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Erica Ryan '98 just published her book Red War on the Family: Sex, Gender, and Americanism in the First Red Scare with Temple University Press.


December 9, 2014

Peter Robinson '72 announced the publication of his novel, What It Was Like, by The Story Plant -- under the pen name Peter Seth. See more about Peter and this novel at:
http://peterseth.com


December 9, 2014

Alex Bernstein '85 announced that from now until 12/31/14 all proceeds from his books, "The #$@!# Bicycle Boys Save Christmas, Again!" and "Miserable Holiday Stories" will be donated to Newark Renaissance House -- a specialized therapeutic community designed to meet the unique needs of adolescents, and men and women who are suffering from the affects of substance abuse. Since 1975, Newark Renaissance House has been saving lives, one day at a time. See here for more information.


December 9, 2014

Jay Strong '78 announced that the Workshop Theater Company (312 W. 36th Street, New York, NY 10018) will host a reading of his play, The Demi-Orphans, on Sunday, December 21 at 6 p.m., as part of their Sundays@Six series. This event is free and open to the public. See more information on the Workshop Theater web site.


December 9, 2014

Ellen Perecman '75 announced the opening of "On the Other Side of the River", by Peretz Hirshbein presented by New Worlds Theatre Project. The play is the story of a young woman, caught between two worlds, and how she falls under the spell of a mysterious stranger from the other side of the river. The play runs through December 21 at HERE Arts Centre 145 Avenue of the Americas. Tickets $18. For tickets, visit here.org or call 212-352-3101.


December 9, 2014

Steel, a film that Jessica Adler '14 wrote and directed in Maggie Greenwald's Advanced Directing class last year, has won the eastern regional DGA (Directors Guild of America) Student Film Jury Award. Stephanie Serra '14 produced the film, Kate Montgomery '15 was cinematographer, and several other then-students and now alumni worked and crewed on the film. The film's web site is: http://www.steelthemovie.com

Steel - Movie Still


December 4, 2014

Daniel Traub '94 and Glenn Holsten, is screening for a week at IFC theater in the West Village in Manhattan from December 5th through the 11th. On Friday, December 5 at 7:35 p.m., there will be a special screening followed by a Q+A with the directors and Lily Yeh.

The Barefoot Artist Movie Poster


December 4, 2014

Meghan Orbek '08 is putting out her second original wall calendar, "All My Favorite Animals" which features 12 of her recent watercolor/collage illustrations of animals. Meghan is largely influenced by her teacher Ursula Schneider, whom she studied with for two years at SLC. The calendar is available on Etsy.


December 4, 2014

Kyle Roderick '81 announces the online debut of Bijoux Review, the world’s high luxury jewelry blogazine. Light-hearted in tone but fact-based in content, bijouxreview.com reports on jewelry as design, adornment and applied art, cultural artifact and as an asset class. It’s the first blogazine to serve readers with news, interviews and images to help them develop the expertise to make jewelry shopping a breeze. Unlike all other online or print jewelry media, Bijoux Review evaluates jewelry objectively, based on four facets that are as clear as crystal. These are: design merits, materials, craftsmanship, and current and potential resale value.

Kyle’s background in gemology includes a career as a photo editor at the Gemological Institute of American (GIA), sourcing and styling gems and jewels plus researching images of noble metal and gemstone jewelry. While at the GIA, she photo researched and edited the first edition of their epic Gold and Precious Metals textbook. She writes frequently about high luxury jewelry, antique jewelry and costume jewelry. Two of her books, The Model’s Handbook and Accessory Chic, covered jewelry as adornment and personal expression. These were published in the U.S., the U.K., Hong Kong and Australasia. She has contributed jewelry features and arts articles to such publications as Vanity Fair, the Los Angeles Times, Destination Hyatt and C magazine.


November 20, 2014

A. Nora Long '02 was recently profiled by The Boston Globe for the play, Dear Elizabeth, which she directed. The Boston Globe called it "all imaginative, and imaginatively detailed." Read the full article here.


November 20, 2014

Noah Hawley '89 received the Producers Guild of America George Sunga Award at the 2014 Media Access Awards on October 16th. The event honors individuals in show business who promote awareness of the disability experience, access for people with disabilities, and the accurate depiction of characters with disabilities. Hawley began writing as a release from his job at the Legal Aid Society in New York City in the early 1990s, where he worked with abused and neglected children. He is an accomplished author (A Conspiracy of Tall Men, Other People’s Wedding’s, and The Punch), screenwriter and producer (Lies & Alibis, Fargo, My Generation, The Unusuals, and Bone), and musician (The Unusuals).


