Highlights: Fall 2018

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018

Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni crushed it this year! Check out some of their honors, awards and achievements below.

Institute of Performing Arts

Art & Public Policy

Professor Anna Deavere Smith’s play, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, was ranked as the ninth “Best American Play in the Last 25 Years" by the New York Times

Antonio Ayala received an Emmy Award for his work as a producer on the video series, Estación Mi Gente

Marjuan Canady released the third book in her children’s series, Callaloo: The Trickster & The Magic Quilt

Professor Kathy Engel gave the opening keynote at the Herstory Freedom Forum

Marjuan Canady was a featured author at the 2018 Miami Book Fair in the Caribbean Reads’ “Adventures for Kids” presentation

Alumni Esther Chang and Noelle Ghoussaini have collaborated on a theatrical experience called, A Skate Play, at Skateqilya Skatepark in Jayyous, Palestine

Dr. Hentyle Yapp performed in the re-staging of THEM at Performance Space NY

Grace Aneiza Ali received the 2018 New York University’s Provost's Fellowship

Performance artist and professor Karen Finley has released her newest book, Grabbing Pussy

Dr. Ella Shohat was celebrated in a series of events by the Middle East Centre at Oxford University

Professor Dr. Laura Harris has released a new book, Experiments in Exile: C. L. R. James, Hélio Oiticica, and the Aesthetic Sociality of Blackness

Ikram Lakhddhar opened an exhibition, Trespassing Liquid Highways, at Gallery 102 in Washington D.C.

Professor Hentyle Yapp participated in Franklin Furnace: Performance & Politics, presented by Franklin Furnace Archive and The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at NYU

Kathy Engel's poem, August Letter to a Poet, is featured in an issue of the Roots and Resistance Journal titled, “Interconnection"


Associate Arts Professor Pamela Pietro performed in Danspace

NYU Tisch Dance was ranked as the #1 College Dance Program in 2018-2019 by OnStage Blog

Student Aliza Russell won the Princess Grace Award, and was featured in Washington Square News

Rashaun Mitchell, Tisch Dance's Assistant Arts Professor and Associate Chairperson, collaborated with Silas Riener to create a new work entitled SWITCH as part of NY Quadrille

Dance BFA students Savannah Gaillard, Sarina Alexia Gonzalez, Amanda Rose Labuda, Rachel Lee, Taina Lyons, Lexi Martinez, Moeka Minami, Ida Obediente, Isabella Pete, Taylor Stansfield, Orina Siphanoum, Clairisa Patton, Jordan Wynn, Makenna Isabel Wolff, and Riana Pellicane-Hart performed in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! at St. Ann’s Warehouse

Visiting Dance professor, Patricia Beaman, received a resident fellowship at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU

MFA alumnus Kyle Abraham of Abraham.in.Motion received the 2018 Princess Grace Statue Award

Design for Stage & Film

Clint Ramos '97 was nominated for a Tony award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for the play, Once on this Island

Greg Barnes '83 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for his work in, Mean Girls

David Zinn '91 won a Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for his work in, SpongeBob SquarePants

Christine Jones '92 won a Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for designing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


Moises Kaufman’s play, The Laramie Project, was ranked as the 17th “Best American Play in the Last 25 Years" by the New York Times

Critics are raving about the feel-good movie of the summer, Hearts Beat Loud, produced by Tisch alumnus, David Bernon

Tisch Drama announced that renowned actor, writer, producer, and Tisch alumnus, J. Kyle Manzay, was chosen as the department’s resident artist

Drama alumna Jaclyn Backhaus (’08) won this year's Horton Foote Prize for her play, India Pale Ale

Tisch Drama welcomed Mia Katigbak, co-founder and Artistic Producing Director of the National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO), as the curator of its annual Festival of Voices

Professor Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew was honored with the Henry Hewes Design Award for her lighting designs in the musical KPOP

For a special "Back to School" feature, recent Tony Award winner and Tisch alum, Ari’el Stachel, gave Frank DiLella (host of NY1's On Stage), a special tour of his alma mater

Student Karishma Bhagani traveled to Uganda to direct in the Uganda National Theatre

Chair Ruben Polendo’s theatre company, Theatre Mitu, was highlighted in the New York Times

Taylor Daniels was selected to play the part of George Eacker in the Broadway production, Hamilton

Alumna Rachel Brosnahan was recognized in Forbes: “30 under 30”, in the “Celebrities” category

Alumni Corey Camperchioli, Rachel Brosnahan, and Michael Ratner were all recognized in Forbes: “30 under 30”, in the field of “Hollywood & Entertainment”

Graduate Acting

Associate Chair Laurence Maslon released his new book, Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America

