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Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts Announces 2013-14 Season

09/07/2013

The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present over 100 events during its sixth season, running September 2013 through May 2014, including theater and dance performances, readings by internationally-known writers, exhibitions, film screenings and lectures.

“The Lewis Center looks forward to a uniquely exciting program this year,” noted Michael Cadden, Chair of the Center.  “We invite the entire community to experience the wide-ranging work we produce – work created by our students, our faculty, and the dozens of guest artists who visit our campus.  Artists need audiences, so most of our events are free or ticketed at no more than $15, making them accessible to just about anyone.  And most are family-friendly as well.  Come see what the Lewis Center is really about – making art happen!”

The Lewis Center offers undergraduate courses through Princeton University’s programs in creative writing, dance, theater, and the visual arts, as well as through the interdisciplinary Princeton Atelier.

Sunday in the park with georgeThe Program in Theater will present its annual fall show on November 8-16, a new interpretation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing directed by Princeton alumna Lileana Blain-Cruz.  Blain-Cruz recently received a New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellowship and is gaining a reputation for her innovative interpretations of classical works.  Other theater productions scheduled this season include Chekhov’s classic of the Russian stage, Uncle Vanya (October); a gender-bending interpretation of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler (January); Neil Bartlett’s adaptation of the Dickens classic, Great Expectations (February); The Producers, the hit musical by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (March); and Euripides’ ancient Greek tragedy Hippolytus with an original vocal score (March).   Also planned are premieres of two new student-written plays being developed by seniors in the Program in Theater.

The Lewis Center will again partner with the Department of French and Italian and L’Avant-Scène student theater group to present Seuls en Scène - Princeton French Theater Festival.  French actors and directors will present a nine-day series of classic and new plays in French on September 21 through 29 including a production of L’Épreuve by Marivaux directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger of Comedie-Française.

Princeton’s Music Theater Lab returns this season with “Fiddler at 50,” a symposium examining Fiddler on the Roof on the 50th anniversary of this beloved musical.  An evening screening of the film version and talk back will be held on November 14 followed on November 15 with interviews with artists and lectures including lyricist Sheldon Harnick, director John Doyle, and scholar Alisa Solomon.  A symposium on the work of Stephen Sondheim is planned for the spring.

Spring dance festival's lapseThe Program in Dance brings its annual Spring Dance Festival to the community on February 21-23 presenting student-performed, new and repertory works choreographed by internationally renowned and emerging guest artists and faculty.  This year’s festival will include works by Bill T. Jones, Doug Varone, Rebecca Lazier, Tina Fehlandt and Pam Tanowitz.  New student choreography will be the focus of performances in January and April, and informal showings of works-in-progress will be presented at various points throughout the year.  Widely recognized guest choreographers and dancers will present a series of master classes, which will be open to the public to observe. 

The Performance Central series at the Lewis Center will present a range of events beginning on September 19-20 with theater professor Brian Herrera’s solo, multimedia autobiographical show, I Was the Voice of Democracy.   On November 4 the series will present “Pam Tanowitz/FLUX Quartet: An Informal Evening of Dance, Music and Discussion,” featuring Hodder Fellow and choreographer Pam Tanowitz.  In March, Shanghai’s Yue Opera Company is planning a stop in Princeton on its U.S. tour to present operatic interpretations of two Ibsen plays, Hedda Gabler and The Lady from the Sea

headshot of Richard BlancoPrinceton’s internationally acclaimed Program in Creative Writing will continue its presentation of world-renowned writers in the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series.  Authors scheduled to appear include:  novelist and essayist Geoff Dyer along with poet Richard Blanco (October 16); novelist Jamaica Kincaid and poet David Ferry (November 13); poet Denise Duhamel and fiction writer Teju Cole (February 12); poet Dana Levin and fiction writer Claire Vaye Watkins (March 12); and poet D.A. Powell with fiction writer Ann Beattie (April 16).  Readings will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center.  In addition, students in the Creative Writing Program will read at the end of each semester from new work, and in May seniors earning a certificate in the program will present their poetry, fiction, screenwriting and translation.

Dobkin with his collectionsIn September the Program in Visual Arts will kick–off its exhibition series on September 19 with a unique show of work by computer scientist and exuberant, self-identified amateur artist David Dobkin, Princeton’s Dean of the Faculty.  This exhibition in the Lucas Gallery will feature sculptures, photo-collages, and site-specific installations by Dobkin, who collects and creatively repurposes a vast array of objects from daily life.  Later this fall Tino Sehgal’s performance installation, “This Situation,” which has been presented internationally, will be performed at Princeton.  Beginning in January and running through May, work by seniors completing a degree or certificate in visual arts will present individual exhibitions of work created as part of their senior thesis projects.  Each exhibition will open with a public reception in the gallery where guests can meet the artists. 

Elevator Repair Service performingServing as a unique incubator of interdisciplinary creativity, the Princeton Atelier will again bring guest artists to campus to team-teach several courses in the fall and spring.  In these intensive collaborations, professional artists work with one another and with students to create innovative work that often pushes the boundaries of given artistic forms. While specific events are yet to be imagined, audiences can expect to see a wide range of programming including original songs and scenes created in a course with best-selling author Meg Wolitzer and singer/songwriter Suzzy Roche of the music group The Roches; “Making Theater without a Script” led by John Collins and the innovative theater group Elevator Repair Service; a production of Fred Ho’s martial arts opera, The Further Adventures of Monkey, directed by faculty member Rebecca Lazier with fight choreography by Teake; and the return of the comedic musical theater improv group Baby Wants Candy, the hit of last year’s Performance Central series.

The Lewis Center will also cosponsor a number of events with other departments at the university including a screening and panel discussion on To You, the Birdie (Phèdre), a film by avant garde artists company The Wooster Group; a conversation with 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winner for Drama Ayad Akhtar; and a lecture on the critical importance of including the arts in education along with science, technology, engineering and math by John Maeda, president of Rhode Island School of Design. 

Expanding its programs nurturing emerging artists, Princeton’s inaugural Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts, funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will begin their two-year residencies of teaching, creating new work, and engaging with the university’s creative community.  Graphic designer Danielle Aubert and composer and percussion musician Jason Treuting will be featured in a number of upcoming events.  They will join the 2013-14 Hodder Fellows: poet Katy Didden and fiction writer Adam Ross will be featured in a reading on September 25, choreographer Pam Tanowitz will be working with students on a piece for the Spring Dance Festival; and plans are in the works for a screening by filmmaker Chinonye Chukwu.

Associated with the Lewis Center, Princeton’s Fund for Irish Studies will present its annual series of lectures by artists and scholars on a wide range of contemporary and historical topics related to Ireland and Irish culture.  On November 15, playwright Enda Walsh, who received the 2012 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Once, will be “In Conversation with Lewis Center Chair and Senior Lecturer in Theater Michael Cadden.”  Other lectures scheduled include: Marilynn Richtark on “Stewart Parker: The Playwright in His Place” (September 20); Amy Martin on “The Origins of Irish Internationalism: Violence and Terror in Ireland, India and Jamaica, 1857-1870” (September 27); Kevin Barry, reading from his new short story collection, Dark Lies the Island (October 11); a performance by Irish jazz singer Christine Tobin of her award-winning settings of poems by W. B. Yeats, “Sailing to Byzantium” (October 18); and Philip King on “The Irish Song Lyric from Tom Moore to Christy Moore” (November 8).  These free lectures are held on Fridays at 4:30 p.m. at the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street.  In addition, the Fund for Irish Studies will recognize its 15th anniversary season by hosting a daylong symposium on Irish culture, politics, history, and life in April 2014.

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Lewis Center for the Arts Presents Anton Chekhov's The Seagull Oct 23 - 30

10/01/2015

Title: The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

Dates: October 23, 24, 28, 29 and 30

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street

Description: Russia, 1895. By the shore of a lake, a daring new play is performed. Its idealistic young author is devastated when his work is mocked by his mother, a grand stage diva. Meanwhile, her lover, a famous novelist, has his eye on the country girl who dreams of a life in the theater. With ironic humor and piercing compassion, Anton Chekhov's masterpiece explores the insatiable human desire to live an exceptional life. Featuring Program in Theater seniors Anna Aronson and Cameron Platt, directed by faculty member Mark Nelson.  

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Photo from rehearsal of there.remaining.

Friday & Saturday, April 1-2 at 8:00 p.m.

there.remaining., a Senior Dance Thesis by Oge Ude


Using text, movement, music and projections, senior Oge Ude explores W.E.B. Du Bois's theory of double consciousness as a racial and mental phenomenon in a new dance-theater piece in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio. Performances continue April 7-9 with a talkback following the April 7th performance. FREE but tickets required; reserve tickets online or at Frist Box Office.  Learn more →

 

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LAST DAY! Friday, April 1st 

Matter, a Senior Art Show by Olivia Adechi


Senior visual arts student Olivia Adechi presents a multimedia exhibition that explores ideas of identity, agency, and subjectivity, in the Lucas Gallery on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE 
Learn more →
Photo by Olivia Adechi

joker

Friday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Masterclass with Anya Klepikov and John Caglione Jr.


Oscar and Emmy Award-winning makeup artist John Caglione Jr. discusses character development, working with actors, and makeup techniques with set/costume designer and Lecturer in Theater Anya Klepikov in the dining room at Campus Club. Open to Princeton students, faculty and staff.
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Photo of Heath Ledger as The Joker

life, animated

Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.

12 Films, 12 Filmmakers


As part of the spring 2016 course "World on a Wire: 12 Films, 12 Filmmakers," taught by Princeton Arts Fellow Pacho Velez, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams screens and discusses his film, Life, Animated, in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater. FREE  Learn more →
Still from Life, Animated courtesy Roger Ross Williams

sculpture

Monday-Friday, April 4-8 

Saw the question (unweighted count); Answered the question (unweighted count); Didn’t think it was serious enough to talk about


Visual arts senior Kasturi Shah presents an interactive project that visualizes the data presented in the We Speak survey about experiences with sexual misconduct in the University community. Shah's interactive piece consists of seven sculptures distributed across campus and a multimedia projection in the Lucas Gallery. The piece is live 24 hours a day Monday-Friday; the gallery is open 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Opening reception on April 7 at 7:30 p.m. FREE  Learn more →
Photo by Kasturi Shah

kosoko

Monday, April 4 at 12:30 p.m.

Artist Talk with Jaamil Olawale Kosoko


As part of the spring 2016 course "Being and Doing: Dance for Every Body," taught by Aynsley Vandenbroucke, artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko gives a talk on “Decolonizing Practice — On Healing and Other Performance Strategies for Bodies in Protest” in New South 108. Open to Princeton students, faculty, and staff.  Learn more →
Photo of Kosoko by Ian Douglas

phillips

Monday, April 4 at 4:30 p.m.

Writing in the Dark: A Genealogy of Black Letters and Lives


As part of the Campus Conversations on Identities, author and playwright Caryl Phillips converses with the Department of African American Studies’ Tao Leigh Goffe in McCormick 101. FREE  Learn more →
Photo of Phillips by Laurent Denimal

notebook still

Monday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Robert Beavers presents Two Films


Filmmaker Robert Beavers presents The Mysteries by Gregory Markopoulos at 6:00 p.m. at the James M. Stewart '32 Theater, followed by Beavers’ From the Notebook of… at the Princeton Garden Theatre. Both screenings followed by Q&A with 2016-18 Princeton Arts Fellow Rebekah Rutkoff. FREE 
Learn more →
Still from the fim From the Notebook of... courtesy Robert Beavers

berry and zink

Wednesday, April 6 at 4:30 p.m.

