Student News: Paloma Sierra named Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County Paloma Sierra, MFA Dramatic Writing ‘21, was named Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County as part of City of Asylum’s first Poet Laureate Program. Inspired by the Laureate Fellowships at the Academy of American Poets, Paloma will be collaborating with City of Asylum to create free poetry programming during her term of service. Paloma’s achievement is of no surprise

CMU at the Drama Desk Awards The 65th annual Drama Desk Awards took place virtually on June 13 due to the ongoing pandemic.  The ceremony, which streamed on DramaDeskAwards.com, featured Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama alumni in numerous categories.  Among them were Leigh Silverman, nominated for Outstanding Director of a Musical for Soft Power and Peter Hylenski, who won Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical for Moulin Rouge! A

“I Will Prove You Wrong” School of Drama alumna Ming-Na Wen achieves her dream (and becomes a Disney Legend) By Pam Wigley It started with the Easter Bunny. Dressed as the holiday favorite, Ming-Na Wen started to take the stage at her third-grade play when she tripped and fell. The audience erupted into laughter. Some little girls would have been mortified. Wen, though, loved the reaction. The acting bug had

Dear School of Drama community, I write to bring you into the fold of outrage that I know you will all be feeling having witnessed the shocking racist actions of the police in Minneapolis with the death of George Floyd. The devastating treatment of Mr. Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, along with countless other members of our communities of color over the years, highlights yet again the unacceptable racism

CMU Elects 5 New Trustees, Including Entertainer Tamara Tunie By Jason Maderer Media Inquiries Award-winning actor, director and producer Tamara R. Tunie was unanimously elected to Carnegie Mellon University’s Board of Trustees at their most recent meeting on May 15. The 1981 alumna of Carnegie Mellon’s College of Fine Arts (CFA) is best known for her starring role as Dr. Melinda Warner in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and her longstanding character, Jessica

Chen-Wei Liao, MFA, was recently selected to join a group of early-career designers for a virtual commission co-curated by leading design practitioners, Clint Ramos and Cha See.  The commission, “DES19NED BY…,” was launched as part of the Movement Theater Company’s “1MOVE” program which will showcase designer-driven digital content created as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The completed content will be available for viewing on the Movement Theatre Company’s website

Please save the date for you, your friends, and families to attend an online MFA & BFA Drama Celebration of the Class of 2020!   CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STREAM