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Still Life: A New Play Reading

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The Department of Performing and Media Arts is pleased to present a new work by junior Anna Alison Brenner entitled Still Life: A New Play. The work is presented as a staged reading.

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Messenger Lecture Series with David Román


PMA is pleased to co-sponsor the Messenger Lecture Series with Professor David Román, Department of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.

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PMA Alumna receives Faculty Award


The School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut recently honored PMA alumna Lindsay Cummings (Ph.D. ’11).

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Professor J.P. Sniadecki premieres film at Locarno International Film Festival

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This past summer, PMA Professor J.P. Sniadecki received an exciting new research grant and traveled to Switzerland to premiere his new film, The Iron Ministry, at the prestigious Locarno International Film Festival.

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Scott Brown "The Promiscuous Critic"

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Late Night Series

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The Department of Performing and Media Arts is pleased to present the launch of the Late Night Series, a new series of short performance pieces in various stages of development.

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Chats in the Stacks Book Talk by Amy Villarejo

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Join us for a Chats in the Stacks book talk with our very own, Amy Villarejo, professor and chair in the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell.

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Tere O'Connor Dance


The Department of Performing and Media Arts is pleased to present the Tere O’Connor Dance Company with a presentation of “Cover Boy.”

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PMA Celebrates Cornell's Sesquicentennial with #150events

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PMA is pleased to announce an exciting season of theatre, film and dance for the 2014-15 academic year under the banner #150events, which is our contribution to the yearlong celebration of Cornell University’s sesquicentennial.

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PMA Town Hall Event

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Please join the Department of Performing and Media Arts in our Flexible Theatre on Friday, August 29 for a Town Hall meeting on our department.

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


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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Marvin Carlson Award Winner Announced


Nick Fesette, a first-year PhD student in the Department of Performing & Media Arts, has been awarded the 2014 Marvin Carlson Award for his essay titled, “Performance, Prison Strike, Zombie: Steve McQueen's Hunger and the ‘Reflection Machine.’”

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Playwright Bernstein '14 receives campus, national honors


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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Ten-Minute Playfest Fall 2014 Submissions Due April 30


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


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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Jesse Turk '14 Wins Drama Book Shop Award


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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