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.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier will present an original immersive theater experience inspired by cultural meditations on mortality, created by Princeton students as the culminating project of a spring course co-taught by graphic novelist Kevin Pyle and Jennine Willett, Co-Artistic Director of Third Rail Projects, a dance theater company known for immersive works. The 28-minute experience will be presented in intervals on May 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in New South on the Princeton campus.
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 Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will premiere I.M. LOST!, a show about clowns, an interactive, one-person, ethnographic play written and performed by senior Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn and directed by senior Ogemdi Ude. Performances will be held May 5 and 6 at 8:00 p.m. and May 7 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. at the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. A talkback discussion led by Princeton Arts Fellow and playwright/theater artist Aaron Landsman will follow the May 7 matinee performance.
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."
Empathy School and Love Story, two monologues by 2014-16 Princeton Arts Fellow Aaron Landsman, are receiving their New York premieres concurrently this week at Abrons Art Center. Both plays have been chosen as New York Times Critics' Picks for the way Landsman depicts varieties of loneliness.
Princeton University’s current Arts Fellows will gather together for “Princeton Arts Fellows Present…,” a joint showing of new and developing work by these four innovative and diverse artists, in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio and James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street on April 25 at 7:00 p.m. This event, which will feature performances, a reading, screening and presentations by playwright and theater artist Aaron Landsman, fiction writer Hanna Pylväinen, filmmaker Pacho Velez and choreographer Pavel Zuštiak, is free and open to the public.
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.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theatre at Princeton University will present a fully staged production of a new musical, The Luckiest Girl, written by senior Sonya Hayden, featuring seniors Victoria Gruenberg and Matt Volpe, and directed by faculty member Ethan Heard assisted by Nico Krell ’18. Performances will be held April 22, 23 and 28 at 8:00 p.m.; April 24 at 2:00 p.m.; and April 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. A talkback discussion led by Professor Stacy Wolf will follow the April 28 performance.
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.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will present a re-imagining of the musical Singin’ in the Rain, written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green with lyrics by Arthur Freed and music by Nacio Herb Brown. The show is directed and co-choreographed by senior Adin Walker and features seniors Billy Cohen and Maddie Reese, all of whom are students in the theater program. Performances will take place on April 8, 9, and 13 at 7:30 p.m., April 10 at 3:00 p.m., and April 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. An audience talkback discussion led by Professor of Theater and musical theater scholar Stacy Wolf will follow the April 13 performance.
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Programs in Dance and Theater present there.remaining., a dance-theater fusion of text, movement, music, and projections, created and directed by senior Ogemdi Ude and featuring original music by Lewis Center Resident Musical Director and Composer Vince di Mura. Performances will take place on April 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The production is free and open to the public, however, advanced tickets are recommended.
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.
The Lewis Center for the Arts and the Fund for Irish Studies at Princeton University will present Ireland and Shakespeare, a symposium of debate and performance centered on Irish versions and adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays and featuring leading Irish directors, actors, and critics, on Saturday, March 5 from 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street.