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Alums Sam Gold and Madeline George among those honored for Pulitzer in Drama

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Sam Gold '00 directed Annie Baker's play "The Flick," this year's Pulitzer recipient, and Madeline George '96 was honored as a finalist for this year's Pulitzer in Drama for her play "The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence."

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Ten-Minute Playfest Fall 2014 Submissions Due April 30

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The Ten-Minute Play Festival wants you! Submissions due April 30, 2014!

This fall, the AGIT Theatre Company (Association of Grads in Theatre) and the department of Performing and Media Arts will bring graduate and undergraduate students together to create a festival of ten-minute plays written, directed, produced and performed by students. The show will have a two-week rehearsal period and three performances October 2-4, 2014 in the BlackBox Theater in the Schwartz Center.

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Mini Locally Grown Dance Festival

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The Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University is proud to announce the Mini Locally Grown Dance Festival, coordinated by professor Joyce Morgenroth with assistance from Olivia Powell ‘14.

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Playwright Bernstein '14 receives campus, national honors

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Danny Bernstein ’14, a composer, playwright, pianist, director and actor whose original musical, “Far From Canterbury,” premieres in April at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, has been recognized as a talent on the rise.

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Jesse Turk '14 Wins Drama Book Shop Award

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Jesse Turk ’14, a senior in the Department of Performing & Media Arts, has been awarded the 2014 Drama Book Shop Award. This honor, which acknowledges outstanding achievement in theatre, is presented annually to a senior who has been exceptionally active in the department throughout his or her undergraduate years.

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PMA Chair Amy Villarejo writes in memory of José Esteban Muñoz

PMA Chair Amy Villarejo wrote a piece for boundary2 in memory of José Esteban Muñoz, a scholar and colleague at NYU. A prolific author, editor, beloved teacher and mentor, and Professor of Performance Studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Cuban-born Muñoz made vibrant contributions to the intellectual life of our era and to the personal and professional lives of many individuals in our communities. Read Professor Villarejo's full piece here.

Locally Grown Dance Festival: Mid-Levels at Milstein Hall

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What does it mean to take a dance performance outside of the theater, to create a stage that is suddenly unbound, to have dancers occupy the vertical and layered planes and corridors of traffic in Milstein?

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In the Middle of the Night

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The Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University is pleased to announce an original physical comedy piece, In the Middle of the Night, directed by Associate Professor Beth F. Milles and inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s film One AM.

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TV studies scholar Lynne Joyrich comes to PMA

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Lynne Joyrich is Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. She'll be giving a lecture entitled ""Tubular Vision: The Ins and Outs of Television Studies" in the Schwartz Center.

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PMA Senior Ryan Larkin to be published in Film Matters

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A paper written by Ryan Larkin ‘14, a student in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, has been selected for publication in Film Matters Magazine.

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Screenwriter Q&A

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The Department of Performing and Media Arts welcomes Ben Robbins, a screenwriter for film and television and head of The Nantucket-based Screenwriters' Colony, on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the Film Forum at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, 430 College Ave.

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This American Life

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The Department of Performing and Media Arts welcomes Alissa Shipp, producer of WBEZ’s This American Life, on March 6, 2014 at 4:30 pm in the Film Forum at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, 430 College Ave.

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Heermans-McCalmon Staged Readings

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The Heermans-McCalmon staged readings and award ceremony will take place on Friday, March 7, 2014, followed by a panel discussion and reception.

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PMA Alum Wins Teaching Award

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PMA alum Jimmy Noriega, PhD ‘11, is the recipient of the annual ATHE/KCACTF Prize for Teaching Innovation for his demonstrated ability to discover new pathways for student success in the field of theatre.

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Assistant PMA Professor JP Sniadecki to screen films in LA

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Assistant PMA Professor JP Sniadecki will be screening some of his films over several days in Los Angeles next week. Read on for more info.

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Auditions for In the Middle of the Night Feb 3

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Auditions for the original play In the Middle of the Night, directed by Associate Professor Beth F. Milles with visiting lecturer Jeff Guyton will take place Monday February 3, 7:00pm in the Flex Theatre, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, 430 College Ave. Read on for more info...

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Heermans-McCalmon Winners Announced

The 2014 winners of the Heermans-McCalmon Dramatic Writing competition are announced!

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Internship Opportunity Information Sessions: Cornell in Hollywood

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Want to work in Hollywood this summer? Read on for more information!

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William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus

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Titus Andronicus is one of Shakespeare’s earliest, and bloodiest plays: a revenge tragedy styled after the popular works of the time. Set in a politically turbulent Rome, the story is the fictional account of a deadly rivalry between the families of General Titus Andronicus and Tamora, Queen of the Goths, set into motion by the ritual sacrifice of her eldest son. With over fifteen murders and other atrocities, the play fell out of favor with audiences for about three hundred years leading up to and during the Victorian Era, due to its perceived excesses. New scholarship and a resurgence in performance in the latter part of the twentieth century have solidified its place as a thrilling, if infamous entry in Shakespeare’s canon.

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Auditions and Tech Crew Opportunities at the Schwartz!

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Two opportunities are coming up at the Schwartz! Auditions and information session on tech crew opportunities.

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PMA's New YouTube Channel

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The Department of Performing and Media Arts is pleased to announce our new YouTube channel with three videos from the "Ten-Minute Playfest," coordinated by Sarah Byrne '15. More to be added soon!

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PMA Postdoc wins award

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The Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS) announced in November that PMA Postdoctoral Fellow J. Lorenzo Perillo received the esteemed Gertrude Lippincott Award. The Lippincott is awarded annually to the best English-language article published in dance studies. Named in honor of its donor, a dedicated teacher of modern dance in the Midwest and mentor for many students, it was established to recognize excellence in the field of dance scholarship.

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Centrally Isolated Film Fest Winners Announced

The Department of Performing and Media Arts’ inaugural Centrally Isolated Film Festival (CIFF), coordinated by Elizabeth Brooks ’14, took place at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts on November 22 and 23, 2013. The festival screened student work from regional colleges and offered awards for best film and best screenplay.

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A Lie of the Mind

The Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University is proud to announce the theatrical production of A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shephard, directed by Jesse Turk (‘14), with assistant director Janice Park (‘14), under the mentorship of associate professor Beth Milles and professor David Feldshuh.

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PMA Professor co-authors Norton Anthology of Drama

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J. Ellen Gainor, a professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, has co-authored the Second Edition of The Norton Anthology of Drama. The anthology comprises a collection of the most respected works of theatre throughout the ages, from Aeschylus’s Agamemnon to Edward Albee’s The Goat.

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Gruesome Playground Injuries

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