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Friday, May 20, 2011

Nazi Persecution in the Theatre

Discussion of an in-depth look at the persecution of artists, musicians and actors that is now on display in Dresden.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mo' Money For Rodriguez!

As some of you may know, the School of Drama junior Catherine Rodriguez has been awarded an extremely prestigious "Gold Standard" scholarship, sponsored by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Bacardi Gold, and the National Basketball Association. The award is for an astonishing $10,000, and Catherine is very deserving of this honor, but she is eligible for a further $30,000 scholarship awarded to four of the scholars, as determined by online public voting on the NBA website.

Voting will take place May 16-30, 2011, at

If only this award were determined by merit, Catherine would be a shoe-in, but it is a popularity contest, which I suppose is how the corporations make up their back-end on something like this. That said, I think this is a good cause, and I want to urge everyone who receives this letter to spend a couple of seconds casting a ballot for Catherine.

Thanks for your time on this!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Gender Politics and the Tony Awards

Just ran across this post questioning the gender divide of the acting categories of the Tony Awards in a year when two nominees were named as such for roles opposite their gender.

Of course these are the awards named for Antoinette Perry which nevertheless use the masculine "Tony" as the universally recognized name for the awards as opposed to "Toni," presumably the nickname that Ms. Perry would have used.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

This Year's Awards and Exciting Things

CORINNA ARCHER (11) Graduating with University and College Honors, Andrew Carnegie
     Scholar, Mary Margaret Gifford Award
            ANTHEA CARNS (11) Graduating with University and College Honors, Commencement CFA Banner Carrier, Winner of the Valdez Frontier Theatre Festival with her play BAD HAMLET, West Coast Alumni Clan Award.

             ALIA POONAWALLA (11, BxA) Commencement Valedictorian

             KATE GOLDSTEIN (11), Literary Manager at Creed Theatre, Colorado

             KENDRA CHAPMAN (11) Professional Internship with Odd Lot Entertainment, Hollywood

            NICK MUDD (11) Professional Internship with Cami Patton Casting, Hollywood

            MICHAEL CHRISTIE (12) Accepted into the Accelerated Master in Arts Management Program at the Heinz School, Carnegie Mellon