Reading by Ciaran Berry and Nell Zink


Poet Ciaran Berry and novelist Nell Zink read from their work in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series. FREE  Learn more →
Top photo of Ciaran Berry by Stacie Turner; Bottom photo of Nell Zink by Fred Filkorn

herrera

Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Prof Pick: Network


Assistant Professor of Theater Brian Herrera hosts a “Prof Pic” — a screening of the film Network (1976) — at the Princeton Garden Theatre as part of his spring 2016 theater and American studies course, “History of American Popular Entertainments.”  Learn more →
Photo courtesy Brian Herrera

enright

Friday, April 8 at 4:30 p.m.

Reading by Anne Enright


Ireland's first fiction laureate reads from her latest novel, The Green Pond, in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater as part of the Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton. FREE  Learn more →
Photo courtesy Anne Enright

actors

Friday-Saturday, April 8-9 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m.

Singin' in the Rain


Senior Adin Walker directs this bold new take on the classic Hollywood musical featuring seniors Billy Cohen and Maddie Reese in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. Shows continue April 13 at 7:30 p.m. and April 15 at 7:00 p.m.; a talkback with Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf follows the April 13 performance. TICKETS: in advance, $12 general/$11 students & seniors; $17 general/$15 students & seniors on day of performance.  Learn more →
Photo by Crystal Liu

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Two Plays Created at Princeton Premiere in NYC


Empathy School and Love Story, two theater pieces 2014-16 Princeton Arts Fellow Aaron Landsman created during his residency, will receive their New York premieres April 20-30 at Abrons Playhouse. Landsman showed Empathy School as a work-in-progress during a Fellows event last April, and theater students saw a workshop of Love Story last fall. TICKETS: $25; enter code "PRINCETON" at checkout for discount.  Get tickets →
Photo by David A. Brown
 


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Photo of Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn by Ron Wyatt

THIS WEEKEND ONLY! Friday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 7 at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m.

I. M. LOST!, a show about clowns


Theater senior Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn presents a new one-person, devised ethnographic play based on interviews with people who clown, written and performed by Einhorn and directed by senior Oge Ude. A talkback with theater artist and Princeton Arts Fellow Aaron Landsman will take place after the May 7, 2:00 p.m. performance in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio. TICKETS: in advance — $12 general, $11 students & seniors; at door — $17 general, $15 students & seniors.  Learn more →

 

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LAST DAY! Friday, May 6

Hot Comb


Visual arts senior Aisha Oxley presents an exhibition of mixed media portraits, found images and an audio “soundtrack” that explore the politics of hair and black womanhood, in the Lucas Gallery on Friday from 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FREE  Learn more →

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LAST DAY! Friday, May 6

Correlation Theory of Statistically Optimal Systems


Visual arts senior Angela Zhou presents a mixed media exhibition of work exploring the role of visual thinking in mathematics, in Room 301 at 185 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FREE  Learn more →

father and ashlyn

Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Senior Thesis Film Fest


Senior filmmakers Lydia Cornett, Cameron Johanning, Gerson Leiva, Charlotte Maher Levy, and Grayson Shepperd present their new short films in a screening at the James M. Stewart '32 Theater. FREE  Learn more → 
Still from the film Cueing Ashlyn by Lydia Cornett

poster

Sunday, May 8 at 3:00 p.m.

The Seven Deadly Sins


Theater senior Alyson Beveridge and dance senior Ellie Albarran present a thesis production of this dark, satirical ballet chanté written by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht in 1933. In Taplin Auditorium at Fine Hall. FREE  Learn more → 
Photo courtesy Alyson Beveridge

man with bag on head

Thursday, May 12 from 2:30-6:00 p.m.
and 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Spring 2016 Video Classes Screening


Students from three spring film and video production courses — “How to Make a Film” led by Keith Sanborn, and “Documentary Filmmaking” and “Narrative Filmmaking: Working from the Script” led by Su Friedrich — present their recent films and videos in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater. FREE  Learn more → 
Still from the film Bike Crime and Princeton by Danielle Duseau

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May 12-31

Senior All-Star Show


The Program in Visual Arts presents a special exhibition highlighting the work of graduating seniors in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau St., open weekdays 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with special Reunions weekend hours on Saturday, May 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE  Learn more → 

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Theater Faculty Nominated for Drama Desk & Tony Awards


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. Doyle and three other Program in Theater faculty members have also been nominated for Drama Desk Awards: Doyle, for Outstanding Director of a Musical for The Color Purple; Jane Cox, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical for The Color Purple; Riccardo Hernandez, Outstanding Set Design for a Play for Red Speedo; Anita Yavich, Outstanding Costume Design for a Play for The Legend of Georgia McBride. The Tony Awards ceremony will be held on June 12; the Drama Desk Awards ceremony will be held on June 5, 2016.
Photos clockwise from top left: John Doyle by Catherine Ashmore; Jane Cox courtesy Cox; Anita Yavich by Jenny Graham; Riccardo Hernandez by Charlie Erickson. 

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Atelier Course linked to new Peer Gynt adaptation


This spring, internationally acclaimed director John Doyle collaborated with students in the Princeton Atelier course, “The ‘Peer’ Review," on how to present Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt to a modern audience, how to adapt the text, and how to devise a visual and verbal language equal to the immense theatricality of the original. Doyle’s new adaptation of Peer Gynt opens May 11 at Classic Stage Company in NYC.
Photo of John Doyle by Catherine Ashmore

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ALUMNI
Alumni in the Arts Reunions Party — May 27 from 3:30-5:30 p.m., front lawn at 185 Nassau Street (rain location: Lucas Gallery, 2nd floor). For Princeton alumni only. RSVP now →

 

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Friday, October 30 at 8:00 P.M.

Last chance to see The Seagull by Anton Chekhov!


With ironic humor and piercing compassion, Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece explores the insatiable human desire to live an exceptional life. Featuring Program in Theater seniors Anna Aronson and Cameron Platt, directed by faculty member Mark Nelson. Marie and Edward Matthews ‘53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. Read more →

 

The Seagull
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October 20 to November 4

"Drawing Time"


The Program in Visual Arts presents, "Drawing Time," the annual drawing show in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. The show features work by students in fall courses: "Introductory Drawing" taught by Eve Aschheim, "Arts School at African American Studies: Process, Discourse, Infrastructure" taught by Nell Painter, and the freshman seminar "Contemporary Art and the Amateur" taught by Joe Scanlan. Free and open to the public. Read more →

 

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Choreographers in Residence and Conversation

Tuesday, November 10, at 6:30 PM

Choreographers in Residence and Conversation (CIRC)


Guest choreographer Dean Moss, 2015-2017 Arts Fellow Pavel Zuštiak, and 2015-2016 Hodder Fellow Beth Gill showcase and discuss their works in progress. In the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau Street. Read more →
Photo of Dean Moss by TIm Trumble, photo of Beth Gill by Chris Cameron, photo of Pavel Zustiak by Robert Flynt

Claire Connolly

Friday, November 13 at 4:30 PM

Fund for Irish Studies - Claire Connolly lecture "The Holyhead Road"


Professor Claire Connolly, Head of the School of English at University College Cork, lectures on how journeys along the Holyhead Road and across the Irish Sea have been represented by novelists, playwrights, and poets. At the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. Free and open to the public. Read more →
Claire Connolly. Photo by Claire Cousin.

Zoyka's Apartment Poster

November 13, 14, 19, 20, & 21 at 8:00 PM

The Fall Show: Zoyka's Apartment


A tuneful, tragicomic and subversive farce by the great Russian novelist and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov set in 1920s post-revolutionary Russia. Guest director Alexandru Mihail brings this once-buried gem to musical life with a cast of Princeton undergraduates. Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. Read more →
Guest director Alexandru Mihail.

Tiphanie Yanique

Friday, November 13 at 6:00 PM

Emerging Writers Reading with Tiphanie Yanique


Fiction writer and poet Tiphanie Yanique and four seniors in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing read from their work at Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street. Free and open to the public. Read more →
Tiphanie Yanique.

Squares

Friday, November 13, 4:30 to 6:30 PM

SQUARES


Discussion about visual installation and performance created by Minneapolis photographer Paul Shambroom, in collaboration with New York-based theater artists Aaron Landsman (2014-16 Princeton Arts Fellow), Mallory Catlett, and Jim Findlay. Open to Princeton University students, faculty and staff. Read more →

Dorianne Laux

Wednesday, November 18 at 4:30 P.M.

Reading by Dorianne Laux


Acclaimed poet Dorianne Laux will read from her work in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. The event, part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series, is free and open to the public. Read more →
Photo of Dorianne Laux by John Campbell.

Mary Mitchell Campbell

Tuesday, November 17 at 1:30-2:50 P.M.

A Conversation with Orchestrator and Musical Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell


Mary Mitchell Campbell, winner of the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations, will speak as part of Professor Stacy Wolf’s course “The Musical Theatre of Stephen Sondheim: Process to Production”. Free and open to the public. Read more →
 

Open Studios

Tuesday, November 17 at 4:30-6:00 P.M.

Open Studios


Junior and senior students in the Program in Visual Arts will open their studios in order to share and discuss their work with visitors. Free and open to the public. Read more →
Photo by Denise Applewhite
 

DIFRET Poster

Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 P.M.

Screening of DIFRET


DIFRET paints a portrait of a country in a time of great transformation and the brave individuals ready to help shape it. The film is being screened at the Princeton Garden Theatre. Free admission with a Princeton ID. Presented by the Department of Comparative Literature and co-sponsored by the Lewis Center. Read more →
 

Latin Numbers Book Cover

Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00 P.M.

Conversation with Brian Herrera: Latin Numbers: Playing Latino in 20th c. U.S. Popular Performance


Professor of Theater Brian Herrera and Stacy Wolf discuss how popular performance prompted American audiences to view Latinos as a distinct (and distinctly non-white) ethnic group, within the context of Herrera's new book. At Labyrinth Books in Princeton. Free and open to the public. Read more →
 

Paint

November 18 - December 8

Painting & Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition


The Program in Visual Arts will present an exhibition of work by students in fall painting and ceramic sculpture courses. Free and open to the public. Read more →
Photo by Denise Applewhite

 

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For 122 years, Princeton University Concerts (PUC) has brought a vibrant and celebrated roster of? performers to Princeton's campus. Within the beauty of Richardson Auditorium, PUC is dedicated to bringing performances up close in every sense, pioneering the future of the concert-going experience. More information at princetonuniversityconcerts.org 

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Portrait of Ogemdi Ude by Sydney King

Through Friday, February 5 

Media Studies


An exhibition of original student work from fall 2015 classes in photography, graphic design, film/video, and consumer media. The work is on display in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. FREE 

 

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Tuesday, January 19 at 12:00 p.m.

