musical theater scholar Elizabeth Wollman lectures on “Broadway and the Generation Gap in the 1960s”

Elizabeth Wollman, American musical theater scholar and professor at Baruch College, will present a lecture on “Broadway and the Generation Gap in the 1960s” 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 11 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street. Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ 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.

Thumbnail for Lewis Center for the Arts presents “Curtain Up: Celebrating Music Theater at Princeton”

Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts and the Department of Music will mark the launch of a new Program in Music Theater with a day-long symposium on Princeton’s music theater past, present and future on Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public. Princeton alumni, faculty and students—singers, actors, dancers, scholars, and composers who are making their creative marks on the opera world and on and off Broadway—will come together to participate in a series of panels on the art form and its importance at Princeton and beyond. The symposium is organized by a committee of Princeton faculty, alumni, students, and staff, led by Princeton Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf, who directs the new Program in Music Theater.

Thumbnail for Film and television producer Debra Martin Chase at Princeton University

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.

Thumbnail for President of the Rogers &#038; Hammerstein Organization Ted Chapin at Princeton University

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.

Thumbnail for Celebrated French theater artists converge onstage at Princeton University

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.