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Students News - Fall 2016

Tufts Student Theatre Groups Present Their Fall Major Productions
Fall 2016

Students in the Pen, Paint & Pretzels (3Ps) umbrella groups presented their fall major productions.
GNIT Presented by 3Ps
Directed by Peter V. Secrest '17
Written by Will Eno

Performance Info

"Bravo to the cast, crew, director, and designers of GNIT on such a creative and quirky show. It was a wonderful blend of humor, satire, pathos, and sheer lunacy!" — Heather Nathans, Department Chair

Fly by Night Presented by Torn Ticket II
Directed by Corinne Thomas '18
Music Directed by Simone Allen '17
Written by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick & Kim Rosenstock

Tufts Daily Review
Performance Info

"What an *amazing* show tonight from top to bottom! Gorgeous singing, dancing, acting, design, music, and directing! DO NOT miss seeing this show! Bravo to Corinne and the whole cast and crew on a wonderful opening night!" — Heather Nathans, Department Chair
Tufts Student Theatre Groups Other Presentations
Fall 2016

3Ps and Torn Ticket II "O" Shows: Gruesome Playground Injuries and Ordinary Days

3Ps Circle Mirror Transformation, written by Annie Baker, directed by James Davis '17, stage managed by Harrison Downs '19, assistant director Hanna Carr '20, assistant stage manager Isabel Silverston '19

3Ps This is Our Youth, directed by Chopper Carter-Schelp, stage managed by Emily Friedlander, written by Kenneth Lonergan

Torn Ticket II Godspell, directed by Jonah Greene, music direction by Stephanie Evans, music by Stephen Schwartz, and book by John-Michael Tebelak

Bare Bodkin Play by Play student theatre festival, featured works written by students!

Hype! Mimez and Cheap Sox Cheap Hype, a fun night of improv with two of Tufts' student groups!

There were too many wonderful student theatre events to list them all! For a complete list of 3Ps umbrella groups and all the fall happenings, please visit the 3Ps website.

Tufts Ex-College courses taught by Drama Graduate Students
Fall 2016

TThe following Ex-College classes were taught by Drama Graduate Students in the fall semester
  • Amy Meyer: Circus and Society
  • Katie Swimm: The History of Mental Illness on Stage and Screen
  • Irina Yakubovskaya: The Little Prince: The Book and Beyond

Hesam Sharifian earns American Society for Theatre Research's Helen Krich Chinoy Dissertation Fellowship
September 2016

Ph.D. candidate Hesam Sharifian was awarded the American Society for Theatre Research's Helen Krich Chinoy Dissertation Fellowship. The award assists Ph.D. candidates with the expenses of travel to national and international collections to conduct research projects connected with their dissertations.

"Congratulations, Hesam!" – Noe Montez

Hype! Mimez in the news
November 2016

Student group Hype! Mimez appeared on the front of Tufts University webpage, which displayed the TuftsNow video of the group performing.

Student and Hype! member Phoebe Cavise published a blog in Jumbo Talk, Tufts' admissions magazine. In it she talks about being part of the Hype! "team" and how theatre has shaped her life.

Katie Swimm directs Big! the Musical
November 2016

Graduate student Katie Swimm directed Big! the Musical, an adaptation of the 1988 film, at The Footlight Club in Jamaica Plain. The Footlight Club in Jamaica Plain. The Footlight Club is America's longest continuously running community theatre. The show had 21 cast members, gave 8 performances, and almost 1000 people came to see it! Also involved in the production were Tufts alum Colin Burnett ('16, Stage Manager) and current Tufts student Ana Antolin ('17, Costume Designer).

Beck Holden wins Anthony Ellis Prize for Best Paper by a Graduate Student
November 2016

Graduate student Beck Holden won the Anthony Ellis Prize for Best Paper by a Graduate Student at the 2016 Comparative Drama Conference. His article "Signifyin' Sam: Motivated Signifyin(g) and Future Nostalgia in Post-Reconstruction Black Musicals" is forthcoming in the 2017 issue of Text and Presentation.