Honors and Awards

Alums of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies are doing OK! 

Several alums of the AB Concentration and MFA Acting and Directing programs have been nominated for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards which recognize the best in Off-Broadway theatre. Leading the pack for nominations is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical, Hamilton, featuring Daveed Digs ’04.

(Distributed April 9, 2015)

410[GONE] Opens Thursday As Scheduled

The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies shares the sense of bereavement and loss felt around campus at the death of Hyoun Ju Sohn earlier this week.

(Distributed April 1, 2015)


The Sock & Buskin Senior Slot Production occurs every Fall semester and is an excellent opportunity for a capstone experience. Every year, one junior (or .5 senior) TAPS concentrator is selected to direct a mainstage production in the following academic year’s Sock and Buskin Season. We have now opened this opportunity to playwrights, as well as directors. This opportunity is open for proposals from:

(Distributed March 17, 2015)

410[GONE] - Community Conversations

As part of its commitment to community engagement and engaged scholarship, the Department of Theatre Arts & Performance Studies at Brown University is hosting a series of community conversations around the upcoming production, 410[GONE].

(Distributed March 11, 2015)

PRESS RELEASE: 410[GONE] at Brown Theatre Explores the Limits of Love

410[GONE], a new play by Brown University alum, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig ’05, uses comedy to take a look at the limits of love and how we release loved ones when they are gone. This “tragi-comedy suicide play” draws on Chinese and American cultural traditions to tell the story of Twenty-One, a young Chinese-American women struggling to find answers in the wake of the death of her brother, Seventeen.

(Distributed March 10, 2015)
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