November 20, 2014

Artist David P. Tarullo '00 was recently profiled by The Missoulian for his recent gallery show, "A Subtle Mark". This show is the ceramicist's first piece of installation work. Read the full article here.


November 20, 2014

Comics Alliance announced that BOOM! Studios will release the first issue of Memetic, an oversized- format, three-part limited series by the team of writer James Tynion IV '10 (Batman Eternal, The Woods) and artist Eryk Donovan. The book puts a distinctly modern spin on classic apocalyptic fiction formulas with disaster coming in the form of a weaponized meme.


November 20, 2014

Aja Monet announced that she will be releasing an EP entitled, "Courage" in the coming month. For a taste of what's to come, Aja has shared the new song, "Handful of Hurricane" on Soundcloud. Listen here. For more information on Aja and her creative projects, see: www.ajamonet.com.


November 20, 2014

Dana Williams '11 will be performing at The Living Room in Brooklyn on Friday, December 19th at 10:00 p.m. and would love to have the Sarah Lawrence Community join her for an evening of music and camaraderie! Her late Dad, David Williams, was the world renowned musician who played rhythm guitar for Michael Jackson for over 20 years. Dana is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College '11 and currently resides in Los Angeles. Most recently, Dana opened for Leighton Meester at The Troubadour in Los Angeles and was a finalist on ABC TV's Rising Star. Currently, SLC student Lindsay Guion ’17, in conjunction with the College's Film Department, is creating a documentary of Dana's life. Find out more at www.danawilliamsofficial.com.


November 19, 2014

Carolyn Moore Newberger ’63 has received a Juror’s Choice award from the Cambridge Art Association for her portrait of Ellis Marsalis. Platinum Patriarch, signed by the pianist at his Tanglewood concert last August, can be viewed at the 2014 - 2015 PLATINUM from December 4, 2014 to January 16, 2015. More information at Cambridge Art Association; 25R Lowell Street; Cambridge MA 02138; 617-876-0246; info@cambridgeart.org.

Carolyn Moore Newberger Drawing


November 19, 2014

Mia Lardiere '14 announced the premiere of Little Investments, a comedy miniseries that she wrote, produced, directed, and edited as her senior thesis project on FunnyOrDie.com. Little Investments tells the tale of Guy Grosso, a Jersey goomba whose dreams of tomato gravy boil over in a big way. It's a heartfelt comedy that proves that the only ingredients necessary for a family are love, support, and a whole lotta' tomatoes.

The series stars alumni Margarita Galaviz '14, Joe Faragher '14, and Lila Mensing '14, in addition to professional actors Brian Poteat and Debra Toscano. Additional crew include Anna Quinlan (DP), Katherine Harrison (1st AD), Chelsea Butler (Assistant Producer), Isabel Farrington (Gaffer). Faculty sponsors include Frederick Strype, Maggie Greenwald, and Douglas MacHugh.

You can view the whole series on Funny or Die or YouTube. Additionally, you can find out more on Facebook and Tumblr .


November 11, 2014

Betty Rollin '57 announced that her book, Am I Getting Paid for This?, has been re-published as an e-book. You can learn more about the book on Amazon.

Betty Rollin


November 7, 2014

Ansel Elkins '07 announced the publication of her first book of poems, Blue Yodel, which won the 2014 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, and will be published by Yale University Press in Spring of 2014. The Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize is the oldest annual literary award presented in the United States. Ansel Elkins’s poetry collection, Blue Yodel, is the 109th volume to be so honored. Esteemed poet and competition judge Carl Phillips praises Elkins for her “arresting use of persona,” calling her poems “razor-edged in their intelligence, Southern Gothic in their sensibility.” Ansel's work has appeared in the American Scholar, the Believer, Parnassus, the Oxford American, and Best New Poet. For more information on Ansel Elkins, see:
http://www.anselelkins.net/


November 7, 2014

Stephen Fife '77 announced two plays. Break of Day is about the young Vincent van Gogh in pursuit of his first masterpiece and the obstacles he has to confront. Savage World is a large urban drama about a young reporter in the 1970s who believes that an African-American athlete has been framed for double murder -- and the effect that this pursuit of justice has on the reporter's life.

