Q&A with Screenwriter Ben Robbins
The Department of Performing and Media Arts welcomes Ben Robbins, a screenwriter for film and television and head of The Nantucket-based Screenwriters' Colony, on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the Film Forum at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, 430 College Ave.
Q&A with This American Life Producer Alissa Shipp
The Department of Performing and Media Arts welcomes Alissa Shipp, producer of WBEZ’s This American Life, on March 6, 2014 at 4:30 pm in the Film Forum at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, 430 College Ave.
Heermans-McCalmon Staged Readings March 7
The Heermans-McCalmon staged readings and award ceremony will take place on Friday, March 7, 2014, followed by a panel discussion and
In the Middle of the Night
The Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University is pleased to announce an original physical comedy piece, In the Middle of the Night, directed by Associate Professor Beth F. Milles and inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s film One AM.
PMA Senior Ryan Larkin to be published in Film Matters
A paper written by Ryan Larkin ‘14, a student in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, has been selected for publication in Film Matters Magazine.
PMA Alum Wins ATHE/KCACTF Teaching Award
PMA alum Jimmy Noriega, PhD ‘11, is the recipient of the annual ATHE/KCACTF Prize for Teaching Innovation for his demonstrated ability to discover new pathways for student success in the field of theatre.
Assistant PMA Professor JP Sniadecki to screen films in LA
Assistant PMA Professor JP Sniadecki will be screening some of his films over several days in Los Angeles next week. Read on for more info.
Auditions for In the Middle of the Night Feb 3
Auditions for the original play In the Middle of the Night, directed by Associate
Professor Beth F. Milles with visiting lecturer Jeff Guyton will take place Monday February 3, 7:00pm in the Flex Theatre, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, 430 College Ave. Read on for more info...
Heermans-McCalmon Winners Announced
The 2014 winners of the Heermans-McCalmon Dramatic Writing competition are announced!
Internship Opportunity Information Sessions: Cornell in Hollywood
Want to work in Hollywood this summer? Read on for more information!
William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus
Titus Andronicus is one of Shakespeare’s earliest, and bloodiest plays: a revenge tragedy styled after the popular works of the time. Set in a politically turbulent Rome, the story is the fictional account of a deadly rivalry between the families of General Titus Andronicus and Tamora, Queen of the Goths, set into motion by the ritual sacrifice of her eldest son. With over fifteen murders and other atrocities, the play fell out of favor with audiences for about three hundred years leading up to and during the Victorian Era, due to its perceived excesses. New scholarship and a resurgence in performance in the latter part of the twentieth century have solidified its place as a thrilling, if infamous entry in Shakespeare’s canon.
Auditions and Tech Crew Opportunities at the Schwartz!
Two opportunities are coming up at the Schwartz! Auditions and information session on tech crew opportunities.
PMA Introduces New YouTube Channel
The Department of Performing and Media Arts is pleased to announce our new YouTube channel with three videos from the "Ten-Minute Playfest," coordinated by Sarah Byrne '15. More to be added soon!
Cornell PMA Postdoc wins award for dance research
The Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS) announced in November that PMA Postdoctoral Fellow J. Lorenzo Perillo received the esteemed Gertrude Lippincott Award. The Lippincott is awarded annually to the best English-language article published in dance studies. Named in honor of its donor, a dedicated teacher of modern dance in the Midwest and mentor for many students, it was established to recognize excellence in the field of dance scholarship.
Centrally Isolated Film Fest Winners Announced
The Department of Performing and Media Arts’ inaugural Centrally
Isolated Film Festival (CIFF), coordinated by Elizabeth Brooks ’14, took
place at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts on November 22 and
23, 2013. The festival screened student work from regional colleges and
offered awards for best film and best screenplay.
A Lie of the Mind
The Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University is proud to announce the theatrical production of A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shephard, directed by Jesse Turk (‘14), with assistant director Janice Park (‘14), under the mentorship of associate professor Beth Milles and professor David Feldshuh.
PMA Professor co-authors Norton Anthology of Drama
J. Ellen Gainor, a professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, has co-authored the Second Edition of The Norton Anthology of Drama. The anthology comprises a collection of the most respected works of theatre throughout the ages, from Aeschylus’s Agamemnon to Edward Albee’s The Goat.
Gruesome Playground Injuries
Lavender Hill: A Love Story
There are two upcoming opportunities to see Austin Bunn's short documentary "Lavender Hill: A Love Story" based on a gay and lesbian commune near Ithaca, NY.