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Congratulations to Professor Susan Dibble, who's been named interim director of the Center for Actor Training at Shakesp...
11/04/2019
Shakespeare & Company

Congratulations to Professor Susan Dibble, who's been named interim director of the Center for Actor Training at Shakespeare & Company, where she has for four decades kept "a keen eye on all that is exciting about the training program and the company's work: a vigilance toward the specificity of language and honesty in acting, a generosity of spirit, and a clarity of purpose on stage," says artistic director Allyn Burroughs. Susan will continue to teach and inspire at Brandeis, of course!

Performing Shakespeare and new plays in the Berkshires - Founded by Tina Packer, professional theater company in Lenox, MA

Big changes happening right now at Slosberg!
10/29/2019

Big changes happening right now at Slosberg!

10/10/2019

It’s a doubleheader of creative expression pop-ups today! From 11:30 am - 1 pm in the Shapiro Campus Center atrium, join us for fun hands-on creative activities and learn more about the arts at Brandeis.

From 2-4 pm it’s [email protected]: science edition! Join us in the Shapiro Science Center atrium to create a simple piece of art that communicates your research. Special guest from 3 to 4 pm: Vivekanand Pandey Vimal, a post-doctoral research fellow in space health. Supplies are provided and all are welcome!

Congratulations to playwright and producer Iyvon Edebiri '13, winner of the 2019 Mark O’Donnell Prize. Founded in hono...
09/24/2019
Playwright and Producer Iyvon Edebiri Wins 2019 Mark O’Donnell Prize | Playbill

Congratulations to playwright and producer Iyvon Edebiri '13, winner of the 2019 Mark O’Donnell Prize.
Founded in honor of the late Tony-winning book writer of Hairspray, the award recognizes emerging theatre artists or entrepreneurs who show promise in a range of talents throughout the industry.

Founded in honor of the late Tony-winning book writer of Hairspray, the award recognizes emerging theatre artists or entrepreneurs who show promise in a range of talents throughout the industry.

We have comp tickets to KING LEAR (featuring Brandeis' Bob Walsh and Marya Lowry) and to opening night of ROSENCRANTZ & ...
09/23/2019

We have comp tickets to KING LEAR (featuring Brandeis' Bob Walsh and Marya Lowry) and to opening night of ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD. Sign up for the Arts at Brandeis e-list to get your tix! https://www.brandeis.edu/arts/office/

Brandeis welcomes Assistant Professor of Theater Arts Isaiah M. Wooden, a scholar, director and critic of modern and con...
09/20/2019
Isaiah M. Wooden Joins the Theater Arts Faculty

Brandeis welcomes Assistant Professor of Theater Arts Isaiah M. Wooden, a scholar, director and critic of modern and contemporary African American art, drama and performance. Wooden’s astute and informed understanding of critical cultural issues such as race, sexuality and protest through the lens of performance has earned him a stellar reputation in theaters and universities around the world.

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09/19/2019

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Congratulations to  Joseph Wardwell!  We are so proud of this dynamic artist and dedicated teacher (and good friend).
09/17/2019
2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards | College of Fine Arts

Congratulations to Joseph Wardwell! We are so proud of this dynamic artist and dedicated teacher (and good friend).

2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards Brooke Karzen, Morris Robinson, and Joe Wardwell are the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award honorees. The entire CFA and BU community is invited to celebrate remarkable alumni Brooke Karzen (CFA’84), Morris Robinson (CFA’01), and Joe Wardwell (CFA’99) at the 2019 ...

Art-ivist with C.A.S.T.: An evening of art making and conversation in preparation for the Boston Climate Strike.Tuesday ...
09/11/2019

Art-ivist with C.A.S.T.: An evening of art making and conversation in preparation for the Boston Climate Strike.
Tuesday 17 September
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Alumni Lounge, in Usdan
Pizza!

Join CAST UDRs Hawa Ibrahim and Zoë Rose in making posters and banners to bring to the Climate Strike on Friday 20 September. Learn more about CAST. Enjoy pizza and conversation.