November 7, 2014

Kate Kearns '06 announced the upcoming publication of her poetry chapbook, "How to Love an Introvert" by Finishing Line Press. Presales start November 17th and it will be printed in February. For more information, see:
http://blacksquirrelworkshop.com/poetry/

November 7, 2014

Playwright Joshua McTiernan MFA 2014 premiered his work, "The Red Line" in Jacksonville with Players by the Sea Community Theatre.


November 7, 2014

Claire Yaffa's photography exhibit, "100 Photographers - 100 Portraits” is currently being shown at Leica Gallery Wetzlar through January 1, 2015. Learn more about it here. Claire took her first photograph 48 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press.


October 29, 2014

Jonathan Silverblatt '91, a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, is one of the recipients of the Lawyers Alliance for New York’s Cornerstone Awards for pro bono excellence. The Cornerstone Awards recognize the important contributions in pro bono service and are presented to a small number of outstanding members of the legal community. Through their exceptional efforts, these award-winning individuals have helped nonprofit organizations deliver essential services to strengthen low-income communities and improve the quality of life for thousands of New Yorkers in need.


October 29, 2014

Stuart Diamond MFA 1973 (aka Electric Diamond) announced Opportunity Music Project, a truly eclectic, international, family-friendly evening of music on October 25 at 7 p.m. at the Firehouse Space (246 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY). For more information, call 917-861-1937 or see http://www.stuartdiamond.com.


October 17, 2014

Andrew Lawton MFA '03 introduced the all-new Kinetic Studios. Kinetic Studios provides clients with video production, web development, graphic design, and photography. Click here to visit the new Kinetic Studios web site.


October 17, 2014

Philipstown.info profiled poet (and faculty member) Jeff McDaniel '90 for his return to the Sunset Reading Series. The author of five published collections gave a free reading. Read the full article here.


October 17, 2014

Jay Strong '78 shared his presentation at the African American Civil War Museum about Sgt. Moses Smith, his great great grandfather. On the first Saturday of each month the museum invites a descendant of a United States Colored Troop Soldier to share their ancestors story with the public. See this fascinating presentation on Youtube.


October 17, 2014

Margaret Pierpont '73 announced that she is teaching Awareness Through Movement (the group class of the Feldenkrais Technique) at 10 AM every Monday at the Feldenkrais Learning Center--above Fairway Market on the Upper West Side. After a long career in magazines, Margaret has returned to her first love, movement and would welcome SLC people. For more information, see:
feldenkraislearningcenter.com


October 15, 2014

SLC Writing Institute faculty member and alumnus Steven Schnur '74, is spending the 2014/2015 academic year documenting in still photographs the flourishing life of the Harlem School of the Arts. At the school’s fall benefit at Jazz at Lincoln Center, HSA featured Schnur’s work in a solo exhibition of sixteen 3 X 7 foot photographs of the school's dancers, actors, musicians, and painters.

Steven Schnur


October 15, 2014

Judith Paine McBrien '72 announced her newest book, Pocket Guide to Chicago Architecture--a book of essays and architectural drawings by her colleague John DeSalvo. Judith also announced that she is being honored by the Chicago Public Library Foundation on October 22, 2014 as part of Chicago's Vibrant Literary and Arts Community Celebration.


October 15, 2014

Shirley Stewart MA '10 announced the publication of her book, The World of Stephanie St. Clair: An Entrepreneur, Race Woman and Outlaw in Early Twentieth Century Harlem. The biography, based on Shirley’s thesis in the Women’s History Graduate program, explores the life of this Caribbean immigrant who created and ran a successful gambling operation, was an advocate of black pride and spokesperson for Harlem residents. Order online at Peterlang.com and Amazon.com.

