Students, come join us at the Department of Theatre, Film and Dance!

There will be plenty of opportunities for students from all of Cornell’s schools and colleges to take part in activities and events at the Schwartz Center come fall 2011. Take a peek at our website for more information about auditions, becoming a member of our backstage crew and joining in the mayhem of the 24-hour playfest!

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Visiting artists announced for 2011-12

The Department of Theatre, Film and Dance is enthusiastic about the addition of several visiting faculty members and professional actors, who will be joining the department in 2011.

• Brian Hanrahan will be on campus in the fall as an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow. He has taught German language, literature and cinema at Princeton University and German language at Columbia University, where he pursued his doctorate in German. Hanrahan studies both contemporary and historical German cinema, and the impact of media theory on the development of German radio.

• Carolyn Goelzer will join the department as a visiting assistant professor in the fall. A former Resident Professional Teaching Associate at Cornell, Goelzer has 25 years of experience in new play development and production, and recently received her MFA from the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University.

• Three professional actors have also been hired to teach introductory acting courses for the 2011-12 year. They include Jeffrey Guyton, an actor with experience off-Broadway, as well as in regional theatre and film; Sarah Chalmers, a current RPTA; and Godfrey Simmons, an actor, writer and producer who is an associate artist with the Epic Theatre Ensemble.

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Graduation display!

Visit the lobby of the Schwartz Center for photos of our graduating seniors and graduate students!

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2011-12 Calendar of events is up!

Check out our list of amazing offerings for 2011-12 at the Department of Theatre, Film and Dance! The calendar includes a host of theatre, dance and film performances, as well as lectures, conferences, installations and screenings. Read more.

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Cornell Theatre Night in NYC

Cornell Theatre Night is an evening of short plays written, directed, performed, designed, and produced by Cornell alumni & current Cornellians. Every play is set somewhere on and around the Cornell campus. The plays will be presented at the Snapple Theater Center in midtown Manhattan for an audience which includes Cornellians in Entertainment – an impressive array of alumni working in film, television, theatre, architecture, entertainment law and other professions. This event will be a stellar evening of live theatre, and an excellent chance to network and reminisce with fellow Cornellians.
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011
Time: 6:30 PM Networking Wine and Cheese Reception
7:30 PM Presentation of Short Plays
8:30 PM Networking
9:30 PM End
Location: Snapple Theatre Center 1627 Broadway @ 50th Street, NYC
Cost: Advance Registration $12, tickets at the door are $15
For more information, contact info@CornellTheatreGroup.com or aem13@cornell.edu.

The event is being coordinated by Bruce Levitt, Professor and former Chair of Cornell’s Department of Theatre, Film & Dance; Jason Brantman ’97, a Theatre & Live Event Director in NYC; and Anaiza Morales BS’00, MEng’01, MBA’02, founder of NYC Cornell Alumni in Entertainment.
Visit the link here to buy tickets: http://www.cornellclubla.com/store.html?event_id=905

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Film students create music videos

Check out this story (and videos soon to be posted) about two students who are studying music videos this semester.

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S/he continues through May 15

The international theatre collaboration, S/he, directed by the department’s Melanie Dreyer, continues its run at the Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca through May 15. Each evening, there are also special free satellite outreach events to complement the performance. For a complete list of events, click here.
To buy tickets, go to www.kitchentheatre.org.

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