The curtain opened on a showgirl dressed in an elaborate, sparkling, white mini-dress. As she passionately sang about the ups and downs of show business, her false breasts slowly started to comically slide down her dress.
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Five-hundred and twelve candles lit up the front of the Rose Art Museum on Friday evening for “The Burning Boards,” a piece of performance artwork created by Los Angeles-based artist Glen Kaino.
This week justArts spoke with Jez Huang ‘15, the artist behind You Don’t Have to Pick Up. The art installation in Usdan was part of the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts. justArts: Can you give an overview of your project?Jez Huang: It’s a telephone and it doesn’t ring, but when people pick it up they hear monologues.
I Am the Seagull or Something is an original play devised and written by Sarah Hines ’15 and Aliza Sotsky ’15.
Written, directed and composed by Charlie Madison ’15, Grace follows the eponymous character, as she attempts to lead a normal life.
Coerced, a play written and directed by Amanda Stern ’15 and Julian Seltzer ’15, tells the true and tragic story of Nga Truong, a then-sixteen-year-old girl accused of murdering her infant child in 2008 in the town of Worcester, MA.
And in longing she bites opened with the full cast onstage. The all-female cast was comprised of an overly enthusastic sex education teacher (Ayelet Schrek ’17), the poet Sappho (Caley Chase ’16), a girl sent to a weight loss camp (Emma Hanselman ’18) and two friends exploring their feelings for each other (Julie Joseph ’18 and Rachel Zhu ’18). The play, written and directed by Sophie Greenspan ’15, followed the characters as they grew up and discovered their identities, sexualities and relationships as women to the rest of society.
The Contractual Death of Jonathan G Faustus managed to avoid being pretentious despite subject matter that could hardly be anything but.
Barbara Rugg’s ’15 senior production of the classic play No Exit used Jean-Paul Sartre’s simple yet brilliant idea of hell to put on a thought-provoking production.
As part of this year’s Senior Thesis Festival, Jade Garisch ’15 presented her original one-woman show Songs of a Murderess. The performance incorporated elements of dance, song and alternative theater techniques to analyze the conception of memory.
Brandeis’ Senior Festival’s lone stand-up comedy show was Look Me in the Eyebrows, written by and starring Anne Chmiel’ 15.
Brandeis’ annual music festival, Springest, featured Jessie J and iLoveMakonen this year in performances on Chapel’s Field.Stolen Jars opened to a mostly empty Chapels’ Field at exactly 2:32 p.m.
Los Angeles-based artist Chris Burden passed away at age 69 on Sunday, May 10. Burden passed away of a malignant melanoma—an illness that Burden and his family had been keeping hidden from the public for 18 months, according to a May 10 article in the Los Angeles Times.
The Rose Art Museum announced that five new members will be joining its Board of Advisors in a May 12 press release.
How do you follow up one of the highest-grossing films of all time, one that made more than $1.5 billion in box-office revenue?
Well, another school year has come and gone.We said goodbye to memorable TV shows and acclaimed films that we still haven’t seen, and, of course, we have obsessed over the private lives of our foremost celebrities.
Justice editors write about their favorite pieces of art
This week justArts spoke with Sarah Brodsky ’15. Brodsky was the president of the Hillel Theater Company during the 2014 through 2015 year and a double major in Theater and English. justArts: You were president of Brandeis Hillel Theater Group this year.
‘The Way of Water’Brandeis Theater Collective’s production The Way of Water highlighted the effects of the 2010 BP oil spill on the lives of those who lived near it.