End of Semester Showing in Dance


Students from the fall 2015 dance course, "Advanced Dance Performance and Choreographic Projects," present new work created during the semester and dances that represent diverse approaches to contemporary choreography, in the Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio. FREE  
Photo by MT Simao

 

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5 artists

Announcing 2016-17 Hodder Fellows

The Lewis Center is pleased to name five outstanding, diverse artists as Mary MacKall Gwinn Hodder Fellows for 2016-17: novelist NoViolet Bulawayo, poet Jenny Johnson, playwright Jiehae Park, filmmaker Joshua Sanchez, and choreographer Karen Sherman. To learn more about the Hodder Fellows, read on... →
Clockwise from top left: NoViolet Bulawayo courtesy Open Book; Karen Sherman by Aaron Rosenblum; Joshua Sanchez courtesy the artist; Jiehae Park courtesy the artist; Jenny Johnson by Brooke Wyatt. 

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Edmund White appointed New York State Author

Professor of Creative Writing Edmund White has been named New York’s 11th State Author by Governor Andrew Cuomo. White, the author of more than two dozen works of fiction, memoir, biography, and criticism, said, “I’ve lived most of my life in New York and have written about it extensively. It’s astonishing to be recognized by my home and my subject.” In addition, acclaimed poet and former Creative Writing faculty member Yusef Komunyakaa was named the 11th State Poet. Read more →
Photo courtesy Edmund White

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Alumni POV:
David Zabel '88

David Zabel ’88 is an award-winning television writer, producer, and director best known for his work on the NBC hit medical drama, ER, and for the highly anticipated six-part Civil War-era series Mercy Street that premieres on PBS January 17. In this video, Zabel reflects on being introduced to theater at Princeton and the way his education intersects with his current creative projects.  Watch video →
Photo courtesy David Zabel

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Vote Now for People’s Choice Awards

Public voting for the 8th Annual JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards is now open! Support your favorite local nonprofit arts groups by casting your ballot for Princeton area arts organizations and voting for Princeton for Favorite Downtown Arts District. All votes must be cast via the online ballot at JerseyArts.com by February 11. Winners will be announced in early March. Vote now →

 

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evelyn giovine

February 5, 6, 11, 12 & 13 at 8:00 p.m.

Elektra


Sophocles’ dark, bloody tale of familial vengeance from ancient Greece is explored anew by guest professional director Alexandru Mihail and senior Evelyn Giovine in the title role. Performances are at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie & Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. TICKETS: In advance - $12/$11 students and seniors; $17/$15 students and seniors on day of performance.
Photo of Evelyn Giovine by Hawa Sako

the producers

Saturday, February 6 at 5:00 p.m.

Musical Theater Writing Class Showing


Students in the fall 2015 course, “Introduction to Musical Theater Writing,” taught by Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf and Lecturers in Theater Robert Lee ’92 and Randall Eng, present their original musical numbers in the Rocky Common Room. Featuring work by students Carey Camel, Miles Carey, Marc Fishman, Hillel Friedman, Sonya Hayden, Michelle Navis, Alice Terrett, Emma Watkins, and Kathy Zhao. FREE
Photo by Frank Wojciechowski from The Producers

 

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Spring 2016 Season

Princeton University Concerts


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Valid from 01/15/2016 to 01/22/2016

 

This Week at The Lewis Center for the Arts

02/12/2016

THIS WEEK AT THE LEWIS CENTER

February 12, 2016

tumbledown
Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis in a still from the film Tumbledown courtesy Rusticator Pictures

Tuesday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Screening of Tumbledown with Sean Mewshaw ’97 & Desi Van Til ’99


Tumbledown is a comedic love story with a serious soul about a woman struggling to write the biography of her late husband, an acclaimed musician. When she meets a brash New York academic with an obsession for tragic artists, the unlikely pair strike up a deal to collaborate on the book. Tumbledown was directed by Princeton alumnus Sean Mewshaw ’97 and written & produced by alumna Desi Van Til ’99. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with the screening at 7:30 p.m. followed by a discussion with the filmmakers at the Princeton Garden Theater at 160 Nassau St. in Princeton. Watch the trailer. FREE but ticket reservations recommended. Reserve tickets →

 

fintan otoole

TODAY! Friday, February 12 at 4:30 p.m.

Fund for Irish Studies Lecture by Fintan O'Toole


Theater critic, scholar, and Lecturer in Theater Fintan O’Toole delivers the annual Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture on “Carnival and Ruin: Looting in the 1916 Rising,” in recognition of the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. Part of a series presented by Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies. FREE  Learn more →
Photo courtesy Fintan O'Toole

evelyn giovine

FINAL WEEKEND! Friday & Saturday, February 12 &13 at 8:00 p.m.

Elektra


Sophocles’ dark, bloody tale of familial vengeance from ancient Greece is explored anew by guest professional director Alexandru Mihail and senior Evelyn Giovine in the title role. Performances are in the Marie & Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. A talkback with Visiting Lecturer in Theater Bryan Doerries follows the Feb. 12 performance. Watch the video trailer. TICKETS: In advance, $12/$11 students & seniors; $17/$15 students & seniors on day of performances. Buy tickets →
Photo by Frank Wojciechowski

african dance

Monday, February 15 at 2:30 p.m.

The Relationship Between Traditional Music and Dance


Percussionist Ayanda Clarke offers a workshop as part of the spring 2016 course “The American Dance Experience and Africanist Dance Practices,” taught by Dyane Harvey-Salaam, in the Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. FREE and open to the public to observe. Learn more →
Photo by M. Teresa Simao

grace singleton & dancers

Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m.

look/touch


Senior dance student Grace Singleton presents her original, interactive choreography inspired by the Erol Ozan quote, "Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment." Performed in the galleries of the Princeton University Art Museum as part of her Program in Dance thesis project. A reception follows the performance. FREE  Learn more →

princess of france

Thursday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m.

12 Films, 12 Filmmakers


As part of the spring 2016 course “World on a Wire: 12 Films, 12 Filmmakers,” taught by Princeton Arts Fellow Pacho Velez, filmmaker Matías Piñeiro screens and discusses his film, Princess of France, in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. FREE and open to the public. Learn more →
Film still from Princess of France

manuel vs. liberty

Saturday, February 20 at 7:00 & 10:00 p.m.

Manuel Versus the Statue of Liberty


Princeton University students join members of the original New York cast in a workshop of this New York Musical Theatre Festival award-winning musical comedy about illegal immigration and a brilliant Princeton undergrad. Book, music, and lyrics by Noemi de la Puente (*86 S *89) and David Davila. Performances are at the Wilson College Black Box Theatre on the University campus. Cosponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts. FREE for Princeton students; $5 Alumni/General. Learn more →

Valid from 02/12/2016 to 02/19/2016

 

This Week at The Lewis Center for the Arts

02/26/2016

THIS WEEK AT THE LEWIS CENTER

February 26, 2016

disco pigs
In rehearsal for Disco Pigs. Photo by Morgan Young

Friday-Saturday, February 26-27 at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Disco Pigs by Enda Walsh


Theater senior Morgan Young directs Tony Award-winning Irish playwright Enda Walsh’s intense drama of two Irish teenagers whose lifelong friendship is tried by growing older and growing different. A talkback with Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf follows the performance on Feb. 28. Performances continue March 4-5 in the Whitman College Theater. TICKETS: $12/$11 students & seniors in advance; $17/$15 students & seniors on day of performance. Learn more →

 

detroit home

Friday, February 26 at 12:00 p.m.

Detroit 101: "Art & Image"


Professor of Dance Judith Hamera gives the first in a series of lunchtime lectures focused on the underlying causes that perpetuated the motor city’s decline, examining Detroit through four areas: The Arts; Urbanism + Design; Philanthropy + Public Policy; and History, Race, and Real Estate. In Betts Auditorium at the School of Architecture. Cosponsored by the Lewis Center. FREE  Learn more →

alexander chee

Friday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m.

Emerging Writers Reading with Alexander Chee


Fiction writer Alexander Chee reads with senior creative writing students Marina Fouquet, Hannah Hirsh, Charlotte Maher Levy, and Maya Wahrman at Labyrinth Books in Princeton. FREE  Learn more →
Photo of Alexander Chee by M. Sharkey

castle hill overlook

Saturday, February 27 from 1 - 5 p.m.

Contemporary Irish Theater Symposium


The casts/creative teams of two current senior theater projects on contemporary Irish plays discuss Ireland’s rich theater history in a series of panels organized by senior Erin Valentine. In the Whitman College Theater. FREE  View event schedule →
Photo courtesy Erin Valentine

dancers from poland

February 27 - March 1 at various times

International Dance Platform: Contemporary Dance in Turkey, Poland and Canada


Dance faculty member/choreographer Rebecca Lazier welcomes 7 dancers and choreographers from 3 countries for an exciting series of master classes, informal showings, and a panel leading up to the New York premiere performances in mid-March of Lazier’s new work There Might be Others, a unique, condensed version of which will be performed by Princeton Dance seniors on March 25-26. FREE and open to public to observe. View event schedule → 
Jakob Wittchen for Art Stations Foundation by Gra?yna Kulczyk

plastic bag print

February 29 - March 4

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU


Senior visual arts student Jaime Ding presents an exhibition of installations and artist's books that question the words read in environments. An opening reception will be held on March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery, which is open weekdays 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FREE  Learn more →
Photo of artwork by Jaime Ding

bree white performance lab

Thursday & Friday, March 3 & 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Performance Lab


Students working in dance, writing, theater, or visual art share their new interdisciplinary works developed through discussion with fellow artists and mentorship from dance faculty. Featuring work by Yasmine Eichbaum, Dana Fesjian, Avigail Gilad, William Keiser, Anna Kimmel, Nico Krell, Alex Quetell, Tsjum Jhor Kai van der Horst, and Nathaniel Whitfield in the Hagan Dance studio. FREE  Learn more →
Photo of Bree White by MT Simao

the forbidden room

Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.

12 Films, 12 Filmmakers


As part of the spring 2016 course "World on a Wire: 12 Films, 12 Filmmakers," taught by Princeton Arts Fellow Pacho Velez, filmmaker Guy Maddin screens and discusses his film, The Forbidden Room, in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater. FREE  Learn more →
Film still courtesy Guy Maddin

william shakespeare

Friday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 5, 9:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Ireland and Shakespeare Symposium


Leading Irish directors, actors and critics contribute to this symposium of debate and performance centered on Irish versions and adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. Columbia University Professor James Shapiro opens the event on Friday with a lecture on Ireland and Shakespeare in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. Presented by the Fund for Irish Studies and the Lewis Center with support from the English Department, The David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Fund, and Global Shakespeare. FREE  View event schedule →


Check out recent news and see what events are on the horizon... ?

IN THE NEWS

 

jane cox

Jane Cox Receives Best Lighting Design Award


On February 21 in London, Lecturer in Theater Jane Cox received a WhatsOnStage Award for Best Lighting Design for her work on a recent production of Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch at London's Barbican Theatre. Now in their 16th year, the WhatsOnStage Awards are the only major UK theatre awards based on votes from over 100,000 theatre-goers each year. Read the full list of award winners →
 

ON THE HORIZON

 

CREATIVE WRITING
Reading by Edwidge Danticat and Robert Hass — March 9 at 4:30 p.m., Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center. FREE

FILM/VIDEO
12 Films, 12 Filmmakers with Nicolás Pereda, Minotaur and The Palace — March 10 at 7:30 p.m., James M. Stewart '32 Theater. FREE

VISUAL ARTS
A Senior Art Show by Noah Shartle — March 7-11, Lucas Gallery; Hours: Weekdays 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FREE
Freshman and Sophomore Open House — March 9 at 4:30 p.m., Room 207 at 185 Nassau St. Princeton Students only.

