CMU School of Drama

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Interactive Feature > Virtually Victorian

The New York Times > Theater

William Dudley describes how he created the 3-D set for the musical "The Woman in White."

Cirque du Soleil battles to be legit

News: Show Business Weekly

Looks "Whos" Finally Being Heard: 'Seussical' Is a Licensing Smash

Yahoo! News

Cathy Rigby's Final NYC Engagement as 'Peter Pan' Begins

Yahoo! News

The Importance of Daily and Weekly Planning

Effective Email Tips

Beyond the Mirror by Jorge Morales

village voice > theater

Pinter pulls out of Nobel events due to ill health

Yahoo! News

Tomcat Hoist and Rigging Workshop 2006 Scholars Announced

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

Signature Theatre Company's Plan for an August Wilson Season Is Back On Track

Playbill News


Chicago Tribune

British troupe uses the audience as plaything

LA Times

Digital Libraries Colloquium Series

"Copyright in a Networked Society: Creative Commons and Machine-Readable Law"

WHO: Michael Carroll, Associate Professor of Law at Villanova University
and member of the Board of Directors of Creative Commons
WHEN: December 6, 3-5 p.m. (lecture from 3:30-4:30 p.m.)
WHERE: Rangos 3, University Center, Carnegie Mellon

ABSTRACT: Creative Commons responds to the problem that inhibits the realization of the full communicative potential of digital networks: copyright law. Under the default rules, nearly all uses of a copyrighted work require a license from the copyright owner unless the use falls within a legal privilege, such as fair use. As digital networks expand, the variety of activities governed by copyright law also expands. Uncertainty about which uses of new technologies require a copyright license limits the utility of these technologies. This talk will focus on reasons for the rapid growth of Creative Commons and then address other efforts to solve the problems that copyright law poses for a networked society; in particular, the ways in which current copyright practices inhibit use of digital networks as media for education and scholarly communication.

Creative Commons, a non-profit corporation (, offers a suite of human-readable and machine-readable copyright licenses that can be attached to objects on digital networks. A Creative Commons license communicates to users that the copyright owner permits certain types of use subject to certain minimal conditions, such as giving the author credit.

This lecture is part of the Digital Libraries Colloquium Series sponsored by

Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science
University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh Library System
Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

holiday music in LOBBY!!!!


The Jazz Vocal Ensemble will present a short program of Holiday Music in the lobby of the Purnell Center this afternoon.

5:15-5:45 pm

Please come and join us!

Production Planning - Season Calendar

Student asks:

I see from your AIM away message that you're in a meeting, so I'm e-mailing this question. I know the production calendar must be one-page. But can it be two-sided, much like the real production calendar for SOD?

And the answer is:

I like to be able to see the whole year at a glance. The two sided thing here is just to be able to print on 11x17. Many people have the full size, one side of the page version.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Billy Elliot wins top drama award

BBC NEWS | Entertainment

'The Santaland Diaries': Zach's New Home for the Holidays

The Austin Chronicle: Arts

Opera Theater plans complete 'Ring' cycle

Pittsburgh tribune-review

Those who go give more, arts events study shows

The Dallas Morning News | Performing Arts

Shakespeare Innovator Rylance on Farewell Tour


ESTA Announces Election Results fot 2006 Board of Directors

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

Real Rockettes make up for all that fake music

Chicago Tribune

Dressed to the 99s

LA Times

'Urinetown' Pictures from Louis

The pictures that Louis took during the Dress Rehearsals can be found at:


Attention Electricians: Your input is needed

The ETCP (Entertainment Technician Certification Program) needs input from Electricians for the proposed ETCP Electricians Certification and will be conducting a broad reaching survey to help perform the job analysis. This analysis will determine the common factors in what entertainment electricians do and the relative importance of those tasks. Many hundreds of responses are needed to ensure a fair and statistically significant survey.

If you are an experienced electrician, in any entertainment field or venue, then please help by completing the survey. You can learn more and sign up by submitting your name and address at this page:- ETCP Electricians Survey

We appreciate your assistance.

