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Do you have a show you'd like to promote? Was your book recently published? Do you have a career update for your classmates that you’re excited to share? Let us know!

Listings are posted chronologically each week. We invite you to share anything you’d like for your former classmates to know about. Listings are reviewed and subject to editing for length or content by the Tisch Department of External Affairs.

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OCTOBER

10/5/2021 - 10/11/2021

  • The Ballad of Laurel Springs

    Janet Beard

    '01 (Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    Janet Beard's third novel 'The Ballad of Laurel Springs' is being published on Oct. 19 by Gallery Books.

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  • Spine of Night

    Philip Gelatt

    '01 (BFA, Cinema Studies)

    The Spine of Night, an animated fantasy film written & directed by Philip Gelatt, will be released on October 29th by RLJE. The film's voice cast includes Richard E. Grant, Lucy Lawless, Patton Oswalt, Betty Gabriel, and Joe Manganiello.

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    Steven Parisi-Gentile

    '86 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Steve’s photo ‘missing pages’ is on view, Griffin Museum of Photography LCC gallery, downtown Boston and online - Nov 2021 - Jan 2022. He is a Hudson Valley based photo artist.

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9/27/2021 - 10/4/2021

  • NAWA

    Jill Cliffer Baratta

    '79 (MFA, Dance)

    Ms. Cliffer Baratta was recently elected Executive Director of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA, f. 1889), currently housed in the National Arts Club at 15 Gramercy Park South, room 301. She was juried in as a member of NAWA in 2011.

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  • Demetria McCain

    Demetria McCain

    '90 (BFA, Drama)

    Demetria recently accepted a Biden Administration appointment to serve as the HUD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

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  • Black Roses

    Neil Stevenson

    '20 (BFA, Drama)

    Neil Stevenson released his debut album "Black Roses" on all major streaming services October 1st. The album explores themes of depression, self destruction, toxic relationships, and addiction. It serves as an ode to a middle place in life where you can recognize the bad, but still bask in it.

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  • Healing Herbal Soups

    Genevieve Wong

    '02 (BFA, Dramatic Writing/Film and TV)

    Genevieve Wong recently published her first cookbook via Simon & Schuster, entitled HEALING HERBAL SOUPS: BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY AND WEATHER THE SEASONS WITH TRADITIONAL CHINESE RECIPES. Co-written with her mother, it was conceived during the coronavirus pandemic, as a way to show people how to maintain their health through Chinese herbal soups. The book is currently ranked #1 on two of Amazon’s Bestseller Lists, in the category of new releases for both Chinese Medicine, and Soups and Stews.

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SEPTEMBER

9/21/2021 - 9/27/2021

  • Feed Me

    Soma Okoye

    '19 (BFA, Drama)

    Sọma Okoye recently directed her first film since graduating, a queer romantic short titled FEED ME. The film premiered on September 1st, 2021 at the aGLIFF Prism Film Festival in Austin, TX where Soma was select as one of the first recipients of the Queer Black Voices Award. FEED ME is a poetry film that celebrates intimacy, sensuality, and pleasure and is a fragment of a larger multidisciplinary project exploring sexuality and pleasure using film, poetry, and live performance.

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9/14/2021 - 9/21/2021

  • Pure

    Natalie Harris

    '20 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Natalie Jasmine Harris '20 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV) Writer/Director/Producer, and Natalie Holley '19 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Producer, were selected as this year's recipients of The SFFILM Rainin Screenwriting Grant for their feature-length film, "Pure."

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  • The Problem with the Other Side

    Kwame Ivery

    '96 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    Kwame's debut novel, THE PROBLEM WITH THE OTHER SIDE, was released earlier this month, on 9/7/21.

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  • What Breaks the Ice

    Katie Leary

    '08 (BA, Cinema Studies)/ '15 (MA, Cinema Studies)

    What Breaks the Ice, produced by Katie Leary, will be in select theaters, on Premium VOD & Digital. Two girls from different worlds form a deep friendship in the sweltering summer heat of 1998. Carefree days quickly turn cold as they find themselves at the center of a murder.

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  • Olivia Millar Ross

    Olivia Millar-Ross

    '14 (BFA, Drama)

    Olivia Millar-Ross is presenting SSFF on September 18th 2021. The Scottish Short Film Festival is now in its 9th year and is proud to promote and encourage filmmaking in and about Scotland, give credit where it's due and to encourage young and upcoming talent in the field.

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  • Una Vida. No Plan

    Vica Miller

    '97 (MPS, ITP)

    Vica Miller launched UNA VIDA. NO PLAN. The company helps creative individuals open up and reconnect with themselves in Cabarete, DR. Seven Days. Seven People. Think of the shamanic retreats but without the drugs - only surfing, dancing, horseback riding, swimming, massage, conversations, sunset dinners, and “the secret sauce". Please see our testimonials.

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  • LABOR

    Tylie Shider

    '18 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    The Wire’s Brian Anthony Wilson will star in a live streaming virtual production of LABOR, a dark comedy by Graduate Dramatic Writing alumni Tylie Shider.

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  • Passageways

    Patricia Vestal

    '78 (MA, Performance Studies)

    Patricia Vestal has published PASSAGEWAYS: THE LIVING WORLD BOOK ONE. The themes in her speculative fiction series are human reactions to climate change; how our relationship with technology can affect nature now and in future; and positive examples from those who came before us. A trio of personalities is drawn into a mind-bending adventure: Jeff Hawke left his Cherokee people in North Carolina’s mountains to work as a cyber security tech in the state’s urban Research Triangle, where he’s confronted with the challenge of his life; Tami Grimes is investigating cutting edge artificial intelligence for a science magazine; Synon Queen TuMa’Aye Gra’Vay arrives on Earth from the Realm seeking the source of threats to the Synon mission of maintaining humanity’s diminishing link to The Living World. Their paths touch, catapulting them into a vortex of hurdles and peril that compel them to confront inner selves and outer forces that threaten catastrophic consequences. A self-contained story, Passageways sets the stage for the astounding revelations and events of the subsequent entries in The Living World series. Watch for Book Two soon. Available wherever you buy online books or request from your independent bookstore.

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9/8/2021 - 9/13/2021

  • Elizabeth Ahearn

    Elizabeth Ahearn

    '88 (BFA, Dance), '89 (MFA, Dance)

    Elizabeth Lowe Ahearn became the President of the American College Dance Association in July after having served on the Executive Board of the Association for several years. The American College Dance Association exists to support and affirm dance in higher education through regional conferences, the adjudication process, and national festivals. The educational mission of the Association is to foster creative potential, to honor multiple approaches to scholarly and creative research and activity, to promote excellence in choreography and/or performance, and to give presence and value to diversity in dance. Elizabeth continue her work as a professor Goucher College in Baltimore, MD while she fulfills her three year term.

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  • Learn Simple Japanese Watching Anime

    Shannon Sweeting

    '15 (BFA, Cinema Studies)

    Launched a free ebook “Learn Simple Japanese Watching Anime” to help Japanese language students better retain simple words and phrases by watching anime.

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9/1/2021 - 9/8/2021

  • Shrimp'n Lobster Adventures

    Charlotte Rygh

    '01 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Charlotte Rygh recently published her kid's travel series, The Shrimp 'n Lobster Adventures (The Collective Book Studio). Follow this crustacean duo from the Big Apple to the City by the Bay and you'll learn all kinds of local history and culture.

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    Sam Samuels

    '86 (MFA, Grad Acting)

    Sam will be appearing at Silverthorne Theatre in Greenfield, MA, in “The Mystery of Irma Vep” as Lord Edgar and Jane. First three weekends in October - pandemic willing!

AUGUST

8/25/2021 - 8/31/2021

  • Hussl Up

    H Schuster

    '96 (MA, Performance Studies)

    H Schuster's new company, HUSSLUP, was just accepted into the highly competitive Techstars Comcast NBCU LIFT Labs Accelerator. HUSSLUP is a vertical network that makes creative talent discovery in media and entertainment more efficient and more diverse. Media and entertainment is a $2T year business and everyone needs great IP and great IP creators. But the talent discovery process is broken. Execs still search for creators through one-to-one relationships and personal cliques. So it’s no surprise that new and diverse creatives struggle to break into the industry and build their careers. But now you can HUSSLUP! We launch our invite only beta in October. And you can signup on our website.

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8/17/2021 - 8/24/2021

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    Allen Ellenzweig

    '85 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    Allen's biography of the fascinating mid-twentieth century American photographer and well-connected gay transatlantic cosmopolitan, George Platt Lynes, will be published by Oxford University Press in October 2021 as "George Platt Lynes: The Daring Eye."

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  • Thomas Shomaker

    Thomas Shomaker

    '03 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Thomas Shomaker's 2012 short documentary on Japan's Obon festival will be part of an upcoming exhibit on global buddhism at the Übersee-Museum in Bremen, Germany. This documentary was shot in Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Obon is a Buddhist / Shinto observance during which the spirits of deceased relatives and ancestors visit family homes and are celebrated.

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8/4/2021 - 8/16/2021

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    Marija Krtolica

    '96 (BFA, Dance)/'10 (MA, Performance Studies)

    Excerpts from “Re-Inventing Love” - a dance-theater work about love as a truth procedure will be shown at the ?!:New Works (The Brick, Williamsburg) on 9/11 and 9/21. Choreographed in collaboration with the performers by Marija Krtolica Dancers: Julie Fotheringham, Dustin Maxwell, Michael Mangieri and Marija Krtolica Live Music: Jason Ciaccio.

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  • Olivia Millar-Ross

    Olivia Miller-Ross

    '14 (BFA, Drama)

    Olivia Millar-Ross performs as Grace in the premiere of Caledonian Sleeper, written by Michael Matar. 'Pain trumps pleasure. People get flashbacks to horrible shit that happened to them; PTSD. There's no post-pleasure euphoria disorder, is there? I've never caught someone with a massive grin on their face because they remembered an ice cream they had 10 years ago.' Everyone loves Joe Koppell, especially his famous movie, Star Sign Wars. But he is trying to keep a low profile on a sleeper train north. However, when an old friend heading to her father’s funeral crashes his carriage, the journey leads them to examine their deepest convictions of what it means to be alive.

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    Rosemary Rotondi

    '96 (MA, Cinema Studies)

    Rosemary Rotondi served as Archival Producer of Stanley Nelson's feature documentary film ATTICA which opens the documentary portion of the Toronto International Film Festival. The film premieres on Showtime Network in September as well. Another film by Liz Garbus on which Rosemary Rotondi served as co-researcher is BECOMING COUSTEAU, premiering in September at the Toronto International Film Festival.

  • 20 Years of 9-11

    Liz Zimmerman

    '05 (BFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    "20 Years of 9-11: Memories of a Witness" - a solo performance in 2021 Philly Fringe Festival by Liz Zimmerman examining what it is like to experience the World Trade Center disaster first-hand as an NYU student and to live with those memories.

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7/30/2021 - 8/3/2021

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    Shawna Cupples

    (BFA, Drama)

    Shawna Cupples is performing with the band Liquid Gravy at the takebacktheday.org event in NYC on 9/11. Come listen to her music and enjoy the art of her alter persona Smag.

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  • YOU'RE NOT SAFE HERE

    Rachel Annette Helson

    '09 (BFA, Drama)

    Rachel Annette Helson ('09) recently directed her first feature film, a female driven thriller titled YOU'RE NOT SAFE HERE. The film debuts on Lifetime TV on July 31st, 2021 and stars Haskiri Velazquez (lead of Saved by the Bell, 2021 Entertainment Weekly Breakout Star,) Nicky Whelan (Hall Pass, Scrubs) and Cleo Anthony (Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It).