CAMPUS PARTNERS
Detroit 101, "The Arts of Urban Transition" — March 11 at 12:00 p.m., Betts Auditorium at the School of Architecture. FREE

OTHER ARTS PROGRAMS ON CAMPUS

 

princeton university concerts

Spring 2016 Season

Princeton University Concerts


For 122 years, Princeton University Concerts (PUC) has brought a vibrant and celebrated roster of? performers to Princeton's campus. Within the beauty of Richardson Auditorium, PUC is dedicated to bringing performances up close in every sense, pioneering the future of the concert-going experience. More information at princetonuniversityconcerts.org

 

Valid from 02/26/2016 to 03/04/2016

 

This Week at The Lewis Center for the Arts

02/19/2016

February 27 - March 1 at various times

International Dance Platform: Contemporary Dance in Turkey, Poland and Canada


Dance faculty member/choreographer Rebecca Lazier welcomes 7 dancers and choreographers from 3 countries for an exciting series of master classes, informal showings, and a panel leading up to the New York premiere performances in mid-March of Lazier’s new work There Might be Others, a unique, condensed version of which will be performed by Princeton Dance seniors on March 25-26. FREE and open to public to observe. View event schedule →

 

ladysmith black mambazo

Saturday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo


Princeton University Glee Club welcomes Grammy-nominated South African a capella ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo for a concert performance in Richardson Auditorium. Cosponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts' Performance Central. SOLD OUT; email princeton.glee.club@gmail.com to be waitlisted for any tickets that become available.

manuel vs. liberty

Saturday, February 20 at 7:00 & 10:00 p.m.

Manuel Versus the Statue of Liberty


Princeton University students join members of the original NYC cast in a workshop of this NYC Musical Theatre Festival award-winning musical comedy about illegal immigration and a brilliant Princeton undergrad. Book, music, and lyrics by Noemi de la Puente (*86 S *89) and David Davila. Performances are at the Wilson College Black Box Theatre on the University campus. Cosponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts. FREE for Princeton students; $5 Alumni/General. Learn more →

acting on set

Monday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m.

How to Work as an Actor


Princeton’s Career Services hosts a workshop with veteran film, TV and theater professional Jody Wood, who will provide advice for students pursuing acting careers. For Princeton students only. RSVP now →

vis open house

Wednesday, February 24 at 4:30 p.m.

Freshman and Sophomore Visual Arts Open House


The Program in Visual Arts invites all freshman and sophomore students interested in the program to meet current faculty, art majors, and certificate students and ask questions about the program and application process in Room 207 at 185 Nassau St. For Princeton students only. Learn more →

thou wast mild and lovely

Thursday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.

12 Films, 12 Filmmakers


As part of the spring 2016 course "World on a Wire: 12 Films, 12 Filmmakers," taught by Princeton Arts Fellow Pacho Velez, Princeton alumna Josephine Decker '03 screens and discusses her film, Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater. FREE  Learn more →
Film still courtesy Josephine Decker

alexander chee

Friday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m.

Emerging Writers Reading with Alexander Chee


Fiction writer Alexander Chee reads with senior creative writing students Marina Fouquet, Hannah Hirsh, Charlotte Maher Levy, and Emily Reardon at Labyrinth Books in Princeton. FREE  Learn more →
Photo of Alexander Chee by M. Sharkey

disco pigs rehearsal

Friday-Saturday, February 26-27 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Disco Pigs


Theater senior Morgan Young directs Tony Award-winning Irish playwright Enda Walsh’s intense drama of two Irish teenagers whose intense, lifelong friendship is tried by growing older and growing different. A talkback follows the performance on Feb. 28. Performances continue March 4-5 in the Whitman College Theater. TICKETS: $12/$11 students & seniors in advance; $17/$15 students & seniors on day of performance. Learn more →
In rehearsal for Disco Pigs. Photo by Morgan Young

castle hill overlook

Saturday, February 27 from 1 - 5 p.m.

Contemporary Irish Theater Symposium


The casts/creative teams of two current senior theater projects on contemporary Irish plays discuss Ireland’s rich theater history in a series of panels organized by senior Erin Valentine. In the Whitman College Theater. FREE  View event schedule →
Photo courtesy Erin Valentine


Check out recent news and see what events are on the horizon... ?

IN THE NEWS

 

lighting design on set

Students Get Backstage View of The Color Purple


Lecturer in Theater Jane Cox gave a group of lighting design students a special look backstage and on the stage of the Broadway musical The Color Purple, directed by Visiting Lecturer in Theater John Doyle and featuring lighting design by Cox. The students observed a pre-show light check, learned about lighting systems, and saw how Cox created her designs for the show.
 

ON THE HORIZON

 

DANCE
Performance Lab — March 3 & 4 at 7:00 p.m., Hagan Dance Studio. FREE

FILM/VIDEO
12 Films, 12 Filmmakers with Guy Maddin, The Forbidden Room — March 3 at 7:30 p.m., James M. Stewart '32 Theater. FREE

FUND FOR IRISH STUDIES
Lecture by James Shapiro on Ireland and Shakespeare — March 4 at 4:30 p.m., James M. Stewart '32 Theater. FREE
Ireland and Shakespeare Symposium — March 5 from 9:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m., James M. Stewart '32 Theater. FREE

VISUAL ARTS
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU a Senior Art Show by Jaime Ding — Feb. 29 through March 4, Lucas Gallery; Hours: weekdays 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FREE

 

Valid from 02/19/2016 to 02/26/2016

 

March Events at the Lewis Center for the Arts

02/22/2016

Title: Screening and Discussion: World on a Wire -12 Films, 12 Filmmakers presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts

Dates: March 3, 10, 24 and 31

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ

Description: The public is invited to join students from Pacho Velez's course "World on a Wire: 12 Films, 12 Filmmakers" each Thursday evening to screen and discuss with professional guest filmmakers their recent work. March filmmakers and films include: Minotaur & The Palace by Nicholas Pereda on 3/3, The Forbidden Room by Guy Maddin on 3/10, Bad at Dancing & I Hate Myself :) by Joanna Arnow on 3/24, and Field Niggas by Khalik Allah on 3/31. Continues through April. 

Free and open to the public

For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/12-films-12-filmmakers/2016-02-04/ 

 

Title: Dance Performance Lab presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Dance
Dates: March 3 & 4
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ
Description: Princeton students present original choreography created under mentorship with a member of the Dance faculty with the premiere of nine new works and a talkback discussion following each performance. 
Free and open to the public
For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/dance-performance-lab/2015-03-26/ 

 

Title: "Shakespeare and Ireland" lecture by James Shapiro presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Fund for Irish Studies 
Date: March 4
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ
Description: In conjunction with the Ireland and Shakespeare Symposium on March 5, James Shapiro, author of several books on Shakespeare including 1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear, will give a keynote lecture on "Shakespeare and Ireland" followed by a reception.
Free and open to the public 
For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/fis-shakespeare

 

Title: Ireland and Shakespeare Symposium presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Fund for Irish Studies 
Date: March 5
Time: 9:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ
Description: A symposium of debate and performance centered on Irish versions and adaptations of Shakespeare's plays, with contributions from leading Irish directors, actors and critics. The symposium will feature scholars Mark Burnett, Katherine Hennessey, and Patrick Lonergan; theater directors Garry Hynes, Conall Morrison, and Lynne Parker; actors Barry McGovern and Owen Roe; theater critic and Princeton professor Fintan O'Toole, and scholar and Princeton professor Clair Wills. 
Free and open to the public 
For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/fis-shakespeare 
 

Title: Noah Shartle Senior Thesis Exhibition presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in in Visual Arts 
Dates: March 7-11
Location: Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Description: Noah Shartle, a senior in the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts, will present an exhibition of original work.
Free and open to the public
For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/senior-art-show-noah-shartle/

 

Title: Reading by Edwidge Danticat and Robert Hass presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Creative Writing
Date: March 9
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Pl.
Description: Novelist Edwidge Danticat and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Hass read from their work. Danticat is a Haitian-American writer who has written more than fifteen novels and short stories, the focus of which is often on diaspora and familial relationships. Hass is an award-winning poet who served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997. 
Free and open to the public 
For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/reading-by-edwidge-danticat-and-robert-hass/

 

Afro-Asian Atlantic: Literature, Reggae and the Caribbean, cosponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Creative Writing

Date: March 21 

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: McCormick Hall Room 106 on the Princeton University campus

Description: Cosponsored with the Department of African-American Studies and Program in American Studies, a musical presentation and conversation about the intersections between the literary, musical, and cultural currents of the African and Asian diasporas in the Atlantic World 

Free and open to the public 
For more information: http://aas.princeton.edu/event/afro-asian-atlantic-literature-reggae-and-the-caribbean/ 

 

Title: Neeta Patel Senior Thesis Exhibition presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in in Visual Arts 
Dates: March 21-25
Location: Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Description: Neeta Patel, a senior in the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts, will present an exhibition of original work. 

Free and open to the public 
For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/a-senior-art-show-by-neeta-patel/2016-03-21/

 

Lecture by David Henry Hwang, Princeton Public Lectures Series, cosponsored by Lewis Center for the Arts

Date: March 23

Time: 6:00 p.m. 

Location: McCosh Hall Room 50 on the Princeton University campus

The playwright, screenwriter and librettist lectures on his workr.

Free and open to the public

For more information: http://lectures.princeton.edu/2016/march-23-david-henry-hwang-playwright-screenwriter-and-librettist/ 

 

Title: Reading by Salgado Maranhão presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Creative Writing

Date: March 24

Location: TBA

Description: Salgado Maranhão is an award-winning Brazilian poet and songwriter. A Cor da Palavra (The Color of the Word) was named the best book of poetry by the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 2011, and in 2012, Sol Sangüíneo (Blood of the Sun) became Maranhão's first book to appear in English translation. He will be joined by translator Alexis Levitin.
Free and open to the public

For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/program/creative-writing/ 

 

Title: Lecture on "Volunteer Poetics: Irish and British Poetry in 1916," presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts' and the Fund for Irish Studies
Date: March 25
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ
Description: Professor of Modern Literature at University of York Matthew Campbell will lecture on "Volunteer Poetics: Irish and British Poetry in 1916" in recognition of the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland.
Free and open to the public
For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/fund-for-irish-studies-lecture-on-volunteer-poetics-irish-and-british-poetry-in-1916/ 

 

Title: Reading by Eduardo Corral and Seniors in the Program in Creative Writing presented by the Program in Creative Writing

Date: March 25

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ

Description: Poet Eduardo Corral will read from his work along with four seniors in Princeton's Program in Creative Writing - Alec Lowman, Olivia Lloyd, Namkyu Oh, and Zoe Perot. Corral's debut collection of poetry, Slow Lightning (2012), won the Yale Younger Poets Prize, making him the first Latino recipient of the award. He is also the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Discovery/The Nation Award, a Whiting Writers' Award, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University.

