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Jeanette Yew and Jian Jung have been named as grant recipients of the 2015 EDITH LUTYENS AND NORMAN BEL GEDDES FUND! 

The Play Company // Ludic Proxy

"Inspired by the horrific devastation of Japan following the 2011 earthquake,  Ludic Proxy by Aya Ogawa is a multi-lingual, multi-media play, which explores the tenuous line between memory, reality, and fantasy experienced through a lens of three narratives: Nostalgia, Virtual Reality, and The Future Age." 

Read more on the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council website.

Written & directed by Aya Ogawa
Video, lighting and technology design: Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
Set and props: Jian Jung

 

 

Mallory Catlett has been named by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts as one of their 2015 Grants to Artists recipients in the "Performance Art/Theatre" category.

 

 

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 Spooky Action Theatre // KWAIDEN
 
Directed by: Izumi Askizawa

 You can see a slideshow of images from the show here.

 Best Play by DC Theater Arts Best of 2014
 Best Director by DC Theater Arts Best of 2014
 Best 5 Plays of 2014 by Washington City Paper

 “Anyone interested in an amazing evening at the theater – an unusual one that is difficult to describe – must see KWAIDAN… The sensation of traveling to a mysterious place, half in light and half in shadow, and not fully a part of the physical world, is the reason to attend KWAIDAN. I almost believed that I, too, had left the earthly plane, along with the characters.” -Broadway World

 

 

 

This Was the End, a deconstruction of Chekov's Uncle Vanya devised and directed by Assistant Professor Mallory Catlett, has been featured in the April 2014 issue of American Theatre.  You can read it here:

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City Council Meeting, written and produced by Assistant Professor Mallory Catlett with Aaron Landsman, has had an introduction and its full script published in Yale Theater.

 

2013 MFA alumnus Cate Cammarata was appointed Assistant Dramaturg at Hamilton Dramaturgy. You can read the full announcement here.

 

Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew has been nominated in the 2013 New York Innovative Theatre Awards (NYITA) for "Outstanding Lighting Design" in recognition of her work on So Go the Ghosts of Mexico - part one at LaMaMa Experimental Theater Club!  You can read the full list of nominees here.  Keep an ear out for the NYITA 2013 winners in September!

 

Izumi Ashizawa Performance was featured in the Theatre Forum journal this past year:

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You can also view a video of the performance of Dreams in the Arms of the Binding Lady at the Kennedy Center here!

 

Margarita Espada was featured in the Long Island Newsday in 2010 for Teatro Yerbabruja's activist production of "Who Killed Marcelo Lucero".  You can read about her award here!

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What your faculty did this summer:

Izumi Ashizawa remounted "Mysterious Lake" at Long Island Children's Museum, was in on-going rehearsals for "Le Chemine des Reves" in Montreal, and served a guest tutor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Elizabeth Bojsza taught a workshop in Community Performance for the Pre-College Institute, and look forward to leading a similar workshop at the Stage The Change conference in November 

Mallory Catlett is working on: Circling the Center by Nene Humpphey to be performed on October 12, 13, and 14 in NYC and DECODER 2017 with text by William Burroughs to be performed December 3rd at La Mama in NYC.

Amy Cook finished her manuscript on casting and an essay on Shakespeare, language and cognition.

Steve Marsh worked with scientists across the country leading Improvisation workshops and Media training for the Alda Center in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Denver, at UC Santa Barbara, Cornell University and Cold Spring Harbor Labs. 

Deb Mayo acted in "After," a yet- to- be released web series written by and starring one of our graduates, Joshua Schubart. 

Ken Weitzman was  a writer-in-residence at the New Harmony Project where he developed two new plays and then co-lead a two-week workshop with playwright Naomi Iizuka at the Sewanee Writers Conference at the University of the South.

 

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