January 18, 2019 By Erin Keane Scott E Geoff Marslett’s film, “The Phantom 52,” has been selected for the “Animated Short Films” category at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, which takes place Jan. 24-Feb.3 in Park City, Utah. Marslett is an associate professor of film and television in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. “It feels a bit like buying a lotto ticket, but you hope,” said Marslett of his sixth attempt at submitting
“Feel free to take a selfie,” the ushers chimed to guests entering the Helen Wayne Rauh Studio Theater, indicating three photo booths in front of a silver tinsel curtain, set for Philip Gates’ A/B Machines, adapted from the work of Pittsburgh native Andy Warhol. The tinsel dropped to reveal the three performers: Hagan Oliveras, Henri Fitzmaurice, and Patrick Davis, spotlit amidst a visual homage to the 1960s and it was
Kaytie Nielsen, an alumna of Carnegie Mellon University and international filmmaker, is adding to her impressive list of credits. The 2016 graduate is the fourth CMU student to earn the highly selective international Marshall Scholarship, which funds up to two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom. Nielsen, who earned her bachelor’s degree in humanities and arts with concentrations in creative writing and drama, plans to study screenwriting at the National Film and Television
Kayla Stokes, a senior BFA directing student, and her creative team produced a moving production of Amiri Baraka’s famous 1964 play, Dutchman. The piece dissects the interaction between a black man and a white woman on a New York Subway car. Their conversation escalates throughout the ride, culminating in a violent end. We sat down with Stokes to discuss how representation of race and gender are critical aspects of
The 30th Annual Lighting Dimensions International (LDI) Convention was held last week in Las Vegas during which 14,000 members of the production community, working in a wide range of international live and broadcast venues convene to connect design, tech and production to the live experience. Several members of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama community attended the Convention including second year MFA Lighting Design students Shawn Nielson and John
Sixteen Carnegie Mellon University alumni will be lighting up the small screen this year as nominees in 14 categories at the 70th Emmy Awards at 8 p.m. ET, Sept. 17 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Colin Jost and Michael Che, Weekend Update anchors on “Saturday Night Live,” will serve as co-hosts. Leading the CMU pack with the most nominations is Noah Mitz, a 2005 alumnus, who is nominated
Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama is excited to welcome two new faculty members to our community at the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year. Rick Edinger will be joining us as Associate Teaching Professor of Music Theater and Geoff Marslett will be our first ever Associate Professor of Film & Television. “We are delighted to make these new appointments to our faculty and know that they will bring excitement,
The Hollywood Reporter ranked the top 5 undergraduate acting programs. The magazine interviewed alumni, instructors, and top industry professionals to compile their list, which comprised Carnegie Mellon University, Julliard, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and UC San Diego. Of Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama they wrote: “Josh Gad and Megan Hilty trained at this Pittsburgh institution, the oldest acting conservatory in the country.
Six Carnegie Mellon University alumni received a record-breaking 12 Tony Award nominations this morning. School of Drama alumnus and 2016 Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. and CBS star Katharine McPhee co-hosted the nominations announcement, which aired in part on “CBS This Morning” and in full on the Tony Awards page on Facebook. Five alumni were nominated for their outstanding behind-the-scenes work. Peggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher were nominated for lighting design, and Peter Hylenski and Ann
Carnegie Mellon University alumnus Josh Groban will co-host the 72nd Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10. The live CBS broadcast, which honors the best on Broadway, will air at 8 p.m. ET from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Groban, who earned a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a leading role for his portrayal of Pierre in “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,”
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