Alumna Dina Shihabi was profiled in Elle Magazine, as well as in an AOL Build video interview

Corey Stoll ’03 spoke with The Daily Beast about his roles on The Romanoffs and First Man

Carvens Lissaint joined the cast of the Pulitzer Prize-Winning musical, Hamilton, as George Washington

Jeff Wise ‘09 directed Happy Birthday, Wanda June, featuring alumni Matt Harrington '09, Kareem Lucas '13, and Kate MacCluggage '07 in a Wheelhouse Theater Company production

Oscar winner and alumnus Mahershala Ali starred in Peter Farrelly's, Green Book, alongside Viggo Mortensen

Graduate Musical Theatre Writing

GMTW collaborated with Brooklyn Museum to present 11 mini-operas

For their 2017-2018 “Mainstage Production”, 11th Hour Theatre Company premiered, Big Red Sun, by Alumna Georgia Stitt

Alumni Timothy Huang, who wrote KOI STORY, and Helen Park, who composed the music for BAKED GOODS, were featured in the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Ars Nova presented TnT: Igniting the Future, which showcased songs from four musicals created by the 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant-winning duo and alumni Ty Defoe and Tidtaya Sinutoke

Alumnus Mark Allen’s score for the new Broadway musical, GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, will be recorded for the original Broadway cast album, produced by Sh-K-Boom Records

How To Break, by GMTW alumni Aaron Jafferies and Rebecca Hart was selected for The New Victory Theatre Labworks

Alumni Gordon Leary & Julia Meinwald held the world premiere of their new musical, THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD at Diversionary Theatre in San Diego

SMALL TOWN STORY: A Musical About a Musical That Rocked a Community, co-written by alumna Brandon James Gwinn was presented in a concert at Feinstein's/54 Below

Two new musicals, HANSEL AND GRETL AND HEIDI AND GUNTER and THE HOMEFRONT, which were both written by alumni, were featured at the 18th annual Festival of New Musicals at Village Theatre in Issaquah, Washington

BE MORE CHILL, a new musical by alumni Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz, transferred from the Off-Broadway Pershing Square Signature Center, to the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway

Two faculty members, Deborah Brevoort and Fred Carl, traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to lead a new musical theatre workshop initiative

Alumnus Mark Allen opened his new musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre

THE RIVER IS ME, by alumna Sukari Jones, and GUN AND POWDER, by alumni Ross Baum & Angelica Chéri, were selected for the 2018 NAMT Conference

Alumni Daniel F. Levin & Jonathan Portera received a staged reading of their musical, TO PAINT THE EARTH, and it was selected for Aria Entertainment’s Festival of New Music Theatre: From Page to Stage

Alumnus Paul Castles will compose the music for a new play by Hansol Jung entitled WILD GOOSE DREAMS (Among the Dead)

Ryan Scott Oliver presented an evening of brand-new songs from his provocative new pop-rock musical-in-progress, Three Points of Contact, at NYC's esteemed cabaret and supper club Feinstein's/54 Below

RED EMMA & THE MAD MONK was presented at The Tank in NYC as part of Ladyfest, after it sold-out at Ars Nova's ANT Fest last June

Performance Studies

Interim Poetry and Poetics recently published an issue on The Body, featuring the works of the following Performance Studies students and alumni: Manion Kuhn (BA' 19), Diego Christian Saldana (MA' 17), Jeongyun Lee (MA '17), and Zhen Cheng (MA '17). This issue is also edited by Performance Studies alum Autumn Widdoes (MA ’07)

MA Candidate Ivan Espinosa's most recent essay "Landscapes and the Living" was published in NYU's Center for Experimental Humanities journal,"Caustic Frolic"

Associate Professor Barbara Browning is the recipient of the Lambda Literary Award in the “Bisexual Fiction” category for her novel, The Gift

B.A. Candidate Akeem Muhammad presented research from his capstone project at "The Convening on the Commons" during the "Queens International 2018: Volumes" event at the Queens Museum

B.A. candidate Lisa Mordkovich served as the assistant producer in Tisch New Theatre’s, Next To Normal

Visiting scholar, Rodrigo Fischer’s latest show, The Other Shadow, premiered at Dixon Place

Alumnus Joshua Chambers-Letson's latest book, After the Party: A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life is now available

Alumna Erin B. Mee (MA '97 and PhD '04) will be remounting, Café Play, her site-specific play at the historic Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village

Alumna Jessica Nydia Pabón-Colón's latest book, Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora is now available

Chair Andre Lepecki recently hosted a talk for the recent publication Is the Living Body the Last Thing Left Alive?: The New Performance Turn, Its Histories and Its Institutions