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JULY

7/22/2021 - 7/26/2021

  • Children's Crusade

    Scott Huffman

    '20 (BFA, Drama)

    Scott Huffman '20 (BFA, Drama) has begun performances of his new play, Children's Crusade, which is being performed through September in outdoor venues across the Northeast and Midwest, including multiple performances around New York City.

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    Meghan Leon

    '04 (BFA, Drama)

    "Night Drive", a feature film written/co-directed/edited by Meghan Leon will be released August 6 on VOD and in select theaters.

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7/6/2021 - 7/22/2021

  • Marisol

    Lauren Sowa

    '07 (BFA, Drama)

    Marisol, a film about a young mother who takes a risk to provide for her daughter, is now airing on HBO, HBO Latino, and HBO Max! Lauren Sowa (Drama '07) produced and Zoé Salicrup Junco (Undergraduate Film & Television, '11) directed.

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7/1/2021 - 7/5/2021

  • David Lefkowitz

    David Lefkowitz

    '84 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)/ '86 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    David Lefkowitz's one-act comedy, Restoration Playhouse, was selected to be part of Red Bull Theater Company's annual Short New Play Festival, themed "Restoration." Directed by Timothy Douglas, the benefit performance streams July 12, 2021 at redbulltheater.com, with re-viewings available through July 16.

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JUNE

6/22/2021 - 6/30/2021

  • Shawna Cupples

    Shawna Cupples

    (Drama)

    Shawna Cupples from The Playwrights Horizons Theater school recently released her first song on the radio. “Slide the Woo,” premiered on The Wire 98.5FM in Orlando, FL on 6/14/21, 10PM EST. This achievement has been a dream come true and she’s just getting started.

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    Richard Dorfman

    '81 (MFA, Design for Stage and Film)

    Richard is currently working as Waterfront Director for the Billion Oyster Project, as a Lighting Assistant for the Guggenheim Museum and as a Relief Captain for the schooner Pioneer for South Street Seaport Museum.

  • Susan and Liza

    Susan MacLeod

    '88 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Liza Chasin '87 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV) and Susan MacLeod '88 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV) reunite working on the set of 'Lost City of D', for Paramount Pictures.

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    Gabrielle Mirabella

    '20 (MFA, Graduate Musical Theatre Writing)

    Madam President: an Optimistic New Musical, with lyrics by Jessie Field ('20), book by Gabrielle Mirabella ('20) and music by Lucy O’Brien ('20) and with direction and choreography by Ilana Ransom Toeplitz, will be workshopped and presented for the first time at the New Musicals Lab at the Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts at Christopher Newport University. The lab begins June 29th and concludes on July 11th, allowing for two weeks of music rehearsals, scene work, choreography and culminating in a semi-staged reading. First developed at the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, the premiere presentation of Madam President was canceled in May 2020 due to the pandemic. The New Musicals Lab at the Ferguson Center offers the creative team a unique and exciting opportunity.

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  • International Actors Summit

    Giorgia Valenti

    '20 (BFA, Drama)

    Giorgia Valenti is the Production and Marketing Assistant at Gwyn Gilliss Communication, a mentoring business for actors, and she is very excited to be organizing The International Actors Access! This is a three day virtual event where actors can meet and audition for 50 TOP Industry Professionals in International Film & TV Markets! Make sure to check out the scholarships too, win dollars off by submitting to the Monologue Challenge.

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6/18/2021 - 6/21/2021

  • Hotel Crucible

    Andrew Jacob

    '19 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Andrew C. Jacob’s thesis film ‘Hotel Crucible’, made in Prof. Sam Pollard’s Narrative class, will play in this year’s edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The film was supposed to play in the 2020 edition but was postponed due to the pandemic. 'Hotel Crucible' was inspired by Andrew’s time studying abroad at an international language school in Tokyo. ‘Hotel Crucible’ follows two young women during their last night together after a study abroad semester. Being from different countries they contemplate the future, and truth, of their friendship. Shot on 16mm by Director of photography by Olivia Peters (’18) Sound Mix & Design by Will Mayo (’13)

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    Jonathan Moll

    '84 (Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    During lockdown Jonathan became focused on an issue of women’s rights where it intersects with religion, specifically, the attack on Roe v. Wade that needlessly imperils women and harms all of society. So he wrote a short book entitled "The Abortion Dilemma".

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6/9/2021 - 6/17/2021

  • Larry and Me

    David Broad & Lisa Melmed

    '09 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV) & '84 (Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    From June 9th to June 20th, LARRY & ME, produced for another Tisch alumnus, Lisa Melmed, is playing at the Tribeca Film Festival. The short documentary tells the story of Larry King & his best friend of 75 years, Herb Cohen.

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  • Lynn Jacobson

    Lynn Jacobson

    '89 (MA, Performance Studies)

    In May 2021, Lynn Jacobson was named managing editor of The Seattle Times, a Pulitzer Prize-winning media company and one of the few remaining independently owned news organizations in the country. She leads a newsroom of more than 160 journalists, known for breaking news, investigations, and rich visual and narrative storytelling.

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6/3/2021 - 6/8/2021

  • LECHE

    Gabrielle Moses

    '12 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    LECHE will be pitching as one of 5 films vying for a million dollars through AT&T's & Tribeca's Untold Stories alongside producers Marttise Hill and Julius Pryor IV (Grad Film/TV) and Shruti Ganguly (Grad Film/TV '12)

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    Caroline Sinders

    '10 (BFA, Photography and Imaging)/'14 (MPS, ITP)

    My solo show, an expanded documentary exhibition, with Telematic Media Art , Architectures of Violence, focus on the intersections of online harassment, white supremacy, politics, and digital media.

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  • Mantis Green

    Farah Ysvette Mourad Vera

    '09 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Farah published her debut science fiction novel, Mantis Green, during the pandemic.

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  • Waiting for Godot

    Yonatan Weinstein

    '16 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Yonatan Weinstein has edited The New Group Theater’s Off Stage filmed production of Beckett’s masterpiece ‘Waiting for Godot’ starring Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Wallace Shawn, Tarik Trotter (AKA Black Thought) and Drake Bradshaw. Now streaming!

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5/25/2021 - 6/2/2021

  • Molly Robber

    Austin Hall & Zach Visvikis

    '19 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Austin Hall & Zach Visvikis's film "MOLLY ROBBER" has been selected for this year's Tribeca Film Festival! They made this as theor thesis film during theor time at NYU in Rick Litvin's thesis class.

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    Steven Parisi Gentile

    '86 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Steve’s ‘WildFlower’ (handmade cover of a memoir he recently wrote) appears in Griffin Museum of Photography virtual “Shelfie” exhibit.

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  • Tylie Shider

    Tylie Shider

    '18 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    Tylie Shider is one of seven recipients to receive a Playwrights' Center 2021-24 Core Writers Fellowship. Shider will receive the space and support to create over the next three years.

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  • Jaiden Thompson

    Jaiden Thompson

    '21 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Jaiden has been selected for the prestigious Television Academy Foundation 2021 Directing Fellowship.

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MAY

5/20/2021 - 5/25/2021

  • Bridges4Life

    Elizabeth Stewart

    '15 (BFA, Drama)

    Bridges4Life and Smear Campaign are thrilled to announce their collaboration on Bridges4Life: An Audio Installation, to be presented at Abrons Arts Center’s Charles E. Culpeper Gallery from May 24th until June 5th. This audio installation features the voices and of the Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Sex Work community, blending their thoughts and stories into an interactive experience for the visitor. This installation is free of charge to attend.

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5/12/2021 - 5/19/2021

  • Ezra's Invisible Backpack

    Hannah Cohen

    '19 (BFA, Drama)

    Hannah's first children's book "Ezra's Invisible Backpack" will be published on May 25th! She co-wrote the book to teach children about dealing with their emotions and encourage conversation about the significance mental health from a young age.

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    Lauren Flowers

    '09 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Lauren Flowers recently produced an international show for MTV to air in 180+ countries.

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5/1/2021 - 5/6/2021

  • CSA

    Erica Hart

    '12 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Erica won a CSA (Casting Society of America) Artios Award for "The Surrogate" written and directed by Jeremy Hersh '12 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), in the Micro Budget Film Category.

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  • Used and Borrowed Time

    Sophia Murashkovsky Romma

    '95/'97 (BFA/MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    Sophia Romma's "Used and Borrowed Time" premieres on May 7 at NYC's Quad Cinema for Avant-Garde Film. Non-conformist psychological thriller, written and directed by Sophia Romma, "Used and Borrowed Time" is an apocalyptic parable on racial hatred. The film has earned 43 festival awards.

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APRIL

4/13/2021 - 4/19/2021

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    Amy Benson

    '06 (BFA, Drama)

    NYU Tisch Alumni Amy Benson, Amy Dellagiarino and Jean Goto will be working with Walking Shadow Readers Theatre on their One Acts Festival to close out their first season. They serve as playwrights, actors and directors for the festival.

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  • Mitchell Block

    Mitchell Block

    '72 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)/ '73 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film)

    Mitchell Block '72 (BFA) '73 (MFA) was selected to fill the initial Jon Anderson Chair, Distinguished Professor of Documentary Studies and Production in the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon. The position is tenured.

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  • Brian DeCubellis

    Brian DeCubellis

    '93 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Brian DeCubellis directed, produced and co-wrote the screenplay to feature film TRUST starring Victoria Justice, Matthew Daddario and Katherine McNamara, currently On Demand in North America and UK/Ireland.

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  • Hello World Communications

    Isabella Ruffalo-Burgat

    '20 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    'Hello World Communications', a film rental and production house is excited to announce a new discount for recent graduates of NYU! Get 15% off your rental quote by mentioning Tisch alumna's name (Isabella) when ordering.

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  • Tylie Shider

    Tylie Shider

    '18 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    Tylie Shider to pen a new docu-drama inspired by the Minneapolis' signage art created in protest of the murder of George Floyd.

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  • Actor's Toolkit

    Joseph Pearlman

    '99 (BFA, Drama)

    Joseph just released a new video in collaboration with Backstage Magazine entitled 'How To Be Confident in Auditions | Tips from an Acting Coach'

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4/9/2021 - 4/12/2021

  • Cause & Effect

    STEVEN PARISI GENTILE

    '86 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Steve's video, Cause&Effect, has been juried into David Orton Gallery's 7th Annual Photo Show. The 240fps slow motion video can be viewed on DO website from Apr 17-May 23.

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  • Brett Renwick

    Brett Renwick

    '86 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Village Roadshow Entertainment Group (VREG) has appointed Brett Renwick as Vice President, Brand Integration, Sponsorships and Product Placement. Rewick’s remit is to identify, develop and execute brand partnerships in support of Village Roadshow content and its vast library of IP. He will report to VREG’s CEO Steve Mosko.

MARCH

3/24/2021 - 3/31/2021

  • The Latest Version

    Betsy Hills Bush

    '82 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Betsy’s new podcast The Latest Version: Change, Growth & Reinvention talks to Lela Cocoros Goldstein (UGFTV ’82) about her pivot to collage artist after a long and successful career in the cable television industry.

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  • Steven Parisi Gentile

    Steven Parisi Gentile

    '86 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Steven Parisi Gentile, a Hudson Valley still and moving image photographer, welcome with open arms and open shutter Spring! A selection of 5 images from his recent archive.

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3/18/2021 - 3/23/2021

  • Steamed

    Dan Fiorella

    '80 (BFA, Cinema Studies)

    The horror/comedy short I co-wrote with horror movie icon Beverly "Basketcase" Bonner is now making the festival circuit, having been accepted at five so far.

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  • Calvin Lam

    Calvin Lam

    '04 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Calvin released a side-project EP of instrumental electronic beats. “Nostalgia in Times of Crisis”, an escape from his role as video game music composer while the walls close in during these pandemic lockdowns. Streaming now on all platforms.