Free and open to the public 

For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/emerging-writers-reading-with-eduardo-corral/ 

 

Title: Under Pressure, a Senior Dance Concert presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Dance
Dates/Times: Friday, March 25 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 26 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Location: Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Pl., Princeton, NJ 
Description: Seniors in the Program in Dance present new choreography they have created and perform repertory works by master choreographers including Martha Graham, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, and Karole Armitage, along with a new work by faculty member Rebecca Lazier. Featuring seniors Sophie Andreassi, Kamber Hart, Colby Hyland, Marisa Remez, Grace Singleton, Oge Ude, Bree White, Emily Wohl, and Glenna Yu. 

Tickets: Tickets are $12/$11 students and seniors when purchased in advance; $17/$15 students and seniors when purchased day of the performance.
For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/under-pressure-a-senior-dance-concert/
 

Title: Olivia Adechi Senior Thesis Exhibition presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in in Visual Arts 
Dates: March 28 - April 1
Location: Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau St. 
Description: Olivia Adechi, a senior in the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts, will present an exhibition of original work. 
Free and open to the public
For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/senior-art-show-olivia-adechi/2016-03-28/

 

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03/11/2016

THIS WEEK AT THE LEWIS CENTER

March 11, 2016

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Abandoned home in Detroit. Photo by Marc Maxey.

Friday, March 11 at 12:00 p.m.

Detroit 101: "The Arts of Urban Transition"


Lewis Center students Alexander Quetell, Oge Ude, and Lauren Wodarski present the third in a series of lunchtime lectures focused on the underlying causes that perpetuated the motor city’s decline, examining Detroit through four areas: The Arts; Urbanism + Design; Philanthropy + Public Policy; and History, Race, and Real Estate. In Betts Auditorium at the School of Architecture. Cosponsored by the Lewis Center. FREE  Learn more →

 

light sculpture

Final Day! Friday, March 11

A Senior Art Show by Noah Shartle


The Program in Visual Arts presents an exhibition of work by senior Noah Shartle in the Lucas Gallery on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE  Learn more →
 

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2016 People's Choice Award Winners


Congratulations to McCarter Theatre Center, chosen as Favorite Theater to See a Play in the 2016 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards! Other arts organizations in Princeton that won include the Arts Council of Princeton (Favorite Art Gallery), American Repertory Ballet (Favorite Dance Company), and Opera at The Princeton Festival (Favorite Opera Company). See the full list of award winners →
 

ON THE HORIZON

 

CREATIVE WRITING
Afro-Asian Atlantic: Literature, Reggae, and the Caribbean — March 21 at 4:30 p.m., Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. FREE
Reading by Brazilian poet Salgado Maranhão — March 24 at 4:30 p.m., McCosh 28. FREE
Emerging Writers Reading with Eduardo Corral — March 25 at 6:00 p.m., Labyrinth Books. FREE

DANCE
Under Pressure, a Senior Dance Concert — March 25 at 8:00 p.m.; March 26 at 2 & 8:00 p.m., Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center. TICKETS: in advance, $12/$11 students; on day of performance, $17/$15 students.

FILM/VIDEO
12 Films, 12 Filmmakers with Joanna Arnow, Bad at Dancing and I Hate Myself :) — March 24 at 7:30 p.m., James M. Stewart '32 Theater. FREE

FUND FOR IRISH STUDIES
Lecture by Matthew Campbell on “Volunteer Poetics: Irish and British Poetry in 1916” — March 25 at 4:30 p.m., James M. Stewart ’32 Theater. FREE

VISUAL ARTS
A Senior Art Show by Neeta Patel — March 21-25, Lucas Gallery; Hours: Weekdays 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FREE

CAMPUS PARTNERS
Conversation on Virginia Calhoun with Brian Herrera — March 22 at 12:30 p.m., 103 Chancellor Green. FREE
Princeton University Public Lectures: Playwright David Henry Hwang — March 23 at 6:00 p.m., McCosh 50. FREE
Detroit 101, "Philanthropy & Public Policy" — March 25 at 12:00 p.m., Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. FREE

OTHER ARTS PROGRAMS ON CAMPUS

 

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Spring 2016 Season

Princeton University Concerts


For 122 years, Princeton University Concerts (PUC) has brought a vibrant and celebrated roster of? performers to Princeton's campus. Within the beauty of Richardson Auditorium, PUC is dedicated to bringing performances up close in every sense, pioneering the future of the concert-going experience. More information at princetonuniversityconcerts.org

 

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03/18/2016

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March 18, 2016

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"Out of Many One People"

Thursday, March 21 at 4:30 p.m.

Afro-Asian Atlantic: Literature, Reggae, and the Caribbean


The Department of African American Studies, the Program in American Studies and the Program in Creative Writing present a book reading and musical presentation about the literary, musical, and cultural currents of the African and Asian diasporas, in Betts Auditorium at the School of Architecture. FREE  Learn more →

 

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Monday-Friday, March 21-25

time is a floating point number.

A Senior Art Show by Neeta Patel


Senior Visual Arts major Neeta Patel presents a multimedia exhibition that explores mark-making, its transposition through a mechanical process, and distribution, in the Lucas Gallery weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m. FREE  Learn more →
Photo courtesy Neeta Patel 
 

brian herrera

Tuesday, March 22 at 12:30 p.m.

“As a native daughter of California”

Parsing Virginia Calhoun’s Claim on Ramona


Assistant Professor of Theater Brian Herrera critically reflects on his ongoing research into the life and work of Virginia Calhoun, an obscure early 20th century Californian actress, writer, and producer whose story raises questions about the Anglo American habit of “playing Indian” for fun, for art and for profit. In 103 Chancellor Green. FREE but email cwkessel@princeton.edu for reservations. Learn more →
Photo courtesy Brian Herrera 
 

david henry hwang

Wednesday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m.

Lecture by David Henry Hwang


The Public Lectures series at Princeton University presents Tony Award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and librettist David Henry Hwang in McCosh 50. FREE  Learn more →
Photo courtesy Steven Barclay Agency 
 

maranhao and levitin

Thursday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m.

Poetry reading by Salgado Maranhão


Brazilian poet Salgado Maranhão reads together with his translator, Alexis Levitin. Maranhão’s poems will be read in both Portuguese and English. FREE  Learn more →
Photo of Maranhão (l) and Levitin (r) by Nick Levitin 
 

i hate myself ;)

Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.

12 Films, 12 Filmmakers


As part of the spring 2016 course "World on a Wire: 12 Films, 12 Filmmakers," taught by Princeton Arts Fellow Pacho Velez, filmmaker Joanna Arnow screens and discusses two of her short films, Bad at Dancing and I Hate Myself :), in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater. FREE  Learn more →
Film still from I Hate Myself ;) courtesy Joanna Arnow 
 

matthew campbell

Friday, March 25 at 4:30 p.m.

Fund for Irish Studies Lecture on “Volunteer Poetics: Irish and British Poetry in 1916”


Professor of Modern Literature at University of York Matthew Campbell examines the poetry that emerged from Ireland in the time leading up to the Irish Civil War and the poets who produced it, Yeats in particular. In the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. Part of a series presented by Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies. FREE  Learn more →
Photo courtesy Matthew Campbell
 

eduardo corral

Friday, March 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Emerging Writers Reading with Eduardo Corral


Poet Eduardo Corral and creative writing seniors Alec Lowman, Olivia Lloyd, Namkyu Oh, Zoë Perot read from their work at Labyrinth Books at 122 Nassau Street as part of the Emerging Writers Reading Series. FREE  Learn more →
Photo of Corral by JW Stovall
 

senior dancers

Friday, March 25 at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 26 at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Under Pressure, a Senior Dance Concert


Dance seniors Ellie Albarran, Sophie Andreassi, Kamber Hart, Colby Hyland, Marisa Remez, Grace Singleton, Oge Ude, Bree White, Emily Wohl, and Glenna Yu present new choreography they have created and perform repertory works by master choreographers, including a unique condensed version of Rebecca Lazier's There Might Be Others, in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. TICKETS: $12/$11 students/seniors in advance; $17/$15 students & seniors on day of performance. Learn more →
Photo by Crystal Liu
 


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Aaron Landsman: A Closer Look


Playwright Aaron Landsman is finishing up his second year of teaching and artistic collaboration at Princeton University as a 2014-16 Princeton Arts Fellow. In this short video, Landsman explains how his fascination with cities has informed his recent work and why he thinks failure is essential in every artist’s career. Watch the video →
 

ON THE HORIZON

 

DANCE/THEATER
there.remaining., a Senior Dance and Theater Thesis by Oge Ude — April 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9 at 8:00 p.m., Marie and Edward Mathews '53 Acting Studio. FREE but ticket reservations required.

FILM/VIDEO
12 Films, 12 Filmmakers with Khalik Allah, Field Niggas — March 31 at 7:30 p.m., James M. Stewart '32 Theater. FREE

VISUAL ARTS
Matter, a Senior Art Show by Olivia Adechi — March 28-April 1, Lucas Gallery; Hours: Weekdays 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FREE

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03/25/2016

 

March 25, 2016

dance seniors
Photo by Crystal Liu

THIS WEEKEND ONLY! Friday, March 25 at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 26 at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Under Pressure, a Senior Dance Concert


Dance seniors Ellie Albarran, Sophie Andreassi, Kamber Hart, Colby Hyland, Marisa Remez, Grace Singleton, Oge Ude, Bree White, Emily Wohl, and Glenna Yu present new choreography they have created and perform repertory works by master choreographers, including a unique condensed version of Rebecca Lazier's There Might Be Others, in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. TICKETS: $12 general/$11 students & seniors in advance; $17 general/$15 students & seniors on day of performance. Learn more →

 

wall of posters

LAST DAY! Friday, March 25

time is a floating point number.

A Senior Art Show by Neeta Patel


Senior visual arts major Neeta Patel presents a multimedia exhibition that explores mark-making, its transposition through a mechanical process, and distribution, in the Lucas Gallery on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE  Learn more →
Photo courtesy Neeta Patel 

matthew campbell

TODAY! Friday, March 25 at 4:30 p.m.

Fund for Irish Studies Lecture on “Volunteer Poetics: Irish and British Poetry in 1916”


Professor of Modern Literature at University of York Matthew Campbell examines the poetry that emerged from Ireland in the time leading up to the Irish Civil War and the poets who produced it, Yeats in particular. In the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. Part of a series presented by Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies. FREE Learn more →
Photo courtesy Matthew Campbell

eduardo corral

TONIGHT! Friday, March 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Emerging Writers Reading with Eduardo Corral


Poet Eduardo Corral and creative writing seniors Alec Lowman, Olivia Lloyd, Namkyu Oh, and Zoë Perot read from their work at Labyrinth Books at 122 Nassau Street as part of the Emerging Writers Reading Series. FREE  Learn more →
Photo of Corral by JW Stovall
 

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Monday-Friday, March 28-April 1st 

Matter, a Senior Art Show by Olivia Adechi


Senior visual arts student Olivia Adechi presents a multimedia exhibition that explores ideas of identity, agency, and subjectivity, in the Lucas Gallery weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. FREE 
Learn more →
Photo by Olivia Adechi

adam hyndman

Monday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. 

Finding your Artistic Community


Performing artist Adam Hyndman ’12, designer Tucker Howe, and Broadway actor Rodrick Covington share and discuss how to find an artistic community beyond Princeton at a special dinner for Princeton students hosted by Career Services. In the Firestone Dining Room at Mathey College. For Princeton students only; RSVP to jj18@princeton.edu
Adam Hyndman in his senior thesis production of Pippin; photo by Frank Wojciechowski

still from Field Niggas

Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.