Ph.D. Candidate Kristen Holfeuer presented I'll Find You, a new work co-created with Matthew Keyes, at Korean International Duo Performance Arts Festival in Seoul, South Korea

The Citizens Journal is a civic engagement magazine that was founded by Performance Studies B.A. candidate Akeem Muhammad and published by the student-run organization, Citizens Press Institute

Shane Vogel (PHD ’04) launched a new book, Stolen Time: Black Fade Performance and the Calypso Craze

B.A. candidate Akeem Muhammad presented  research from his capstone project at the “Action: Arrest" conference at King’s College London

Kay Turner performed in Otherwise: Queer Scholarship into Song

Jeongyn Lee performed Lost and Found Underground at the Downtown Community Television Center

Alumnus Ethan Philbrick (M.A. '12, Ph.D. ’18) began a new position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Performance Studies and Theatre History at Muhlenberg College

Bya Braga, Performance Studies visiting scholar, performed in It Takes Two to Tangle at Dixon Place

Open Arts

A short comedy film, St. Joseph, which co-stars faculty member Angela Pietropinto was screened as part of the Cutting Room FIlm Festival

Adjunct professor Lizzie Olesker’s new documentary, The Washing Society, which she co-directed with Lynne Sachs, had a special two night event at Anthology Film Archives

Adjunct professor Anthony Weintraub’s new film, Bel Canto, which he co-produced and co-wrote, was screened at Cinema Village, and is also available to stream online through iTunes and Amazon

Adjunct Instructor Nathalie Handal’s poem "Lady Liberty" is on display in the Poetry In Motion At 25 exhibit at Grand Central

The New York Times recently reviewed the  MOMA exhibit, Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done, in which Open Arts faculty member Pat Hoffbauer was performing

Faculty member Danielle Russo opened her new show, Sentinel, at the Brooklyn Historical Society on September 14th

Distinguished teacher Rob Benevides accepted a new role in Undergraduate Film & Television as Area Head of Special FX Makeup

Adjunct instructor Sheldon Woodbury has had short stories published in Ancient Ones II, Indiana Horror Review 2018, and Surreal Nightmares II

Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television

Cinema Studies

The Library of Congress announced that the Pratt Institute, in collaboration with MIAP, will oversee the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education  Program

MIAP received a grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation for $314,100 in support of the Regional Media Legacies project

Elena Gorfinkle ’07 was awarded a 2018 Arts Writer Grant by the Andy Warhol Foundation to support her book Aesthetic Strike: Cinemas of Exhaustion

Associate Professor Ed Guerrero sat down with Dr. Angela Davis to discuss her talk, “Politics & Aesthetics in the Era of Black Lives Matter” for the Skirball Talks series on November 5

Assistant professor Laura Harris’ released her book Experiments in Exile: C. L. R. James, Hélio Oiticica, and the Aesthetic Sociality of Blackness

Erica Titkemeyer ’13,Project Director and AV Conservator of the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina, was awarded a $1.75 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to continue AV preservation for UNC Special Collections and regional archives across the state

Rita & Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing

Professor Gordon Farrell debuted his plays The Life Span of a Fact at Studio 54

Graduate student Michael Allen Harris' play, Kingdom, is now published through Stage Rights, and won the Lorraine Hansberry (Best Writing of a Play) Award at the 2018 Black Theatre Alliance Awards

Charlie Gershman’s play, Free & Proud went from a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe to London's King's Head Theatre, and was also published by Oberon Books

Professor Lucas Hnath, discussed art and style in Esquire magazine

Stacey Rose and Cerstin Johnson were named the Sundance Institute 2018 Theatre Lab Fellows

Kris Diaz’s play, The Elabroate Entrance of Chad Deity, was ranked as the 25th “Best American Play in the Last 25 Years" by the New York Times

Alumna Anne Washburn’s play, Mr. Burns, a Post Electric Play, was ranked #4 by the New York Times

Adjunct Faculty and Alumna Jeffrey Stanley received a Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship to travel to Kolkata, India

Itamar Moses, won a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for, The Band's Visit

Faculty member Ian Ellis James who directed, La MaMa, has received a 2018 Regional Theatre Tony Award

Faculty member Suzan-Lori Parks’ play, Topdog/Underdog, was named by The New York Times as the “#1 play written in the twenty-five years since Angels in America”

Alumna Annie Baker’s play, The Flick, was ranked #3 by the New York Times

Alumnus Kenneth Lonergan’s play, This Is Our Youth, was ranked as the 12th “Best American Play in the Last 25 Years" by the New York Times

Alumnus Rajiv Joseph won the 2018 Best New American Play Obie for Describe the Night