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3/15/2021 - 3/17/2021

  • Blind Date

    Arlo Hill

    '18 (MFA, Grad Acting)

    SecondBody Presents: Blind Date. Sit back and watch over Zoom as two singles go on a blind date—through the bodies of two entirely different people! Can romantic connection transcend physical form? How will things unfold? Find out Thursday, March 18, 8 pm EST.

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3/9/2021 - 3/15/2021

  • Joyce Sherri Booth

    Joyce Sherrí Booth

    '16 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film)

    Sundance Institute Selects Joyce Sherri As A Fellow For 2021 Screenwriters Intensive With Her Feature Screenplay Sweet Sixteen.

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  • Elizabeth's Daughter

    Iquo B. Essien

    '15 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film)

    Nigerian-American Writer and Director Iquo B. Essien has launched a campaign to raise $30,000 to convert her family’s historical land in Calabar, Nigeria into a memoir gallery and space for Nigerian cultural preservation, alongside a residency for African womxn artists.

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  • Kayla Lewis

    Kayla Lewis

    '20 (Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Official Selection SXSW 2021, Episodic Pilot Competition World Premiere, March 17th, 10AM CST "Parked in America" - Created/Written by Kayla Yumi Lewis, Produced in Harry Winer's Advanced TV Production Class, Fall 2019. Starring Judy Song (Drama) and Jeff Lawless (Drama '20), Directed by Luke Salin (UGFTV '20), Executive Producer Ann Swenson (UGFTV '20), Produced by Cole Bannick, Jori Johnson, Alexandro Pacheco (UGFTV '20), Director of Photography San Yvin (UGFTV '20), Production Designer Elizabeth W. Bescherer (UGFTV '20), First Assistant Director Elizabeth Rezende (UGFTV '20), Edited by Hyeseung Kim (UGFTV '20), Sound Designer Kathryn Ly-Bishop (Steinhardt '20), Music by Eric Smith (Steinhardt '20)

3/4/2021 - 3/8/2021

  • Top Class

    Josh Kahn

    '09 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Director / Showrunner Josh Kahn's newest series "Top Class" is out now on Amazon Prime and IMDBtv.

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  • Alexandro Pacheco

    Alexandro Pacheco

    '20 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Alexandro's Adv. Narrative has been selected by 3 festivals to date. While we await decisions from "the big 3" on the list, Alexandro is hosting virtual Previews, each attached to live chats. 3/15: composer Sanjay Pamaar ('20) joins the conversation.

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  • Little Love Notes

    Samantha Rosenblatt

    '20 (Graduate Musical Theatre Writing)

    Samantha Rosenblatt ('20) and Elspeth Collard ('20) are proud to release their first album, "Little Love Notes from Collard & Rosenblatt", on March 14th. LLN will be available to stream on all streaming platforms.

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  • The Coldest Case

    Ryan Silbert

    '20 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film)

    The Audible Original The Coldest Case debuts on March 11th starring Aaron Paul, Krysten Ritter, Nathalie Emmanuel, Alexis Bleidel, and Beau Bridges based on a James Patterson's The Black Book was co-created, written and EP'ed by Ryan Silbert ('20).

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2/24/2021 - 3/3/2021

  • Shadows

    Ria Tobaccowala

    '20 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Ria Tobaccowala's short film SHADOWS lands distribution deal with HBO. The film will premiere on HBO Latino and HBO Max on March 1, 2021.

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FEBRUARY 

2/17/2021 - 2/23/2021

  • Cristina Kotz Cornejo

    Cristina Kotz Cornejo

    '00 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film)

    Cristina Kotz Cornejo was one of 12 creators from around the world who received a share of $100,000 as winner of the 2020 Journalism 360 Challenge for her VR/MR project, "Magic in the Desert." The challenge is a joint initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Online News Association. In addition, Cristina was named the Chair of the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College in the Summer of 2020. Assuming the leadership role of the largest department on Emerson's campus during the COVID19 pandemic, Cristina was responsible for developing the comprehensive 44 page COVID19 Production Safety Guidelines which were published on the UFVA website and used as a model for Colleges and Universities around the world.

  • E.C. Hanson

    Erik Christian Hanson

    '13 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    E.C. Hanson's collection of fiction, ALL THINGS DEADLY (Salem Stories), will be released by D&T Publishing in August 2021.

  • The Groundhog

    Henry Hoke

    '05 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Hoke's novel The Groundhog Forever shadows two Tisch students stuck in the sequel to a cherished movie. Speed Levitch says “this magically real adventure paints a sensation of being limitless even while standing under the fluorescents of the institution.”

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  • Steven Parisi Gentile

    Steven Parisi Gentile

    '86 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Steven Parisi Gentile is pleased to be exhibiting 2 photographs in SOMETHING BLUE (Emerge Gallery Saugerties NY) Mar 6 - Apr 25. Steve is a Hudson Valley based fine art photographer/ filmmaker.

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  • James Qiu

    James Qiu

    '20 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    James' film, 'The Good Woman of Sichuan' (2021) was awarded with the prize Berlinale 2021 Official Selection - Forum Section.

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2/10/2021 - 2/16/2021

  • Mitchell Block

    Mitchell Block

    '72 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)/ '73 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film)

    Mitchell Block '72 (BFA) '73 (MFA) was selected to fill the initial Jon Anderson Chair, Distinguished Professor of Documentary Studies and Production in the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon. The position is tenured.

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  • Jerome Hill Artist Fellows

    Susanna Horng

    '94 (MA, Cinema Studies)

    Susanna Horng is awarded a Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship 2021-2022. Fellows receive $50,000 over two years ($25,000 per year) in direct support to create new work, advance artistic goals and/or promote professional development.

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  • Daniel Fermín Pfeffer

    Daniel Fermín Pfeffer

    '09 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Daniel Fermín Pfeffer’s feature debut, "I'll See You Around" is now streaming on VOD by the indie distribution shingle, Breaking Glass Pictures.

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  • Tylie Shider

    Tylie Shider

    '18 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    Premiere Stages has named Tylie Shider the recipient of the 2021-22 Liberty Live commission, a biennial commission for New Jersey playwrights, in partnership with Kean University’s Liberty Hall Museum, that celebrates the state’s history.

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  • I'm No Longer Here

    Carolina Tamez

    '14 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    "I’m No Longer Here", Carolina Tamez’s '14 first feature film as creative producer, is advancing in the Academy Awards’ Best International Feature Film category following the 93rd Oscars Shortlist announcement!

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2/2/2021 - 2/9/2021

  • Natalie Jasmine Harris

    Natalie Jasmine Harris

    '20 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Natalie Jasmine Harris was awarded the 2020 Directors Guild of America Student Film Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in the East Coast African-American Directors category for her NYU UGFTV short film, "Pure."

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  • Jennifer Macaluso-Gilmore

    Jennifer Macaluso-Gilmore

    '94 (BFA, Drama)

    Jennifer was recently featured for her work in Forbes. She leads programs/coaches women leaders, with a focus on becoming a greater leader in your own life on all fronts. Her goal is to help create great leaders in all corners of our world.

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  • Cynthia Oliver

    Cynthia Oliver, Ph.D.

    '03 (PhD, Performance Studies)

    Cynthia is honored to have received a 2021 United States Artist Fellowship!

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  • Steven Parisi Gentile

    Steven Parisi Gentile

    '86 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Steven Parisi Gentile’s photograph NAUTILUS (INSIDE) will be part of the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Member Show 2021. It opens Feb 12. Steve is a Hudson Valley fine art photographer.

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  • The Superlatives

    Lilian Tanner

    '16 (BFA, Drama)

    Lilian Tanner is producing her first feature film The Superlatives, a high school comedy about students fighting to leave their legacy through senior superlatives. The script has been featured at Austin Film Fest & Barnstorm Fest. Contribute below!

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JANUARY

1/20/2021 - 2/1/2021

  • The Hudson River Park EP

    Bryan Freedman

    '20 (BFA, Drama)

    Bryan Freedman's debut EP, "The Hudson River Park EP", released 27 January 2021! Available to stream on all platforms and for purchase on Bandcamp!

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  • Blind Date

    Arlo Hill

    '18 (MFA, Grad Acting)

    SecondBody Presents: Blind Date. Sit back and watch over Zoom as two singles go on a blind date—through the bodies of two entirely different people! Can romantic connection transcend physical form? How will things unfold? Find out Friday, February 5, 8-9pm EST.

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1/13/2021 - 1/19/2021

  • Ryan Lisa

    Ryan Lisa

    '19 (BFA, Drama)

    Ryan Lisa has been working with Bated Breath Theatre Company since August to devise, create, and perform in the first and longest running pandemic friendly theatre production in Manhattan! Voyeur: The Windows of Toulouse Lautrec is still running!

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    Darnell Robinson

    '20 (BFA, Drama)

    Darnell is producing their first Feature Film. The film is called "Smile". This is a film about a girl named Jules who is experiencing life after trying to commit suicide. Darnell and his team are looking for donations - click below to support!

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  • The Strong Ones

    Omar Zúñiga

    '14 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film)

    Omar's first feature film THE STRONG ONES will be released in the U.S. and Canada on January 19th, with Breaking Glass Pictures, available on VOD and DVD nationwide.

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1/1/2021 - 1/12/2021

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    Alexis Sharp

    '17 (BFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    Alexis' first novel, Eyes for Eyes, has been published on Amazon. It is a fantasy novel about unicorns, vengeance, and political intrigue. Get your copy now!

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DECEMBER

12/14/2020 - 12/31/2020

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    Steven Parisi Gentile

    '86 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Steven Parisi Gentile will be in Center for Photography at Woodstock Member Show in January. He has exhibited at CPW, Davis Orton Gallery, Dorsky Museum of Art, Emerge Gallery, Griffin Museum of Photography, Howland Cultural Center, and Wired Gallery.

12/8/2020 - 12/14/2020

  • Anushka Jasraj

    Anushka Jasraj

    '12 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Anushka is a two-time winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Asia and recently published her first short story collection, Principles of Prediction, which is available in the Indian subcontinent.

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12/1/2020 - 12/7/2020

  • Ariella C.

    Ariella C

    '05 (BFA, Drama)

    Just released new poetry chapbook titled It Whispers, by Ariella C. - a visceral look into femininity and art. available on B&N.com and others. Three press releases thus far Dorrance Publishing

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  • Karen Chilton

    Karen Chilton

    '19 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    Commissioned to write a new opera in collaboration with composer/pianist Damien Sneed in the 2021 New Works, Bold Voices! Lab at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. The world premiere will live stream in late April 2021.

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    Cynthia Oliver

    '03 (PhD, Performance Studies)

    Cynthia was featured in article in Dance Teacher Magazine and mentions Performance Studies at NYU in the article.

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NOVEMBER

11/24/2020 - 11/30/2020

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    Steven Gentile

    '86 (Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Hudson Valley photographer & filmmaker Steven Parisi Gentile will be exhibiting in the Griffin Museum of Photography's Member Winter Solstice exhibit Dec 8 - Jan 5. "Flight of Mexican carrier pigeon ornaments" is his photograph in the show.

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11/17/2020 - 11/23/2020

  • The Last Hot Lick

    Mahalia Cohen

    '09 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Mahalia Cohen's debut feature film The Last Hot Lick, about a washed-up musician desperate to recapture the fleeting fame he experienced in the 1970s, is now available to stream on Amazon. The film was made in collaboration with many NYU Grad Film alum.

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  • Gap Year

    Josh Kahn

    '09 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Director Josh Kahn's newest film "Gap Year" Set to release 12/1.