The World of Stephanie St. Clair


October 15, 2014

Rebekah Driscoll '08 announced two world premieres of her music in New York City this fall. On Thursday, October 30, GHOSTLIGHT Chorus and violist Erin Wight will present For Lantau, a new work inspired by the island in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region where Rebekah lived from August 2013 - April 2014. Then on Saturday, November 1, flutist Martha Cargo and bassoonist Allison Nicotera will premiere Testing the Second Breath, an electroacoustic work exploring the theme of human interaction with the ocean. More information about both events at:
www.rebekahdriscoll.com


October 15, 2014

Nicholas Kaufmann '91 announced that his novel, DIE AND STAY DEAD, came out from St. Martin's Press this past September. The book is available on Amazon and in bookstores. For more information on Nicholas Kaufmann, see his web site at:
http://www.nicholaskaufmann.com/

Die and Stay Dead


October 15, 2014

Fred Schruers '71 announced his upcoming biography of Billy Joel, Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography, to be published on October 28. Newsday recently listed this book as part of its Fall book preview and said of it: "We’ve been waiting on this one for a while." See the Random House web site for more information.


October 14, 2014

Daniel Traub '94 announced the upcoming publication of his new book of photographs, North Philadelphia, which will be published November 11th by Kehrer Verlag. North Philadelphia presents a photographic portrait of a neighborhood in prolonged crisis. It offers a compelling glimpse into an urban area that is emblematic of many such regions throughout the U.S., hovering between decay and possibility. North Philadelphia will be available in bookstores in the US starting in November and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com. Signed copies are also available via danieltraub.net.

Additionally, Daniel also announced the feature length documentary The Barefoot Artist, co-directed with Glenn Holsten, about the artist Lily Yeh (Daniel's mom!), will be screening across the country this fall at film festivals and theatrical screenings in New York and Los Angeles.


October 14, 2014

Laurie Cohen '69 announced Mill Valley Philharmonic's 15th season. November is the Russian Festival, with performances of Russian Easter Festival Overture, Rimsky-Korsakov Saxophone Concerto, Glazunov with Kevin Stewart In Bohemia, Balakirev Lieutenant Kijé Suite, and Prokofiev. For more information, see:
http://millvalleyphilharmonic.org


October 14, 2014

Mary Bianco '61 announced the upcoming world premiere of her music composition. The Salome Chamber Orchestra will premiere, on February 27, 2015 at Carnegie Hall, a commissioned piece titled Quatro Staggioni written in 2014 for string. Mary will complete an M.A. in Composition at Mills College this May. The concert will include other compositions.


October 14, 2014

Teodora Mihai '02 announced that her documentary feature, Waiting for August, will play in NYC at the Quad Theatre for a week, from October 10 - 16. This run will be followed by two more separate screenings on the west coast, one at the Aero in Santa Monica, LA and one at the Embarcadero theatres in SF. The screenings can be best checked on the website of the film, www.waitingforaugust.be. Teodora will be doing a Q&A for opening weekend at the Quad. (34 W 13th St, New York, New York 10011).

    Q&A Schedule
  • Fri, Oct 10th after 7:10 PM & intro 9:30 PM
  • Sat, Oct 11th after 5:10 PM; 7:10 PM & intro 9:30 PM
  • Sun, Oct 12th after 3:00 PM; 5:10 PM & intro 7:10 PM


October 9, 2014

Dr. Kevin Quinlan '04 announced the upcoming publication of his book, The Secret War Between the Wars: MI5 in the 1920s and 1930s (History of British Intelligence) on October 16. The book is available for pre-order on Amazon.

The Secret War Between the Wars


October 9, 2014

Jeanie Neyer '61 will be the special guest artist, speaking about the role she envisions for artists in society, at a champagne reception on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 6:30 to 8 pm. The reception opens the exhibit, “LINES DRAWN: America’s artists look beyond the Politics of Red and Blue”, at the CHARLES KRAUSE/REPORTING FINE ART Gallery; 1300 13th Street NW; Washington, DC. The exhibit runs until November 28, 2014. More information at http://www.charleskrausereporting.com/index.aspx


October 9, 2014

Composer Joelle Wallach '67 will be giving New York Philharmonic Insights Pre-Concert Lectures on Thursday, October 9 at 6:30 PM, Friday, October 10 at 7:00 PM, Saturday, October 11 at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM and Tuesday, October 14 at 6:30 PM. These Pre-Concert Talks will be held at the Helen Huntington Hull Room in Avery Fisher Hall,10 Lincoln Center Plaza. The subject of the lectures is Drumrolls and Thunder. Tickets for these lectures and performances are available through the New York Philharmonic at 212-875-5656 or the New York Philharmonic Web Site.


October 9, 2014

Curtis McMurtry '13, son of James McMurtry, made his debut Sunday at the sold-out show, "Mountain Stage" at the Culture Center in Charleston. The Charleston Gazette did a full profile of the young indie performer.