12 Films, 12 Filmmakers


As part of the spring 2016 course "World on a Wire: 12 Films, 12 Filmmakers," taught by Princeton Arts Fellow Pacho Velez, filmmaker Khalik Allah screens and discusses his film, Field Niggas, in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater. FREE  Learn more →
Film still courtesy Khalik Allah

student dancer

Friday & Saturday, April 1-2 at 8:00 p.m.

there.remaining., a Senior Dance Thesis by Oge Ude


Using text, movement, music and projections, senior Oge Ude explores W.E.B. Du Bois's theory of double consciousness as a racial and mental phenomenon in a new dance-theater piece in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio. Performances continue April 7-9 with a talkback following the April 7th performance. FREE but tickets required; reserve tickets online or at Frist Box Office. Learn more →

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08/30/2016

Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University

Event Listings September 2016

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Title: “Performing Beckett” with Lisa Dwan, presented by the Fund for Irish Studies

Date: September 16

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau St., Princeton

Description: Internationally-acclaimed Irish actress Lisa Dwan will discuss her recent performances of the plays of Samuel Beckett, which had sold-out engagements from London’s Royal Court Theatre to New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Free and open to the public

For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/fund-irish-studies-lisa-dwan-performing-beckett/

 

Title: Reading by Maylis De Kerangal and Viet Thanh Nguyen, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing

Date: September 19

Location: McCormick Hall, Room 101 on the Princeton campus

Time: 4:30 p.m 

Description: French author of The Heart, Maylis De Kerangal, and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen read from and discuss their work in a Belknap Global Conversation, presented in cosponsorship with Princeton’s Council for the Humanities, with additional support from the Program in American Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, and the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication.

Free and open to the public

For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/reading-maylis-de-kerangal-viet-thanh-nguyen-2/

 

 

Title: Reading by Jenny Johnson and Joy Williams, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing 

Date: September 21  

Location: Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place, Princeton

Time: 4:30 p.m   

Description: 2016-17 Princeton Hodder Fellow and poet Jenny Johnson and writer Joy Williams, finalist for both a National Book Award in Fiction and a Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, open the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series.

Free and open to the public

For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/reading-jenny-johnson-joy-williams/

 

Title: Emerging Writers Reading by Teddy Wayne, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing

Date: September 30

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ
Description: Award-winning novelist Teddy Wayne and four seniors in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University read from their work. The Emerging Writers Reading Series, showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests. 

Free and open to the public

For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/tag/reading-series/

Photo credit: Award-winning novelist Teddy Wayne, photo by Kate Greathead

 

Title: Princeton French Theater Festival

Dates: September 22-October 6

Description: A series of seven theater and dance performances organized by Florent Masse of Princeton’s Department of French and Italian in collaboration with the Lewis Center for the Arts.

Free and open to the public, but reservations required

For more information: http://arts.princeton.edu/events/tag/french-theater-festival/

 

Full Schedule:

Title: Dans la Solitude des Champs de Coton (In the Loneliness of the Cotton Fields) by Bernard-Marie Koltès

Dates/Times: September 22 & 23, 8 P.M.

Location: Frick Chemistry Building / Atrium

Description: In an undefined and timeless place, a dealer and a client meet. The two protagonists assess one another before launching into a quarrel of words, full of poetry.  Roland Auzet stages and sets to music this famous play by Bernard-Marie Koltès in an all-new version, with a twist: each spectator will participate using a set of headphones. Performed in French.

 

Title: Clôture de l’amour (Closing of Love) by Pascal Rambert

Dates/Times: September 24 at 8 pm & September 25 at 5 pm

Location: Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street

Description: Two perspectives are presented as a couple negotiates a painful break-up. Written for the 2011 Avignon Theatre Festival, where it became an instant classic, the play was awarded the 2012 Prix de la Meilleure création d’une pièce en langue française (Best French Language Play) by the Syndicat de la Critique and the Grand Prix de littérature dramatique by the Centre national du théâtre. Performed in French with English subtitles.

 

Finir en Beauté (A Beautiful Ending) by Mohamed El Khatib

Dates/Times: September 28-29, 8 P.M.

Location: Whitman College Class of 1970 Theatre

Description: From interviews, emails, texts, administrative documents and other “real sources,” Mohamed El Khatib alone on stage (re)constructs a delicate tale of mourning about the death of his mother in a touching work that achieves a certain timelessness. The play was an acclaimed success at the 2015 Avignon Fringe Festival. Performed in French with English subtitles.

 

Title: Mon Grand Amour (My Great Love) by Caroline Guiela Nguyen / Les Hommes Approximatifs

Dates/Times: September 30 at 5 pm, 7:30 pm, and 10 pm; October 1 at 3 pm, 5 pm, and 7:30 pm

Location: Site-specific performance location on the Princeton campus

Description: In this new work by a prominent new artist of the French stage, Caroline Guiela Nguyen, artistic associate of Comédie de Valence, tells the story of a place changed by the life of another place, far away, in Saigon.

 

Title: Ceux Qui Restent (The Ones Who Remain) by David Lescot

Dates/Times: September 30 – October 1, 8 P.M.

Location: Matthews Acting Studio / 185 Nassau Street

Description: April 19, 2013 marked the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, after which it was destroyed. Today in France, there are barely ten individuals still alive who lived in the Warsaw Ghetto. This performance tells the stories of two of them, Paul Felenbok and Wloda Blit-Robertson, based on interviews with these two survivors. Performed in French with English subtitles.

 

Titles: Paroles de Soldats (Soldiers’ Words) by Hubert le Roux & Antoine Sabbath

Date/Time: October 4, 8 P.M.

Location: Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street

Description: Paroles de Soldats reminds us of the enduring effects of war on the French soldiers engaged in international conflicts over the last 30 years in Iraq, Rwanda, Afghanistan and beyond. Five actors from the Jeune Théâtre National lend their voices to these accounts, sharing the fear and anguish these soldiers encountered when faced with brutal combat that left no one unscathed. Performed in French.

 

Title: Movement on Movement by Noé Soulier

Dates/Times: October 5 – 6 at 8 pm

Location: Whitman College Class of 1970 Theater on Princeton campus

Description: Dance artist Noé Soulier physically reproduces sequences from internationally-recognized choreographer William Forsythe's  Improvisation Technologies, in which William Forsythe presents different tools to generate and analyze movements. By using these tools as dance material, Soulier makes an explanation of a dance the dance itself. Words and gestures interact to create correspondences, frictions and gaps. Performed in French and English

 

 

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Friday & Saturday, March 13 & 14

Princeton Poetry Festival


Princeton’s biennial Poetry Festival features a line-up of internationally acclaimed poets who will read from their work and participate in panel discussions. This year’s Festival poets include Ellen Bryant Voigt (US), Kwame Dawes (Ghana), Paul Farley (UK), Major Jackson (US), Kathleen Jamie (Scotland), Ada Limon (US), Maureen N. McLane (US), Valzhyna Mort (Belarus), Michael Robbins (US), Tomasz Rozycki (Poland) and Mira Rosenthal, translator (US), Ocean Vuong (Vietnam) and Ray Young Bear (Meskwaki Nation). The New Jersey State Finals of the national Poetry Out Loud program kicks off the Festival in Richardson Auditorium at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, followed by a gala opening reading at 2:00 p.m. Saturday begins with a reading at 2:00 p.m. also in Richardson Auditorium. TICKETS: $15/day, $25/two-day pass, students FREE; available through University Ticketing at 609.258.9220. The New Jersey State Finals of Poetry Out Loud is FREE, however advance tickets are required and are also available through University Ticketing.
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 Photo by Scott Gilbard

Final performance! Friday, March 13 at 8:00 p.m.

How I Learned to Drive


One of the most discomfiting love stories to emerge from the American theater, Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive is a warm, tragic, funny, and strikingly perceptive memory play in which a young woman looks back on her warped experience with love and struggles to forgive in the face of her past sexual trauma. The play follows the strained, sexual, romantic relationship between the woman, Li’l Bit and her aunt’s husband, Peck. Directed by Lecturer in Theater R.N. Sandberg and featuring senior theater certificate student Caroline Hertz, the performance is in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. TICKETS: $12 general admission, $10 students/seniors; available through University Ticketing at 609.258.9220 and at the door prior to the performance. NOTE: How I Learned to Drive may not be appropriate for all ages due to adult language and mature themes including sexual content.
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seated woman
 Photo by Frank Wojciechowski

Final performance! Friday, March 13 at 8:00 p.m.

Spring Awakening


The winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is the story of a group of teenagers growing up in the repressive world of late 19th-century Germany. Based on the play by Frank Wedekind with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, this landmark musical is a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion with an electric rock & roll score. This Program in Theater production is directed by Julia Hammer and features John Somers Fairchild as Moritz; both are senior theater certificate students. The performance is in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. TICKETS: $15 general admission, $10 students/seniors; available through University Ticketing at 609.258.9220 and at the door prior to the performance. NOTE: Spring Awakening may not be appropriate for all ages due to adult language and mature themes including sexual content.
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 Photo by David Kelly Crow

Closes Friday, March 13

Surface Area, a Senior Art Show by Nicolas Schmidt & Gerardo Veltri


The Program in Visual Arts presents an exhibition of mixed media and installation artwork by senior certificate students Nicolas Schmidt and Gerardo Veltri in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE
Learn more →

art installation
Photo by Justin Goldberg

 

NEWS

 

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Lil Buck’s Visit to Princeton Featured in WHYY Friday Arts


WHYY’s latest Friday Arts feature includes a look at Memphis Jookin’ dancer Charles “Lil Buck” Riley's visit to the Program in Dance’s “Masters of Dance” series in January. Riley, the current Artist in Residence at the Aspen Institute Arts Program, and Damian Woetzel, former New York City Ballet dancer and the Arts Program’s director, gave a master class and lecture to Princeton students. WHYY takes you into the master class and talks to the two dancers to find out why this creative collaboration of dance styles has been so enormously successful. | photo by Denise Applewhite
Watch the full segment →

 

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March 23-27

Senior Art Show by Melanie Szemis


The Program in Visual Arts will present an exhibition of work about memory and process by visual arts major Melanie Szemis in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. Gallery hours are weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE | photo by Denise Applewhite

howard sherman

March 24 at 3:00 p.m.

A Conversation with Howard Sherman


Howard Sherman, New York correspondent for London's The Stage, Director of the Arts Integrity Initiative at the New School for Drama, and Senior Strategy Consultant at the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, will engage in a conversation with Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street as part of the spring theater course, “Isn’t It Romantic? The Broadway Musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim.” FREE | photo by Joan Marcus 

NY public library

March 25 at 4:30 p.m.

A Conversation with Doug Reside


Doug Reside, Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator of the New York Public Library's Billy Rose Theater Collection, will speak about the library's resources for performing arts research as part of Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf's spring course, “Isn’t It Romantic? The Broadway Musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim,” in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street. FREE 

glenn patterson

March 27 at 4:30 p.m.

Fund for Irish Studies Reading by Glenn Patterson


Belfast novelist Glenn Patterson will read from his work in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street as part of the Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University. FREE | photo courtesy Belfast City Council 

darcey steinke

March 27 at 6:00 p.m.