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  • Gabrielle Mirabella

    Gabrielle Mirabella

    '20 (Graduate Musical Theater Writing)

    Ernie Bird ('20) & I are proud to share our Musical Women's History Podcast, "What Will She Do Next?" Each episode explores the life of one great woman through Broadway-style storytelling. Past guests include: Matt Lucas (GBBO) & Wicked's Kara Lindsay.

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11/10/2020 - 11/16/2020

  • Markie in Milwaukee

    Matt Kliegman

    '06 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Matt's debut feature length documentary film "Markie in Milwaukee" will be having its (virtual) Theatrical Premiere this Friday November 20th at BAM Cinemas.

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11/2/2020 - 11/9/2020

  • Shawna Cupples

    Shawna Cupples

    (Drama)

    Shawna Cupples just released her debut night-slider, driver-side, multi-genre music album, "The Soul Skein of Shawna Cupples." These songs were sung as a point of self comfort in the styles of rock, rap, r&b, electronica and techno.

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OCTOBER

10/28/2020 - 11/2/2020

  • Dedalus

    Jonah Greenstein

    '13 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Jonah Greenstein recently released his debut feature film, Deadalus, a fiction triptych portraying community, love, and loss. The film laces loneliness with beauty to create a film of startling cinematic intimacy.

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10/22/2020 - 10/28/2020

  • Steven Gentile

    Steven Gentile

    '86 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Hudson Valley fine art photographer & filmmaker Steven Gentile is part of STILL LIFE, closing Oct 31, at SxSE Gallery, Molena, GA Juror/curator Nancy McCrary.

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  • Howard Tiersky

    Howard Tiersky

    '89 (BFA, Drama)

    Howard recently published the Amazon #1 New release Winning Digital Customers: The Antidote to Irrelevance. The book lays out a simple five step methodology that any company can use to win the love of today's digital customers.

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10/13/2020 - 10/21/2020

  • Wednesday Morning

    Pete Chatmon

    '99 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Pete co-wrote, produced & directed WEDNESDAY MORNING, a satirical election podcast with co-writer/producer Candice Sanchez McFarlane, producers Tristan Nash '10 (Kanbar Institute, Film & TV) & Christina DeHaven-Call '99 (Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), and sound design by Matthew Polis '98 (Kanbar Institute, Film & TV).

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    Jonah Greenstein

    '13 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Distribution of debut feature film (as producer, writer, director, editor) by First Run Features, on Kanopy, OVID.tv, Amazon Prime, and Apple TV.

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  • Marija Krtolica

    Marija Krtolica

    '96 (BFA, Dance)/ '10 (MA, Performance Studies)

    The video-collage “Re-Inventing Love” which documents the rehearsal process for a collaborative dance-theater piece based on the writing by the philosopher Alain Badiou was shown at the festival in Venice - Borders: Fragmented Identities (itsliquid).

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10/5/2020 - 10/12/2020

  • Gabrielle Ewing

    Gabrielle Ewing

    '15 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Gabrielle Ewing '15 (BFA, Film & TV) was named the District of Columbia's Filmmaker of the Month for her contributions to the creative community. She is currently directing her first feature-length documentary, "Credible Fear" (@crediblefearfilm).

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  • Jim Knable

    Jim Knable

    '01 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    Jim Knable released Songs of Suffrage on Oct 6, commissioned by Luna Stage and the Andrew Goodman Foundation, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts—part of Luna Stage’s Voting Writes Project.

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  • Joyce Sherri

    Joyce Sherrí

    '16 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Joyce Sherri’s feature script “Sweet Sixteen” wins the 2020 Slamdance Screenplay Competition. For more info contact Jennifer Levine, Manager at levine@untitledent.net or Frank Wuliger, Agent, at FWuliger@gersh.com

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SEPTEMBER

9/22/2020 - 9/29/2020

  • O'Leary Theory

    Hayk Mikayelyan

    '20 (MPS, ITP)

    Upcoming Show "THE O’LEARY THEORY" - cutting-edge online, real time, interactive production comes to your screen! The production fuses unique approaches to acting, directing and design and lets you--the audience--decide the show’s outcome!

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  • Staton Rabin

    Staton Rabin

    '80 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Staton Rabin’s spec script “Saving Mark Twain” wins the 2020 Ridgefield Film Festival’s Screenplay Competition and is a Finalist in the Mystic Film Festival. Contact: Staton@StatonRabin.com.

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9/14/2020 - 9/21/2020

  • Frank Tomasulo

    Frank Tomasulo

    '73 (MA, Cinema Studies)

    Frank P. Tomasulo Ph.D. '73 (MA, Cinema Studies) recently received the Award for Teaching Excellence, Adjunct, from the University Film & Video Association. He had been awarded the UFVA's "regular" Teaching Award in 2009.

9/1/2020 - 9/8/2020

  • Motherhood

    Edna Luise Biesold

    '15 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film)

    With Casey Killoran '14 (MFA, Graduate Acting) Edna completed "motherhood", a short film starring Marc Menchaca, portraying regret and its consequences. It has been selected at Woods Hole, LIIFE, SENE, Twister Alley and won the Audience Choice Award at Hollyshorts.

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  • Tobias Carroll

    Tobias Carroll

    '99 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Carroll's third book — and first nonfiction book — was published on September 3 as part of Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series. Political Sign explores history, art, and pop culture to see how political signs shape us — and how that can help shape a country.

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    Tanya Zimbardo

    '01 (BFA, Photography & Imaging)

    Tanya Zimbardo curated two series of SFMOMA #MuseumFromHome Online Screenings. Her SFMOMA exhibition "Future Histories: Theaster Gates and Cauleen Smith" (October 17, 2020 - May 23, 2021) takes archival magazine photography as a point of departure.

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AUGUST

8/11/2020 - 8/17/2020

  • Jacob Fertig

    Jacob Fertig

    '19 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    UGFTV Alum Jacob Fertig founded This Machine Media, a multidisciplinary production company dedicated to sparking civic engagement through documentary storytelling. This Machine works with individuals and organizations to tell cinematic stories that get attention, raise funds, and galvanize communities toward progressive goals.

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  • Steven Gentile

    Steven Gentile

    '86 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Hudson Valley based photographer/filmmaker Steven Gentile's SOAP IN BATHROOM SINK photograph is in SxSE Gallery's STILL LIFE group photo exhibit from Sep 15 thru Oct 30.

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7/28/2020 - 8/10/2020

  • Glenn Ruppel

    Glenn Ruppel

    '83 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Glenn Ruppel is part of the producing team nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy Award, for Best News Special. The nomination is for the ABC News Diane Sawyer program "Screen Time".

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  • Kayla Zanakis

    Kayla Zanakis

    '19 (BFA, Drama)

    The Outer Loop Theater Experience and NYU Tisch alum Kayla Zanakis proudly present OneIronaut, a one-of-a-kind cyber stage production. The show is a 24-hour international event premiering on Saturday, September 12th, 2020 at 8pm EST.

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JULY

7/21/2020 - 7/27/2020

  • Toro

    Andrew Avner

    '99 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Andrew Avner has a debut Latinx middle grade novel entitled Toro (Black Rose Writing) set for release on September 17, 2020. It’s about a Spanish cow who wants to run with the bulls in Pamplona. The audiobook is available now on Audible, Amazon, and Apple Books.

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  • Steven Gentile

    STEVEN GENTILE

    '86 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Hudson Valley based photographer/filmmaker Steven Gentile's ACCUMULATIONS: SURPRISE SNOW video is part of Davis Orton Gallery (Hudson NY) Sixth Annual Group Photo Show - online August 1 - August 30. The 30-second video is the shortest in the series.

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7/14/2020 - 7/20/2020

  • Leonie Ettinger

    Leonie Ettinger

    '16 (MA, Performance Studies)

    Leonie Ettinger, currently a Ph.D. candidate at the German Department at NYU, has been awarded the Alpine Fellowship Academic Writing Prize 2020 for her essay “Speaking Past: Ruth Klüger’s weiter leben Eine Jugend.”

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  • Sabrina Karlin

    Sabrina Karlin

    '18 (BFA, Dance)

    Sabrina founded an editing company, Scribble & Type, to support students and professionals alike in strengthening admissions essays, grants, resumes and more.

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  • William Ng

    William Ng

    '94 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Global Creative Director at Koei Tecmo Games Japan. Recent game releases include Fairy Tail (July 30, 2020), Nioh 2, Atelier Ryza, Romance of the Three Kingdoms 14, Warriors Orochi Ultimate 4, Uncharted Waters 6, and more.

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7/8/2020 - 7/13/2020

  • Taylor Rae Almonte

    Taylor Rae Almonte

    '15 (BFA, Drama)

    Taylor Rae started a Black Lives Matter weekly newsletter where we discuss a different facet of racism every week to raise awareness and save Black lives.

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  • Aaron Weisblatt

    Aaron Weisblatt

    '84 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Aaron Weisblatt’s latest documentary, Land Of Little Rivers, was released in May and is available to stream on Amazon. He is currently living in L.A. and is writing t.v. and feature scripts and is currently producing a thriller called House Hunted.

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7/1/2020 - 7/7/2020

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    Ryan Silbert

    '20 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film)

    Ryan Silbert is an EP and co-writer of the Audible Original The Coldest Case - A Black Book Drama with Aaron Paul, Krysten Ritter, and Nathalie Emmanuel. It is a prequel to James Patterson’s best-seller with Patterson also a writer on the series.

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  • Nik Walker

    Nik Walker

    '10 (BFA, Drama)

    Currently cast as the lead in "Ain't Too Proud" on Broadway (after 3 years as Aaron Burr in the Broadway and touring companies of "Hamilton"); co-host of The Chaos Twins talk show on BroadwayWorld, and the movie analysis podcast Little Justice.

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JUNE

6/24/2020 - 6/30/2020

  • We Don't Live Here

    Rae Ceretto

    '11 (BFA, Photography and Imaging)

    Rae Ceretto directed "We Do Not Live Here" about a woman seeking asylum with the Migrant Caravan. It was featured in Rolling Stone and won audience choice at MVFF. In 2020, Honeypot Productions is expanding the film into a feature documentary.

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6/16/2020 - 6/23/2020

  • Born Just Now

    Robert Adanto

    '94 (MFA, Grad Acting)

    Robert Adanto’s film "Born Just Now" was named Outstanding Feature Documentary at The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival and received the International Documentary Feature Film Award at the 4th edition of FECIP: Festival de Cine de Portoviejo in Ecuador.

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  • Movie Mentors

    Jeremy Boros

    '12 (BFA, Drama)

    Acting alum Jeremy Boros created an educational podcast series featuring in-depth discussions with some of film and TV's most exciting and acclaimed filmmakers, actors, and creators including NYU alums Dan Jinks, Wendy Calhoun, Mollye Asher & Frank Coraci

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  • James Jordan

    James Jordan

    '92 (BFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    Produced and performed "Ludwig and the Hammerklavier", his one-person play/recital about Beethoven, in honor of the composer’s 250th birthday, for Vancouver Fringe Festival. An audio drama of same will be released this fall.

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    Nick Mann

    '10 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Nick Mann made a quarantine short film that's not about quarantine! It's short and funny.

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6/2/2020 - 6/15/2020

  • Dan Halperin

    Dan Halperin

    '91 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Webinar series on Documentary filmmaking including guest Academy Award Nominee Joe Berlinger now availible to view online.

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5/20/2020 - 6/1/2020

  • Warriors: A Shadow in Riverclan

    James L. Barry

    '02 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    The graphic novel “Warriors: A Shadow in Riverclan”, illustrated James L. Barry, was recently published by Harper Collins. James has illustrated a number of comics while also working as a storyboard artist for film and advertising.

