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Building Your BrandBuilding Your Brand
09/18/2014 - A panel discussion with industry professionals (Agents, Managers, Directors, Actors, and Designers) on how to market yourself as a theater artist (headshots, resumes, portfolios, websites, and more). More
Department of Drama Faculty Employment OpportunitiesDepartment of Drama Faculty Employment Opportunities
09/01/2014 - The Department of Drama, Tisch School of the Arts at New York University invites applications for open faculty positions. More
Future Theatre Artists ProgramFuture Theatre Artists Program
09/01/2014 - New FREE program for High School Students! Part of the Tisch Future Artists Program, the Future Theatre Artists Program - a fourteen-week workshop will be held in the spring of 2015. Click here for more details and the application! More
International Theatre Workshop - Amsterdam 2014International Theatre Workshop - Amsterdam 2014
07/23/2014 - Department of Drama's recent trip to Amsterdam for the annual International Theatre Workshop - Summer 2014 More
topLilia Rubin to have play produced in Newcastle, UKLilia Rubin to have play produced in Newcastle, UK
03/19/2014 - Graduating Drama student, Lilia Rubin to have her play "The Fall" performed by the graduating class at Northumbria University at Northern Stage, in Newcastle, UK. More
Drama Faculty Anthony Turner Performs in WHO AM I? at LaMamaDrama Faculty Anthony Turner Performs in WHO AM I? at LaMama
01/17/2014 -
La MaMa Theatre in association with the Foundation for Modern Music presents: Who Am I?
with Drama Faculty Anthony Turner! More
P&D Alum named 2013 Young Designer To WatchP&D Alum named 2013 Young Designer To Watch
01/06/2014 - Production & Design Studio alum, Jason Sherwood, is named a 2013 Young Designer to Watch! More
Drama Faculty Selected for 2014 BAX Arts Educator AwardDrama Faculty Selected for 2014 BAX Arts Educator Award
01/05/2014 - Drama Faculty Associate Arts Professor Paul Langland selected for 2014 BAX Arts and Artists ProgressArts Educator Award! More
Political Snorts '13Political Snorts '13
12/01/2013 - NYU/Tisch School of the Arts/Department of Drama/StageWorks Presents: Political Snorts by Liz Swados’ class in Performance Composition: Political Revue Political Snorts is a revue filled with characters songs and sketches that examine,rip apart,and destroy events taking place in our world. The comedy is dangerous so come wearing a vest. More
topFollowSpot Newsletter<br>Fall 2013FollowSpot Newsletter
Fall 2013
11/01/2013 - Announcing the fourth issue of the Tisch Drama FollowSpot newsletter! Check it out here! More
A Working MorningA Working Morning
09/01/2013 - The Department of Drama’s "Welcome Week" activities for the Class of 2017 got off to a rousing start.  More
Drama Alum's Nominated for New York Innovative Theatre AwardsDrama Alum's Nominated for New York Innovative Theatre Awards
07/22/2013 - July 22, 2013 - Tisch Drama Students were well represented in the nominee pool at the 2013 New York Innovative Theatre Awards Nomination Party! More
Alumnus Ismael Cruz Cordova Joins Sesame StreetAlumnus Ismael Cruz Cordova Joins Sesame Street
05/17/2013 - Alumnus Ismael Cruz Cordova Joins Sesame Street as Mando the most recent addition to the Sesame Street Neighborhood More
Production & Design Works, 2013Production & Design Works, 2013
05/01/2013 - Production and Design second year's end of the year design showcase. More
topOo-Bla-DeeOo-Bla-Dee
03/11/2013 - Set in post-World War II America, Oo-Bla-Dee follows four black female musicians who dream of hitting it big in the world of bebop music. As they strive to find an outlet for their sound, the band of black musicians struggles to rise above the constraints of racism and sexism.  More
Ethan Hawke Visits Drama Faculty Cobina Gillitt's ClassEthan Hawke Visits Drama Faculty Cobina Gillitt's Class
03/14/2013 - Ethan Hawke and Jonathan Marc Sherman made a visit to Drama Theatre Studies course "Expressionism and Beyond" on Tuesday, March 5th, to talk about their current production of Clive (retelling of Brecht's Baal) at The New Group in Theatre Row. More
Drama Faculty Catherine Coray Curates SOLITAIREDrama Faculty Catherine Coray Curates SOLITAIRE
