John Robert Lucas (1939-2015)

It is  with great sadness that the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies shares the news of the death of John Lucas, Senior Lecturer Emeritus, who passed away on August 29, 2015.

Below is a tribute from John Emigh, Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, both a colleague and friend to the late John Lucas.

(Distributed October 27, 2015)

PRESS RELEASE: Course at Brown Invites Multimedia Artists to Explore "Performance in a Virtual World"

Performance in the Virtual World is a multimedia production course at Brown University that examines the place and purpose of live performance in an age of electronic arts and media. Class instructors, Associate Professor Kym Moore (Theatre Arts and Performance Studies) and Professor Todd Winkler (MEME), invite the public to attend two public lectures on this subject presented by internationally renowned arts collectives, Gob Squad (October 28) and Cloud Eye Control (November 18). 

(Distributed October 26, 2015)

PRESS RELEASE: Brown Theatre presents Assistant Professor Marcus Gardley’s "The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry"

WONDERFUL: What if I don’t like it? What if my story’s bad?

HORSE POWER: … Ain’t no such thing as a bad history. There’s only a bad way to tell it. You need to know where your fathers came from so you don’t go down the same roads they got lost on. You need to know what’s in your blood, Wonderful.

(The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry prologue)


(Distributed October 26, 2015)

Megan Sandburg-Zakian '00 wins Princess Grace Award

The Princess Grace Foundation USA has named Megan Sandburg-Zakian '00 as one of the winners of its 2015 Princess Grace Awards, which recognizes artists in across multiple disciplines. Megan, the winner of a theatre fellowship at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, is a director. She also previously served as the associate Artistic Director of the Providence Black Repertory Company and the 52nd Street Project.

(Distributed October 19, 2015)

Alums Win The New York Community Trust Helen Merrill Playwright Award

Jen Silverman '06 and Max Posner '11 were both named as winners of The New York Community Trust Helen Merrill Playwright Award in the category of Emerging Playwrights this week. The award honors established and emerging writers for the theater. Winners of the award are currently producing work on topics ranging from basement dwelling families in the middle of the 21st century to the 19th century all-black community that faced destruction in order to create Central Park. 

(Distributed October 13, 2015)
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