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"Is it Better on Broadway? A Conversation about Art and Commerce in American Theatre" with The Shubert Organization's Dessie Moynihan

April 24, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present “Is it Better on Broadway? A Conversation about Art and Commerce in American Theatre,” a discussion with Dessie Moynihan, Vice President for Creative Projects at The Shubert Organization, moderated by Professor Jill Dolan. The talk will cover Moynihan’s experience and insight gained from a long career working within top New York production companies developing new works for mass audiences. There will also be an opportunity for questions from the audience. The conversation will take place on Tuesday, April 29, at 4:30 p.m. in the Katzenbach Room (room 207), on the second floor of 185 Nassau Street. This event is free and open to the public.
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Fiddler Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill in concert April 25

April 21, 2014
Fiddler Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill will perform Irish traditional music on Friday, April 25, at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The performance is the final event in the 2013-14 series presented by Princeton University's Fund for Irish Studies. The concert is free and open to the public.
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Students perform original songs from spring 2014 course "How to Write a Song"

April 21, 2014
Students in the spring 2014 course “How to Write a Song,” offered by the Department of Music and the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing, will present original songs at a concert on April 28 at 4:30 p.m. at the Frist Campus Center Theater on the Princeton campus. The 17 students will perform selected new work completed over the past semester under the guidance of poet and songwriter Paul Muldoon and British songwriter and author John Wesley Harding. The performance is free and open to the public.
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"Man think thai lady make house clean work love somuch cook everry time smile" opens at the Lewis Center

April 18, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present an exhibition of web and printed materials and sculptural works that explore the intersection of the artist’s interests in formalism, materials and process and the economies of the female body by senior Pew Natthamon Wutilertcharoenwong. Entitled “Man think thai lady make house clean work love somuch cook everry time smile,” the exhibition will be on view April 21 through 25 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. A reception where visitors can meet the artist will be held on April 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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Israeli scholars Galit Hasan-Rokem and Freddie Rokem lecture on "“Dramas of Exile: Feuchtwanger and Brecht"”

April 18, 2014
Israeli scholars Galit Hasan-Rokem and Freddie Rokem will present brief lectures at Princeton University on two important German-Jewish authors who lived in exile in the U.S. during the Second World War and wrote about different forms of exile, Lion Feuchtwanger and Bertolt Brecht. The lectures on April 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street are presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater, the Program in Jewish Studies, the Department of German, and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton and are free and open to the public.
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Daily Princetonian features "The Art of the Thesis"

April 17, 2014
From The Daily Princetonian: At this time of year, the word “thesis” conjures images of hardcovers and bound pages, not films and art exhibitions. The latter represent the work of seniors pursuing creative theses in their final year of independent work. Senior writer Zoe Perot offers a glimpse into the pieces created this year in creative writing, theater and visual arts. Staff writer Nina Wade spoke with students completing creative theses in the dance and film departments.
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Lewis Center & McCarter Theatre present workshop reading and symposium on "Hoodwinked"

April 16, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University is partnering with McCarter Theatre to present a workshop reading and symposium on Hoodwinked, a new documentary-style drama by acclaimed playwright Emily Mann, on Saturday, April 26 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public; no reservations are required, however seating is limited.
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Jorie Graham, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, reads at Lewis Center

April 14, 2014
Jorie Graham, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, will read from her work on Wednesday, April 23, at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The event, the 2014 Theodore H. Holmes ’51 and Bernice Holmes Lecture presented by Princeton’s Program in Creative Writing, is free and open to the public.
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Atelier, PEI Project Makes Off Broadway Debut

April 11, 2014
"The Great Immensity," a new theatrical play and media project that grew out of a spring 2010 Princeton Atelier course cross-listed with the Princeton Environmental Institute, will receive its New York premiere on Friday, April 11 at the Public Theater. The show tackles the monumental topic of the environment and our planet's future, exploring themes of climate change, deforestation and extinction by using interviews with researchers working in these areas. The project was developed by PEI Barron Visiting Professors Steven Cosson, theater director, and Michael Friedman, composer/lyricist, founders of the celebrated investigative theater company, The Civilians.
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Program in Theater presents senior Rachel Alter's new play, "Margo in Margoland"