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  • through Eileen

    Maxine Flasher-Düzgüneş

    '20 (BFA, Dance)

    Maxine's debut novel, "through Eileen," has just been published, and is available in print and e-book formats.

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    Presley Oldham

    '16 (BFA, Drama)

    Presley recently launched a new jewelry line. She is currently living in LA, and still acting — this is a side passion project of hers. She speaks about her time at Tisch in my Vogue interview.

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  • Jason Scott

    Jason Scott

    '91 (BFA, Cinema Studies)

    Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure; named Interim Director of the New American Film School at Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

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  • Ryan Silbert

    Ryan Silbert

    '20 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film)

    Silbert is the co-creator of the New York Times bestseller "Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light", an original, first-of-its kind audio storytelling event produced by Audible Studios and releases as an expanded story in paperback June 2020 from HMH.

  • Giorgia Valenti

    Giorgia Valenti

    '20 (BFA, Drama)

    "This is Me Eating ____" is a virtual project series. The goal of the project is to make space for anyone (that's right, ANYONE) to express their relationship to their eating and their body.

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MAY

5/14/2020 - 5/19/2020

  • Olivia Miller Ross

    Olivia Millar-Ross

    '14 (BFA, Drama)

    Olivia performed voice over for a Playdead Ltd./BBC series titled BBC Bitesize: Victorian Scotland, which has been nominated in two categories at this years Royal Television Society Scotland Awards.

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  • Frank P. Tomasulo

    Frank P. Tomasulo

    '73 (MA, Cinema Studies)

    Frank P. Tomasulo, Ph.D. (MA, Cinema Studies, 1974) recently had his book, MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: AMBIGUITY IN THE MODERNIST CINEMA (2019), translated into Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, and Russian.

5/6/2020 - 5/13/2020

  • Steven Gentile

    Steven Gentile

    '86 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Steven Gentile currently has a photograph "WINTER SOLSTICE: return of the sun" in the Griffin Museum of Photography's virtual exhibit "Corona: It's All About the Light" online group show through July 17.

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  • Tylie Shider

    Tylie Shider

    '18 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    Tylie has been awarded the 2020-2021 Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights' Center. He has won the award for two consecutive years.

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4/29/2020 - 5/5/2020

  • Serena Dykman's short film WELCOME

    Serena Dykman

    '15 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Serena Dykman's short film WELCOME about U.S. immigration, produced in Pete Chatmon's class is nominated for the Webby Awards. We would appreciate your vote for the People's Voice Award.

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  • The Ballet Spot

    Eliza Tollett

    '14 (BFA, Dance)

    Try NYC’s most beautiful workout at home! The Ballet Spot - NYC, LA & ONLINE Fitness studio, making the fitness & fun of ballet accessible to all. 30 weekly Live Stream classes, instructed by Pro Dancers - Cardio Ballet, Barre, Broadway Ballet, & MORE!

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April

4/22/2020 - 4/28/2020

  • The Booksellers

    Judith Mizrachy

    '00 (MA, Cinema Studies)

    Judith produced THE BOOKSELLERS which premiered at NYFF and opened in theaters in March. It's now screening virtually with cinemas around the country including Film Forum, Lincoln Center, Angelika and BAM, supporting the theaters while they're closed

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4/15/2020 - 4/21/2020

  • Steven Gentile

    Steven Gentile

    '86 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Fine art photographer / filmmaker Steven Gentile continues to create work for his 'this still life' series while squandering too many precious hours on Zoom meetings. He is seeking shelter in place in the Hudson Valley.

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  • Tales From the Loop

    Nathaniel Halpern

    '06 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Nathaniel Halpern's groundbreaking sci fi series "Tales From The Loop" premiered on Amazon.

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  • Gary Krebs

    Gary Krebs

    '89 (BFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    Film rights have been licensed to Coast West Entertainment for my historical novel and screenplay adaptation of "Little Miss of Darke County: The Origins of Annie Oakley".

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4/10/2020 - 4/14/2020

  • Hicksters

    Christina (Ghubril) Wren

    '06 (BFA, Drama)

    Hicksters, a feel good comedy by Christina (Ghubril) Wren, was re-released to press play and binge during #quarantineandchill. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll remember the experience of having neighbors.

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  • Childish

    Zachary Goldberg

    '20 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    A musical podcast Zachary co-created with Tisch alumnus Rye Dorsey was featured in an NY Times article titled "Fiction Podcasts To Get Lost In." Everyone involved is incredible, and a huge number of them are NYU alumni!

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4/1/2020 - 4/9/2020

  • Immortality or Bust

    Daniel Sollinger

    '93 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Daniel recently Produced and Directed Immortality or Bust which will be released by Gravitas Ventures on June 23.

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March

3/26/2020 - 3/31/2020

  • Odessa Begay

    Odessa Begay

    '07 (BFA, Photography and Imaging)

    Which flower went into both medieval love potions AND nightmare remedies? Why did Coco Chanel love camellias? Learn history, lore, and more on 50 beloved flowers in Odessa Begay’s new book The Language of Flowers out April 7th 2020 with HarperCollins.

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  • Steven Gentile

    Steven Gentile

    '86 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Hudson Valley based still and moving image fine art photographer Steven Gentile continues his image production with the series "this still life" Images in this series document the quiet, mundane moments of his world seeking shelter in place.

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3/16/2020 - 3/26/2020

  • Mizuko

    Kira Dane & Katelyn Rebelo

    '17 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV) & '16 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Mizuko, co-directed by UGFTV alums Kira Dane and Katelyn Rebelo, was awarded a Special Jury Mention for the Documentary Shorts Category at SXSW.

3/9/2020 - 3/16/2020

  • VuNiverse

    Monica Brady

    '96 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Monica's company, VUniverse was a SXSW 2020 Innovation Award Finalist. VUniverse is a SaaS platform in the entertainment space that lets you know what you have to watch and where you have to watch it saving you time and money.

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  • Little Miss of Darke County: The Origins of Annie Oakley

    Gary Krebs

    '89 (BFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    My debut novel, "Little Miss of Darke County: The Origins of Annie Oakley", has just ben published and is available in ebook and paperback formats.

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  • Dust by Abhishek Prasad

    Abhishek Prasad

    '16 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film)

    Abhishek Prasad and Rebecca Kahn's short film was released on DUST, the sci-fi platform by Gunpowder and Sky. The film's main titles were also an official selection at SXSW 2020. Follow @humanorfake

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  • Staton Rabin

    Staton Rabin

    '80 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    With friends like Rasputin, who needs enemies? THE CURSE OF THE ROMANOVS (Simon & Schuster), Staton Rabin's stunning new twist on the story of the Russian royals and history's creepiest villain, is a Finalist in the ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Contest.

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    Sam Samuels

    '86 (MFA, Grad Acting)

    Amy McDonald Morrison, Jim Rutigliano, Major West, Tim Perez, Judylee Vivier and I joined family and friends of our beloved classmate Sean Hagerty for a memorial service celebrating his life on March 1. Tim gave a moving tribute.

3/2/2020 - 3/9/2020

  • Jason Livingston

    Jason Livingston

    '91 (MFA, Design for Stage and Film)

    Designing With Light by Jason Livingston has been translated into Chinese and published.

  • Daniel Sollinger

    Daniel Sollinger

    '93 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Daniel recently produced the feature film CLEAN starring Adrien Brody which will have it's world premiere at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival.

February

2/19/2020 - 2/24/2020

  • Daniel Calvisi

    Daniel Calvisi

    '94 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Daniel wrote and directed a trailer for his original 30-minute dramedy pilot, "Pushing Fifty," about a group of former high school theater buddies getting together to put up a terrible play amidst their many mid-life crises and resentments.

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    Richard Dorfman

    '81 (MFA, Design for Stage and Film)

    Richard Dorfman will be joining the Billion Oyster Project as Waterfront Director in early March.

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  • Maizy Scarpa

    Maizy Scarpa

    '13 (BFA, Drama)

    Maizy is launching Bloom Creativity, a writing consultation business with a mission of helping people reach their creative potential.

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2/11/2020 - 2/18/2020

  • Richarda Abrams’ First By Faith: The Life Of Mary McLeod Bethune

    Richarda Abrams

    '86 (BFA, Drama)

    2018 Best Educational Show Award-United Solo, 2019 Solo Performance of the Year Award -AUDELCO, 2020 Richarda Abrams’ First By Faith: The Life Of Mary McLeod Bethune returns 2/25-3/15/20 -14th Street Y’s Women's History Solo Show Series.

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  • Goodspeed

    Sara Cooper

    '09 (MFA, Graduate Musical Theatre Writing)

    Sara and her collaborator Lynne Shankel were invited to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed to work on their new musical, HoT.

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  • Lee-Sean Huang

    Lee-Sean Huang

    '10 (MPS, ITP)

    Lee-Sean recently played the part of a capoeira fighting henchman in "Rat Attack," a comedy music video from viral YouTubers The Gregory Brothers and Japanese yodeling phenomenon Takeo Ischi.

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  • Double Bass Blues

    Andrea J. Loney

    '92/'93 (BFA/MFA Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    Andrea J. Loney's third picture book, DOUBLE BASS BLUES, illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez and published by Random House Knopf, a joyous celebration of family, community, and music, is a recipient of the 2020 Caldecott Honor Award.

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  • Bruce Whitacre

    Bruce Whitacre

    '89 (MFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing)

    After eighteen years as Executive Director of Theatre Forward, Bruce E. Whitacre will retire in May 2020 to pursue writing and other interests. He had previously served as Managing Director of Signature Theatre in New York and Literary Manager of MTC.

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2/4/2020 - 2/10/2020

  • Impossible Monsters

    Nathan Catucci

    '06 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Written and directed by Nathan Catucci, IMPOSSIBLE MONSTERS will have its theatrical release in NY at the Cinema Village and in LA at the Laemmle Monica Film Center on Friday, February 14, 2020. The film stars 2019 Tony Award winner Santino Fontana.

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1/28/2020 - 2/3/2020

  • Steven Gentile

    Steven Gentile

    '86 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Fine art photographer and filmmaker Steven Gentile will have a brand new photograph from his Solitary Confinement series on view in Emerge Gallery's Saugerties artists show EXIT 20. The show opens Feb 1 and runs through Mar 1. See you there!

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  • Steven Gentile

    Steven Gentile

    '86 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Fine art photographer and filmmaker Steven Gentile will be part of The Center for Photography at Woodstock's group Members Show opening Saturday, February 8 from 4-6pm. His REFLECTING SKY 2 abstract photo will be on view.

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  • Silfida Gomez

    Silfida Gomez

    '01 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    New book release on 1/29/20- pen name D.C. Gomez. This is book 4 in the Intern Diaries.

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  • Willo Hausman

    Willo Hausman

    '85 (BFA, Drama)

    I have just returned to the east coast (Hudson Valley to be exact) from CA and love the vibrant creative beautiful community. I have a sitcom series in active development, two feature films in the works and aim to start a theater company up this way.

  • David Pisani

    David Pisani

    '87 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Dave co-hosts "The Regular Joes Podcast". They discuss Movies, TV, Toys, Collecting, Sci-Fi, Action Adventure, Making and Comics.

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    Sam Samuels

    '86 (MFA, Grad Acting)

    Sam Samuels directed "The Barber of Seville" for Panopera at the Northampton Academy of Music, his first time directing an opera.

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  • Douglas Segal

    Douglas Segal

    '83 (BFA, Drama)

    Since graduating, Doug has produced major motion pictures (Three Kings, City of Angels), written, produced and directed TV, and is now the author of a book, "STRUCK: A Husband's Memoir of Trauma and Triumph."

