Patrick Wilson (A ’95) visited Late Night with Seth Meyers to promote his new movie, Space Station 76 (also starring fellow-alum, Matt Bomer). After talking about the movie, Wilson goes on to give a shout out to the School of Drama and puts on his best Pittsburgh “yinzer” accent for Seth. Watch the video here.
A factual depiction of science may not often appear in Hollywood films, but graduate students from Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama’s dramatic writing program have been tasked with challenging the status quo. “The drive is to get real science into a screenplay,” Peter Cooke OAM, head of the School of Drama explains. Students, drama faculty and six scientists gathered on Tuesday, Sept. 23 for the annual Sloan Symposium, which
Marc Janowitz’ work has been experienced in concert venues worldwide, in theater and on television. His experience ranges from live concert touring to musical theater. He’s worked with artist including My Morning Jacket, The Lumineers, Mosters of Folk, Fun., TV on the Radio, Girl Talk and The Decemberists. He also worked on the design team for Blue Man Group for nearly a decade. On Sept. 21, Janowitz conducted a one
This fall, catch some of your favorite Carnegie Mellon University alumni on television during prime time. Among the newest faces to the small screen is Tony Award®-winning actress Patina Miller(A’06) who will be joined by Geoffrey Arend and Corey Cott (A’12) on the set of “Madam Secretary.” The drama follows female Secretary of State Elizabeth Faulkner McCord (Tea Leoni) as she tries to balance her personal and professional life. Several
Performance and visual artist Julia Scher turned the idea of the guest lecture on its head when she qualified the artistic makeup of the Sept. 10 art talk at the School of Drama. “This presentation will be a combination lecture, performance, fifties comedy sketch and retaliatory word arrangement in order to get you angry, or excited, or bored about something,” Scher said. Professor Lawrence “Larry” Shea invited Ms. Scher to
School of Drama alumnus Zachary Quinto (A ’99) is set to star alongside Mary-Louise Parker and Peter Sarsgaard in The Slap, an eight-part miniseries about what happens when you slap another person’s child. For Quinto’s part, he will be playing the slapper. Entertainment Weekly writes: Quinto has signed on as Harry, the slapper. From the official description: ‘Married, with a 15-year-old son, he is a mechanic/dealer specializing in expensive European
WESA, Pittsburgh’s local NPR affiliate featured School of Drama alumna Erika Strasburg for their series on people making a difference in the Steel City: “Erika Strasburg, a singer/actress and graduate from CMU drama school, has used her talent to comfort the children at Children’s Hospital, where she volunteers every week to go room to room dressed as a Disney princess. It may be Belle, Ariel or Rapunzel, but to dress
Neal Dodson (Actor ’00), principal at Before the Door, a production company based in Los Angeles, returned to Pittsburgh for the premier of The Chair, a reality series based on producing two movies in the Steel City. The show airs on the Starz network on Saturdays at 10PM. Dodson joined Don Wadsworth’s Business of the Business class Thursday afternoon to share his journey from an acting major at the School
Theatre Communications Group will honor School of Drama alumnus and lighting designer Jules Fisher at their annual gala in November. The dinner in New York brings attention to organizations and artists who have been positively impacted by the services provided by TCG, whose mission is “To strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre.” Fisher’s career has garnered nine Tony Awards since his graduation in 1960, several of which
Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama was featured prominently in the Fall 2014 issue of Shady Ave magazine. The story, “Live and on Stage” by Mary Gilbert detailed the active theatre scene in Pittsburgh’s East End. Following is an excerpt from the article. Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama Now in its centennial year, the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama—the oldest degree-granting drama program in the United States—was recently
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