There will be a memorial service for Jim Barnhill at the First Baptist Church in America at 75 North Main Street in Providence on May 23rd at 11:00AM. This would have been Jim's 100th birthday. All are welcome. Please spread the word.
Brown University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies is proud to announce the appointment of four new faculty members: Iván A. Ramos, Assistant Professor, Brett Zehner, Visiting Assistant Professor, Tiffany Nichole Greene, Adjunct Lecturer and Rachel Christopher, Assistant Professor of the Practice at Brown/Trinity.
Congratulations to Nkenna Akunna '22 MFA on winning the 2021 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting for Some of Us Exist in the Future.
“'Nkenna Akunna has given us a lyrical and sharply funny piece that plays with the boundary between the real and the otherworldly that the digital makes possible, and the possibilities that it can create for reimagining the self,' Rockmore said."
TAPS Lecturer, Sydney Skybetter featured in a piece from the New York Times:
Dances with Robots, and Other Tales from the Outer Limits - Artificial intelligence and dance may seem like strange bedfellows, but artists and engineers are using technology to expand the possible.
Excerpt: At the forefront of this growing field is Sydney Skybetter, a former dancer and a professor of what he calls choreographics at Brown University, where his students approach dance in a way that is heavily computational — like using machine learning to create ghostly digital avatars that dance along with live performers.
As artists and scholars of different backgrounds comitted to making, researching, and teaching theatre, dance, and performance, we write to express our solidarity with all those protesting this country’s ongoing, centuries-long legacy of racism and anti-Black violence.
Rebecca Schneider (Professor, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies) in conversation with multidisciplinary artist Emilio Rojas. Schneider and Rojas will share their practice and close the conversation with a discussion about what it means to be an artist creating work during the time of COVID-19.
We are thrilled to announce that faculty, current students, and alums of Brown's PhD Program in Theatre and Performance Studies have been recognized for their scholarly achievements at this year's conference of the American Society for Theatre Research:
The Brown Daily Herald features The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Adult Autism Theater and Performing Arts Fund.
The theater arts and performance studies department announced the creation of an endowment fund that aims to support theater and performance programs for adults diagnosed with autism. The fund, called The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Adult Autism Theater and Performing Arts Fund, was established through a $100,000 donation from the namesake organization that supports adults on the autism spectrum and raises awareness of their experiences.
Brown University Writing for Performance program introduced the class of 2017 to the New York performance scene last week as part of a new week-long playwriting residency developed in partnership with The Flea Theater, New York (Artistic Director, Niegel Smith).
Brown University Theatre presents Festival of Dance 2017. This annual dance concert highlights dance classics, creative innovation, and collaborations with artists from around the world. This year, the festival celebrates dance as cultural legacy and embodied storytelling.
Brown University Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and Sock & Buskin present the final theatre performance of the 2016-17 season. Invasion! by Jonas Hassen Khemiri (translated by Rachel Wilson Broyles) runs April 6 through 16 in Leeds Theatre on the main campus at Brown University.
Senior Slot Productions are an excellent opportunity for a capstone experience in the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies. Application deadlines for both the Theatre and Dance Senior Slot Productions are approaching Get your application in soon! Check the Undergraduate Handbook for full details.
Brown University Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies will host a hip hop summit, Rhythm of Change Festival 2017, from February 24 to 26 at Lyman Hall on the main campus at Brown University.
Brown University Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and Sock & Buskin present their first show of the spring semester 2017. In The Heights conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda (the man behind the Hamilton phenomenon) runs March 2 through 12 in Stuart Theatre on the main campus at Brown University.
Brown University Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and Sock & Buskin present the third show of their 2016–17 season. Hecuba, a modern reimagining written by Marina Carr and directed by senior student Sienna Vann ‘17, runs December 1 through 4 in Leeds Theatre on the main campus at Brown University.
Brown University Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and Sock & Buskin present the second show of their 2016–17 season. The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer, written by Carson Kreitzer and directed by Professor Spencer Golub, runs November 3 through 6 and 10 through 13 in Stuart Theatre on the main campus at Brown University.
Brown University Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies picked up three awards for their 2015-16 performance season last week at the first annual Law And Order Party Awards—the Dorrys. Nikteha Salazar ’16 won Play of the Year for The Red Paint. Kym Moore won Director of the Year for The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry and the same show also won Production of the Year.
Brown University Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and Sock & Buskin are proud to announce the lineup for their 2016–17 season. As part of ongoing conversations around diversity and inclusion on campus at Brown University, this year’s season brings together diverse writers, writing, and performers that highlight the strengths and the challenges of making relevant performance in the modern world.
The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies is delighted to announce that concentrator Miranda Friel '16 is the 2016 winner of the Dorothy Stickney Theatre Arts Scholarship, on the basis of her qualifications, aspirations, and achievements in design.
Indian Summer, written by Gregory S. Moss, will be produced at Playwrights Horizons this May. The piece was first produced as part of the Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory summer season in 2014, directed by Kenneth Prestininzi.
Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) announce the launch of CoLAB: Innovations in Performance Practice, a three-week summer institute designed to incubate innovative performance and research practices.
Brown University Theatre presents two productions of new writing for performance this May, There Is No One Between You And Me by Dalia Taha ’16 MFA and Play: The Game –OR– Game: The Play by Rick Burkhardt ’16 MFA. The productions are written by final year students in the MFA Playwriting program in the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University as part of the year-round Writing is Live festival.
Brown University Theatre presents the Festival of Dance 2016 and Commencement Dance concerts. These annual concerts highlight dance classics, creative innovation, and collaborations with artists from around the world. Faculty, guest artists, and student choreographers present a program of Contemporary American, European, and West African dance.