Throughout the wonderful history of the Tisch School of the Arts, a Day of Community has been held when there were important issues to discuss or reasons to gather in celebration. This year, Dean Allyson Green is proud to announce a Week of Community that expands from Oct. 17 to 21.

"I don’t presume for a moment to have any answers to the complex problems of our time.  But I do believe that a school of the arts is the place where questions should be asked, conversations should flourish, and creative responses be encouraged. "

- Allyson Green, Dean

October 17


    October 17th, 4:30 PM, 9th Floor Lobby
    Undergraduate Film & Television

    Join Prof. Yemane Demissie for a screening of five student short films that explore different aspects of community. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome. Food will be provided.

October 18

  • The Art of Justice 3

    October 18th at 6:30pm, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis Flex Space
    Art & Public Policy

    The Art of Justice 3: Articulating and Ethos and Aesthetic of the Movement is an interactive presentation/ conversation. This session's theme is MOUNTING INEQUITY: Art in the Age of Diversity

  • Dean's Hangout

    October 18th, 12:30-1:30 PM

    Dean Green will be hanging out in the Riese Lounge to meet with students. Come by to introduce yourself, and share your ideas and your concerns. Exclusively for students.

October 20


    October 20, 3:15PM 721 Broadway Room 1027
    Undergraduate Film & Television

    Join Prof. Yemane Demissie for a screening of five student short films that explore different aspects of community. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome. Snacks will be provided.

  • Collective Reading of Giorgio Agamben's "The Coming Community"

    October 20th at 6:30pm in PS Studio, Room 612
    Performance Studies

    For the 2016 Tisch Day of Community, Performance Studies will materialize the performative utterance that is our department’s title by collectively reading of Giorgio Agamben’s The Coming Community (trans. Michael Hardt).

October 21 

  • Community Breakfast

    October 21, 8:45 AM, Lobby 721 Broadway

    Join Dean Green for apple cider, donuts, danish and scones.

  • Solution Machine
    Game Center

    Solution Machine is a massively-multiplayer real-world puzzle game about collective action and collaborative problem solving from the Game Center. Every Tisch student will receive a single puzzle piece and a link to a website with a series of problems to solve. To solve problems you must find other players and combine your pieces together into matching solutions.


    October 21, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM,

    Tisch Open Arts, Tisch Experimental Theatre Wing, and Tisch Dance continue our partnership with PS3 for a morning of music and movement.

  • Panel Discussion: Serving Communities Through Theatre

    October 21st 10:30am, Room 532
    Graduate Acting

    A panel conversation with three NYC arts organizations about their work making theatre with specific communities in NYC. Panelists: Gus Rogerson and Carol Ochs (The 52nd St. Project), Ron Russel (EPIC Theatre Ensemble) and Tommy Demenkoff (Stella Adler Studio, Director of Rikers Outreach)


    October 21st 11:00am-4:00pm, Rosenthal Pavilion
    Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music

    An array of musicians, artists, scholars, journalists, practitioners, and students, will gather to discuss ways that we might make inclusion and equity central to our art practices, and how these efforts might directly challenge the “isms” and “phobias” that plague much of our culture and society.

  • Headshots for Haiti

    October 21, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM, 721 Broadway Lobby
    Photography & Imaging

    Students of the Tisch Department of Photography & Imaging will provide members of the NYU community as well as the general public with drastically discounted, professional quality headshots on Friday, October 21, 2016. Just drop-in anytime between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM at 721 Broadway in the Lobby.

  • Office Yoga

    October 21st 11:30am, Room 652
    Cinema Studies

    Take time to step away from your screens and find movements that improve posture, relieve stress, and fit into your office. Join us for a 30-minute session, led by Cinema Studies Ph.D. candidate Sylvie Vitaglione. No mats or gear required.

  • Heidi Latsky: ON DISPLAY

    October 21st, 12-1:30 P.M. 6th Floor Performance Studies Theater

    ON DISPLAY is a deconstructed art exhibit/fashion installation, a commentary on the body as spectacle and society's obsession with body image. ON DISPLAY is a structured improvisation movement piece designed to be performed by diverse people. Presented in an open and free space, the installation allows performers and the public alike to fully witness each other. This is a platform to experience and broadcast difference; to elevate and celebrate it within a clear context. The workshop is limited to 30 participants on a first come first served basis. No formal dance experience is required and widespread diversity is welcomed! Questions may be directed to


    October 21, 12:30PM, ROOM 804
    Photography & Imaging

    A student panel in Photo & Imaging for the Tisch Day of Community. Community engaged work from the students of NYU Tisch Department of Photography & Imaging.

  • Public Speeches: On Community and Politics

    October 21st 2:00-4:00pm, Washington Square Park (All Welcome)
    Graduate Acting

    Grad Acting students perform segments from contemporary and historic public speeches about community and justice.

  • What Stories Do I Tell?

    October 21st, 2:30-4 PM, Goldberg Theater, 7th Floor
    Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing

    The Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing hosts a thorough and wide-ranging discuss about cultural appropriation, writing within your culture, and writing across your culture.


    October 21st, 3PM

    The ITP Perspectives Group will host a Town Hall Conversation to discuss several questions related to ITP and the community.

  • Love Overrules

    October 21, 2016 at 5:00pm at Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street

    Hank Willis Thomas ‘98 (BFA, Photography & Africana Studies) returns to the Tisch School for its Day of Community on Oct. 21 for “Love Overrules”, a conversation he will have with Deborah Willis Ph.D., University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging.

October 22 

  • PRAXIS Inc.: Innovate, Network, Collaborate

    October 22nd All Day
    Performance Studies

    This all-day Performance Studies event brings together current students, faculty, staff, alumni, prospective students and friends, to learn new skills, engage in important conversations, and stay connected with colleagues and peers. The event caps off with a performance of My Barbarian: PoLAAT Intro: Post-Paradise by Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade, an extension of their exhibition at the New Museum this October.

  • NOW Africa Playwrights Festival

    October 22nd at 7:00pm at 20 Cooper Square
    Art & Public Policy

    In cooperation with the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Center for Art & Public Policy, the Tisch Institute of Performing Arts at NYU, the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue at NYU, and Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre, NOW AFRICA – a group of New York based African writers, actors, producers and community activists – will present its second annual playwrights festival, conceived to showcase and raise awareness of dramatic works by African writers.