Graduate Film

Won't You Be My Neighbor?, produced by student Nicholas Ma, is now the top-grossing biodoc

Thesis student Elegance Bratton sat down with The New York Times to discuss his current ballroom documentary series, My House, on Viceland

Professor Tatjana Krstevski was the Director of Photography for, The Load (Teret), which screened at Cannes' Director’s Fortnight. She was then interviewed by ARRI NEWS to discuss her film

Alumni Stacey Rose and Cerstin Johnson were named the Sundance Institute 2018 Theatre Fellows

Faculty member and this year's David Payne Carter Teaching Award Recipient Gail Segal, has been selected for the 2018 IRIS/NYWIFT Writer's Lab

Alumna Debra Granik's film, Leave No Trace, was nominated for Best Feature, Best Director, and Best Female Supporting at the Independent Spirit Awards

Alumna Tamara Jenkins's feature, Private Life, picked up nominations for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Female at the Independent Spirit Awards

Renaldo Marcus Green's film, Monsters And Men, as well as László Nemes' film, Sunset, were included in the Special Presentations at the Toronto Film Festival

Imogen Thomas’, Emu Runner, Ash Mayfair's The Third Wife, and Sameh Zoabi’s, Tel Aviv on Fire, screened in the Discover section at the Toronto Film Festival

Tukei Muhumuza’s, Facing North (Bukiikakkono), and A.V. Rockwell’s, Feathers, were a part of the International Short Cuts at the Toronto Film Festival

Ian Harnarine's film, Caroni, was included in the Short Cuts at the Toronto Film Festival

Sara Colangelo's film, The Kindergarten Teacher, was part of the Gala Presentations at the Toronto Film Festival

Student Art Parnitudom shot the short film, Time to Go, premiered on November 23rd at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton, Massachusetts

Thesis student Nicholas Ma produced the film, Wont You Be My Neighbor?, which received a nomination for Best Documentary at the Independent Spirit Awards

Thesis students Laurel Parmet, Sontenish Myers and Nick Colia each took home awards at the Palm Springs International ShortFest

Alumni Lisa Robinson, Christine Swanson, and Heather Jack have been selected to be a part of the inaugural class of NBC’s, Female Forward, Director's Initiative

Alumni Mary Evangelista and Sara Shaw were amongst the winners at this year's Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival

Alumnus Kevin Wilson, Jr. was awarded the BAFTA Student Film Award for Live Action for his Academy Award-nominated short, My Nephew Emmett

Alumna Abigail Prade’s thesis film, Future Perfect, was included in the The 71st Locarno Film Festival

Alumna Shevaun Mizrahi's new documentary and first feature film, Distant Constellation, premiered at the Metrograph in NYC

Alumna Chloé Zhao’s, The Rider, was nominated for a Gotham Award for Best Feature

Professor, Tony Jannelli was Director of Photography on, Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murry

Saba Riazi was featured in the Filmmakers of Tomorrow section at the 45th Telluride Film Festival, with two films, a short entitled, The Wind Is Blowing On My Street, and a feature film, Ice Cream

My Nephew Emmett, by alumnus Kevin Wilson Jr, played in the Filmmakers of Tomorrow: Student Prints section at the 45th Telluride Film Festival

Thesis student Jisun Jamie Kim's second year film, A Year, was screened in the Filmmakers of Tomorrow: Student Prints section at the 45th Telluride Film Festival

Alumnus Omar Zúñiga produced the film Too Late to Die Young, which was selected for the Main Slate at the New York Film Festival

Thesis student Raven Jackson won the New Orleans Film Festival pitch contest, South Pitch. Her project, all dirt roads taste of salt, won the Narrative Open-Call section of the contest

Alumna Chloé Zhao's feature film, The Rider, has been nominated for a British Independent Film Award

Alumnus Mamadou Dia was selected as a recipient of the Hubert Bals Fund, which is a part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam

Alfonso Herrera Salcedo, a third year student in Graduate Film, was awarded the prestigious Kodak Vision Award

Alumnus Cary Fukunaga was recently profiled by the New York Times Magazine about his new show Maniac

Nettles, a film directed by thesis student Raven Jackson, has been selected for the San Sebastian International Film Festival Nest program

Alumna Laura Moss has been selected to direct,  After Birth, a film from Fangoria that is a loose adaptation of the classic Frankenstein story

Alumni Tamara Jenkins and Debra Granik received a Bonnie Award, which "recognizes female directors with a remarkable body of work that demonstrates their uniqueness of vision and groundbreaking approach to film.”

