I’ve been hearing the words “All art is good art” a lot lately and while I agree with the sentiment, I’d like to propose something sli..
When I auditioned at URTAs back in January 2020, the first day involved an monologue and a possible “movement” callback. Unsurpri..
Eddie Izzard has set herself an “impossible” task of completing 32 marathons in 31 days for charity.
Why do video games have “nightmar..
My family (minus one!) last Thanksgiving
For three weeks in September, I found myself experiencing online learning for the first time…
From a recent workshop with Frantic Assembly, photo by Mark Peterson. Pictured (left to right): Fynta Sidime, Chih-Jou (RoRo) Cheng, Beth..
I had the opportunity to chat with the current cohort of graduate students in the European Devised Performance Practice program (shortened to EDPP for obvious reasons) about their experiences. For context, the EDPP MFA program is two years in length. The first year takes place in Berlin, Germany studying at arthaus.berlin. Students then return to Chicago for their final year of study on Columbia’s campus. I asked some of the cohort a few questions about the program to give you all the inside scoop! Check it out below:
After hundreds of collective hours of rehearsing, writing, memorizing, moving, trashing drafts of our shows, rewriting, memorizing again, designing, and performing…we did it
Writing this last blog right now is the thing above everything else that’s making me emotional this week. Not striking my thesis show, not submitting my final Performance Research Archive, not planning where my cohort is going to lunch after graduation. It’s this blog.
One of the most common questions I get from applicants of the EDPP MFA is:
“What are alumni of your program doing today?”
To which I res..
Back at the beginning…
Maintaining a love life is one of the most complicated things you can do in graduate school, especially when ..