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The Centrally Isolated Film Festival Seeks Submissions

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The Department of Performing and Media Arts is proud to announce its second Centrally Isolated Film Festival and is seeking submissions from college students in central New York. We welcome any narrative, documentary or experimental films produced during a student’s undergraduate or graduate career at a central New York college or university.

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Matias Pineiro, an Argentinian Director, to visit PMA and Cornell Cinema


Matias Pineiro, an Argentinian Director, will give a talk entitled “Channeling Shakespeare in a Bohemian Buenos Aires on Wednesday October 15 at 4:30pm in the Film Forum, at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts 430 College Ave. Later that evening the public is invited to a screening of his film VIOLA at 7:15pm at Cornell Cinema in Willard Straight Hall.

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The Mineola Twins comes to Cornell

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The Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University is pleased to present The Mineola Twins, a play by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel (MA ’76).Ms. Vogel will also visit Cornell on October 24.

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Messenger Lecture Series with David Román


David Román is Professor of English with a joint appointment in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity. Cornell University is pleased to welcome him as the Messenger Lecture for Fall, 2014.

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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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Ten-Minute Playfest Opens Wednesday


The Ten-Minute Playfest brings nearly forty graduate and undergraduate students together to create a dynamic evening of ten-minute plays written, directed, produced, and performed by students.

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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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Scott Brown "The Promiscuous Critic"

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Scott Brown recently received the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. Formerly the lead drama critic for New York Magazine, Scott is also an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. He visited PMA on September 22.

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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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