Volume 18, 11 | December, 9. 2019
Finals Week NEWSLETTER
Department News
Week 11 - Dec 9 - Dec 13, 2019
Updated Schedule for the Wagner New Play Workshop
The Wagner New Play Workshop

Thursday Dec 12

6:30pm The Sensational Sea Mink-ettes by Vivian Barnes

8:00pm The Haunting at Camp Winona by Mara Nelson-Greenberg

Friday Dec 13

5:00pm Blue by Ali Viterbi

7:30pm Watch Me by Dave Harris
Playwrighting Faculty Nominated for the Writers Guild Award

Professor  Naomi Iizuka  and her co-writers on The Terror: Infamy which aired on AMC this fall were nominated for a WGA award for best original long form series.

Set during World War II, The Terror: Infamy centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community and a young man’s journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible.

Coming This Winter
MFA Dance Thesis I: The Underground
a dance performance directed by Marcos Duran
Show dates: January 23, 24 & 25 @ 7:30pm

MFA Dance Thesis II: An Object, Screaming
a dance performance directed by Paulina Colmenares
Show dates: February 6, 7 & 8 @ 7:30pm

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
directed by Will Jones
Preview: February 10 @ 7:30pm
Show dates: February 12, 13, 14 & 15 @ 7:30pm and February 15 @ 2pm

LAB/Winter 2020
a laboratory of exploratory works
Show dates: Weeks 6-11 of Winter Quarter

Orestes 2.0 by Charles Mee
directed by Joseph Hendel
Preview: February 26 @ 7:30pm
Show dates: February 28 & 29, March 6 & 7 @ 7:30pm and February 29 @ 2pm

winterWORKS 2020
a dance performance
Show dates: March 12, 13 & 14 @ 7:30pm

For more information on the Winter Season, click the link below

The Quarter in Review
Balm in Gilead



We all spent some time in Frank's Cafe with director Kim Rubenstein's production of Lanford Wilson's Balm in Gilead.




PC: Jim Carmody
Man in Love





The women of Midwestern Metropolis found themselves under threat in director Stephen Buescher's production of Christina Anderson's Man in Love.




PC: Manuel Rotenberg
Elektra
Second Year Director Juliana Kleist-Mendez gave us a new spin on an ancient Greek Story in Timberlake Wertenbaker translation of Elektra.

PC: Manuel Rotenberg
Alumni News
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Playwrighting Alumna's Play Set for the Geffen Playhouse
MFA playwriting alumna  Anna Moench ’s play Man of God will be part of the Geffen Playhouse’s upcoming season.

'The play is described by the Geffen as a funny feminist thriller about that moment when girls realize the male gaze has been watching all along (and decide they’re definitely gonna do something about it).'

Man of God  had its world premiere earlier this year as an East West Players (EWP) production at the  David Henry Hwang  Theatre at the Union Center of the Arts in Los Angeles. EWP is the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work.

Acting Alumnus Appears in Amazon Series


MFA acting alumnus Todd Cerveris is featured in the recent season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel , Todd plays uncle Liev in Season 3, episode 2.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a period comedy/drama starring Rachel Brosnahan, a housewife in 1958 New York City who has a knack for stand-up comedy. It streams on Amazon Prime.
MFA Acting Alumnus Bringing you Holiday Tidings This Winter


MFA acting alumnus John-Andrew Morrison is back at Hartford Stage for A Christmas Carol . During this run their production will hit its 1,000 performance.

The Hartford Stage is renowned for producing innovative revivals of classics, as well as provocative new plays and musicals, Hartford Stage has earned many of the nation’s most prestigious awards, including the 1989 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Additional national recognition includes honors from the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, American Theatre Wing (OBIE), and the New York Critics Circle.
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