April 11, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will present Margo in Margoland, a new play by senior Rachel Alter and directed by senior Caroline Slutsky on April 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. Alter’s full-length play is inspired by the Greek myth of Medea and Euripides’ play by the same name. “In this magical contemporary adaptation,” explains Alter, “Margo falls into her imagination, where she discovers that the pain and betrayal of her past are much more alive and real than she could have ever imagined.
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Conversation with Tony Award-winning lyricist Lisa Lambert following PUP/Theatre Intime’'s co-production of The Drowsy Chaperone

April 10, 2014
Tony Award-winning Broadway lyricist Lisa Lambert will discuss her work on the hit musical The Drowsy Chaperone following a performance of Princeton University Players/Theater Intime’s opening night performance of the show on April 17. Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University, the talk will follow the 8:00 p.m. performance at the Hamilton Murray Theater in Murray-Dodge Hall on the Princeton campus and will be facilitated by Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf. The talk is free and open to the public, however tickets are required for the preceding performance.
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Ann Beattie and D. A. Powell read next in Althea Ward Clark W'’21 Reading Series

April 9, 2014
On Wednesday, April 16, fiction writer Ann Beattie and poet D. A. Powell will read from their works as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series of the Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts. Princeton senior and Program in Creative Writing thesis candidate Cameron White will also read from his fiction thesis project. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.
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Film scholar Ariel Rogers lectures on special effects in the golden age of Hollywood cinema

April 8, 2014
Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, Council of the Humanities, and Film Studies Committee will conclude a series of four lectures on film studies with a talk given by film scholar Ariel Rogers on “Special Effects and the Apparatus in Hollywood Cinema of the 1930s-1940s” on Thursday, April 17 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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Princeton Atelier presents an action-adventure martial arts musical fantasy and musical theater improv comedy

April 7, 2014
On April 18 the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier and Program in Dance will present an unlikely pairing of performances that celebrate the music and theater opportunities of the Atelier’s unique program. At 6:30 p.m. students will perform the world premiere of The Journey Home - The Struggle for Heaven on Earth, Act IV of Fred Ho’s action-adventure, martial arts musical fantasy Journey Beyond the West: The New Adventures of Monkey. The performance will be followed by a talk-back with the cast, director and dance faculty member Rebecca Lazier, fight choreographer and guest faculty member Scott Parker, and the production’s designers. After a brief intermission, the musical theater improv comedy of Baby Wants Candy returns to Princeton at 8 p.m. The entire evening is free and open to the public and will conclude with a reception.
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"Chrysalid," a senior art show by Maura O'Brien, opens at the Lewis Center

April 4, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present “Chrysalid,” an exhibition by senior Maura O’Brien of oil paintings, wall-size multimedia works on paper, woodcut blocks, sketch books and a sculptural installation inspired by the artist’s experiences as a canoe guide in the northern Minnesota wilderness. The work will be on exhibit April 14 through 18 with a reception where visitors can meet the artist on April 17 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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Cara Michell's multimedia exhibition, "Panama Canal," opens in the Lucas Gallery

April 2, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present “Panama Canal,” an interactive, multimedia exhibition by senior Cara Michell of sculptures and assemblages that explore acts of exclusivity and privatization in urban spaces. The work will be on exhibit April 7 through 11 with a reception where visitors can meet the artist on April 10 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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Program in Dance presents Re[verb], a collaborative senior dance thesis

April 2, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance will present Re[verb], a collaborative dance concert showcasing new choreography by students along with repertory by professional guest choreographers and faculty, on Friday, April 11, at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 12, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. A group of over 30 students will perform works by internationally acclaimed choreographers Zvi Gotheiner and Jessica Lang, premiere a new work by New York choreographer and faculty member John Heginbotham, and perform new dances by seniors Tess Bernhard, Casey Brown, Samantha Gebb, and Sarah Rose.
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Film scholar Michael Zryd lectures on "Political Allegories in The Hunger Games and The Conformist"

March 28, 2014
Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, Council of the Humanities, and Film Studies Committee is presenting a spring film lecture series. Film scholar Michael Zryd will present the third in a series of four lectures with a talk on “Political Allegories in The Hunger Games and The Conformist” on Thursday, April 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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Screening & Lecture with Visual Artist/Researcher José Carlos Teixeira

March 27, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Programs in Visual Arts and Dance at Princeton University in collaboration with the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies will present a screening and lecture by interdisciplinary artist José Carlos Teixeira on Monday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street.
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Princeton Names 2014-16 Fellows in Creative and Performing Arts

March 26, 2014
Performance artist Aaron Landsman and poet Dora Malech have been named this year’s Princeton University Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts and will begin two years of teaching and collaboration in September.
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