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JANUARY

1/22/2020 - 1/27/2020

  • Caroline Aimetti

    Caroline Aimetti

    '15 (BFA, Drama)

    Called the "most vivid play of the decade" by the New York Times, the influence of Osborne's 1956 masterwork on generations of playwrights cannot be underestimated. Previews begin February 13 at The Gene Frankel Theatre. Buy your tickets below!

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    Albert Christmas Johnson

    '93 (MFA, Dance)

    Featured in theatrical film THE RHYTHM SECTION starring Blake Lively, January 31, 2020.

  • Peter Kayafas

    Peter Kayafas

    '93 (BFA, Photography & Imaging)

    Peter Kayafas is a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow and his new book, "Peter Kayafas: The Way West" will be released by Purple Martin Press in March, 2020.

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    Marija Krtolica

    '96 (BFA, Dance)/ '10 (MA GSAS/Performance Studies)

    Krtlica's paper "Expression and Symptom" was published in Documenta (University of Ghent, Belgium) in Fall 2019. "Displaced herstory and persistence of bodily memory' was shown at Anima Mundi (Venice, 10/19) and Marxist Education Project (NYC, 12/19).

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  • Van Ellen

    Melanie Anastacia Van Allen

    '12 (MA, GSAS/Performance Studies)

    Melanie Anastacia Van Allen (Ph.D, MA, MFA) is a New York City-based choreographer, dancer, teaching artist, and emerging scholar of dance. In 2019, she completed her doctoral program in dance studies at Texas Woman’s University.

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  • Hicksters

    Christina Wren

    '06 (BFA, Drama)

    Christina (Ghubril) Wren created and stars in the comedy series, “Hicksters,” a playful exploration of what it really means to be an American. Hicksters premiered at Dances with Films and recently won the Women of Color Filmmakers Audience Choice Award.

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1/16/2020 - 1/21/2020

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    Annette Danto

    '88 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film)

    Chair of the Brooklyn College Film Department.

  • Road Through Midnight

    Jessica Ingram

    '99 (BFA, Photography and Imaging)

    Jessica published a book of photographs of the American South entitled "Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial" The result of nearly a decade of fieldwork and research, "Road Through Midnight" is a re-framing of commonplace landscapes as sites of both remembrance and resistance, and invites the viewer to consider the history of contested cultural and societal ground.

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  • Steven Gentile

    Steven Gentile

    '86 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Fine art photographer and filmmaker Steven Gentile will have his photo BROOKLYN BRIDGE (from Old Familiar Places portfolio) in Emerge Gallery (Saugerties) group show EXIT 20 in February.

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  • Melissa Greenspan and Michelle Azar

    Melissa Greenspan and Michelle Azar

    '90 (BFA, Drama), '91 (BFA, Drama)

    Melissa and Michelle, real life sisters-in-law, met at NYU while rehearsing 20th anniversary tribute of HAIR. They star in comedy, How To Beat Your Sister-in-Law (at everything), which they co-produced with writer/directors Sydnie Suskind and Susan Cohen.

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1/6/2020 - 1/15/2020

  • Melanie Brooks

    Melanie Brooks

    '13 (BFA, Drama)

    Watch Melanie Brooks appearing as Allison Parker opposite Rob Lowe and Liv Tyler on the series premiere of "9-1-1: Lone Star" on Fox, January 19th 2020.

  • Alexandra "Alle" Hsu

    Alexandra "Alle" Hsu

    '16 MFA (Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    As the Featured Artist in Film at the 2019 APAture Festival in San Francisco, Alle Hsu was highlighted on NBC News. In the article, she is amongst other artists in the entertainment industry - Ali Wong, Hasan Minhaj, and Irene Tu.

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    Jennifer Rohn

    '85 (BFA, Drama)

    Jennifer won a 2019 Elliot Norton Award (Boston Theater Critics Association) for her performance in George Brandt’s Dark Room.

  • Alex Shannon "She Waits"

    Alex Shannon

    '16 (BFA, Drama)

    Come see "She Waits: A Night of Three One-Acts by Alex Shannon" presented by 99¢ Theater Company at Under St. Marks Theater on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights of Jan 16th – Feb 1st. written, produced, designed and directed by women.

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2019

DECEMBER

12/10/2019 - 12/20/2019

  • Julie Craig '05

    Julie Craig

    '05 (BFA, Drama)

    Julie Craig releases her debut solo album on January 10, 2020 featuring her soprano vocals in the classical crossover style, backed by a full, 46-piece orchestra from Budapest, Hungary. Pre-orders are live on iTunes, Google Play, and juliecraig music.com.

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  • Steven Gentile '86

    Steven Gentile

    '86 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Emerge Gallery (Saugerties NY) exhibit BIANCO will include an original photo by fine art photographer and filmmaker Steven Gentile. "SNOW WHITE" will be on view throughout January. Steve continues work on a personal series for the portfolio "Watermarks".

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  • Eric Levin '13

    Eric Levin

    '13 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Eric Levin contributes rom-com fiction to the mobile app Hooked, wrote an interactive audio play for a voice design company, and posts fiction at the link below.

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  • Clint Lutes '02

    Clint Lutes

    '02 (BFA, Dance)

    Clint has continued working on various projects with professional and amateur dancers, including people with people with Parkinson's and Alzheimers, refugees, researchers, medical professionals and others. It has been a very rewarding and fruitful year!

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  • Staton Rabin

    Staton Rabin

    '80 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Staton Rabin's new spec script "Saving Mark Twain" has been named a Semifinalist in the PAGE Screenwriting Awards and in the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship. Inquiries welcome. A previous script was optioned at one time with Pacino attached to star.

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  • Nana, Mom and Me

    Amalie R. Rothschild

    '69 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film)

    Amalie's 1974 film "Nana, Mom and Me" newly restored in 4K will be shown at MoMA on December 18 and 29 at 4pm. She'll be there on 12/29. It got a great plug the week of 12/10 in The New Yorker in the "Goings on About Town" section.

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12/4/2019 - 12/9/2019

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    Andrew Kim

    '14 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    2019 NLM Honor Award Recepient for launching the new and updated PubMed website: pubmed.gov/labs

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  • Automation

    Garo Setian

    '91 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

    Award winning trailer editor Garo Setian's first feature length movie, AUTOMATION was released in theaters November 29th and on VOD and Blu-ray December 3rd. The film has played 11 festivals, been nominated for 27 awards and won 20.

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11/26/2019 - 12/3/2019

  • Richarda Abrams

    Richarda Abrams

    '86 (BFA, Drama)

    Richarda Abrams won the 2019 AUDELCO AWARD for Solo Performance Of The Year for “First By Faith: The Life Of Mary McLeod Bethune” by Richarda Abrams. She also won the 2018 United Solo Theatre Festival’s Best Educational Show Award.

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  • Amanda Broomell

    AMANDA BROOMELL

    '02 (BFA, Drama)

    Amanda’s award-winning solo show, MANDY PICKS A HUSBAND, opens at the Canal Cafe Theatre in London from 5-8 December. Fresh from NYC’s United Solo Festival, it’s a “deeply moving … cleverly structured … and hilarious tale, with a heart of raw emotion.”

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  • Carolina de' Castiglioni

    Carolina de' Castiglioni

    '19 (BFA, Drama)

    Carolina de' Castiglioni stars as the Lead in new contemporary myth Sýrma at Alchemical Studios, opening December 11th. This one act play explores the possibility of life in a predetermined world. Performed by an entirely female identifying cast. Must see

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NOVEMBER

11/19/2019 - 11/25/2019

  • Mitchell Block

    Mitchell Block

    '72/'73 (BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV/MFA Grad Film)

    Mitchell Block was a visiting professor at Kede College (Beijing), Yanching Institute of Technology (Beijing) and Zhujiang College (Guangzhou) doing workshops on short and documentary film production in October/November 2019.

  • Lacey Clark

    Lacey C. Clark

    '00 (BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV)

    Phenomenal Everywhere, a solo theater performance and now audiobook written and performed by award-winning artist, author, Lacey C. Clark!, is an inspirational coming of age tale about a soulful traveler’s 20-year journey around the world.

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  • The Lighthouse

    Kevin Estwick

    '11 (MA, Art & Public Policy)

    The highly acclaimed score for A24's THE LIGHTHOUSE by composer Mark Korven (THE WITCH, Ridley Scott's THE TERROR: INFAMY for AMC, etc.) available now! Mark Korven is represented by Core Music Agency; Kevin Estwick is his US branch agent.

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  • Kris Fleerackers

    Kris Fleerackers

    '86 (MA, Performance Studies)

    Kris will bring his solo puppet production "Little Sister Grimm" to Powell River, BC, Canada, in December. With 15 puppets and a design referencing book illustrations, the show features the Grimms, their sister, and a “raw” version of a classic tale.

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  • Batsheva Frankel (Susan Hirschman)

    Batsheva Frankel (Susan Hirschman)

    '86 (BFA, Drama)

    Batsheva (aka Susan Hirschman) launched an entertaining podcast called Overthrowing Education that uses sketches, a game show, interviews and more to help parents and educators know what great education could and should be.

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  • Gary Krebs

    Gary Krebs

    '89 (BFA, Dramatic Writing)

    Gary's book, Wealth Made Easy (written with Dr. Greg S. Reid) won Best Short Story Collection in the 8th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards

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    Joyce Miller

    '08 (BFA, Drama)

    Joyce is included in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency’s Keep Scrolling Till You Feel Something available on Amazon. The book features hundreds of brilliant and diverse humor writers who have gone on to do more great things and is an excellent monologue resource.

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  • Tochi Onyebuchi

    Tochi Onyebuchi

    '12 (MFA, Dramatic Writing)

    Tochi's third novel, "War Girls", about a future Nigerian Civil War, was published by Penguin Random House this past October, and her upcoming novella, Riot Baby, about two super-powered siblings growing up LA and Harlem, is forthcoming from Tor.com in January.

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  • Yoni Oppenheim

    Yoni Oppenheim

    '04 (BFA, Drama)

    Yoni Oppenheim’s production of LAST TREE IN JERUSALEM /A PAGE OF TALMUD by Israeli playwright Dani Horowitz for 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company runs Dec. 4-15 at TheaterLab in NY. Yoni translated LAST TREE IN JERUSALEM and is 24/6’s Artistic Director.

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  • Matthew Solari

    Matthew Solari

    '89 (BFA, Drama)

    Recipient of the 2019 Thea Award for Creative Excellence from the Themed Entertainment Association, and the 2018 Event Marketer Gold Award for Best Museum Environment for his work as Creative Director of “The Hebrew Bible Experience.”

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11/12/2019 - 11/18/2019

  • Jim Pratzon

    Jim Pratzon

    '80 (MFA, Grad Acting)

    Jim Pratzon was recently honored at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in Manhattan with the President's Citation of Distinction for excellence in the field of arts education. Jim received the award at the Academy's annual banquet where he shared a table with Paul Muldoon, Francine Prose, and John Guare. Jim also received a grant from the Walentas Family Fund intended for the purchase and installation of a new lighting system in the campus theatre.

  • Andy Rogow

    Andy Rogow

    '84 (BFA, Drama)

    Andy Rogow is opening his 8th season as Artistic Director of Island City Stage, the award-winning LGBT+ theater in Wilton Manors, FL. ICS was profiled in the October issue of American Theatre. He's currently directing the world premiere of "Lipstick"

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  • John Rotondo

    John Rotondo

    '11 (BFA, Dramatic Writing)

    John wrote the screenplay for the feature film, "The Garden Left Behind" starring Michael Madsen, Ed Asner and Carlie Guevara, featuring a cast of trans actors in every trans role. The film premiered at SXSW in 2019, winning the Audience Award.

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11/5/2019 - 11/11/2019

  • Josh Adell

    Josh Adell

    '94 (BFA, Drama)

    The Mental State by Josh Adell has been performed across the country in Texas, Connecticut, New Mexico, California, and Colorado.

