The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater will present MADMAN, a dramatic reading of Nikolai Gogol’s “Diary of a Madman” as performed by the actor Jake Robertson or more briefly titled, MADMAN/Robertson. This new one-man theatrical adaptation of the classic Russian short story with a twist, featuring senior theater certificate student Jake Robertson and directed by faculty member R.N. Sandberg, explores the act of performing itself as Robertson assumes all the characters in story. Performances will take place in the Class of 1970 Theater at Whitman College on January 8th at 8:00 p.m., January 9th at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., and January 10th at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Brian Herrera, Assistant Professor of Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, has received a 2014-15 Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellowship, a research fellowship awarded by the University of Texas at Austin.
Princeton Professors Jill Dolan and Stacy Wolf serve as the co-editors for the Winter 2014 edition of the prestigious theater journal TDR: The Drama Review, a Journal of Performance Studies. This special guest issue is entitled “Performing Desire” and features articles by Princeton faculty members Judith Hamera and Brian Herrera. All four scholars teach in Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts.
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present Selfie Expression, an end-of-semester showing of digital self portraits created by students in the fall Princeton Atelier course, “Pay Attention: The Art of Here and Now,” taught by theater and media director Marianne Weems. The showing will take place on Thursday, December 12 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. This culminating performance will take the form of a gallery installation, with areas of the Acting Studio devoted to each of the student artists. Visitors are encouraged to come and go throughout the event.
On Thursday November 13, Princeton Arts Alumni gathered for a pre-show mingle and discussion with Prospect Theater Company’s co-founder and Artistic Directer Cara Reichel ’96 and the cast of "The Underclassman."
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater will present Peter Barnes’ award-winning, edgy comedy Red Noses about a ragtag, roving band of performers striving to spread joy during Europe’s Black Plague. Red Noses, directed by faculty member Tracy Bersley, will be presented on November 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater will premiere This is an Elephant, written and directed by senior Ava Geyer and featuring senior Kanoa Mulling, on October 17 at the Marie and Edward ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. Distant fathers, fractured marriages, absent mothers, vying siblings all collide in this exploration of the chasm between what we need to express and what we're allowed to say in this new work.
Learn about theater director and Princeton alum Davis McCallum ’97’s latest production tonight on Theater Close-Up on WNET/Channel 13 in New York. McCallum is also a former member of the Princeton faculty, a three-time director of the Program in Theater’s Fall Show, and one of the founders of the Princeton Shakespeare Company.
The Lewis Center's Performance Central series will present the award-winning Irish theater artist Olwen Fouéré in her acclaimed one-woman show, riverrun, based on James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, on September 25 and 26.
The third edition of Seuls en Scène - Princeton French Theater Festival will run from September 15 through October 11. Bringing celebrated French actors and directors to the University and the local community, this year's Festival includes a hit from the 2013 Avignon Theater Festival, the premiere of a new monologue, and more.
Princeton alum Branden Jacobs-Jenkins '06 was awarded the 2014 Obie Award for Best New American Play at the 59th annual OBIE Awards ceremony on May 19 in New York City. Jacobs-Jenkins was honored for his two Off Broadway plays this season: Appropriate at the Signature Theater and An Octoroon at Soho Rep.