Professor Judith Eissenberg writes about Korean gugak and the upcoming concert at Jordan Hall on Sunday, September 29. J...
09/10/2019
A Wild Goose Flying in the Sky – Gugak from Korea - The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Professor Judith Eissenberg writes about Korean gugak and the upcoming concert at Jordan Hall on Sunday, September 29. Judy promises it will be "one of the most enthralling, exuberant and flat-out gorgeous concert experiences of 2019. Can't make it to Jordan Hall? In November, Brandeis' MusicUnitesUS presents From East Asia - Unforgotten Song with Korean master musician gamin and others. November 16 at Slosberg Music Center / Brandeis University

A principal dancer in the Boston Ballet, an honored Candidate for Important Intangible Cultural Property No. 23, a boundary-crossing cellist, and a singer whose repertoire draws from ancient shaman ritual — all walk up to the barre…. No, this is not a spin-off of that classic joke, but an invita...

Happy birthday to Leonard Bernstein, Brandeis professor, benefactor, and inspiration!
08/25/2019

Happy birthday to Leonard Bernstein, Brandeis professor, benefactor, and inspiration!

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08/09/2019

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Congratulations to Bonita Hamilton, MFA'04, who makes her Broadway debut as Shenzi in The Lion King!
08/06/2019
Meet The Current Cast of Creatures In THE LION KING On Broadway

Congratulations to Bonita Hamilton, MFA'04, who makes her Broadway debut as Shenzi in The Lion King!

Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap - the entire Serengeti comes to life on stage each night in The Lion King. The Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Disney's much-loved film transports audiences to a dazzling world of glorious colors, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the s...

Are you a Brandeis undergrad looking for an on-campus job? The Office of the Arts is hiring a student program assistant ...
07/24/2019

Are you a Brandeis undergrad looking for an on-campus job? The Office of the Arts is hiring a student program assistant for the coming year. It's job number R0000895 on Workday.

Brandeis professor Tory Fair rediscovers the abundant aesthetic riches of minimalism.
07/18/2019
Rose Art Museum

Brandeis professor Tory Fair rediscovers the abundant aesthetic riches of minimalism.

“More than Minimal” proposed that women artists infused minimalism’s austerity with rich emotional content, making art that feels personal. Fair seizes on that. Her show is more than a tribute to conceptual forebears. It’s a love letter to her grandmothers.

New course: HISP 196A Latinx Theatre: Politics, Performance, and Social ChangeMaría Durán 2:00-3:20 T, ThThis course e...
07/16/2019

New course: HISP 196A Latinx Theatre: Politics, Performance, and Social Change
María Durán 2:00-3:20 T, Th

This course examines Latinx theatre as a creative and political force for social change in the United States from the 1960s to the present. We will examine Latinx theatre’s politics, cultural practices, and artistic expressions. We will read representative works by Latinx playwrights while integrating supplementary texts including performance reviews, critical analyses, and theoretical studies. Plays will be studied using various modes of inquiry including linguistic, performance studies, gender studies, and borderlands theory.

Cross-listed in Comparative Literature and Culture, Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation, English, Latin American and Latino Studies, and Theater Arts.

From #Brandeis to Basel to Cuernevaca to Gloucester, our creative arts faculty are presenting their brilliant new work a...
07/12/2019
Where you can find Brandeis creative arts faculty this summer | BrandeisNOW

From #Brandeis to Basel to Cuernevaca to Gloucester, our creative arts faculty are presenting their brilliant new work all over the world. Catch up with them at the link below.

When Brandeis University creative arts faculty aren't working with students on campus, they can often be found in art galleries, museums, theaters and performance halls.This summer, Brandeis arts faculty have a full slate of exhibitions, performances and more. Here’s a look at what some of the fac...

Are you an artist or fine craftsperson? All Brandeis faculty and staff are invited to exhibit their artwork in JustArts,...
07/08/2019

Are you an artist or fine craftsperson? All Brandeis faculty and staff are invited to exhibit their artwork in JustArts, the biannual faculty/staff show. All kinds of artwork are welcome: photographs, paintings, jewelry, video, sculpture, and so on.

The next JustArts exhibition will be held October 24 - November 17, 2019. Register at the link below by October 19, or contact [email protected]. https://www.brandeis.edu/arts/office/JustArts/

For all students who move, consider this new course: Body Mapping: Freedom from Pain, Movement with Ease!NWL 55 counts a...
07/01/2019

For all students who move, consider this new course: Body Mapping: Freedom from Pain, Movement with Ease!

NWL 55 counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.

We move the way we think we are constructed. Learn how bodies are designed. Through training Senses, Attention and Movement, you will find freedom of expression and relief from stress. Through an accurate and adequate understanding of how the body is actually designed, students will learn to allow movement to happen in the most efficient way. By training the senses, students will experience increased awareness and attention. This way of learning will help reduce stress in all aspects of daily life. Usually offered every semester.