October 9, 2014

Polly Weinstein '09, founder of The Jeweler's Daughter, was recently profiled by Las Vegas Business Press, for being a "force in the world of jewelry design". Read the full article here.


October 9, 2014

Denise J. Hart MFA '99 will kick off Howard University's Theatre season by directing George C. Wolfe's adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's Three Tales SPUNK. Professor Denise J. Hart is the coordinator of the Playwriting minor in the Department of Theatre Arts. She's an award-winning playwright, director and actress.


October 9, 2014

Baruch November MFA 2003 joined current MFA poetry student Aaron Berkowitz and Brenda Coultas for a recent poetry reading and art exhibit at the Teaneck General Store. See the article in The Jewish Link for more information about the event.


October 9, 2014

Alec Soth '92, artist, and writer Brad Zellar will lead a discussion on their new book, House of Coates, at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis on October 25th 2014 at 3 p.m. The illustrated novel focuses on Lester B. Morrison, a legendary recluse, exploring a landscape occupied by terminally lonely men, quietly offering human connection and the possibility of redemption. The event is free. Capacity is limited. Tickets are available at the Bazinet Garden Lobby desk from 2 pm. A book signing will follow in the Hennepin Lobby/Walker Shop.


September 30, 2014

Jeremy Blatter '07 announced that he received his PhD in History of Science from Harvard University in May 2014.


September 25, 2014

Adrienne Dawes '04 announced the world premiere of her new play, Am I White, at the Salvage Vanguard Theater on October 4, 2014 in Austin, TX (2803 E Manor Rd Austin, TX 78723). Performances run from October 1 - 18, 2014. When Neo-Nazi terrorist Wesley Connor returns to prison after a failed bomb plot, he is confronted with the two identities that threaten his position within the White Order of Thule most: fatherhood and his own mixed race heritage. Tickets can be purchased on Brown Paper Tickets and more information can be found on the Salvage Vanguard Theater Web Site.

Adrienne Dawes Am I White


September 25, 2014

The New York Times recently profiled two SLC alumni, Téa Leoni '88 and Julianna Margulies '89, in an article about high-powered women in the current television landscape. Specifically, the article talks about Leoni's new drama, Madam Secretary and Margulies' ongoing hit, The Good Wife.


September 25, 2014

Magda Bogin '73 announced the forthcoming 12th cycle of writing master classes in Tepoztlán, Mexico where participants from around the world will convene from January 9-18th to create, revise and share new work with Under the Volcano's gifted international faculty. For details about the program and application guidelines please visit Under the Volcano online at www.underthevolcano.org.


September 25, 2014

The Wesleyan Argus interviewed three members of the indie band Slothrust: Leah Wellbaum '11, William Gorin '11, and Kyle Bann '10. The article reads, "If you haven't heard of Slothrust yet, then you've done yourself a great disservice. Since putting out their first record, Feels Your Pain, in 2012, and their second, Of Course You Do, in 2014, the band has been featured in everything from The New Yorker to Oh My Rockness." For more information on Slothrust, you can listen to them on Bandcamp or visit Slothrust's Web Site.


September 25, 2014

Stephanie Bernheim '62 announced the opening reception for her new gallery show, Dislocations/ New Works. The show will run from October 7 through November 8, 2014 at the Andre Zarre Gallery in New York City (529 West 20th Street, NY, NY 10011). Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12 - 6:30 p.m. Opening reception will be Thursday, October 9, 2014, from 6 - 8 p.m. For more information, see the Andre Zarre Gallery Web Site or Stephanie Bernheim's Web Site.


September 25, 2014

Gillian Culff '88 has left her longtime job as a high school English and creative writing teacher to start her own business as a writer and teacher of adult creative writing groups and retreats. For more info, see her website: www.gillianculff.com


September 25, 2014

Laurie Blauner '75 announced the forthcoming publication of her new book of poetry titled, "It Looks Worse than I Am" from What Books Press in October, 2014. The book was picked in their first Open Book Competition. James Welch said of Laurie, "A fine poet with a masterly command of language and imagery." This is Laurie's seventh book of poetry. She has also published three novels and a novella. For more information on Laurie, see
http://www.laurieblauner.com


September 24, 2014

Colin Winnette '07 was brought on as the first official Writer/Editor at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Also, his novel HAINTS STAY will be released by Two Dollar Radio in Summer 2015.


