Coming this Halloween season, prepare for “Blithe Spirit,” directed by Marek Haar ’20. Do you believe in ghosts?
See the work of Brandeis Prof. Sean Downey (FA) at the Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston’s South End.
This week, justArts spoke with Morissa Pepose ’17, who sang the National Anthem at Commencement.
‘Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose’ by Flannery O’Connor When Flannery O’Connor died in 1964 — at the young age of 34 — she left behind stacks of her unpublished essays, criticisms and articles.
Brandeis Department: ‘Martyr’ This past fall, the Brandeis Theater Arts Department put on “Martyr.” The play, written by German playwright Marius von Mayenburg, follows one boy’s tempestuous journey into the depths of Christian fundamentalism.
The annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, held from April 27 to 30, was home to exhibits and performances from more than 300 Brandeis students and alumni, and was free and open to the public.
This week, justArts spoke with Dylan Anthony Hoffman ’18 who directed the performance of “hamletmachine.” justArts: Why did you choose to direct “hamletmachine” for the Festival of the Arts? Dylan Hoffman: “hamletmachine” is, in a certain sense, about the world after the destruction of World War II.
Boston Calling’s star-studded lineup is sure to draw hordes to its new location, the Harvard Allston Athletic Complex, this Memorial Day weekend.
This week, justArts spoke with Gabe Walker ’19 and Tres Fimmano ’18 who created the performance of “Alice and Wonderland.” justArts: Why did you choose “Alice in Wonderland?” Gabe Walker: I started doing theater back in fifth grade, when I played the Mad Hatter in my elementary school’s production of “Alice in Wonderland.” For the past few years, I’ve contemplated the idea of revisiting the show, so when Tres suggested the two of us work on it together I couldn’t have been more excited ...“Alice” became a passion project not only for us, but for the many actors, designers and directors who all love the show as much as we do. Tres Fimmano: I’ve spent years trying to think about different ways to do “Alice in Wonderland.” What’s so great about the source material is that it’s inspired so much diverse art and theater over the years and that kind of show allows someone working on it to add to a lot of great history ... I like to think that’s something we highlighted in this production. JA: Explain how you came to the decision to have Alice lead the audience, rather than a traditional presentation of Alice. GW: “Alice in Wonderland” tells the story of a little girl who is transported to a world entirely unfamiliar from her own, which she is forced to unravel and explore.
This week, justArts spoke with Peter Diamond ’20, who directed Brandeis Players’ production of “Dry Land.” JustArts: Why did you choose “Dry Land”? Peter Diamond: “Dry Land” is a reasonable challenge — challenging in the sense that it forces us to make seemingly unlovable characters likable, as the audience’s experience with the show relies on their sympathy with these characters — yet the proximity of these characters’ ages and experiences to those of many college students allowed us to draw upon our own lives a bit in developing our production of this piece.