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Lynne Meadow ‘68 Honored with Gotham’s Visionary Leaders Award

Posted April 16, 2015

The Women’s City Club of New York will honor Lynne Meadow ‘68 with a Gotham’s Visionary Leaders award for her work with the Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) later this month. Meadow has been the artistic director of the MTC since 1972, where she has been responsible for directing and/or producing over 450 New York and […]

Alice Rothchild ’70 Premiers First Documentary at Boston Palestine Film Festival

Posted February 19, 2014

Alice Rothchild ’70 premiered her first documentary film, Voices Across the Divide, at the October 2013 Boston Palestine Film Festival, co-winning the Audience Award 2013. Voices Across the Divide is a powerful documentary and oral history project exploring the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through rarely heard personal stories. Narrated by Rothchild, an American Jew raised on the […]

Charlotte Ford ’02 Wins Emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist Award

Posted November 14, 2013

Actress and director Charlotte Ford ’02 was named the winner of the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist at the 2013 Barrymore Awards in early November. Last year, Ford conceived and co-starred in BANG, and also won the 2012 Best of Philly award for Theater Talent from Philadelphia magazine. She has […]

Everyone and I, by Playwright Elizabeth Scanlon ’99, Premieres at Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

Posted March 21, 2013

Everyone and I, a new work by playwright Elizabeth Scanlon ’99, premieres next week as part of the 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Taking audiences back to 1959, Everyone and I will offer a glimpse into renowned poet Frank O’Hara’s writing of his elegiac poem, “The Day Lady Died”— a reaction to the […]

Emily Rauh Pulitzer ’55 Awarded Cincinnati Art Award

Posted February 20, 2013

Emily Rauh Pulitzer ’55, the founder and chair of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, will be awarded the Cincinnati Art Award by the Art Museum of Cincinnati. Pulitzer will be honored at a gala in April, with a companion exhibition titled, “Memories: Some of my Favorite Things. An Exhibition Selected by […]

Joan Shigekawa ’58 Named Acting Chairman for the National Endowment for the Arts

Posted January 16, 2013

Joan Shigekawa ’58 assumed the role as acting chairman for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in December 2012. Previously, Shigekawa served as NEA senior deputy chairman since 2009. The NEA is an independent agency of the federal government that supports artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. Shigekawa […]

Play by Charlotte Ford ’02 Featured in New York Times Review of Works from Philadelphia Live Arts Festival

Posted October 4, 2012

The play “Bang,” conceived by and starring Charlotte Ford ’02, was among the pieces featured in New York Times critic Charles Isherwood’s review of works from the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival. From the article: Ms. Ford’s “Bang,” which featured the creator, Lee Etzold and Sarah Sanford portraying loopy female archetypes — the nerd, the bourgeois, […]

Luz María (Luzma) Umpierre-Herrera, Ph.D. ’78, Wins Service Award from GL/Q Caucus

Posted February 15, 2012

Luz María (Luzma) Umpierre-Herrera, Ph.D. ’78, is the 2011 recipient of the Michael Lynch Service Award from the GL/Q Caucus for the Modern Languages. This award is given each year to an academic activist in recognition of extraordinary contributions in the LGBT community.  The award was presented to Umpierre by GL/Q  Caucus President and fellow […]

Elizabeth Mosier ’84 Publishes The Playgroup

Posted October 18, 2011
Cover image: Elizabeth Mosier/The Playgroup

Elizabeth Mosier ’84 (her classmates may know her as “Libby”) is celebrating the publication of The Playgroup, a new novella published as part of Gemma Media’s “Open Door” series. The series is described by Gemma as “an innovative program of original works by some of our most beloved modern writers, originally designed in Ireland to promote […]

Poetry of Luz María Umpierre, Ph.D. ’78, Published in a New Anthology

Posted September 16, 2011
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A new anthology of the poetry of Puerto Rican poet, scholar, and human-rights activist Luz María (Luzma) Umpierre-Herrera, Ph.D. ’78, has been published. I’m Still Standing: Treinta años de poesía / Thirty Years of Poetry, edited by by Carmen S. Rivera and Daniel Torres, includes an introductory essay by Torres and a biographical essay by […]

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