03/11/2013 - Solitaire is a multimedia performance connecting 9/11 in the United States to the Egyptian Revolution. The performance documents, dramatically and visually, some of the experiences of Arab Americans post 9/11, and the impact of these events on the Arab World. It also records the early phase of January 25th Revolution in Tahrir Square through the eyes of an Egyptian woman who changes and creates change in her journey to shape her identity and find peace. More
Associate Teacher of Theatre StudiesAssociate Teacher of Theatre Studies
03/01/2013 - The Department of Drama, Tisch School of the Arts at New York University invites applications for a one-year Associate Teacher of Theatre Studies position beginning fall 2013. Click here for more information. More
Alibar Talks About Her Oscar Nomination & Training in Drama's ETWAlibar Talks About Her Oscar Nomination & Training in Drama's ETW
02/25/2013 - Lucy Alibar Talks About Her Oscar Nomination & Training in Drama's Experimental Theatre Wing More
topTisch 2013 Oscar Nominees Include Ang Lee and Philip Seymour HoffmanTisch 2013 Oscar Nominees Include Ang Lee and Philip Seymour Hoffman
01/10/2013 - Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards® were announced Thursday, January 10th by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Tisch community continues to be well represented among the nominations.  More
Alumnus Zachary Matusow featured in LIVE DESIGN Magazine!Alumnus Zachary Matusow featured in LIVE DESIGN Magazine!
11/20/2012 - Production & Design alumnus - featured in LIVE DESIGN magazine for his design on Foster The People's Torches tour! More
FollowSpot Newsletter - Fall 2012FollowSpot Newsletter - Fall 2012
11/01/2012 - Announcing the second issue of the Tisch Drama FollowSpot newsletter! Check it out here! More
The Business of DramaThe Business of Drama (pdf)
10/24/2012 - Join The Tisch Office of Career Development for this two-part workshop about making a living as an actor! Meet agents, casting directors, and producers to learn the REAL business of show business! More
ETW Faculty Paul Langland in Judson Church 50th Anniversary Film SeriesETW Faculty Paul Langland in Judson Church 50th Anniversary Film Series
10/16/2012 - 2012 is the 50th anniversary of the Judson Church dance group's work, and Paul Langland is to be included in this film series at Anthology Film Archives.  More
topMeisner Faculty Shanga Parker In GOD, MAN, AND DEVILMeisner Faculty Shanga Parker In GOD, MAN, AND DEVIL
10/16/2012 - Meisner Faculty member, Shanga Parker in Jacob Gordin's GOD, MAN AND DEVIL at The Brick. More
DIRECTING PLAYS, DIRECTING PEOPLEDIRECTING PLAYS, DIRECTING PEOPLE
10/16/2012 - Mary Robinson (the Head of Playwrights Horizons Theater School's Directing Program) will be doing a Reading, Discussion and Signing of her book DIRECTING PLAYS, DIRECTING PEOPLE  More
Atlantic's Mary McCann Reviewed In NY TimesAtlantic's Mary McCann Reviewed In NY Times
10/12/2012 - Atlantic's Mary McCann reviewed for her incredible performance in 'Harper Regan' - "But nothing she has done previously prepared me for the blazing conviction and centeredness of this performance." Click here to read the full review! More
Atlantic's Mary McCann Starring in HARPER REGANAtlantic's Mary McCann Starring in HARPER REGAN
09/26/2012 - Mary McCann, Executive Director of the Atlantic Acting School is starring in HARPER REGAN by Simon Stephens and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. The NY premiere of the show is at the Atlantic Theater Company, Sept. 20 – Oct. 28. More
Meisner Faculty Frank Deal in The BayMeisner Faculty Frank Deal in The Bay
09/26/2012 - The Bay, directed by Barry Levinson (Diner, Rain Man. Wag the Dog, Kevorkian), shows next Sat. Sept 29 (at Midnight / The Howard Gilman Theatre / Lincoln Center) and Sun. (at 9 pm / Francesca Beale Theatre / Lincoln Center). Tickets can be purchased at the box office, or on-line (NYFF.com). More
topActing In Real TimeActing In Real Time
09/17/2012 - NYU faculty member, Paul Binnerts, talks about his new book Acting In Real Time at an NYUBookstore Event Series event. More
Atlantic's Strand SeriesAtlantic's Strand Series
