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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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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.