September 24, 2014

Michele Brody announced that her show, Harlem Roots, has been reviewed in Sculpture Magazine. Jonathan Goodman called Harlem Roots "expressive, engaged, and intelligent". Michele also announced that her Bronx Artist Documentary Project will open September 13 from 6 - 10 p.m. at the Andrew Freedman Home at 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY. Click here for more information on the Bronx Artist Documentary Project. Finally, Out of Africa is a tasting of teas and desserts from Africa will take place on September 20, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the Andrew Freedman Home (SuperPuesto Pavilion). Seating is limited. See agiftoftea.com for more information and see Meetup.com for tickets.


September 24, 2014

Travis MacDonald '02 announced that he was one of three poets granted a 2014 Pew Fellowship in the Arts. MacDonald says, "My current artistic concerns surround the creation and application of poetic procedures onto, into, and around language". In addition to his writing, Macdonald is the co-founder and co-editor of Fact-Simile Editions, a Philadelphia micro-press dedicated to publishing works of contemporary poetry that use mostly reclaimed or recycled materials.


September 23, 2014

Stephen Fife '77 announced the publication of his memoir, The 13th Boy: A Memoir of Education and Abuse. It is available on Amazon. "The 13th Boy is a harrowing glimpse into the psychological process of grooming a teenager for sexual abuse." Fife also has two plays being published by Cune Press ("Dreaming in the Maze of Love-Grief-Madness" and "U & Me & The City"), two anthologies he edited for Applause Books coming out ("Best Monologues/Best Scenes.for Mature Actors"). Additionally, Paradigm is packaging one of his screenplays, BLUE KISS, and raising financing to produce it.

The 13th Boy Book Cover


September 23, 2014

Kay Chernush '66 announced the results of her ArtWorks for Freedom's partnership with Groundswell Community Mural Project. This collaboration resulted in an amazing-panel mural series. Check it out on Youtube.


September 23, 2014

Listen to Estha Weiner on A Woman's Perspective for the Ear and for the Eye on Progressive Radio Network (PRM.FM)


September 23, 2014

Liza Ketchum '68 announced the publication of OUT OF LEFT FIELD. The summer of 2004 is full of promise for Brandon McGinnis. He has a job, a spot on the varsity swim team, loving parents, and loyal friends. Brandon and his dad, ardent Red Sox fans, wonder: could this be the year the Sox end their eighty-six year drought? Then Brandon’s father dies suddenly. A new will, signed just before his death, reveals a secret kept for thirty years. As shadows of the Vietnam War bleed into the escalating War in Iraq, Brandon sets out to solve the mystery his father left behind. His journey takes him to Canada’s Cape Breton Island, where he uncovers bittersweet truths about the past, and a family facing its own hidden demons. Brandon’s courageous search throws him into life’s game with its devastating losses, unexpected curve balls, and thrills as wondrous as a home run on an autumn night. The book is available on Amazon.


September 23, 2014

Jenna Esposito is thrilled to be returning to the legendary Birdland for a special Columbus Day salute to some of the most celebrated Italian-American singers in the history of American popular song! In this exciting, fun-packed show, Jenna sings the songs of Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Connie Francis, and (of course!) the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra, among others. The show is Monday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Birdland in NYC. Tickets are $30 with a $10 food/drink minimum and are available on ticketfly.


September 23, 2014

Elizabeth Schwartz '81 announced that she has written the book to a new dance-musical, "Chagall" that will premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in December of 2015. See more information on Elizabeth on her web site.


September 23, 2014

Charlie Fink '81 announced that he is getting the Rule Breaker award from Washington's No Rules Theater Company for his creative work developing new musicals over the past ten years. To celebrate, No Rules is putting together a great evening of original songs and fully choreographed musical numbers from Charlie's shows. The Rule Breaker show is on Monday, October 27th, at 8pm at Woolly Mammoth Theater in downtown DC. This is a one time chance to see parts of all Charlie's shows together -- and it includes a reception afterwards. See more information on No Rules Theatre and reserve tickets here.


