Carnegie Mellon University’s Barbara Anderson designed costumes in six George Romero films, but one moment stands out. During the filming of the anthology movie “Creepshow,” Anderson, a School of Drama professor emeritus, stood in a men’s bathroom covering an actor with an alien green grass while being surrounded by scurrying cockroaches. The actor and film’s author was Stephen King. “I was shaving his chest to make paths to glue on the green

On Sunday, Oct. 15, the junior Music Theater Ensemble presented Holding On, a cabaret from the repertoire of Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk at the CLO Cabaret at Theater Square in downtown Pittsburgh. They were joined by Lowdermilk who accompanied the performance.   Kerrigan (lyricist) and Lowdermilk (composer) made their off-Broadway debut in 2006 with their adaption of Henry and Mudge. Their songs have been recorded and performed internationally and

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, managing director of Ars Nova and CMU alumna Renee Blinkwolt visited Theater Lab — a course focused on creating new works with playwrights, actors, and directors — to speak about her role in new play development. Ars Nova is a New York City-based theater company with a mission to discover, develop, and launch new, diverse works of theater. Blinkwolt described Ars Nova’s projects as “weird places where artists

School of Drama alumnus Glenfield Payne (A 1990) visited students in a new class on television and filmmaking called Through The Lens on Monday, Sept. 25, to share his experiences working as a supervising sound editor and designer in film and television. Inspired by seeing Star Wars: Episode IV in theaters as a child, Payne knew that he wanted to make his career working on sound in film. After enrolling

One of the best places to watch top tier Tartan talent this fall is on the small screen. The Carnegie Mellon University alumni include 1972 graduate Ted Danson on the critically acclaimed “The Good Place” on NBC and 1970 graduate Judith Light, who was nominated for an Emmy in her role in “Transparent” on Amazon. In addition, many talented production designers and lighting directors on shows and series such as

Carnegie Mellon University alumni Andrew Leitch and Eugene Lee earned television’s top prize in production design at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Sept. 10. In all, 14 CMU alumni garnered 17 nominations for eight Emmy Awards. The Television Academy’s 69th Emmy Awards will air live at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17 on CBS from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. Stephen Colbert will serve as host. Of the alumni nominated, 13 hail from the

The nominations for the 2017 Emmy Awards were announced last week and the School of Drama has 14 alumni nominated for eight of the awards; there are 17 nominations total. Noah Mitz (A 2005) garnered three nominations this year for “Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series” for his work on America’s Got Talent and two nominations for “Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special” for his work

Beginning Sept. 1, 2017, Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama will begin accepting submissions for their first ever pre-screening auditions for the Acting and Music Theater option.   Over the past five years, applications to the School of Drama have increased over 50 percent and in 2017, School of Drama faculty saw ~1500 students audition for a projected 24 slots in the Acting and Music Theater option. “We’re hoping to