Highlighted Events

Cinema Studies: History of Tisch, Round Table Discussions, and Networking Lunch

Saturday, October 24, 2015
721 Broadway, 6th Floor
Michelson Theatre

Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing: Meet the Chair

Saturday, October 24, 2015
721 Broadway, 7th Floor

Join Terry Curtis Fox for an informal event to chat, answer questions, and pour a glass of wine. Terry will share alumni initiatives the department will roll out this academic year, specifically designed to give recent graduates help and guidance in their first years after DDW as well as create a means of having those with more experience reach out and connect with our more recent grads.

Photography & Imaging: Alumni State of the Art(s) Symposium

Saturday, October 24, 2015
5:30 — 7:30 PM
721 Broadway, Room 804

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Tisch School of the Arts, on October 24th, the Department of Photography and Imaging will be hosting the first of a series of alumni panels addressing professional careers and the future of our evolving field.

Pharrell Williams: In Conversation



Monday, October 26, 2015
7:30 PM
Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St.

Art & Public Policy: The Art of Justice: Articulating an Ethos and Aesthetic of the Movement


The Art of Justice

The Art of Justice

Sunday, November 7, 2015

8:30AM - 9:15AM Registration
9:30AM - 8:30PM Conference

NYU Silver Center
31 Washington Place, 1st Floor

A One-Day Conference co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Public Policy, the Institute of African American Affairs at NYU and the Caribbean Cultural Center-African Diaspora Institute.

The Art of Justice: Articulating an Ethos and Aesthetic of the Movement conference will present the ideas, and aesthetics of those earlier movements, that include the Black Arts, Nuyorican, Art Workers Coalition and more, honoring and guided by the first hand voices documenting their actual experiences. There will be an emphasis on group discussion and audience participation. The essential themes to be discussed are: the universality of the struggle for justice and the art that served it; the continuity of the struggle with others like the Negritude Movement, the Harlem Renaissance, Marcus Garvey’s and the UNIA, and the Hon. Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam; the celebration of historic activist, including Marcus Garvey, Carlos Cooks, Elombe Brath, Amiri Baraka, Mario Bauzá, Frank ‘Machito’ Grillo, Tito Puente, Asadata Dafora, Pearl Primus, Katherine Dunham, Diego Rivera, Baba Osergiman, Nana Yao Opare Dinizulu, Babatunje Olatunji, Syvilla Fort, Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln, Sun Ra, Nina Simone, Fred Ho, Pete Seeger and others; the reassessment of current movements such as Nuyorican Poets Cafe, La Raza, American Indian Movement, the Asian Arts Movement and the Guerrilla Girls.

Naming of Fifth Floor Theater Ceremony

111 2nd Avenue
Fifth Floor Theater

The Fifth Floor Theater at 111 2nd Avenue will be renamed after Billy Crystal's father, Jack Crystal.

Form in Question: Ensemble - Improvisation - Performance

January 14-17, 2016
111 2nd Avenue

Form in Question (FiQ) will bring together diverse disciplinary perspectives to examine concepts of ensemble, improvisation and choreography; to generate new thinking and language around collective performance; and to initiate conversation across the spectrum of ensemble practices. Read more

Photography and Imaging: Black Portraiture[s] II: Revisited

February 19-20
40 Washington Sq. South
Vanderbilt Hall - Tishman Auditorium

This two-day event reconstructs a selection of panels from the most recent conference in the series held at Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy here at New York University's Washington Square campus.  

Department of Drama: Studio Swap

February 24, 2016

The Studio Swap celebrates the diversity of training options in the Department of Drama. It is an opportunity for our students to come together as a community of emerging artists, and learn--in a single day--about the methodologies and histories that make us who we are.

The day begins with a panel discussion in which advanced students from each of our ten studios discuss what makes their studio distinctive. Advisors will be present (but not faculty or studio heads) to help facilitate a free and open discussion.

Following the morning panel, all of the studios will open their doors to the entire Drama Community. The studios will schedule four 90-minute sessions during the course of the day designed to offer a sense of the studio's ethos and/or training. This can range from a drop-in class, to a class observation, to a tour of the facilities. Through an on-line sign up system, students will select up to four sessions to attend, with ample travel time between sessions. They will be given a Drama Passport which will be stamped at each Studio. At the end of the day, students will have had multiple opportunities to join with students from several different studios to learn more about each other. This is a CLOSED event.

Department of Performance Studies: Blur and Breathe Books: A Lecture by Fred Moten

February 24, 2016 at 6pm
NYU Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center
100 Washington Sq. East

The Department of Performance Studies would like to welcome you to a lecture by Fred Moten. This event is the first annual José Esteban Muñoz Memorial Lecture, and is a part of the Tisch 50th anniversary celebrations. Fred Moten is author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (University of Minnesota Press), Hughson’s Tavern(Leon Works), B. Jenkins (Duke University Press), The Feel Trio (Letter Machine Editions) and co-author, with Stefano Harney, of The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (Minor Compositions/Autonomedia). His current projects include two critical texts,consent not to be a single being (forthcoming from Duke University Press) and Animechanical Flesh, which extend his study of black art and social life, and a new collection of poems, The Little Edges.

March 25-26, 2016
Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor

A two-day mini-festival celebrating Asian women filmmakers’ contribution to world cinema, featuring Yu-shan Huang (Taiwan), Soyoung Kim (South Korea) and Rubaiyat Hossain (Bangladesh). All three filmmakers are current or former NYU Cinema Studies students.  



Monday, March 28, 2016

The Double Man -an impression of WH Auden — directed by Ed Thomason with Mark Wing-Davey as Auden. More details coming soon.



Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7pm
Location: Cantor Film Center
Join us for an Advance Screening of YOSEMITE starring James Franco. Q&A to follow with Writer/Director (& NYU Alum) Gabrielle Demeestere, moderated by Prof. John Tintori with more to follow.


If you are not an NYU student, you will be given a seat only after all NYU community members are seated.


All The Kids are Doing it

New Studio on Broadway: Music Theater & Acting
April 8 - 17, 2016

A contemporary, pop-rock musical set in a private university. Emmy Adams, an ambitious senior and aspiring writer, is desperate to prove she has what it takes to get published. Hungry for cutting edge material , Emmy becomes recklessly involved with a fraternity and her choices lead to a senior year she never imagined. Book & Lyrics by Kate Thomas, Music by Joey Contreras.