Alumna Elif Eda Tartar's short film, Void, was selected for the 2018 Tirana International Film Fesitval (TIFF)

Alumni Jomo Fray and Charlotte Wells were both chosen to be on 25 New Faces in Independent Film 2018 by Filmmaker Magazine

Alumnus Reinaldo Marcus Green's film, Monsters and Men, played in theaters nationwide on October 5

Alumna Brittany "B. Monet" Fennell was one of six selected from the Ghetto Film School to be a part of a development program with Women in Film, LA

Alumna Marian Mathias was selected for the 2018 Cinéfondation Cannes Residency

Professor Kasi Lemmons is set to direct Harriet, a biopic about Harriet Tubman from Focus Features

Professor Spike Lee's film, BlacKkKlansman, received a Gotham Award nomination for Best Actor for Adam Driver

Alumna Debra Granik's film, Leave No Trace, received two Gotham Award Acting nominations, for Best Actor and Breakthrough Actor

Alumna Jess de la Merced was selected to participate in Paul Feig's new program that supports up and coming female directors

Alumna Chloé Zhao is set to direct the new Marvel film, The Eternals

Thesis student Jacqueline Christy has cast Miriam Shor as the lead in her thesis film, Magic Hour

Cary Fukunaga has been tapped to direct the newest James Bond film in the franchise

A.B. Shawky’s thesis film, Yomeddine, was selected as the official Egyptian entry for foreign language film at the Academy Awards

Won't You Be My Neighbor?, a documentary produced by thesis student Nicholas Ma, about the life of Mr. Rogers, received a Gotham Award nomination for Best Documentary

Alumna Tamara Jenkins received a Gotham Award nomination for Best Screenplay for her script, Private Life

Alumnus Josef Kubota Wladyka has been selected to direct the first episode of Season 2 of AMC's horror anthology series, The Terror

Alumna Danielle Lessovitz’s finished her first feature film, Port Authority

Four Alumni were chosen for Tribeca Film Institute’s Through Her Lens Program. These alumni include Francesca Mirabella, Jennifer Suhr, Shruti Ganguly, Maryam Keshavarz

Professor Sameh Zoabi has signed distribution deals with companies in the U.S. and Europe for his film, Tel Aviv on Fire

Rezwan Shahriar Sumit's feature project, The Salt in Our Waters // Nonajoler Kabbo, recently won the Centre National du Cinéma (CNC)’s Aide aux cinémas du monde

Undergraduate Film & Television

Alumna Chelsea Odufu won a position as the chief digital nomad of Fiverr, and made it into Forbes

Adjunct professor, Jeff Scher, won an Emmy for his animation work in The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm

Professor Rick Litvin (producer) and Instrutor Jeff Scher (animator) had their video, The President Sang Amazing Grace, mentioned in the NY Times Daily Briefing

Alumnus Tyler Mitchell, is the first black photographer to shoot a cover for Vogue in the magazine’s 126-year history

Faculty member Chitra Neogy’s recently published novel, Blood Words A Warrior’s Walk, is now an audiobook

Faculty Marco William's doc, Crafting an Echo, had it's World Premiere on Nov. 14th at DOC NYC

John M. Davis ’87 was nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Sound Editing For a Limited Series, Movie or Special for his work in Fahrenheit 451

Eric Becker ’04 and Shaun Harkins ’81 were nominated for Emmy awards in the category of Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For a Limited Series, Movie or Special for their work on Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, The Oscars, and the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

James Anderson ’81 was nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Writing For a Variety Sieries for his work on Saturday Night Live

Ben Kutchins ’00 was nominated for two Emmy awards in the category of Outstanding Cinemtography For A Single-Camera Series for his work in Ozark and The Toll

Recent grad, Yusuf Kapadia, was named a Sundance Fellow

Tyler Mitchell ’17 (BFA, Film & Television) was recognized in Forbes: “30 Under 30” in the field of Art & Style

Rick McGuinness ‘82 was nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Lighting Design/Direction For a Variety Sieries for his work on Saturday Night Live

Howard Lee ‘88 and Anna Pousho ‘95 were nominated an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Structured Reality Program for their work on Who Do You Think You Are?

