Tina Shackleford, assistant teaching professor of stage managment at the School of Drama published a feature article in the December issue of Stage Directions. The piece titled, “Transferable Skills” begins: “The art and craft of stage management involves a particular set of skills for success. Yet those qualities are not unique to theatre; in fact they are applicable to many careers beyond stage management. Although these abilities may seem second

Jeremy Frazier’s (A ’13) play about a group for transgender individuals that spirals out of control when the group’s faithful leader fails to show up will be presented as a staged reading at the Inkwell Theater Lab in Los Angeles, Dec. 15-17. Throughout the play, as the group struggles to function on its own, a new leader emerges and an empathy exercise leads to painful revelations about the member’s personal

“American culture is paradoxical. We seem to be increasingly health conscious and savvy, yet obesity numbers continue to rise. We seem to be striving toward a greener earth, yet gas prices continue to skyrocket. And more in the context of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama’s production of MilkMilkLemonade, we seem to be getting a more progressive society, yet we elected a heavily conservative Congress in the latest election. Everything

Telly Leung (A ’02) shared some insight into his work as an actor with Jim Gladstone of The Broadway Blog.  Of his time at the School of Drama, Leung says: “Making theater the center of his life rather than a sideline proved a bit of a shock for Leung, whose coming out process was tightly entwined with his college education. ‘My first year I got a C. I was used

Michelle Pilecki’s review of Trojan Women: A Love Story for Pittsburgh’s City Paper suggests that the actresses in the ensemble “do not merely shine, but are metaphorically on fire.” Read more of what she has to say here.

When Louis Henry Mitchell took the stage in Philip Chosky Theater, he was laughing. Naturally. The jovial creative director of character design for Sesame Workshop — the non-profit organization behind the 45-year-old hit children’s show “Sesame Street ” — was here to talk art, passion and puppets with drama students from CMU, Pitt and Point Park University. Mitchell has been working with Sesame Street since 1992, designing characters, directing photo

About Us We are Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama students committed to attending the 2015 Prague Quadrennial. We comprise a cross-section of graduate and undergraduate theater disciplines, with 35 students in design, directing, acting, dramaturgy, and production technology and management. The Prague Quadrennial The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space is a large festival of live performance and is akin to The Venice Biennale. Conceived during the Cold

School of Drama alumnus Yusuf Gatewood (’02) has been promoted to series regular on The CWs “The Originals.” The show is a spinoff of “The Vampire Diaries,” on which Gatewood plays Finn Mikaelson. Read more about this promotion here.

Ann Roth (A ’53) was profiled on CBS Sunday Morning for her decades-spanning career as a costume designer for the American stage and screen. Roth has costumed numerous productions, which have garnered her both an Academy Award (for The English Patient in 1997) and a Tony for 2013’s The Nance. The nominations are too frequent to count. The piece reads: “At age 83, Roth is known for getting it right.”