May 18 – 20, 2020

What is eShowcase?

eShowcase is an opportunity for the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and Industry Communities to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class of 2020.

These events will also be a forum for community dialogue. How do the adversity and challenges of this historical inflection point drive the creation of a future characterized by innovation, unbounded creativity and social change, and led by entrepreneurial artist/citizens?

A welcome from

PETER COOKE, Head Carnegie Mellon School of Drama

Greek plays are with us today because of the impact they have had on audiences throughout the past 2,500 years, and the need to tell and hear great stories. 2,500 years hence, I foresee that people will keep alive works inspired by the Coronavirus’ challenge to our 21st century way of life.

This E-Showcase is designed to build a bridge between the school and the profession in this period of national shutdown. While it will never supplant the face to face experience, I ask you to explore and enjoy the work of our graduating class. Their positive engagement during this historic pandemic has been a privilege to watch. I know that with the community behind them, the class of 2020 will grow, create and prosper.

The will of a community to bond together when challenged is predicated on its capacity to embrace empathy, generosity and solidarity. CMU Drama is just such a community.  Please support this new class of artists as they search for creative ways in which to explore our combined humanity.

Peter Cooke, AM PhD

Peter Cooke, AM PhD

Head, Carnegie Mellon School of Drama | Peter's Bio

Keynote Panel Discussion | May 18, 6:00 pm EDT

Creating a Culture of Abundance in a Time of Uncertainty and Transition

Moderated by Kim Weild

A lively and open discussion about what it means to be entrepreneurial in this history defining moment, finding opportunities in challenging times, and examining how adversity can drive a future of innovation, unbounded creativity and social change.

Panelists:

  • John Wells
  • Molly Smith Metzler
  • Sheldon Epps
  • Daniella Topol
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Keynote Panel Discussion | May 18, 7:00 pm EDT

A Conversation with Paula Wagner on The Future of the Entertainment Industry

Moderated by Peter Cooke, AM PhD

Noted producer Paula Wagner will provide insight to how she and others in the industry are moving forward during this unprecedented time.  What are the glimmers of hope in this new industry landscape?

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Industry Conversations

Moderated Conversations with Industry Professionals and students on a wide variety of topics
  • Abundance From Adversity
  • Commercial Ventures
  • Work for the Camera
  • Adjacent Opportunity
  • Themed Entertainment
  • Community Focus
  • Artist Entrepreneur
  • Out of the Box
  • Social Profit
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One-on-One Conversations

Schedule One-on-One conversations with students from our Design, Directing, Dramatic Writing, Dramaturgy and Production Technology and Management Options. Simply complete our brief “about you” form, select the student or students with whom you wish to meet, and hit "Let's Connect".  We will be in touch shortly.  That's it... happy connecting!

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New York Drama Alumni Clan Events

NYDAC Sponsored Events Including:

NEW YORK MINUTE 

Rapid fire conversations with industry professionals.

LIFE IN NEW YORK

Insider information on living in the Big Apple

CURATED, SPECIFIC DISCUSSIONS

Industry conversations around specific areas of interest.

West Coast Drama Alumni Clan Events

WCDAC Sponsored Events Including:

ORIENTATION

“Who, What, When, Where, Why”

LIFE IN LA

Practical Advice for What to Expect in Los Angeles…and in Life!

LA CONFIDENTIAL

Intimate Chats with Professionals in Your Field

GOLDEN STATE OF MIND

Choose Your Own Adventure and Sign Up for One of Four Special Topics

Join Us!

We hope you can join us to celebrate the connection, generosity and resilience of our unified community of industry professionals, alumni and educators, as we navigate through uncertain times.  We are grateful for your support of our class of 2020 and of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama Community.

Connect with our Graduating Students

Schedule One-on-One conversations with students from our Acting/Music Theater, Design, Directing, Dramatic Writing, Dramaturgy, and Production Technology and Management Options. Simply complete our brief “about you” form, select the student or students with whom you wish to meet, and hit "Let's Connect." We will be in touch shortly. That's it ... happy connecting!

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