Lesley Schisgall Currier '84 directs "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Marin Shakespeare Company, with a cast of all actors of color, a first for Marin County. Performances are August 30 through September 29 at the Forest Meadows Amphitheatre in San Rafael, CA. The production features formerly incarcerated actors Dameion Brown and Maverick Harrison, who Currier directed in Shakespeare plays while they were in prison. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" was the first Shakespeare play Currier performed in, while a Princeton undergrad.
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Please join us! NYC Alumni in the Arts Party
Saturday October 19, 2019
New York City
6:30pm - 9:30pm
After Party with live music 9:30pm - 11pm
Hosted by Princeton Arts Alumni | Department of Music | Department of Art & Archaeology | Lewis Center for the Arts
Light fare | cash bar | informal attire
Advance registration required
Princeton alumni and partners only
Formal invitation to follow
Tickets available here
My series HER/MUSIC;HER/STORY on WQXR, 105.9fm
9/13 , 9/20, 9/27 and 10/4
All episodes air 9pm-10pm (Friday night)
WQXR radio, 105.9 FM
HER/MUSIC;HER/STORY mini series on WQXR, 105.9 FM
Shining a light on women composers, past and present:
with Co-hosts , Co-creators Donna Weng Friedman '80 and Allison Charney
Four Fridays, 9pm-10pm:
9/13: Her Music/Her Story: The extraordinary life of Clara Schumann
9/20: Her Music/Her Story: The 3 B's 2.0
9/27: Her Music/Her Story: The Rise and Fall of Cecile Chaminade
10/4: Her Music/Her Story: Women of Our Times"
Submitted by Donna Weng Friedman ‘80
World Premiere: "Making Sweet Tea" documentary film
September 23, 2019 at 7:00pm
Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657 USA
World premiere screening of the new documentary film, Making Sweet Tea, co-produced and co-directed by Nora Gross '08. The story of Sweet Tea spans more than a decade. Starting off as a scholarly book by Northwestern University Professor E. Patrick Johnson, it has since been adapted into a critically acclaimed one-man show and now this powerful new documentary. Each iteration highlights different characters and topics in the lives of black gay men of the south it chronicles. In the film, Johnson travels home to North Carolina to come to terms with his past, as well as visits Georgia, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C. as he reconnects with six of the men he interviewed for the book. The men update Johnson on their lives and recount memories of their personal struggles – as well as their fleeting blissful moments – growing up black and gay in the conservative south. Throughout, Johnson also recreates highlights from the stage show. The film, like the previous iterations, gives voice to a rarely heard and seen culture. Touching, uplifting and spiced with moments of delicious humor, this is MAKING SWEET TEA.
The film will also be screening at Out on Film Festival in Atlanta on October 5, 2019 (https://www.outonfilm.org).
Future screening dates will be posted at https://sweetteafilm.com/screenings
Submitted by Nora Gross ‘08
Broadway Stars Perform "Android Ashley" by Brandon Michael Lowden '09
Wednesday September, 25 at 7:00 P.M.
54 Below, 254 W 54th St., New York NY 10019
Android Ashley," music and lyrics by Brandon Michael Lowden '09, has been selected as a winner of the Write Out Loud contest organized by Taylor Louderman (Mean Girls). The song was recorded at Ghostlight Records and released as a single and music video featuring Erika Henningsen (also of Mean Girls). It will be presented in concert along with other contest honorees at 54 Below this month, performed by Caitlin Kinnunen (The Prom).
Concert info: https://54below.com/events/write-out-loud/
Watch the video: http://bookmusiclyrics.com/2019/09/04/watch-mean-girls-star-erika-henningsen-sing-android-ashley/
More from Playbill: http://www.playbill.com/article/listen-to-mean-girls-erika-henningsen-sing-android-ashley
Click Here to Listen [https://song.link/i/1477514529]
Submitted by Brandon Michael Lowden ‘09
Art Church: Networking Social for Artists and Curators
October 6, 2019 3:00 pm
175 Rivington Street, New York,NY
Artists and curators, please join us for the Fall edition of Art Church, an afternoon of networking and sharing! Let's learn about what we're doing, encourage each other, make new connections and see old friends.
Submitted by Melinda Wang ‘99
Reading of novel THE LAST AT-BAT OF SHOELESS JOE on September 19
September 19, 2019 6:00 PM
Refinery Hotel, Chickadee Prince Bookstore
63 W. 38th Street, New York, NY 10018 USA
On Thursday, September 19 at 6 pm, I will be making an appearance and signing books at the Chickadee Prince Bookstore in Manhattan. My latest novel, THE LAST AT-BAT OF SHOELESS JOE imagines the disgraced ballplayer, Shoeless Joe Jackson, finding redemption in his last years.