10/02/2012 - Join the Atlantic Theater Company as they begin a new partnership with the historic Strand Book Store for a series of public events which will expand the conversation about Atlantic's 2012-2013. More
2012 Welcome Week2012 Welcome Week
09/01/2012 - The arrival of the Department of Drama’s Class of 2016 was something to shout about. At the All-Department Orientation on Tuesday, September 4th, Arts Professor Kevin Kuhlke reminded nearly 400 first-year students of this momentous occasion as he led them in a chant: “You did it! You’re here! You are in New York!” More
Talk To Me Like The Rain & Let Me ListenTalk To Me Like The Rain & Let Me Listen
06/15/2012 - An evening of six short plays by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Fritz Ertl Free Admission! More
Drama Students Perform Huddle On The HighlineDrama Students Perform Huddle On The Highline
05/14/2012 - Drama students selected to perform famous avant-garde piece from 1961 at the Highline. More
topHarvey Grossman TalkbackHarvey Grossman Talkback
04/27/2012 - On Monday, April 23, Harvey Grossman, the surviving assistant to ground-breaking scenic designer, Edward Gordon Craig, spoke to a group of fifty Drama Department students, faculty, and friends.  More
No Time Like The PresentNo Time Like The Present
04/22/2012 - One night only --Sunday, April 29 7:00pm. Joe's Pub veteran, Nora York, directs a cast of thirteen students from the Department of Drama of the NYU/Tisch School of the Arts in the cabaret, NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT.  More
FollowSpot Newsletter - Spring 2012FollowSpot Newsletter - Spring 2012
04/01/2012 - Announcing the first issue of the Tisch Drama FollowSpot newsletter! Check it out here! More
DramaTalk - ChurchillChat Panel Discussion - Monday 4/9!DramaTalk - ChurchillChat Panel Discussion - Monday 4/9!
04/01/2012 - A dynamic conversation on the plays of Caryl Churchill in conjunction with the Meisner Studio's upcoming projects, Churchill x4. More
Atlantic Alumna Déa Julien one of Top 10 College Women!Atlantic Alumna Déa Julien one of Top 10 College Women!
04/01/2012 - Atlantic alumna Dea Julien featured as one of the Top 10 College Women of 2012 in Glamour Magazine. More
topLibrary of Congress Acquires Lee Strasberg CollectionLibrary of Congress Acquires Lee Strasberg Collection
04/01/2012 - The Library of Congress has acquired the initial portion of the personal papers of the American director, producer, actor and acting teacher Lee Strasberg (1901-1982). More
Balancing ActBalancing Act
03/08/2012 - Backstage Online's coverage of Drama Faculty member Paul Lazar and other professors as they balance teaching and performing. More
A Visit from Alan TudykA Visit from Alan Tudyk
03/08/2012 - Alan Tudyk currently stars on the ABC television series “Suburgatory" and visited the New Studio On Broadway Physical Acting class (Sophomore Class) to do a Workshop on Character Development.  More
Lighting The Way To A Greener Future - Going Green in Theatrical Design: LightingLighting The Way To A Greener Future - Going Green in Theatrical Design: Lighting
03/08/2012 - Recently NYU/Tisch School of the Arts hosted the Broadway Green Alliance workshop "Going Green In Theatrical Design: Lighting." During the workshop students and design professionals discussed ways to develop environment-friendly, sustainable choices in theatrical design and production.  More
BAMcafé Live All-Stars: Nora York's Power/PlayBAMcafé Live All-Stars: Nora York's Power/Play
03/01/2012 - Nora York appears as a BAMcafé Live All-Star in celebration of BAM’s 150th anniversary.  More
topDrama Faculty Member Van Santvoord designs "The Sea Plays"Drama Faculty Member Van Santvoord designs "The Sea Plays"
02/01/2012 - Department of Drama Production & Design Studio faculty member Van Santvoord designed the recent production of The Sea Plays at the Old Vic Tunnels. More
Seven Guitars Nominated For Eight SFBATCC AwardsSeven Guitars Nominated For Eight SFBATCC Awards
02/01/2012 - Seven Guitars, Directed by New Studio on Broadway Director, Kent Gash, nominated for eight San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards, including Best Director! More
Auditions & Agents & Casting...Oh My!Auditions & Agents & Casting...Oh My!
