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10-Minute Playfest Submissions


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Heermans-McCalmon Staged Reading & Panel Discussion


The 2014 winners of the Heermans-McCalmon Dramatic Writing competition will participate in a Staged Reading and Panel Discussion on Feb 27.

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Transforming Destruction into Creativity

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Storm: A Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Project, commemorated the survivors of the super typhoon that made landfall Nov '13 and proved to be the most destructive storm to hit the Philippines in modern history.

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Be a part of something great: Audition for an upcoming show!
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 7PM

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An annual concert showcasing the work of automated lighting design, sound design, and video design students. Featuring local indie rock band, Spacetrain.

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Acting in Prison

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For the inmates of Auburn Maximum Security Prison, acting is not a recreational activity.

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15(1) EVENTS ~ Dec 9

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Presented by the students of Prof. Bruce Levitt's Solo Performance class. Not suitable for children under the age of 17.

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Centrally Isolated Film Festival Nov 21 & 22!

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The Centrally Isolated Film Festival will take place November 21 and 22 at Cornell University, featuring films from college students across the state of New York.

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Brinkema's "Violence and the Diagram (or, The Human Centipede)"


Eugenie Brinkema, from MIT, contemplates the figure of enchainment in one of the more graphic films of contemporary horror and exploitation cinema, Tom Six's The Human Centipede (2009).

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Alejandro L. Madrid Wins Award


Alejandro L. Madrid, Associate Professor in the Department of Music and a member of the theatre arts graduate faculty in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, was awarded the Robert M. Stevenson Award.

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Hollywood Talk w/ Alums Rosenthal & Clendenin


Two prominent alums working in Hollywood -- Lee Rosenthal and Bob Clendenin -- gave a talk on Thursday, November 13.

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The Women of Lockerbie


The Women of Lockerbie, a poetic drama, begins seven years after the crash of Pan Am 103, an act of terrorism that led to the loss of nearly 300 lives.

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TWO FOR THE SHOW: A Mini-Symposium on Broadway Revivals


"Two for the Show" is a mini symposium on broadway following the Messenger Lecture by David Román.

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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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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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Pulitzer Prize Winner Paula Vogel to Visit PMA


The Department of Performing and Media Arts is pleased to present Cornell alumna, playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel (M.A. '76), who will be part of a staged conversation with David Savran (Ph.D. '78), theatre scholar and Cornell alumnus.

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