Instructor: Jill Dreeben, [email protected]

The Brandeis department of theater arts is hiring someone to teach THA 177b Stage Technology in spring 2020. Details at ...
06/25/2019
Lecturer in Theater Arts

The Brandeis department of theater arts is hiring someone to teach THA 177b Stage Technology in spring 2020. Details at the link!

Department: Theater Arts - PM (Dmitry Troyanovsky) Brandeis University invites applications for a Lecturer in the Department of Theater Arts to teach the following course during the spring semester of the 2019/2020 academic year. THA 177b Stage Technology Explores the theater structure as a machine....

You might know her as a dancer and choreographer, but Professor Susan Dibble is also a phenomenal painter! She is showin...
06/25/2019

You might know her as a dancer and choreographer, but Professor Susan Dibble is also a phenomenal painter! She is showing work in the exhibition Let’s Face the Music, organized by the Clark Center NYC, at El Barrio’s Artspace, PS 109, 215 East 99th Street, New York. Through June 30!

President Ron Liebowitz presented filmmaker Debra Granik '85 with the 2019 Alumni Achievement Award. Perhaps best known ...
06/07/2019
Brandeis Alumni Weekend 2019 celebrates 50 years of activism, 70 years of news | Alumni News | News & Publications | Brandeis Alumni & Friends | Brandeis University

President Ron Liebowitz presented filmmaker Debra Granik '85 with the 2019 Alumni Achievement Award. Perhaps best known for her Academy Award-nominated film Winter’s Bone, which starred then-newcomer Jennifer Lawrence, Granik spoke with President Liebowitz about her practice of visual anthropology and how she uses her films to bring often overlooked issues, people and places to the forefront.

https://alumni.brandeis.edu/news-publications/news-archive/alumni-weekend-recap-2019.html

Meet Ariel Freiberg, coordinator of the Brandeis University Department of Fine Arts post-baccalaureate program in studio...
06/04/2019
Behind the Scenes of a Studio Visit

Meet Ariel Freiberg, coordinator of the Brandeis University Department of Fine Arts post-baccalaureate program in studio art, and a very fine artist herself. This is a wonderful snapshot of one artist's studio practice, from the music that she plays (Kate Bush) to the number of tools she's got loaded up ("ten to thirty brushes, palette knives, scrapers, rags, and sometime brayers/rollers on the canvas and panels").

As a gallery, we are constantly inspired by getting out of the gallery and seeing art. Every couple of months we have studio visits with our represented artists to see what projects they are working on. Many gallery visitors do not get the chance to visit an artist’s studio (although we always enc...

Brandeis University professor Tory Fair has hit the ground running this summer with a solo exhibition at Drive-By Projec...
06/03/2019
Tory Fair: Portable Archive | Drive-by Projects

Brandeis University professor Tory Fair has hit the ground running this summer with a solo exhibition at Drive-By Projects in Watertown. Tory Fair: Portable Archive is an exhibition of drawings and sculpture that document the artist's ongoing research into More than Minimal: Feminism and Abstraction in the 70's, the 1996 landmark exhibition at the Rose Art Museum. Funded by a Provost Research Grant from Brandeis and inspired by her close association with exhibition curator Susan Stoops, Fair began a quest to connect with these pioneering artists. She eventually established a relationship with Mary Miss and came to focus on Miss's early works as her guide to understanding the relationship between minimalism, abstraction, humanity and feminism.

Drive-By is a small, innovative space committed to exhibiting provocative work in its storefront windows and small gallery. If you do not have time to stop in you can always drive by our windows to view the current exhibition.

Newton Porchfest is this Saturday, and you can porch it up with Brandeis' own Eric Chasalow P'21 and Barbara Cassidy MA ...
05/29/2019
Newton Porchfest

Newton Porchfest is this Saturday, and you can porch it up with Brandeis' own Eric Chasalow P'21 and Barbara Cassidy MA '98, P'21 -- The Barbara Cassidy Band, singer/songwriters in the American folk tradition -- from 2 to 4 pm on the porch of 89 Larchmont Avenue in Waban. https://www.barbaracassidyband.com/

Catch-22
05/28/2019

Catch-22

Did you watch the "Catch-22" series on Hulu?