02/01/2012 - Meet our panel of Tisch alumni and industry professionals as they discuss the basics of becoming a working actor, what happens in the audition room and answer your most burning questions about working in show biz... More
Drama Faculty Member Anthony Turner in RECITALDrama Faculty Member Anthony Turner in RECITAL
01/30/2012 - Baritone, Anthony Turner and Tisch School of the Arts - New Studio on Broadway faculty member will be presented in Recital on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 3:30pm. More
Alec Baldwin, Bryce Dallas Howard Among Alumni to Snag SAGsAlec Baldwin, Bryce Dallas Howard Among Alumni to Snag SAGs
01/29/2012 - Tisch alumni received more accolades in the 2011-2012 awards season. Scoring four more awards at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Tisch alumni were awarded "the Actor" for individual performances as well as on ensemble work. More
topChandra Wilson, Chris Columbus, Dee Rees Among Tisch Alumni Nominated for NAACP Image AwardsChandra Wilson, Chris Columbus, Dee Rees Among Tisch Alumni Nominated for NAACP Image Awards
01/19/2012 - The NAACP Image Awards is the nation's premier multi-cultural awards show celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. More
Liz Swados Returns to La MaMaLiz Swados Returns to La MaMa
01/10/2012 - New York City’s La MaMa Theatre presented encore performances of Liz Swados’ “La MaMa Cantata.” More
A Visit from Kathy NajimyA Visit from Kathy Najimy
12/16/2011 - his week, Kathy Najimy, who played giggly Sister Mary Patrick in the “Sister Act” film series, guest lectured during Kristen Johnston’s Advanced Acting class at the Atlantic Acting School. Johnston, a two-time Emmy Award-winner for her performance on TV’s “3rd Rock from the Sun,” moderated the class as Najimy discussed acting and the profession with Department of Drama juniors. More
Nora York "Swerves" at Joe's PubNora York "Swerves" at Joe's Pub
12/16/2011 - Department of Drama Adjunct Faculty, Nora York, returned to the Public Theater’s cabaret space, Joe’s Pub, to perform her latest concert, “Swerve.” York, who teaches singing at the New Studio on Broadway and has directed Tisch Drama students in cabarets, talked about how she developed “Swerve.” More
Masked StoriesMasked Stories
12/15/2011 - A life in the theater has been called one “of make believe, of masks.” On Thursday, December 8, 2011, during an end-of-term open class, second-year students in the Department of Drama presented the skills they’ve been learning with theatrical masks this fall. More
topEight Tisch Alumni Nominated for 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild AwardsEight Tisch Alumni Nominated for 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
12/14/2011 - The 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards will be broadcast on TNT at 8 p.m. (ET) and 5 p.m. (PT).  More
Acting On Film Masterclass with Andrei BelgraderActing On Film Masterclass with Andrei Belgrader
12/09/2011 - New Studio on Broadway students participated in a special Acting on Film Masterclass with famed TV and Film Director Andrei Belgrader. More
Tony Award Winner Norbert Leo Butz Advises Drama StudentsTony Award Winner Norbert Leo Butz Advises Drama Students
12/08/2011 - Norbert Leo Butz, a 2011 Tony Award-winner for his performance in the musical “Catch Me if You Can,” visited the New Studio Broadway to work with students in Michael McElroy’s Vocal Performance class.  More
Meisner Studio Faculty Bryce Pinkham cast in Broadway's GHOSTMeisner Studio Faculty Bryce Pinkham cast in Broadway's GHOST