The Chickadee Prince Bookstore is located (for one day only) in the store on the ground floor of the very fashionable Refinery Hotel, at 63 West 38th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenue. You can see the online invite here, and more about the bookstore here.
Free wine and light food will be served.
Also on the bill with me is Steven S. Drachman, author of the acclaimed new historical fantasy novel, Watt O'Hugh and the Innocent Dead.
New York Post baseball columnist Ken Davidoff calls Joe ""a gripping story that is both illuminating and emotional... Great for baseball fans, and even true-crime enthusiasts,"" and Booklist writes, ""Burgess has a genuine affinity for small-town southern life and portrays Jackson as a complex man who stunted himself emotionally in the aftermath of his banishment ... Intriguing!""
You don't have to buy anything! I'll be happy to sign your book, or just come by to listen to the reading, share a glass of wine, and say Hello.
Submitted by Granville Burgess ‘69
RAWdance's the CONCEPT series: 26 at the Green Room
Friday, September 13 at 8pm
Saturday, September 14 at 3pm & 7pm
the Green Room at the SF War Memorial Building
401 Van Ness Avenue
2nd Floor San Francisco
Join Katie Wong as she hosts RAWdance's popular salon for the first time as Co-Artistic Director of the company. She will be presenting a new work-in-progress quartet in collaboration with sculpture and social practice artist Sawyer Rose for RAWdance. Five Bay Area guest artists will also present new works-in-progresses and experiments tailor-made for the lavish setting, but with an intimate living room vibe. As always, it's pay-what-you-can, all are welcomed, and popcorn, snacks, coffee and more will be delivered straight to your seat! Hope to see you there.
Submitted by Katie Wong ‘10
American Royals NYC Launch
September 10 7:00 PM
Shakespeare & Co
2020 Broadway, New York, NY 10023 USA
My new book American Royals is almost here! My launch event is next Tuesday September 10, at the Shakespeare & Co on the Upper West Side--I’ll be in conversation with Claire Dodson, the Entertainment Editor at Teen Vogue!
American Royals is essentially Crazy Rich Asians meets The Crown. It reimagines present-day America as a monarchy, with a feminist twist: focusing on the princess who will be America’s very first queen.
Of course, please bring friends, or forward this invitation to anyone who might be interested.
Hope I get to see you there!
Submitted by Katie McGee ‘10
The People Movers x The RAD Lab
September 7, 2019
Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
Advertisements often feature smiling, retouched women at the forefront. Often, we say that such women are “cute”. This is a repeated pattern, or motif, in society; what is its purpose and what are its effects? Why do we often say that toy-like robots are cute while industrial robots are scary? Do technologies that are cute signal that they are non-threatening? In response to these questions, the People Movers, a dance company, and the Robotics, Automation, and Dance (RAD) Lab, a research group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, present "Babyface", premiering at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater in the Dance NOW Festival Sept. 7 at 7pm.
Submitted by Amy Laviers ‘09
This Changes Everything (Documentary)
Screening and Exclusive Director’s Talk with Director Tom Donahue and Production Assistant Azza Cohen ‘16
Watch the newly released documentary from executive producer Geena Davis. Stay for the post-screening talk with director Tom Donahue and Azza Cohen '16, production assistant.
In conjunction with her New Prints Artist Residency at the International Print Center New York (IPCNY), Tia Blassingame will host an artist talk and Pint 'n Print demo on Thursday, August 8.
Pint 'n Print nights are an occasion to experiment with printmaking techniques in our friendly exhibition space. Whether you're new to the medium or a practicing printer, we welcome visitors to come have a beer and make some art!
Writer’s Talk with Novelists Rachel Lyon and Joanne Ramos
August 1 @ 6:30 pm
POWERHOUSE Arena in DUMBO, 28 Adams St
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
Novelists Rachel Lyon and Joanne Ramos will talk about their writing careers and read excerpts from their recently released work. Sign up for an intimate dinner (Restaurant location TBD) and discussion following the talk.
Part of Arts at Work
I am seeking representation for my "roman a clef," “Notes from a Should-be Diva.” Based on my experiences as an understudy on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musicals and plays "Master Class," (Terrence McNally), "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," and" Les Misérables" …
On July 1, Tracy K. Smith, former Director of the Program in Creative Writing, became Chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts. She is interested in feedback from alumni about their social and emotional experience, both within the arts at Princeton, as well as on campus beyond the arts.