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  • LOS ULTIMOS FRIKIS

    Nicholas Brennan

    '10 (BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV)

    Nicholas directed LOS ULTIMOS FRIKIS which is a documentary about the heavy metal band ZEUS in Cuba. It's having its world premiere at DOC NYC on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 9:20 PM at the SVA Theater.

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  • Mandy Picks a Husband

    Amanda Broomell

    '02 (BFA, Drama)

    Amanda brings her award-winning solo show, MANDY PICKS A HUSBAND, to the United Solo Festival on 11/21. Fresh from Edinburgh Fringe, it’s a “deeply moving … cleverly structured … and hilarious tale, with a heart of raw emotion.”

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  • Romeo & Juliet

    Stephen Eldredge

    '81 (MFA, Grad Acting)

    Stephen's production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet runs Nov 14 - 16 at Northampton High School in Northampton, MA.

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  • Rosette

    Jason Rosette

    '91 (BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV)

    Jason Rosette screens his contemporary classic New York City feature documentary, 'BookWars' at The Museum of Modern Art 'Histories of FIlm' showcase on November 24, 1:30 PM and November 30th, 7:30 PM.

  • Rosemary Rotondi

    Rosemary Rotondi

    '91 (MA, Cinema Studies)

    Working as an archival film, photo, network news researcher since graduation. Served as Lead Researcher on Matt Wolf's RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT opening Nov. 15th at The Metrograph Cinema, LES.

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    Hadley Tomicki

    '99 (BFA, Drama)

    Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tatiana, and daughter, Kira. He currently covers restaurant news and street eats for The L.A. Times Food section.

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10/29/2019-11/4/2019

  • Double Bass Blues

    Andrea J. Loney

    '92/'93 (BFA/MFA Dramatic Writing)

    Picture book DOUBLE BASS BLUES published by Random House Knopf, art by Rudy Gutierrez.

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    M. Parker Shippey

    (BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV)

    In an effort to reduce the environmental impact of the Motion Picture Industry, Parker founded the company, Shattered Prism™. The latest green endeavor for the company is a fleet of VOLTstack® Silent Solar Powered Generators.

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OCTOBER

10/22/2019 - 10/28/2019

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    Teresa Muller

    '17 (MFA, Dance)

    Collective Sweat Detroit is a non profit collective of movement artists interested in advancing the rigor and relevance of dance in Detroit. We offer weekly drop in classes, artist residency programs, community showings, and much more.

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  • American Beatbox in Brooklyn

    Jake Rich

    '12 (BFA, Dramatic Writing)

    The tenth annual American Beatbox Championships (produced by Jake Rich '12) is happening in Brooklyn November 8-10, 2019. The 3-day festival features the most inventive vocalists in the US and a lifetime achievement award presented to Doug E Fresh.

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10/15/2019 - 10/21/2019

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    Jason Scott

    '91 (BFA, Cinema Studies)

    First monograph published; "Everything But the Script" is a textbook for would-be industry professionals.

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  • Half Widow

    Julie Victor

    '85 (BFA, Film & TV)

    Julie Victor is the associate producer of this multiple award winning Kashmiri film, “Half Widow” now available to watch on Amazon Prime. The film has received Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Cinematography awards as well as winning People’s Choice award for Best Picture at SAIFF-South Asian International Film Festival in New York.

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10/8/2019 - 10/14/2019

  • Born Just Now

    Robert Adanto

    '94 (MFA, Grad Acting)

    Robert Adanto's Born Just Now, a film looking at the art and life of the Belgrade-based artist Marta Jovanović, was awarded Best Documentary at Arte NonStop Festival of Film and Art in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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  • Story Chen

    Story Chen

    '17 (BFA, Film & TV)

    Story Chen just got her first feature film financed. It about a Chinese girl who tries to explore her gender identity in a mental hospital in NY. It will be shooting in NY in Feb. 2020.

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    Molly Reisman

    '18 (MFA, Graduate Music Theatre Writing)

    Musical "Keaton and The Whale" holds FREE public reading at A.R.T./New York Theatres November 4th & 5th.

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  • Lilia Ziamou

    Lilia Ziamou

    '13 (MPS, ITP)

    You are Invited! Reception for Lilia Ziamou: body politic /bädē päl-tik/ @ NYU Kimmel Windows Gallery.

10/1/2019 - 10/8/2019

  • Joan Casali

    Joan Casali

    '84 (BFA, Film & TV)

    Joan started her own clothing company called Sweaty Tee. It makes sweat-wicking clothing that come with sweat-absorbing mini-towels to help get rid of annoying sweat during workouts. They are available online. Hopefully in retail stores soon.

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  • Carolina de' Castiglioni

    Carolina de' Castiglioni

    '19 (BFA, Drama)

    Carolina de’ Castiglioni makes her Off-off Broadway debut in FOUND at The Cell Theatre.

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  • "The Evolution of Song and Dance in Hindi Cinema"

    Ajay Gehlawat

    '00 (MA, Cinema Studies)

    Ajay Gehlawat recently published a co-edited volume, "The Evolution of Song and Dance in Hindi Cinema" (Routledge, 2019) and guest edited a special roundtable on Do the Right Thing at 30 for Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies.

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  • Alexandra Hsu

    Alexandra Hsu

    '16 (MFA, Grad Film)

    Alexandra Hsu is the Featured Artist in Film at this year's APAture Festival, a multidisciplinary arts festival, organized by San Francisco's Kearny Street Workshop. Her short films, "Sophie" (2nd Year Film) and "Our Way Home" will be screening at the Roxie.

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    Stuart Shapiro

    '08 (BFA, Film & TV)

    Stuart Shapiro is now director of marketing and communications at Duke University.

  • Gabriel Tolliver

    Gabriel Tolliver

    '93 (BFA, Film & TV), '99 (MPS ITP)

    2019 TELLY Award recipient for Season 1 Producer: Good Morning America's Robin Roberts Presents: Thriver Thursdays

SEPTEMBER

9/24/2019 - 9/30/2019

  • Stylebook

    Jessica Atkins

    '08 (BFA, Photography and Imaging)

    The closet management app Stylebook, which Jessica co-founded with her husband, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year! Over the years, the app has been covered by The New York Times, InStyle, Real Simple, The Today Show, Who What Wear and many more!

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  •  “Have A Seat — Chairs In Their Natural Habitat:  A Study in Pattern, Shape, and Color”

    Sol Fischler

    '77 (BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV)

    24 photos from Sol Fischler’s collection “Have A Seat — Chairs In Their Natural Habitat: A Study in Pattern, Shape, and Color” are on display in the Greenburgh Town Hall 2nd Floor Gallery, White Plains, NY through November 4th.

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  • PointePeople

    Paige Moudgil

    '11 (BFA, Dance)

    PointePeople is dedicated to building products and a community that educate, empower, and enrich dancers. Their first product, Pointe Paint, is a convenient, portable and water-based solution for dyeing pointe shoes. Check out their Instagram account!

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  • By the Book by Amanda Sellet '95

    Amanda Sellet

    '95 (MA, Cinema Studies)

    Amanda (Henry) Sellet's debut YA novel will be published May 12, 2020 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. BY THE BOOK: A NOVEL OF PROSE AND CONS is about a girl who culls lessons about life and love from 19th-century fiction, with mixed results.

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  • Cryptid

    Devin Shepherd

    '14 (BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV)

    Devin launched the fiction podcast, Cryptids. It's the first podcast from her production company Wild Obscura Films with her producing partner Nora Unkel ('14, BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV).

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    Brian Siedlecki

    '96 (BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV)

    Promoted to Coordinating Producer at Saturday Night Live

  • The Second Song by Marty Weiss '87

    Marty Weiss

    '87 (MFA, Film & TV)

    Martin Jay Weiss published a new thriller, FLAMINGO COAST, through Rare Bird Books, which will is a Amazon Kindle pick of the month for October 2019. This follows his acclaimed 2018 debut novel SECOND SON.

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  • "Fiction"

    Ezra Zonana

    '84 (BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV)

    Ezra published two stories this year: one in the forthcoming issue no. 64 of "Fiction", the City University of New York’s literary magazine, and one in "The Sun", a general interest magazine published out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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9/17/2019 - 9/23/2019

  • DRONE: a new multidisciplinary, ensemble theatre work

    Andrea Assaf

    '95/'00 (BFA Drama/MA Performance Studies)

    Andrea Assaf receives the prestigious National Theatre Project (NTP) grant from New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) to create DRONE: a new multidisciplinary, ensemble theatre work that will premiere in 2021.

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  • Sister Aimee

    Samantha Buck

    '97 (BFA, Drama)

    Samantha Buck's film SISTER AIMEE is coming out in theaters in NYC and LA on Sept 27! It drops digitally on Oct 1.

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  • The Terror: Infamy

    Kevin Estwick

    '11 (MA, Art & Public Policy)

    "Ridley Scott's The Terror: Infamy" for AMC, Certified Fresh, scored by Core Music Agency composer client Mark Korven, 9/8C (6pm PST). Catch up on AMC.com or AMC Premiere! Mark Korven also scored the features THE LIGHTHOUSE, THE WITCH, and IN THE TALL GRASS.

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  • Shook

    Jonathan Hurwitz

    '12 (BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV)

    Jonathan Hurwitz had the opportunity to write Disney Channel's first short-form series called "Shook," produced by Mark and Jay Duplass. It premieres on YouTube on Saturday, September 28, with a new episode being released every Saturday for 10 weeks.

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  • Liz Kerin '08

    Liz Kerin

    '08 (BFA, Dramatic Writing)

    Liz Kerin's fantasy thriller THE PHANTOM FOREST was recently published and is on sale now wherever books are sold. Pitched as PAN'S LABYRINTH meets THE HUNGER GAMES, librarians and book bloggers agree it's a "Must read for 2019!"

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    Malcolm Matusky

    '88 (BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV)

    In post-production on "DSLR-Dreams" a documentary series about a group of friends who want to be filmmakers later in life.

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  • Diary of Anne Frank LatinX

    Tracey Rooney

    '95 (BFA, Drama)

    Tracey is one of the producers of "The Diary of Anne Frank Latinx" & we are doing a few encore performances of the show in Los Angeles before we take it to Vancouver in November! Stan Zimmerman (director) & Aris Alvarado are also Tisch alumni!

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9/10/2019 - 9/16/2019

  • 'flight of Mexican carrier pigeon ornaments' by Steve Gentile

    Steven Gentile

    '86 (BFA, Film & TV)

    Steve's photo 'flight of Mexican carrier pigeon ornaments' is on view in the Griffin Museum of Photography's PRIMARY SOURCE group photo exhibit in Lafayette City Center Passageway Gallery, Boston, from Oct 1 2019 - Feb 25 2020. Juror: Paula Tognarelli.

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    Anna Hoffman

    '19 (MA, Cinema Studies)

    Currently Anna works as an Assistant Editor with Jarrett Creative, a reality TV production company. She is working on three shows now for Oxygen, Travel, and ID.

  • SHOT by Jeremy Kagan

    Jeremy Kagan

    '69 (MFA, Film & TV)

    Jeremy directed and produced the feature SHOT about gun violence in America and, as a full professor at USC, he has written an eTextbook.

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  • "The Story of Michael D. McCarty"

    Arielle Nobile

    '01 (BFA, Drama)

    Arielle's documentary film, "Belonging in the USA: The Story of Michael D. McCarty" won Best Documentary at Borderscene Film Festival & was also an official selection at the Pan African Film Fest, San Francisco Black Film Fest, Awareness Film Fest, and more.