12/08/2011 - Bryce Pinkham, faculty member at the Meisner Studio teaching Clown in the second year, has recently been cast in the Broadway-bound production of GHOST: THE MUSICAL.  More
New Studio Director, Kent Gash, Directs All-African American God of CarnageNew Studio Director, Kent Gash, Directs All-African American God of Carnage
12/08/2011 - Kent Gash will stage the Jan. 11-29, 2012, run that is billed as the first all-African American staging of the play. It will officially open Jan. 18, 2012. More
topDrama Sophomore Roxy Schiebergen In Daily NewsDrama Sophomore Roxy Schiebergen In Daily News
12/01/2011 - The kind of voice that made partygoers at the Bowery Hotel stop in midconversation and follow the sound of it, as she belted out “New York, New York” in another room. When they arrived to find Roxy performing the song-and-dance number with fellow Tisch musical theatre students, they were even more amazed, because Roxy is in a wheelchair.  More
ETW Share Day with Jessica HechtETW Share Day with Jessica Hecht
11/01/2011 - On a recent Friday afternoon, Tony Award-nominee and Tisch Drama alumnus, Jessica Hecht, and co-teacher Betsy Aidem, who recently performed at New York's Classic Stage Company, watched students present scenes during the Experimental Theatre Wing's Share Day. More
Theatermania UniversityTheatermania University
11/01/2011 - In the Fall of 2011, TheaterMania University launched as a sub-section of TheaterMania.com with exclusive content for college students, written by college students. Articles on TheaterMania University feature interviews with theatre professionals, blogs about college life, columns about professional and student productions and real-world advice for life after college.  More
Audible.com Workshop for Drama StudentsAudible.com Workshop for Drama Students
10/01/2011 - How does a teenager feel about making out? On a recent Saturday afternoon Drama student Andrew Butler put voice to one teenager’s thoughts on the subject when he read from D.C. Pierson’s The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To.  More
THE MADRAS HOUSETHE MADRAS HOUSE
09/21/2011 - Set in early Twentieth Century London, The Madras House revolves around Philip Madras, son of Constantine, the founder of a successful ladies’ clothing house. More
topOriented For A Life In The Theatre - Drama Orientation 2011Oriented For A Life In The Theatre - Drama Orientation 2011
09/01/2011 - With Welcome Week and Labor Day behind them, the Department of Drama’s Class of 2015 gathered to work together as a group for the first time. More than 400 Drama students crossed Washington Square on September 6th to participate in a departmental orientation in the Kimmel Center’s Eisner & Lubin Auditorium.  More
Morning of WorkshopsMorning of Workshops
09/01/2011 - The first-ever “Workshop Day,” during which faculty from the Department of Drama led sessions that introduced new students to the wealth of opportunities awaiting them in the Department.  More
Adjunct Faculty Member Sutton Foster is "A Big Belter Who Found a True Voice"Adjunct Faculty Member Sutton Foster is "A Big Belter Who Found a True Voice"
05/16/2011 -  More
New York Times Review - Revolting RhymesNew York Times Review - Revolting Rhymes
04/16/2011 -  More
Guilds Recognize Tisch Director & ActorsGuilds Recognize Tisch Director & Actors
01/31/2011 - In ceremonies over the weekend, the Directors Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild recognized four Tisch alumni in their annual award ceremonies.  More
topBackstage.com - "Cabaret Classroom"Backstage.com - "Cabaret Classroom"
11/01/2010 - Backstage.com reports on Sutton Foster and Nora York's Cabaret Classes produced through the 2009-2010 Department of Drama Stageworks Season! More