Visiting arts.princeton.edu/alumni-reflections will take you to a secure site for alumni reflections. Your comments will be most helpful if received by August 15, 2019.
Entertainment & Performing Arts Panel
July 30 @ 6:30 pm
LMHQ (Financial District), 150 Broadway 20th floor
New York City, NY 10038 United States
In this panel discussion, alumni will share how they have navigated careers in producing, writing and directing in entertainment and the performing arts. Bring your questions!
Part of Arts at Work
Come celebrate the official kickoff of the Arts at Work summer program!
You’ll have the chance to meet other Princeton students and alumni in the New York City area and learn about the Princeton-sponsored arts events happening this summer.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30pm
invites you for drinks and to see
Les Liasons Dangeruses
June 15, 2019 at 8:00pm in NYC
Buy your tickets here for Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm and join your ArtHost Blaise Latella '08 to see Adam Zivkovic '11 perform at the Sargent Theater at the American Theater of Actors, with drinks before (and possibly after) the show with Blaise and some of the artists.
Yerba Buena Gardens Choreo Fest highlights the spectacular strength, diversity, and vibrancy of the Bay Area contemporary dance scene through a two-day mini festival of site specific work. Curated by RAWdance’s Artistic Directors, the third annual ChoreoFest will feature nine local companies in two truly special performances throughout the Gardens’ lawns and architecture. FREE performance, families encouraged! ADA accessible.
@Briyana D. Clarel '13 will be performing with their Philly-based sketch comedy team @The Rhubarbs in "The Brave Little Rhubarbs." The show features an hour of audience-favorite sketches as well as some never-before-seen stuff. The Rhubarbs will take you on a sketch adventure featuring music, comedy, and bravery. Shows are Friday July 12 and Saturday July 13 at 9pm.
Hadestown, the Musical + Talk with Jordan Roth ’97
August 6 @ 5:45 pm
Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York City, NY 10018 United States
Jordan Roth ’97, President of Jujamycyn Theaters will give an exclusive pre-show talk to the group at 5:45 p.m. at Pearl Studios. The show begins at 7 p.m. at Walter Kerr Theater.
Part of Arts at Work
THE WHITE DRESS - World Premiere at Access Theater in NYCCIA Productions
Cristin V. Gordon & Aaron S. Hock, producers
In association with Access Theater present
A New Play by Roger Q. Mason '08
Directed and Choreographed by Adin Walker '16
October 19 – November 10, 2019
Organized by MW Projects
Deadline: Friday, August 9, 2019
Please submit via website
"Artists are invited to submit works for a group exhibition of contemporary art inspired by the architecture of Louis Kahn and the idea of inversions…”
Inspired by Anne Anlin Cheng '85's new book *Ornamentalism* (Oxford University Press) -- a study of the confusion between "Oriental persons" and "ornamental things," which is also a history of Asiatic femininity in the western imagination -- this art exhibition showcases the works of six contemporary conceptual artists engaged with what Cheng calls American ornamentalist practice and the beauty and violence that this practice produces.
Singer-songwriter Freddy Blohm '75, with Larry Baskind '76, performing for your auditory pleasure.
I'm excited to announce the launch of a new event series with my arts company, Indicoe, in the DC Metro Area: Artists Support Artists! On June 15, we will be gathering with our fellow creatives to share our stories, ask for advice, network, and support each other in our artistic pursuits.
Purchase your tickets now to the Chelsea Music Festival 2019 events! There's classical, jazz, new music, visual art exhibitions, culinary menus, and Saturday morning family events to experience from June 6-15 in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. See you there!
Eleanor Oakes '07 opens a solo exhibition at Tyler Wood Gallery in Long Island City on June 14th, 6-8pm. The exhibition features large black and white photographs made from contact printing dust onto black and white sheet film to create celestial landscapes.
The Chelsea Music Festival 2019 Visual Artist-in-Residence is Julianne Swartz! Swartz’s artwork will be exhibited at new Festival venue partner, High Line Nine, in a month-long exhibition that will feature hand-made glass and ceramic forms that act as instruments and generate unique acoustic tones. The sculptures will be activated live on Thursday, June 13th, in which Swartz will be joined by Chelsea Music Festival musicians in a collaborative performance.
Hampton’s psycho-sexual thriller comes to the Off-Off-Broadway stage this June. Adapted from the 1782 novel, “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” is a tale of seduction set in France among aristocrats before the revolution. The play explores decadent sexuality, morals, and manipulation played as the ultimate game, with tragic results.