Emerging Writers Reading with Darcey Steinke


Fiction writer Darcey Steinke and four seniors in the Program in Creative Writing—Jane Pritchard, Tom Markham, Shannon McGue, and David White—will read from their work at Labyrinth Books at 122 Nassau Street as part of the new Emerging Writers Reading Series. FREE | photo by Jenny Gorman

student dancer

March 26 & 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Dance Performance Lab


Select Princeton students will perform independent choreography projects developed under faculty mentorship over the past year. Performances will be in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. FREE | photo by Bentley Drezner

 

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LAST DAY — Friday, March 27

I'm Not Sure How I Got Here, a Senior Art Show by Melanie Szemis


The Program in Visual Arts presents an exhibition of work about memory and process by visual arts major Melanie Szemis in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. Gallery hours on Friday are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE

gallery installation
Photo by Justin Goldberg

TODAY — Friday, March 27 at 4:30 p.m.

Fund for Irish Studies Reading by Glenn Patterson


Belfast novelist Glenn Patterson reads from his work in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street as part of the Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University. FREE
Read more →

glenn patterson
Photo courtesy Belfast City Council

TONIGHT — Friday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m.

Emerging Writers Reading with Darcey Steinke


Fiction writer Darcey Steinke and four seniors in the Program in Creative Writing—Tom Markham, Shannon McGue, Jane Pritchard, and David White—read from their work at Labyrinth Books at 122 Nassau Street as part of the new Emerging Writers Reading Series. FREE
Read more →

darcey steinke
Photo by Jenny Gorman

TONIGHT — Friday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Dance Performance Lab


Last chance to see a performance of innovative, independent choreography projects developed by Princeton students Sophia Andreassi ’16, Ireneo Cabreros GS, Catherine Ivanovich ’17, Bri White ’16, and Glenna Yu ’15 under faculty mentorship over the past year. The performance is in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. FREE
Learn more →

student dancer
Photo by Bentley Drezner

Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3

Black Balance, a Senior Art Show by Amber Stewart


The Program in Visual Arts presents an exhibition of large photographic prints by visual arts major Amber Stewart in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. Her project examines the Black experience through images captured in the U.S., Guyana, and Australia. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, April 1, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE
Learn more →

young girl
Photo by Amber Stewart

Wednesday, April 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Tracy K. Smith reads from Ordinary Light: A Memoir


Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Professor of Creative Writing Tracy K. Smith reads from her recently published memoir, Ordinary Light, at Labyrinth Books at 122 Nassau Street in Princeton. FREE
Read an excerpt →

tracy k smith
Photo by Marlene Lillian

Thursday & Friday, April 2 & 3 at 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 4 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.

DING!


The Program in Theater presents DING!, a participatory musical experience conceived and directed by senior certificate student Emily Whitaker, in the Berlind Rehearsal Room at McCarter Theatre Center. DING! makes use of toys, games, and other childhood objects as “non-traditional” instruments for collaborative music-making, inviting the audience to play like kids once again. FREE but seating is limited; must reserve tickets in advance.
Reserve tickets →

students throwing balls
Photo by Maddie Meyers

Friday & Saturday, April 3 & 4 at 8:00 p.m.

Eyes Up High in the Redwood Tree


A popular young author decides to abandon the written word and take off on a free-wheeling, acid-laced trip across America, but at whose expense? The Program in Theater presents a new play written by senior certificate student Annika Bennett inspired by the life, letters, and writings of prolific author and 1960s counter-culture icon Ken Kesey, perhaps best known as the writer of the 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Performances will continue April 8, 9 & 10 at 8:00 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. TICKETS: $15 general admission; $10 students/seniors; available through McCarter Box Office at 609.258.2787.

annika bennett
Photo by Justin Goldberg

 

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kemy lin

April 6-9

Disorientations, a Senior Thesis Show by Kemy Lin


The Program in Visual Arts will present an exhibition by visual arts major Kemy Lin of large scale works inspired by her lifelong interest in the moon. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, April 8, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. Gallery hours are weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE | Photo by Justin Goldberg 

disgraced

Monday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m.

"The Dramaturgy of Political Violence: Ayad Akhtar, Aasif Mandvi, and Muslims on U.S. Stages"


Theater scholar Fawzia Afzal-Khan, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, actor/writer Aasif Mandvi, playwright/producer Jamil Khoury, and theater historian Neilesh Bose will participate in a panel discussion on South Asian theater and performance, organized by Afzal-Khan and Jill Dolan, Professor of Theater, Annan Professor in English, and Director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. The panel begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Convocation Room (113) at the Friend Center on the University campus. FREE | photo by Erin Baiano
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thomas schumacher

Tuesday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m.

Conversation with Thomas Schumacher and Paul Bogaev


Producer and President of the Disney Theatrical Group Thomas Schumacher will hold a discussion with Grammy and Emmy Award-winning musical director, arranger, conductor and composer Paul Bogaev in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street as part of Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf’s spring course, “Isn’t It Romantic? The Broadway Musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim.” FREE | photo of Thomas Schumacher courtesy The Walt Disney Studios

family in a tent

Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m.

Timbuktu: An Evening with Abderrahmane Sissako, Oscar-nominated filmmaker


As part of the John Sacret Young ’69 Lecture Series, award-winning director Abderrahmane Sissako will visit Princeton’s Garden Theater for a screening of his award-winning feature film, Timbuktu, about jihadists arriving in northern Mali and disturbing the peace for local residents, nominated for a 2015 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The screening will be followed by a Q&A and reception. FREE but tickets must be reserved in advance | photo courtesy Abderrahmane Sissako
Reserve tickets →

regina ui chollatain

Friday, April 10 at 4:30 p.m.

Fund for Irish Studies lecture by Regina Uí Chollatáin


Irish and Celtic Studies scholar Regina Uí Chollatáin will lecture on "A 'New' Gaelic League Idea: Douglas Hyde 100 Years On" in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street as part of the Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University. FREE | photo courtesy Regina Ui Chollatain

 

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S-T-O-R-E-D, a Pop-up Shop by Senior Ben Denzer


A pop-up shop by visual arts senior Ben Denzer is open in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. "Half art-gift-shop, half yard-sale," S-T-O-R-E-D inventories a range of modified found objects and artworks, all of which are for sale. FREE and open to public
Visit S-T-O-R-E-D.com →

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Modified found object by Ben Denzer

Closes Friday, March 6

Self-Preservation, a Senior Art Show by Wendy Li


An exhibition documenting the process of remembering and constructing history and identity from images and documents by Program in Visual Arts senior certificate student Wendy Li is on display in Room 301 at 185 Nassau Street. Gallery hours are from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday. Opening reception rescheduled to Friday, March 6 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. FREE
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Photo by Wendy Li

March 6, 7, 8, 12 & 13 at 8:00 p.m.

How I Learned to Drive


One of the most discomfiting love stories to emerge from the American theater, Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive is a warm, tragic, funny, and strikingly perceptive memory play in which a young woman looks back on her warped experience with love and struggles to forgive in the face of her past sexual trauma. The play follows the strained, sexual, romantic relationship between the woman, Li’l Bit and her aunt’s husband, Peck. Directed by Lecturer in Theater R.N. Sandberg and featuring senior theater certificate student Caroline Hertz, performances are in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. TICKETS: $12 general admission, $10 students/seniors; available through University Ticketing at 609.258.9220 and at the door prior to each performance. NOTE: How I Learned to Drive may not be appropriate for all ages due to adult language and mature themes including sexual content.
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actress & director
 Photo by Justin Goldberg

March 6, 7, 12 & 13 at 8:00 p.m.

March 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Spring Awakening


The winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is the story of a group of teenagers growing up in the repressive world of late 19th-century Germany. Based on the play by Frank Wedekind with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, this landmark musical is a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion with an electric rock & roll score. This Program in Theater production is directed by Julia Hammer and features John Somers Fairchild as Moritz; both are senior theater certificate students. Performances are in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. TICKETS: $15 general admission, $10 students/seniors; available through University Ticketing at 609.258.9220 and at the door prior to each performance. NOTE: Spring Awakening may not be appropriate for all ages due to adult language and mature themes including sexual content.
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actors screaming
 Photo by Marcos Cisneros

Monday through Friday, March 9-13

Surface Area, a Senior Art Show by Nicolas Schmidt & Gerardo Veltri


The Program in Visual Arts presents an exhibition of mixed media and installation artwork by senior certificate students Nicolas Schmidt and Gerardo Veltri in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street, with an opening reception on Thursday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE
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Photo by Justin Goldberg

Tuesday, March 10 at 1:30 p.m.

Master Class & Interview with Musical Director Paul Bogaev


Grammy and Emmy Award-winning musical director, arranger, conductor and composer Paul Bogaev gives an interview and master class for Princeton students in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street as part of the spring theater course, “Isn’t It Romantic? The Broadway Musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim,” taught by Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf. FREE; open to public to observe
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paul bogaev
 Photo courtesy Paul Bogaev

Wednesday, March 11 at 4:30 p.m.

Reading by Akhil Sharma & A.E. Stallings


Award-winning writer and Princeton alumnus Akhil Sharma and poet and translator A.E. Stallings will read from their work in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center as part of the Program in Creative Writing's Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series. FREE
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sharma and stallings
 (L) Photo of Akhil Sharma by Bill Miller; (R) Photo of A.E. Stallings courtesy MacArthur Foundation

Wednesday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m.

Windows: A performance and panel discussion on community-based theater


Under the direction of Adin Walker '16, residents of Trenton's Triad House and Rainbow House will perform excerpts of work inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet based on a series of workshops Princeton theater students presented to residents earlier this year. Triad House and Rainbow House are both part of LifeTies, Inc. which provides quality care and services to youth in crisis due to sexual orientation, gender, abuse, neglect, homelessness, and various health issues. Performed at the Carl Fields Center on the University campus, it will be followed by a panel discussion on community-based theater with Princeton alumna Michelle Hensley, who is the artistic director of Minneapolis-based theater company Ten Thousand Things, and Laurie Woolery, Associate Director of Public Works at New York's Public Theater. FREE

students rehearsing
 Photo by Mark Czajkowski

Thursday, March 12 at 4:30 p.m.

