How August Wilson’s words led an LA teen to Pittsburgh and CMU The excerpted article by Joshua Axelrod appears in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Full article is available here. August Wilson has opened quite a few doors for Gerardo Navarro. The 19-year-old Los Angeles native was a junior in high school when cameras began following him around as part of “Giving Voice,” a Netflix documentary about students in the 2018
The 2020 Henry Hewes Design Award Honors, recognizing artistry on the Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway stages for the 2019–2020 season, were celebrated at a virtual ceremony October 14 via Zoom by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and Illinois Theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. One of those nominated in the scenic design category was School of Drama faculty member Narelle Sissons for her work on playwright Stephen
A message from Dean Dan J. Martin: Celebrating Peter Cooke as he retires from Carnegie Mellon University Dear School of Drama community, Earlier this summer, I wrote to all of you to inform you that Peter Cooke, AM PhD, decided to step down as head of the School of Drama to resume his practice as a designer and consultant, and to continue teaching in international arts academies. Today, Peter formally
Exploring the Human Condition Two worlds colliding set CMU alumnus Dick Hughes on the path to a meaningful life By Pam Wigley Raised in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood in the 1950s, Dick Hughes (A 1966) didn’t venture far to attend college, choosing to major in drama at Carnegie Mellon University. After graduating in 1966, he went further afield to earn a Master of Fine Arts from Boston University. Soon, he found himself around
Dean Dan J. Martin Announces Interim Leadership at the School of Drama Dan J. Martin, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, announced the establishment of a four-person leadership team to support the School of Drama’s ongoing efforts to strengthen its position as an innovative, impactful and internationally prominent theatre school, and to invest more energy and effort into bringing greater justice and equity for every member of the Drama
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