Award-winning playwrights Naomi Iizuka and Sarah Ruhl have been selected by the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University and McCarter Theatre Center as the next Roger S. Berlind ’52 Playwrights-in-Residence. Both writers will engage with Princeton students in the coming year through teaching, master classes, or workshops and will write and develop a new play in collaboration with McCarter.

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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 Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street at 7:00 p.m. This event, which will feature performances, a reading, and presentations by graphic artist Danielle Aubert, playwright and theater artist Aaron Landsman, fiction writer Hanna Pylväinen, and composer/percussionist Jason Treuting, is free and open to the public.

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Internationally renowned singer/songwriter Paul Simon visited Princeton University yesterday, talking about his career and his most recent work in a discussion facilitated by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Princeton Professor Paul Muldoon. The Grammy Award-winning artist also offered an impromptu performance to a capacity audience of over 800, made up of mostly students joined by faculty and staff at Richardson Auditorium on the Princeton campus. The event was presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Performance Central.

The Princeton Atelier at the Lewis Center for the Arts, in conjunction with the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, presents “Artists Making Cities: A Panel Discussion and Workshops on Creative Placemaking” on February 24. A panel discussion by three artists working in different ways to revitalize cities will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at Betts Auditorium in the School of Architecture on the Princeton campus. Workshops with the artists will follow from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 185 Nassau Street. Both events are free and open to the public.

The Lewis Center for the Arts will welcome Oscar-nominated alumnus Andrew Jarecki ’85 back to campus for a screening and discussion of his new HBO documentary series, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, on Friday, February 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The event begins with a reception and is free and open to the public.

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The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University has announced the selection of four Mary MacKall Gwinn Hodder Fellows for the 2015-2016 academic year. Writer Phil Klay, choreographer Beth Gill, scenic designer and performance artist Matt Saunders, and poet Natalie Diaz are this year’s recipients of the Hodder, created to provide artists and humanists in the early stages of their careers an opportunity to undertake significant new work.

Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts announces the poets who will be featured in the 2015 Princeton Poetry Festival, a two-day biennial event presented through the Center’s Performance Central Series. Poets from around the world will read from their work and hold panel discussions. The Festival will take place March 13 and 14 in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on the Princeton campus. Organized by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Princeton professor Paul Muldoon, the Festival will open with the New Jersey State Finals of Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry performance competition for high school students.

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