Screening of Ze’eva Cohen: Creating A Life In Dance


The Program in Dance will present a screening of Ze’eva Cohen: Creating A Life in Dance, a recent documentary on dancer, choreographer, Professor of Dance Emerita, and Dance Program founder Ze’eva Cohen, in addition to a screening of the short film Passing It On: Four Princeton Alumni Look Back, directed and edited by Sharon Kaufman. Following the screenings in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street, Professor of Dance Judith Hamera will moderate a panel discussion on the role of dance in higher education with Cohen, Professor of Dance at Swarthmore University Sharon Friedler, and Professor Dance at Montclair State University Elizabeth McPherson. FREE
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ze'eva cohen
 Photo by Jack Mitchell

Friday & Saturday, March 13 & 14

Princeton Poetry Festival


Princeton’s biennial Poetry Festival will feature a line-up of internationally acclaimed poets who will read from their work and participate in panel discussions. This year’s Festival poets include Ellen Bryant Voigt (US), Kwame Dawes (Ghana), Paul Farley (UK), Major Jackson (US), Kathleen Jamie (Scotland), Ada Limon (US), Maureen N. McLane (US), Valzhyna Mort (Belarus), Michael Robbins (US), Tomasz Rozycki (Poland) and Mira Rosenthal, translator (US), Ocean Vuong (Vietnam) and Ray Young Bear (Meskwaki Nation). The New Jersey State Finals of the national Poetry Out Loud program will kick-off the Festival in Richardson Auditorium at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, followed by a gala opening reading at 2:00 p.m. Saturday will begin with a reading at 2:00 p.m. also in Richardson Auditorium. TICKETS: $15/day, $25/two-day pass, students FREE; available through University Ticketing at 609.258.9220. The New Jersey State Finals of Poetry Out Loud is FREE, however advance tickets are required and are also available through University Ticketing.
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2013 festival
 Photo by Scott Gilbard

 

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Paul Simon visits Princeton


Internationally renowned singer/songwriter Paul Simon visited Princeton University on Tuesday, March 3, 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. | photo by Denise Applewhite
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March 23-27

Senior Art Show by Melanie Szemis


The Program in Visual Arts will present an exhibition of work about memory and process by visual arts major Melanie Szemis in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. Gallery hours are weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE | photo by Denise Applewhite

student dancer

March 26 & 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Dance Performance Lab


Select Princeton students will perform independent choreography projects developed under faculty mentorship over the past year. Performances will be in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. FREE | photo by Bentley Drezner

 

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Monday - Friday, March 23-27

I'm Not Sure How I Got Here, a Senior Art Show by Melanie Szemis


The Program in Visual Arts presents an exhibition of work about memory and process by visual arts major Melanie Szemis in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 26, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Gallery hours are weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE

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Tuesday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m.

A Conversation with Howard Sherman


Howard Sherman, former director of the American Theater Wing, Director of the Arts Integrity Initiative at the New School for Drama, and Senior Strategy Consultant at the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, speaks on “Inclusiveness in the American Musical…Or Not” in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street as part of Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf’s spring theater course, “Isn’t It Romantic? The Broadway Musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim.” FREE and open to public to observe
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Photo by Joan Marcus

Thursday & Friday, March 26 & 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Dance Performance Lab


Performance of innovative, independent choreography projects developed by Princeton students Sophia Andreassi ’16, Ireneo Cabreros GS, Catherine Ivanovich ’17, Bri White ’16, and Glenna Yu ’15 under faculty mentorship over the past year. Performances are in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. FREE
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Photo by Bentley Drezner

Friday, March 27 at 4:30 p.m.

Fund for Irish Studies Reading by Glenn Patterson


Belfast novelist Glenn Patterson reads from his work in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street as part of the Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University. FREE

glenn patterson
Photo courtesy Belfast City Council

Friday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m.

Emerging Writers Reading with Darcey Steinke


Fiction writer Darcey Steinke and four seniors in the Program in Creative Writing—Tom Markham, Shannon McGue, Jane Pritchard, and David White—read from their work at Labyrinth Books at 122 Nassau Street as part of the new Emerging Writers Reading Series. FREE
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darcey steinke
Photo by Jenny Gorman

 

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woman with cigarette

March 30 - April 3

Black Balance, a Senior Art Show by Amber Stewart


The Program in Visual Arts will present an exhibition of large-format photography by visual arts major Amber Stewart in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. Her photography explores themes and questions central to the Black condition in the US, Guyana, and Australia. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 2, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE | "Saskia Marilyn Face" by Amber Stewart

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Wednesday, April 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Tracy K. Smith reads from Ordinary Light: A Memoir


Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Professor of Creative Writing Tracy K. Smith will read from her recently published memoir, Ordinary Light, at Labyrinth Books at 122 Nassau Street in Princeton. FREE | photo by Marlene Lillian
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annika bennett

April 3, 4, 8, 9 & 10 at 8:00 p.m.

A new play by Annika Bennett


The Program in Theater will present a new play based loosely on the life, letters, and writings of prolific author and 1960s counter-culture icon Ken Kesey, perhaps best known as the writer of the 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Written by senior certificate student Annika Bennett, the play—a strange and wonderful mélange of legend, fiction, and fact—explores the responsibility writers have to both those they choose—and those they neglect to—mythologize. Performances will be in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. TICKETS are $15 general admission; $10 students/seniors; available through University Ticketing at 609.258.9220. | photo by Justin Goldberg 

colored paper

April 2 & 3 at 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.
April 4 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.

DING!


The Program in Theater will present DING!, a new experiential musical written and directed by senior certificate student Emily Whitaker, in the Berlind Rehearsal Room at McCarter Theatre Center. DING! makes use of toys, games, and other childhood objects as “non-traditional” instruments for collaborative music-making, inviting the audience to play like kids once again. FREE 

 

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LAST DAY - Friday, April 3

Black Balance, a Senior Art Show by Amber Stewart


The Program in Visual Arts presents an exhibition of large photographic prints by visual arts major Amber Stewart in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. Her project examines the Black experience through images captured in the U.S., Guyana, and Australia. Gallery hours on Friday are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE
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Photo by Amber Stewart

THIS WEEKEND ONLY - Friday, April 3 at 7:30 & 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 4 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.

DING!


The Program in Theater presents DING!, a participatory musical experience conceived and directed by senior certificate student Emily Whitaker, in the Berlind Rehearsal Room at McCarter Theatre Center. DING! makes use of toys, games, and other childhood objects as “non-traditional” instruments for collaborative music-making, inviting the audience to play like kids once again. An informal talkback led by Whitaker follows the Friday performance at 7:30 p.m. FREE but seating is limited; must reserve tickets in advance.
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Photo by Maddie Meyers

TONIGHT - Friday & Saturday, April 3 & 4 at 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday-Friday, April 8, 9 &10 at 8:00 p.m.

Eyes Up High in the Redwood Tree


A popular young author decides to abandon the written word and take off on a free-wheeling, acid-laced trip across America, but at whose expense? The Program in Theater presents a new play written by senior certificate student Annika Bennett inspired by the life, letters, and writings of prolific author and 1960s counter-culture icon Ken Kesey, perhaps best known as the writer of the 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Performances are in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. TICKETS: $15 general admission; $10 students/seniors; available through McCarter Box Office at 609.258.2787.
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Photo courtesy Annika Bennett

Opens Monday, April 6

Disorientations, a Senior Thesis Show by Kemy Lin


The Program in Visual Arts presents an exhibition of works inspired by virtual travel across state lines and atmospheres by visual arts major Kemy Lin. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, April 8, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. Gallery hours are weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE

kemy lin
Photo by Justin Goldberg

Monday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m.

"The Dramaturgy of Political Violence: Ayad Akhtar, Aasif Mandvi, and Muslims on U.S. Stages"


Theater scholar Fawzia Afzal-Khan, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, actor/writer Aasif Mandvi, playwright/producer Jamil Khoury, and theater historian Neilesh Bose participate in a panel discussion on South Asian theater and performance, organized by Afzal-Khan and Jill Dolan, Professor of Theater, Annan Professor in English, and Director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. In the Convocation Room (113) at the Friend Center on the University campus. FREE
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Photo by Erin Baiano

Tuesday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m.

Conversation with Thomas Schumacher and Paul Bogaev


Producer and President of the Disney Theatrical Group Thomas Schumacher will hold a discussion with Grammy and Emmy Award-winning musical director, arranger, conductor and composer Paul Bogaev in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street as part of Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf’s spring course, “Isn’t It Romantic? The Broadway Musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim.” FREE
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thomas schumacher
Photo courtesy The Walt Disney Studios

Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m.

Timbuktu: An Evening with Abderrahmane Sissako, Oscar-nominated filmmaker


As part of the John Sacret Young ’69 Lecture Series, award-winning director Abderrahmane Sissako visits Princeton’s Garden Theater for a screening of his award-winning feature film, Timbuktu, about jihadists arriving in northern Mali and disturbing the peace for local residents, nominated for a 2015 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The screening will be followed by a Q&A and reception. SOLD OUT; add your name to the wait list here.

family in a tent
Photo courtesy Abderrahmane Sissako

Friday, April 10 at 4:30 p.m.

Fund for Irish Studies lecture by Regina
Uí Chollatáin


Irish and Celtic Studies scholar Regina Uí Chollatáin lectures on "A 'New' Gaelic League Idea: Douglas Hyde 100 Years On" in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street as part of the Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University. FREE
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Photo courtesy Regina Ui Chollatain

 

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Program in Creative Writing Announces Recipient of the Holmes National Poetry Prize


Poet Matt Rasmussen has been selected as the latest recipient of the Theodore H. Holmes ’51 and Bernice Holmes National Poetry Prize awarded by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University. Rasmussen is the author of Black Aperture, which won the 2013 Walt Whitman Award, the 2014 Minnesota Book Award for Poetry, and was a National Book Award Finalist. | photo by Stephanie Colgan
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watercolor

April 13-17

All My Things Are Hymns, a Senior Art Show by Kai Song Nichols


The Program in Visual Arts will present an exhibition of watercolors by visual arts major Kai Song Nichols in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. Drawing from sources as diverse as Quattrocento Italian painting, medieval Byzantine painting, shin-hanga prints, and bandes dessinées, his work is a celebration of the extraordinary riches of the history of visual culture. Gallery hours are weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE | artwork by Kai Song Nichols

judith clurman

Tuesday, April 14 at 1:30 p.m.

Master Class and Interview with Judith Clurman


Grammy and Emmy-nominated conductor, educator, and choral specialist Judith Clurman will hold a master class for Princeton students in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street as part of Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf’s spring course, “Isn’t It Romantic? The Broadway Musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim.” FREE and open to public to observe | photo by Frank Wang 

so percussion

Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.

SO Percussion


2013-15 Princeton Arts Fellow Jason Treuting and So Percussion, Princeton’s Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence, will perform a program featuring music by Department Chair and Professor of Music Steve Mackey in Richardson Auditorium. FREE but tickets required; available through University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 | photo by Janette Beckman

YSL film poster

Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Yves Saint-Laurent: Screening with Pierre Niney


Yves Saint-Laurent looks at the life of the legendary French designer from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Bergé to the late 1970's when his health and mental stability started to decline. Screening at the Princeton Garden Theatre followed by a Q&A with the film's star and Cesar Award winner for Best Actor Pierre Niney. FREE for all Princeton University ID holders; $11 general admission.

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Wednesday, April 15 at 4:30 p.m.

Reading by Rachel Kushner and John Yau


Bestselling author Rachel Kushner and acclaimed poet John Yau will read from their work in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center as part of the Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series. FREE | photo of Kushner by Lucy Raven; photo of Yau by Dorothy Alexander

poulomi saha

Friday, April 17 at 4:30 p.m.

Fund for Irish Studies Lecture by Poulomi Saha


UC Berkeley scholar Poulomi Saha will lecture on “Easter Risings: The Irish Insurrection in India” in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street as part of the Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University. FREE | photo courtesy Poulomi Saha

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April 17 at 8:00 p.m.; April 18 at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Exit, a Collaborative Senior Dance Thesis Concert


Students in the Program in Dance will perform repertory works by Mark Morris and Lar Lubovitch, a new work by Greg Dolbashian, and new choreography by five of the seniors in the Program in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. TICKETS: $15 general admission, $10 students/seniors; available through McCarter Box Office at 609.258.2787 and at the door prior to each performance. | photo by Noel Valero

 

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