Coming to Alumni Weekend? Take a guided tour of public sculpture at Brandeis. Meet at 2:30 pm in the SCC atrium on Satur...
05/28/2019
Arts | Brandeis University

Coming to Alumni Weekend? Take a guided tour of public sculpture at Brandeis. Meet at 2:30 pm in the SCC atrium on Saturday, June 1. Or do a self-guided tour using this online resource. https://www.brandeis.edu/arts/sculpture.html

Find yourself. Lose yourself. Get your answers questioned and your questions answered. A Brandeis education is a vigorous exploration in critical analysis, creativity and self-expression.

Brandeis University Department of Fine Arts professor sheida_soleimani’s project "Medium of Exchange" considers relati...
05/28/2019

Brandeis University Department of Fine Arts professor sheida_soleimani’s project "Medium of Exchange" considers relationships between Western military leaders and leaders of oil-rich countries by way of a series of photographs and screenplays. "The oil, the Shell logos, the hijabs, the keffiyeh, the doms, the subs, the queer bodies, and the caricatured faces of politicians: together, these referents clearly speak to power dynamics at once gendered and geopolitical." Read the insightful essay on Sheida's work in Orlando, http://weareorlando.co.uk/page104.php Portrait of Sheida Soleimani by Joseph Aaron Segal.

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05/28/2019

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Congratulations to Jeffrey Sposato, PhD '00 in Musicology, who has been named head of the School of Music at University ...
05/07/2019
New Director Named for the School of Music | Music at Illinois

Congratulations to Jeffrey Sposato, PhD '00 in Musicology, who has been named head of the School of Music at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

https://music.illinois.edu/news/new-director-named-school-music

April 26, 2019 New Director Named for the School of Music News Categories: School of Musicdirector The School of Music and the College of Fine and Applied Arts are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jeffrey Sposato to serve as the next Director of the School of Music. Dr. Sposato will assum...

Being an artist calls on so many skills: critical thinking, problem solving, and that mysterious quality of presence. Pr...
03/29/2019
In clay, Kevin Dikdan ’19 discovered intricacies of business | BrandeisNOW

Being an artist calls on so many skills: critical thinking, problem solving, and that mysterious quality of presence. Presence of mind, awareness of possibilities, the agility to think differently.

For Kevin Dikdan ’19, zoning out at the pottery wheel isn’t just a form of relaxation – it’s a noble exercise that has led him to discovery.

Volunteer for the Culture X 2019 -From Roots to Leaves - Grounded in Our Histories."The biggest Cultural Show of the Sem...
03/19/2019

Volunteer for the Culture X 2019 -From Roots to Leaves - Grounded in Our Histories.

"The biggest Cultural Show of the Semester, Culture X is in its 20th anniversary and is coming up soon! Want to get involved? Sign up to be a Volunteer and get free admission AND a free t-shirt!!!" Sign up by Friday, March 8th HERE: tinyurl.com/y4pzfp9y

Brandeis alumni making art happen! Brandeis University Alumni Association
03/12/2019

Brandeis alumni making art happen! Brandeis University Alumni Association

Shout out to our new Member of the Week, Anneke Reich!!

Anneke (she/her/hers) is an educator, singer, and theater practitioner. She is currently pursuing her M. Ed. at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and serves as the Artistic Director of Artists' Theater of Boston. Her work is guided by equity-seeking practices and youth voice, and is actively pursuing participatory action research theater methods and creating systems for accessible consent education.

She has taught and directed at several schools and theater organizations in Boston for over six years, where her focus on student voice was centered on helping students fight for social justice through gaining critical thinking and analysis skills about themselves and the world around them through the powerful process of creating theater. She recently piloted her first consent education curriculum, which resulted in a series of student- created videos about rape culture awareness and modelling healthy relationships, both for teens and adults, produced in collaboration with The Uncomfortable Conversation, Inc.

As a director, she is strongly influenced by feminist & queer theory. As an actor, credits include Bridge Repertory Theater’s Julius Caesar, Apollinaire Theatre Company’s Blood Wedding, and Imaginary Beasts’ Lovers’ Quarrels.

Anneke is also a member of Boston-based band Big Fuzzy; find them playing all around town this spring and summer! Check out Artists' Theater of Boston's upcoming remounted production of This Place/ Displaced playing May 2-4 (tickets are free) after its first sold- out run last summer. Also stay tuned for our upcoming season focused on gender representations, and feel free to reach out to us for more information or if you are interested in collaborating!

Anneke is a graduate of Brandeis University, where she studied Theatre Arts and American Studies.

Want to nominate someone to be our next member of the week? Fill out the form below and nominate someone you think deserves a little bit of spotlight!
https://goo.gl/forms/Az1XblgMIh3dz0uA3

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