Sam Email ‘98 was nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within a Scripted Program for his work on Mr. Robot

Brian A. Kates ‘94 was nominated for two Emmy awards in the category of Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For a Comedy Series for his work in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Pilot

The audiobook of professor Chitra Neogy’s, Blood Words: A Warrior’s Walk, launched at the NYU Bookstore on November 28

Stephanie Gibbons ‘89 was nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series for her work on The Americans: The Final Season

Justin Wilkes ‘92 was nominated an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special for his work on The Fourth Estate

Justin Wilkes ‘96 was nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Informational Series or Special for his work on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman

Christopher Collins ‘92 was nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Informational Series or Special for his work on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

The UGFTV Advanced TV Production, SALAZAR, won laurels as the winner in the Topshorts Film Festival

Diamantino, co-directed by alums Daniel Schmidt & Gabriel Abrantes, was announced as the winner of the annual Critics Week sidebar at Cannes

Mikey Buckholtz ‘12 was nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for producing The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

David Minkowski ‘99 was nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Limited Series for co-producing Genius: Picasso

Johnathan Krise ’00 was nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for executive producing Portlandia

Brian Siedlecki ‘96 was nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Variety Talk Series for co-producing Saturday Night Live

Chris Voss ‘09 was nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for co-executive producing Saturday Night Live

Eliana Ritts won the Documentary award at the 2018 Sight and Sound Viewers Choice Awards for her work, Empire Skate: The Birthplace of Roller Disco

E. Max Frye ’85 was nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Limited Series for executive producing The Alienist

Tiffany Chung ‘08 was nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Drama Series for co-producing Westworld

Shukree Tilghman ‘01 was nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Drama Series for co-producing This Is Us

Reed Morano ‘01 was nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Drama Series for executive producing The Handmaid’s Tale

Greg Spence ‘88 was nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Drama Series for producing Game Of Thrones

Delaney Matthews won the Filmmaking award at the 2018 Sight and Sound Viewers Choice Awards for Alone

Magnus Sundberg won the Studio award at the 2018 Sight and Sound Viewers Choice Awards for Puppet Barber & Friends

Institute of Emerging Media

Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music

ReMu alum Mack Keane performed his rendition of Cranes In The Sky, by Solange on MTV 'Cover Sessions'

ReMu alum Ada performed her rendition of New Rules, by Dua Lipa on MTV 'Cover Sessions'

Clive Davis made it onto Billboard’s 2018 Top Music Business Schools list


ITP alumni Sebastián Morales and Tiri Kananuruk were interviewed in Medium by ITP alum and Adjunct Faculty Member Taeyooon Choi

ITP student Ari Melenciano, who created Afrotectopia received the NYU Nia Award

Alumna Camille Utterback's project, Precarious which is featured in the National Portrait Gallery has been profiled in an article by The Washington Post

Alum Paul Berry was interviewed by CNN Tech on embracing gender fluidity

Alums Deqing Sun and Peiqi Su's installation, ioNature: Wheat Field, was announced as 1 of 2 honorees in the category of ART EXHIBITION/INSTALLATION at NYCxDESIGN Awards

ITP alumna Diana Freed’s collaborative research appeared on Vox and is presented at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

Diana Freed (ITP '15) received a special recognition in the area of Diversity and Inclusion at this year’s ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing(CSCW), for serving under-represented and marginalized communities

Alumni Zach Lieberman and MolMol Kuo were profiled by National Geographic for their smartphone AR work

Professor Danny Rozin has his wooden mirror in the exhibition, Innovation as Artistic Technique, in the State Hermitage Museum in Russia

Alumna Amy Khoshbin performed a new short piece called, You Never Know, with Laurie Berg and friends on the main stage of the Whitney Museum for the launch of VECTOR Artist Journal #8

Alumni Renata Gaui and Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya presented their work at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center and gave a workshop on Weaving and Coding at the Currents New Media Festival, both in New Mexico

Alumnus and Faculty Member Gabe Barcia Colombo's AR exhibition was profiled in CNet

Alumni Ann Poochareon and Mark Argo were profiled in Futurpreneur Canada

A number of ITP Alumni were featured in the NEON Show in Brooklyn, which closed November 18th

ITP’s new online journal, Adjacent, recently launched Issue No. 4

Alumnus Ralph Borland was profiled in The Culture Trip

Faculty Member Allison Parrish has published her latest book, Articulations, as reported in Rhizome

Alumni Mathura Govinarajan and Esther Hersh were featured on NYU's Entrepreneurial Institute Blog

Sean Kim 18’, completed the Dalai Lama Fellowship and became a lifelong fellow

Alumnus Marco Guarino opened a show called, Liminal Instruments: An Interactive Exhibition on the Present and Future of Music Technology

Alumni Rena Anakwe, Joelle Fleurantin and current student Barak Chamo were profiled in Medium by ITP Alum Amelia Winger-Bearskin

Alumnus Donny Tsang shared tips for styling and editing food photography with Vulture Video

Alumna Nicole He was profiled in Forbes

This New Media Arts exhibit featured ITP artists and projects, including: Alejandro Matamala, Ari Melenciano, Cris Valenzuela, Runway ML, Sharon Lee de la Cruz, Sofía Luisa and Tortilla Stories

