Student essays win Carlson awards
The Department of Performing and Media Arts recently awarded two students with the 2013 Marvin Carlson Awards for Best Student Essays in Theatre or Performance.
Civic Ensemble presents "Parent Stories"
A new theatre company co-founded by PMA visiting lecturer Sarah K. Chalmers will present its first production May 31-June 1.
edgeofthegorge spring show!!!
A new faculty/student/community dance, theatre and multimedia company, edgeofthegorge, will showcase some of its developing work during concerts at the Schwartz Center May 11 and 12 at 6 and 8 p.m. each night.
Sub Basement cinema presents ...
Cornell's Department of Performing and Media Arts and "Sub Basement Cinema" celebrate the hard work and creativity of students in the intro, intermediate and advanced film classes with an end of semester screening of film projects.
PMA wins grant from Academy for internships
Students pursuing careers in the film industry through Cornell’s Department of Performing and Media Arts will have help with internships through a $5,000 grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The grant will help pay for living and travel expenses for film students participating in motion picture industry internship programs, including the Cornell in Hollywood 2013 summer internship program.
Melancholy Play takes on love from all angles
Students from the Department of Performing and Media Arts will present Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce April 19-20 in the Black Box Theater at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, 430 College Ave.
Dance Festival explores risks in the arts
Faculty and student dancers, actors and choreographers from Cornell and Ithaca College will show off new work during the 2013 Locally Grown Dance Festival, which focuses on the theme “Cultivating Risks.” The festival, sponsored by Cornell’s Department of Performing and Media Arts, will take place May 1, 2 and 4 at Cornell’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, 430 College Ave.
Geraniums sprout @ The Schwartz
An installation and performance event involving 200 red geraniums is starting to take shape at the Schwartz Center.
New PMA faculty member screens film
Filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki, who will join Cornell’s Department of Performing and Media Arts as an assistant professor in the fall, spent two years getting to know Sara, Luis and the other 200 or so residents of Willets Point for his film, which screened March 26 at Cornell Cinema.
Mother of Exiles explores violence, immigration
Mother of Exiles/Madre de Migrantes, written by Latina playwright Elaine Romero, tells the story of Ivy League educated teacher Madga Andrews and her troubled classroom on the Arizona/Mexico border. Armed by the state and under pressure, Andrews uses a gun to teach her students about American civics.
Stratford wins Knight Institute award
Aoise Stratford, doctoral student in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, was honored recently as a winner of the Award for Writing Exercises from the Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines.
Filmmaker knows life behind the lens
Filmmaker/director Spencer Gillis and his director of photography Ludovic Littee shared their experiences with film students at the Schwartz Center and at Becker House on March 12.
Warner's book wins ATHE award
Acts of Gaiety: LGBT Performance and the Politics of Pleasure, by Sara Warner, associate professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award.
Announcing our 2013-14 season!Shakespeare, Shepard and new initiatives will highlight the 2013-14 season at the Schwartz Center and offer more opportunities than ever for student involvement!
Audition, get involved in our 2013-14 season!
Earn class credit! Express your creativity! Be part of a production at the Schwartz Center!
PMA prof to judge Korean film fest
Film professor Don Fredericksen is one of five actors, directors and scholars chosen to judge the 14th Jeonju International Film Festival in Korea.
Prof's movie picked up at Sundance
Cornell Assistant Professor Austin Bunn’s movie, “Kill Your Darlings” was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics during the Sundance Film Festival last week and is tentatively scheduled for release sometime this fall.
A PEOPLE offers magical, lyrical journey
A People, written by Lauren Feldman ’01, delves into the
history of the Jewish people and translates it into magical stories
embracing all cultures. Using love stories, comic vignettes and vivid
imagery, Feldman shares what it means to be part of a family and part of
a cultural history. The play will be performed Feb. 15-16 and 22-23 at the Schwartz Center.
Find your favorite class here at PMA!
The Department of Performing and Media Arts has a bevy of new classes to pique your interests -- visit our course catalog page to see them all!
Hear our award-winning student writers Friday!
Jacob Thompson ’13 and Theodore Wolf ’13 were honored as first-place winners in the Heermans-McCalmon Dramatic Writing Contest in Cornell’s Department of Performing and Media Arts.
PMA grad receives essay award
Diana Looser, Theatre Arts PhD recipient, was recently named the winner of the Gerald Kahan Younger Scholars Award from the American Society for Theatre Research for “A Piece ‘More Curious Than All the Rest’: Re-Encountering Pre-Colonial Pacific Island Theatre, 1769-1855,” published in Theatre Journal in 2011.
Student films screened Sunday
Student films from Introduction to Filmmaking will be shown during a screening 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at Cornell Cinema.
Students show off skills during concert!
Join us on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 4:30 for a free concert by the Yardvarks!
Professor's film chosen for Sundance
A movie written by Cornell Assistant Professor Austin Bunn has been chosen by the Sundance Institute for its 2013 Sundance Film Festival in January.
Characters welcome in new PMA course
In a Schwartz Center design studio, students are dreaming up goblins, mischievous children and mesmerizing mermaids, then making these characters come alive on paper.