September 12, 2014

Linsey Abrams '73 announced the upcoming production of Rappaccini's Daughter, a musical tale for which she did the libretto. Rappaccini's Daughter, from the short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a gripping gothic tale set in medieval Italy. The production will take place at Theatre for the New City (155 First Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets), from September 12 -28 at Theatre, Thursday - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased on smarttix.com. For more information on Rappaccini's Daughter, see
http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/love.htm


August 27, 2014

Congratulations to Julianna Margulies ’89 who won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in “The Good Wife” and to Noah Hawley ’89 who is series creator of “Fargo” which won the Emmy award for Outstanding Miniseries. Breaking Bad won 5 Emmy awards last night including its second consecutive prize for outstanding drama series! Congratulations to the following SLCers for their wonderful work on the show: writer/editor Peter Gould ’82 and series composer Dave Porter ’94.


August 26, 2014

Johnny Dwyer '98 announced that he has a book, "American Warlord", coming out in April. "American Warlord" (Alfred A. Knopf, April 2015) is an investigation into the crimes of Chucky Taylor, the American son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, and the first person to be convicted by a U.S. court under the Convention Against Torture. For more information, see the Random House web site.


August 19, 2014

Alexandra Vicich '98 annunced that after completing her MA in Drama Therapy at NYU last year, she is opening her new private practice. She is accepting clients on Mondays starting in September. Full details are available on my website:
www.alexandradevin.com


August 19, 2014

Joann Smith MFA 1996 has published a novel of historical fiction entitled When I Was Boudicca. It is now available on Amazon.


August 19, 2014

Jessamyn Hope MFA 2003 has a memoir essay titled "The Reverse" in the current issue of PRISM International.


August 19, 2014

Jason Irwin MFA 2004 announced the publication of his new chapbook "Where You Are", through Night Ballet Press this past June. For more information and his poetry, see:
www.jasonirwin.blogspot.com


August 19, 2014

This year the High Line in New York City celebrates three important milestones: the 15th anniversary of the founding of Friends of the High Line, the fifth anniversary of the opening of the first section of the park, and the opening of the third and northernmost section of the historic railway. The High Line's transformation from a derelict structure to one of New York City's beloved public spaces is due to the tireless and dedicated work of thousands of supporters, donors, volunteers, staff members, and elected officials. Friends of the High Line began nearly 15 years ago. Joshua David MFA 1992 is one of the founders of the High Line and is currently President of Friends of the High Line.


August 5, 2014

Nan Becker '74 recently published the chapbook, After Rain. Author Suzanne Cleary said of the collection, "In After Rain, Nan Becker proves that the nature poem--an endangered species--is alive and well... Becker proves an able guide to the natural world and to the human heart."



July 15, 2014

Alexis Coe '09 announced that her first book will be published in October. The book follows a case she discovered while a student at SLC. In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn't her crime that shocked the nation—it was her motivation. Nineteen- year-old Alice Mitchell had planned to pass as a man in order to marry her seventeen-year-old fiancée Freda Ward, but when their love letters were discovered, they were forbidden from ever speaking again. Alice + Freda Forever recounts this tragic, real-life love story with over 100 illustrated love letters, maps, artifacts, historical documents, newspaper articles, courtroom proceedings, and intimate, domestic scenes—painting a vivid picture of a sadly familiar world. Learn more about the book on Amazon.

July 15, 2014

Robin Reinach '78 just published her first novella, "Broken Open" (Central Park Publishers, April 2014). Through emails and letters, her book offers multiple perspectives on the sexual liaisons of her characters, along with plenty of vicarious thrills for her readers. Learn more at:
www.robinreinach.com

July 11, 2014

Claire Frost '06 announced that she is training to be certified as a Martha Beck coach. Claire is a Decluttering Coach and is getting certified as a Martha Beck Life Coach. She is building her practice and is here to support innovative leaders who are overwhelmed with clutter.

July 11, 2014

On May 21st, 2014, Sophie Amoss '07 received her MFA in Acting from Columbia University School of the Arts.

July 11, 2014

Jenna Esposito announced that she will be returning to her hometown of Middletown, NY, as part of their Festival Square concert series this summer, on Friday July 18th. To learn more about Jenna and her performances as part of the upcoming "Italian Season", see
http://jennaesposito.com

July 11, 2014

Cynthia Bardes '63 announced the second book in the Pansy Mystery Series, "Pansy in Paris". The third in the series, "Pansy in Venice" comes out in the Fall of 2015. For more information on Cynthia, see her web site at:
www.cynthiabardes.com

June 16, 2014

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