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Dissertation Writing Retreat Set for January

Advanced PhD students are invited to apply to participate in a Dissertation Writing Retreat, to be held January 8-12, 2018. The writing-intensive retreat will provide up to 20 participants with space and encouragement to make progress on their dissertations. Stacy Kastner, Associate Director of the Writing Center, will lead this retreat, which pools the resources and support of the Graduate School, Sheridan Center and Libraries. The deadline to apply  is December 29, 2017. Learn more.

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Student Thesis Show

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program presents its December thesis show, Neva, directed by MFA student Kate Bergstrom. Neva is set in St. Petersburg in 1905, with the Bloody Sunday riots happening in the space just beyond the stage. The play follows the rehearsal of three actors, MFA students Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Meghan Leathers, and Marcel Mascaro, who humorously dance around the topics of love and revolution. Performances run through Sunday, December 10.

Bergstrom said was drawn to the piece for its unusual blend of comedy and existential crisis. “The characters are obscene, but I love them. They are presences. The characters are asking ‘How do I deal with myself as a political body and as an artist? And as a human?’ That’s something I’m grappling with now, in our current political climate.” Read more.

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