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
On Thursday, April 26, School of Drama Music Theater students, along with other interested denizens of the Purnell Center for the Arts gathered in the Checco Studio for a Q&A with acclaimed composer and Carnegie Mellon alumnus Stephen Schwartz. As Schwartz answered questions from the audience, he talked about the journey from being fresh out of school to being known for Broadway hits like Godspell, Pippin, and Wicked. He also
Playwright and actor Jiehae Park visited the MFA Dramatic Writing program on Nov. 16 and 17. Park held a playwriting workshop and acted as a guest advisor for the Fall New Works productions written by three, second year MFA writers, attending each production and providing feedback to the writers. Park, who did her MFA in acting at UC San Diego, has had her plays produced at Yale Repertory Theater, Oregon
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
Find out why Jordon Bolden chose to come to the School of Drama and how it helped define his path as an artist.