Alumnus Noah Waxman, the founder of Cactus, worked with Mount Sinai to design Lab 100, a new patient center which has redefined healthcare

Alumnus Sam Slover launched an iPhone app, Pinto

Faculty member Gabe Barcia-Colombo was featured in Adobe's Create Magazine

James Powderly ‘02 (director), Tim Stutts ‘08, Kojo Opuni ‘13, Fang-Yu Yang ‘14, and Isi Azu ‘15 launched Magic Leap

Student Joohyun Park, in collaboration with Dongphil Yoo, has won Honorable Mention at the 2018 IBD Awards for the project Timeline of the Far Future

Sharang Biswas's game, Feast, won the Dark Horse Award at Indiecade last year, and is on exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art

ITP’s “Faking the News”, was profiled in a Neimlab Article

Alumnus Yucef Merhi was appointed as the Inaugural Curator of Digital Collections at FIU

Danny Rozin opened a pop-up show entitled, Mirror Mirror, which features two of Rozin’s iconic interactive sculptures

Sharang Biswas presented, Roleplaying Romance, at the Game Devs of Color Expo

Faculty member Tom Igoe, and ITP Chair Dan O'Sullivan were profiled on Teachers Make a Difference by John J.T. Thompson

Faculty member Gabe Barcia-Colombo was featured in Adobe's Create Magazine

ITP's Adjacent launched it's 3rd issue, full of articles written by current ITP students and alumni

Alumnus Jason Krugman was featured in Wired - Always On with Perry Ellis

Alumnus Cristobal Valenzuela, had his work profiled in Motherboard by Vice

Alumna Jing Zhao was selected as one of the BBC's “100 Women of 2018”

ITP Camp was profiled in NYU Connect

Alumna Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya was profiled in Mythos

“The Humans of Tomorrow”, a group from ITP, designed and produced a 10,000 sq foot exhibit for Solutions Zone at the Coal+Ice climate exposition in San Francisco

Student Terrick Gutierrez has been asked to demo his project, Misunderstood, at the NYC MEDIA LAB 100 Demo Expo

Alumnus Or Fleisher's research paper on the 3D Reconstruction of History has been published in SIGGRAPH ’18

Alumnus Abhishek Singh was profiled by Buzzfeed

Adjunct professor Susan Meiselas was profiled in the New York Times. The piece covers her photography work, past and present

Students Daniel Castaño and Nathier Fernández were selected to be part of Artecámara; a section of the Artbo fair that features the work of young Colombian artists

Student Terrick Gutierrez was given a Creative Tech Award for his project, Misundersthood, at NYC Media Lab’s Annual Summit

Alumni Yasmin Elayat and Elie Zananiri won the Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary for their project, Zero Days VR

A number of ITP students and alumni presented works at the 2018 Maker Faire

Alumna Maja Petric has opened her installation, A Panorama of the Skies, at MadArt Studio

Students Terrick Gutierrez, Louise Lessel, Christina Hall, Amitabh Shrivastava, Jenna Xu, Mingna Li and Chengchao Zhu, Hayeon Hwang all presented work at the NYU Media Lab Summit

Alumnus James Clar opened a new solo exhibit called The World Never Ends

Alumnus Alexander Lee presented an art installation, NO’ANO’A, at Marisa Newman Projects

Alumna Teresita Cochran was profiled in WBUR 90.9, covering her work and upcoming projects

Student Shreiya Chowdhary gave a TEDx Talk: "Making Self-Doubt Your Superpower", at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India

Alumnus Jonah Brucker-Cohen was given the Creative Tech award for his project, Healing Destinations, at NYC Media Lab’s Annual Summit

Alumnus David Lobser recieved the XR award for his project, Cosmic Sugar, at NYC Media Lab’s Annual Summit

Alumni CHiKA, Hayeon Hwang, Tiri Kananuruk, Sebastian Morales, Michael Simpson, Yeseul Song, and David Temchulla joined the Mana Contemporary’s 2018–19 New Media Residents

Alumni Cristobal Valenzuela and Anastasis Germanidis’ project, Uncanny Road, was featured in Fast Company

Alumna and Research Resident Ari Melenciano presented her work at the EYEO Festival

Alumnus Nathaniel Stern released a new book, Ecological Aesthetics

Alumna Hayeon Hwang was awarded the Engineering Award for her project, Expressive Tactile Controls, at NYC Media Lab’s Annual Summit

Alumni Todd Bryant and Kat Sullivan received first prize for their project, Relevant Motion, at NYC Media Lab’s Annual Summit

