The Tony-nominated musical Violet was written by Barnard alumna and award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori '83. The play, starring Sutton Foster, opened to much acclaim. Read a Barnard Magazine profile of Tesori, whose other work includes the scores of Thoroughly Modern Millie and Caroline, or Change. Violet runs through August 10.
At Barnard, students study the performing arts intellectually and critically, while immersing themselves in practice on campus and in the wider world of New York City.
The Barnard theatre department presents playwright and filmmaker Rainer Werner’s Katzelmacher, a provocative vision of a contemporary anti-theatre.
Hilan Warshaw's one-hour documentary examines the conflicting attitudes toward Jews held by the German opera composer, Richard Wagner.
Lauren Graham '88 talks with Anna Quindlen '74 and Barnard Magazine about writing and acting.
Theatre professionals use skills and artistry to make repair a viable alternative to discarding broken items.
For four days in April, the campus sprang to life with the sound of spoken-word poetry, as hundreds of performers converged at Barnard for the annual College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI).
“There’s been a dramatic transformation,” says Professor Tina Campt. “There’s been the transformation of going from nothing to something.” She’s talking about the Africana Studies Program, which she directs—and which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Seniors present new plays in staged readings for the thesis in playwriting.
Three senior theatre majors present their theses in directing, which run in repertory in the first of two installments of Senior Thesis Festival 2013.