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    Robert L. Smith

    '82 (MFA, Theatre Design)

    The second edition of Robert's "Introduction to Theatre" text, "Theatre: Its Nature, Its Variety, Its Development", was published in August, 2019.

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    Cara Winter

    '97 (BFA, Drama)

    Screenwriter Cara Winter has been signed by literary agent Adreana Robbins of Bohemia Group (LA) for Film/TV; Bohemia Group is currently representing Cara's award-winning original TV pilot "Twirl" about the quirky world of competitive baton twirling.

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  • Period House by Liz Zimmerman

    Liz Zimmerman

    '05 (BFA, Dramatic Writing)

    New play "Period House" produced by Liz Zimmerman in Philadelphia Fringe Festival 9/7 - 9/22

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9/4/2019 - 9/9/2019

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    Meron Langsner

    '00 (MA, Performance Studies)

    Meron was recently accepted to the second cohort of Southampton Art’s Audio Podcast Fellows.

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  • Holly LaRoche '18

    Holly LaRoche

    '18 (BFA, Dance)

    Dance Informa’s Holly LaRoche writes the series of articles "Things that Dancers are Good At.“ LaRoche’s own expertise in unusual, and highly impressive, dance gigs guides the discussion on how dancers can benefit from working outside of the box.

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  • Water Melts

    Lilian Mehrel

    '17 (MFA, Grad Film)

    WATER MELTS - a blue-hearted dark-humor love-story series -now released on the Tribeca Film Institute channel. Created by Lilian Mehrel & Mary Evangelista.

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  • Alice

    Barry Putt

    '04 (BFA, Dramatic Writing)

    "Alice: Life Behind the Counter in Mel's Greasy Spoon (A Guide to the Feature Film, the TV Series, and More)" by Barry M. Putt, Jr. published on 9/2/2019.

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    Kevin F. Story

    '18 (MA, Performance Studies)

    Kevin F. Story was just accepted into the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop as a composer.

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  • In Asian Spaces

    Shannon Sweeting

    '15 (BA, Cinema Studies)

    Shannon started a website called "In Asian Spaces". "In Asian Spaces" focuses on Japanese culture, animation, and pop-culture events such as comic conventions and their influence on American society.

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  • Michael Tabb

    Michael Tabb

    '94 (BFA, Drama)

    A decade-long WGA writer - repped by Authentic M - new program director of the Nashville Film Institute - author of Prewriting Your Screenplay (recently released by Routledge, America’s #1 textbook publisher) - cast in 4 SAG films in the last 6 months.

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  • Head Count

    Nick Wright

    '13 (BFA, Film &TV)

    "Head Count", an indie/suspense thriller edited by Tisch alum Nick Garnham Wright, is set to release on Netflix on 9/13 (Friday the 13th).

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8/27/2019 - 9/3/2019

  • Warriors by James L. Barry

    James L. Barry

    '02 (BFA, Film & TV)

    A box set of the collected Warriors Graphic Novels illustrated by James L. Barry was recently released by Harper Collins. He is currently working on a new Warriors graphic novel to be released next summer.

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  • Chance of Showers by Julie Craig

    Julie Craig

    '05 (BFA, Drama)

    Julie's short film CHANCE OF SHOWERS screens in LA on Sat Sept 7th at 1:30pm as an Official Selection and Semi Finalist of the Burbank International Film Festival. This is a 100% female film! She co-wrote, produced, and star in it. Come support women in film!

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    Joanne Feinberg

    '83 (BFA, Cinema Studies)

    The Big Sky Film Institute is pleased to welcome Joanne Feinberg as the Guest Programming Director of the 2020 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. She is joining the institute to helm the selection process for the 17th annual event.

  • Little Sister Grimm

    Kris Fleerackers

    '86 (MA, Performance Studies)

    Little Sister Grimm is a solo puppet show based on the lives of the family Grimm and on one classic fairy tale from the Grimm's famous collection in its original, unedited form. The production touches on themes of reading and writing as empowering activities.

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  • Alt-Right

    Adam Lough

    '01 (BFA, Film & TV)

    ALT-RIGHT: AGE OF RAGE, a feature length documentary in which Adam embedded himself for a year and a half with the Alt-Right and ANTIFA movements, is now playing on Netflix and BBC.

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  • Ryan Lowe

    Ryan Lowe

    '19 (BFA, Drama)

    Ryan will be performing as Lulu in Cabaret with the Gallery Players in Park Slope! The show runs September 7-29. Tickets can purchased below.

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  • Anjul Nigam

    Anjul Nigam

    '88 (BFA, Drama)

    Writer/Actor/Producer on GROWING UP SMITH (2017 theatrical release; TIME's "Pick of the Week"); Producer on BAYOU CAVIAR (2018 theatrical release; director/star Cuba Gooding Jr and Richard Dreyfuss); Producer with Alec Baldwin on CROWN VIC (Nov 2019)

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  • Light of Dying

    Michelle Reynoso

    '93 (BFA, Drama)

    A deadly past. An unruly power. Two worlds colliding. BERGENFIELD, NJ (August 13, 2019)—Caterpillar & Gypsy Moth Press announced today the release of the highly anticipated sequel, THE LIGHT OF THE DYING by Michelle Reynoso.

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  • Promoster

    Joseph Serino

    '94 (MPS, ITP)

    Inventor and Founder of Promoster.com is commercializing an augmented reality patent allowing advertisers to share interactive offers through "The Poster You Do!"

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  • Power Chord by Isabelle Van Vleet

    Isabelle Van Vleet

    '14 (BFA, Drama)

    Isabelle Van Vleet helped compose the music for and acted in the Amazon Prime/Dolby Soho featured musical film “Power Chord”. Directed by Alessandro Chille.

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  • Sarah Zeitler, daughters and dog, Casper

    Sarah Zeitler

    '00 (BFA, Drama)

    Sarah Zeitler was recently elevated to the role of General Manager of Systems Installations at WorldStage Inc. In addition, she continues to serve as Director of Product Development, which encompasses custom hardware and software solutions for live events, permanent media installations, and more. Sarah and her daughters reside in Lancaster PA. This summer, they expanded their family to include Casper, a wonderful 7-year-old rescue dog.

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8/20/2019 - 8/26/2019

  • Sophie Last Seen

    Marlene Adelstein

    '79 (BFA, Film & TV)

    Marlene's debut novel, "Sophie Last Seen", was recently published by Red Adept Publishing. The mystery/thriller became a USA Today Bestseller.

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  • "The Stinky & Dirty Show"

    James Hereth

    '91 (BFA, Film & TV)

    James has most recently written three episodes for season two of Amazon Prime's "The Stinky & Dirty Show," Executive Produced by fellow Tisch alumni, Guy Toubes.

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  • "Dorothy Never Got Down Like This"

    Erin Hunsader

    '12 (MFA, Graduate Musical Theatre Writing)

    Erin Hunsader’s book "Dorothy Never Got Down Like This" was published recently. It is a funny memoir about her move from Appleton to the Big Apple in which she compares herself to Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

  • Family of Numbers

    Jacqueline Krull

    '12 (MFA, Graduate Musical Theatre Writing)

    FAMILY BY NUMBERS play: First Prize, Theatre Odyssey's Play Festival; Audience Choice Award, S. Baldwin Play Festival. Productions/readings: Theatre Three, Magnolia Arts Center, Artists’ Exchange, Gulfport Players, Bismarck Play Festival, Lowell Arts.

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    Jennifer McGrath

    '03 (BFA, Drama)

    Jen recently relocated to Memphis, Tennessee to become the Vice President of Education and Community Engagement at the Orpheum Theatre Group.

  • 1/2 New Year

    Georgia Menides

    '97 (BFA, Dramatic Writing)

    The indie comedy Georgia wrote, "1/2 New Year" will be releasing on Sept 10th on all VOD platforms. This award winning film is about a group of friends who bond together to support each other after a traumatic incident at their annual 1/2 New Year Party.

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    John Pope

    '17 (BFA, Drama)

    Worked with Oscar Nominee/Tony Winner Judd Hirsch in upcoming film "A Deadly Legend"

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  • American Moor

    Kim Weild

    '87 (BFA, Drama)

    "American Moor" written by Keith Hamilton Cobb and directed by Kim Weild begins previews August 27th at Cherry Lane Theatre. It is being presented by Red Bull Theater and produced by Evangeline Morphos.

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8/12 - 8/19

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    Betsy Aidem

    '79 (BFA, Drama)

    Will be appearing as the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet at Chicago Shakes Fall of '19.

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    Tracy Boulian

    '05 (BFA, DPI)

    Tracy Boulian and her partner have been selected as one of Luerzer's Archive's 200 Best Advertising Photographers. Every couple of years, Luerzer's Archive selects a group of some of the most talented advertising photographers in the industry.

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  • Amanda Broomell '02

    Amanda Broomell

    '02 (BFA, Drama)

    MANDY PICKS A HUSBAND plays at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe through Saturday 17 August at 12:15. It’s a 60-minute autobiographical traumedy about her quest to find The One. Location: 19 North Bridge (Hilton Hotel).

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  • Tim Cummings

    Tim Cummings

    '95 (BFA, Drama)

    Tim recently completed the 4-month, sold-out run of the west-coast premiere of Michael McKeever's "Daniel's Husband" at The Fountain Theater in LA, for which he received the award for Best Performance in a Play from StageSceneLA.

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  • The Value of Moscow

    Amy Dellagiarino

    '06 (BFA, Drama)

    Hot on the heels of a 2019 Stage Raw nomination for Best Playwriting, my dark comedy "The Value of Moscow" has just been published by Stage Rights. This 3F, 2M comedy of Chekhovian proportions was hailed as “marvelously witty” by the LA Times.

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    Trevor Hayward

    '93 (BFA, Dramatic Writing)

    Trevor optioned a book entitled "No One Left Behind" which he will develop into a feature screenplay based on the true story of Navy pilot Scott Speicher shot down in first Iraq war.

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    Mitchell Levin

    '84 (MFA, Dramatic Writing)

    After working as senior story analyst for DreamWorks for 20 years, Mithcell is consulting with writers independently at ScriptsRX25.com

  • Recovery

    John Liang

    '07 (BFA, Film & TV)

    The new horror film from writer-director John Liang, RECOVERY, is now available for purchase on DVD and streaming platforms in the United States and Canada.

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  • Banking District

    Stéphane Mitchell

    '93 (BFA, Film & TV)

    Stephane Mitchell is a screenwriter working in Switzerland. Cocreator and headwriter of Banking District, a 6x52’ Swiss TV series. Season 1 is on MHZ now. Second season coming in Spring 2020.

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    Mauricio Osaki

    '13 (MFA, Film & TV)

    The Paths of My Father, Mauricio's thesis script and first feature film is heading to San Sebastián Film Festival -Works in Progress

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  • Celine Rosenthal

    Celine Rosenthal

    '06 (BFA, Drama)

    Entering her second year as Associate Artistic Director at Asolo Repertory Theatre, this season Celine will be also be directing The Lifespan of A Fact at Asolo, as well as Trayf by Lindsay Joelle at New Repertory Theatre in Boston.

  • Kings of the Earth

    Chris Stanton

    '93 (BFA, Dramatic Writing)

    Chris' first novel "Kings of the Earth" is now available in paperback and Kindle!

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  • Michelangelo Antonioni: Ambiguity in the Modernist Cinema

    Frank Tomasulo

    '73 (MA, Cinema Studies)

    Frank P. Tomasulo, Ph.D. published a book, Michelangelo Antonioni: Ambiguity and the Modernist Cinema (Lamert Academic Publishers, 2019).

  • Period House

    Liz Zimmerman

    '05 (BFA, Dramatic Writing)

    New play "Period House" produced by Liz Zimmerman in Philadelphia Fringe Festival 9/7 - 9/22

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