Photography & Imaging

Alumnus Hank Willis Thomas received the National Endowment of the Arts grant

Carry Over: New Voices, from the Global African Diaspora, curated by DPI faculty member Kalia Brooks Nelson, was exhibited at Smack Mellon

Chair Deborah Willis was appointed as the Director of the Institute of African American Affairs

For Freedoms, the country's first ever artist-run super PAC, co-founded by Hank Willis Thomas '98, launched a campaign to commission political billboards in every state and was featured in the New York Times

Alumnus Richard Rinaldi’s, Touching Strangers, received a boost from actor and musician, Will Smith

Hyperallergic recently published an interview with DPI Chair Deborah Willis about her recent appointment as director of the NYU Institute of African American Affairs and the founding of the Center for Black Visual Culture

Chair Deborah Willis and alum Hank Willis Thomas were honored at the 2018 Aperture Foundation Gala

Alumna Julia Wang was awarded the Princeton In Asia Teaching Fellowship

Alumnus Anthony Tran was recently profiled in Profoto: Local Stories

Lili Kobielski '10 was selected as one of 18 artists featured in the exhibition, The Way Live Now, by the New York-based publisher and gallery Aperture

The Writing on the Wall, a collaborative installation between visual artist and alum of the Department of Photography and Imaging, Hank Willis Thomas ’98, and professor of John Jay College Baz Dreisinger, was awarded a $150,000 grant from the Agnes Gund Art for Justice Fund.

Professor Lorie Novak presented The Afterlife of Images at NYU Florence’s Villa La Pietra

The New York Times included alumni Emily Shur ('98) and Hank Willis Thomas ('98) in a recent article examining the resurgence of Norman Rockwell's series of paintings depicting American civic life, Four Freedoms, on the occasion of its 75th Anniversary

Alumna Sara Macel was featured on NAT GEO TRAVEL for her work What Did The Deep Sea Say

The Toronto Star featured the work of professor Wafaa Bilal about his exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum

The International Center of Photography in NYC recently announced that alumna Ifétayo Adbus-Salam'06 would take over as Manager of Museum Education and Community Partnerships

WABC-TV New York City aired a feature on former Future Imagemakers student Aaron Philip, a Bronx teenager who is making waves on social media and in the fashion world as a disabled, black, trans model.

The New York Times included alumni Emily Shur '98 and Hank Willis Thomas '98 in a recent article examining the resurgence of Norman Rockwell's series of paintings depicting American civic life, Four Freedoms, on the occasion of its 75th Anniversary

Professor Lorie Novak presented The Afterlife of Images at NYU Florence’s Villa La Pietra

Alumna Colby Tarsitano was interviewed by LensCulture's Cat Lachowskyj about her work from Cuba, where she spent a semester her junior year

The SCAD Museum of Art presents, In the Present: Five Decades, by Professor Elaine Mayes exploring works that span 50 years of her career

Alumni Janna Ireland ’07 and Paul Mpagi Sepuya ’04 have artwork featured in the Aperture Magazine edition entitled Los Angeles

Alumna Monique Jaques '08 published Gaza Girls: Growing Up in the Gaza Strip, which caught the attention of Photojournalism Now, who interviewed her in an August feature

Alumna Nicole Fineman '08 received an Emmy in the Outstanding New Approaches: Current News category for her work as Graphics Producer on 10 Minutes. 12 Gunfire Bursts. 30 Videos. Mapping the Las Vegas Massacre

Alumnus David Gilbert opens his fourth solo show at Klaus von Nichtssagend

Time Magazine featured For Freedoms, by alumni Hank Willis Thomas '99 and Emily Shur '98. For Freedoms is a platform for creative civic engagement, discourse, and direct action

Alumna Bridgette Auger is the director of a new film entitled We Are Not Princesses, which screened at the Doc NYC Festival

Chair Deborah Willis was named to the Warhol Foundation board on October 9

Adjunct Professor Joseph Rodriguez, who photographed Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, has his work displayed in the exhibition cit.i.zen.ship: Reflections on Rights

Moore College of Art & Design awarded its 2018 Visionary Woman Awards to the art historian and Chair Deborah Willis, Ph.D

Alumna Sarah Wilson '00 received an Emmy in the Best Historical Documentary category for her work as Co-Director and Executive Producer for TOWER

Game Center

NYU Game Center held their 9th annual No Quarter Exhibition in Dumbo this past November 30th, where they premiered original work form 4 indie designers

A number of games from students, alumni, and faculty were selected for the IndieCade Festival 2018 in LA

Kate Smith, BFA '18, won the Find the Kind Prize at the IndieCade Festival, which explores the themes of kindness and empathy, for her Capstone game, I Was Here