For more information, please contact Katie Geraghty, 212-244-1505 or

Monday, November 28, 2005

Two injured as Macy's parade balloon crashes into lamppost

Inside Bay Area - Alameda Times-Star - News

New Equity Off-Broadway Pact Approved


Albom's 'Tuesdays' is moving, but stage version lacks movement


Radio play looks to ape 'Kong's' profile

One Flea Spare

Pittsburgh City Paper - Performance

Clash of the Nutcrackers Theater

The 12 plays of Christmas

Chicago Tribune

When Mary Becomes Frank: Queer Gender at Ellis Island and the Politics of

Wednesday, November 30 4:30pm
College of Fine Arts, Room 303

Professor of Art and Visual Culture and Chair of Women and Gender Studies
at Bates College

When Mary Becomes Frank: Queer Gender at Ellis Island and the Politics of Peopling the Past

When Frank Woodhull showed up at Ellis Island in 1908, he was forced to admit to immigration inspectors that his body matched his first name, Mary Johnson. This talk works from the case of Frank Woodhull to consider the politics of gender policing, informed by matters of race, nationality, and economic status, in practice, in pictures, and in history-making.

Erica Rand is a professor of Art and Visual Culture and chair of Women and Gender Studies at Bates College. Her work includes Barbie’s Queer Accessories (1995), essays on gender coercion and activist visuals, and collaborative projects on sex and censorship, on teaching about consumption, and on anti-racist classroom practices. Her new book, The Ellis Island Snow Globe (Duke University Press) was published in September 2005. She serves on the editorial board of the journal Radical Teacher. Among other works in progress, she is currently working on two projects with artists?Queer Plymouth, with Deborah Bright, and Formula of Desire, with Elizabeth Stephens.

CFA Centennial

99 days left until the CFA Centennial Beaux Arts Ball
March 4, 2006
College of Fine Arts building

What is the Beaux Arts Ball?

Henry Hornbostel created the CFA Beaux Arts Ball during his first year as dean of the College of Fine Arts in 1911-12. The ball was always popular among the campus community and alumni. Traditionally a masquerade and costume ball, it was discontinued in the 1990s, but the college has brought it back to celebrate its Centennial. Alumni and the campus community will experience the revival of the CFA Beaux Arts Ball-a multidisciplinary art and costume party with elaborate entertainment and decorations created by CFA faculty and students. It will feature a wide range of artistic creations and performances.

Visit the College of Fine Arts Centennial web-site at for activities celebrating the College's anniversary.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Stage Review: 'One Flea Spare' captures pain and beauty of the soul


Secular, religious shows on holiday slate


Rent - Review - Movies

Movies - New York Times

?Rent? a Wreck

Los Angeles CityBeat

The Past, Present and Future of Lead Toxicity

"The Past, Present and Future of Lead Toxicity"
Dr. Herbert Needleman
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Thursday December 1, 2005
Adamson Wing, Baker Hall 136A
Reception with Dr. Needleman will follow the lecture

Engineering for the Developing World: Challenges and Opportunities


"Engineering for the Developing World: Challenges and Opportunities"
Dr. Bernard Amadei
Professor of Civil Engineering
University of Colorado at Boulder
Founding Director of "Engineers without Borders"
Friday December 2, 2005
1:00 Refreshments
1:30 Seminar
Hamerschlag B131

In the next two decades, almost two billion additional people are expected to populate the Earth,
95% of them in developing or underdeveloped countries. This growth will create unprecedented
demands for energy, food, land, water, transportation, materials, waste disposal, earth moving,
health care, environmental cleanup, telecommunication, and infrastructure. The role of engineers will be critical in fulfilling those demands at various scales, ranging from remote small communities to large urban areas, and mostly in the developing world. As we enter the first half of the 21st century, the engineering profession must embrace a new mission statement—to contribute to the building of a more sustainable, stable, and equitable world. In particular, we need to train a new generation of engineers who could better meet the challenges of the developing world and address the needs of the most destitute people on our planet. Today, an estimated 20% of the world’s population lacks clean water, 40% lacks adequate sanitation, and 20% lacks adequate housing. The lecture will present the challenges and opportunities associated with practicing engineering in the developing world and the on-going work of Engineers Without Borders – USA.

Bernard Amadei is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He obtained his MaSc. degree in Civil Engineering in 1979 from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering in 1982 from the University of California, Berkeley. Prof. Amadei’s current interests cover the topics of sustainability, green construction, and international development. At the University of Colorado at Boulder, he is leading a new paradigm shift in engineering education and practice called Earth Systems Engineering
(ESE: As part of the ESE initiative, Prof. Amadei started a new program in Engineering for Developing Communities ( Prof. Amadei is
also the Founding President of Engineers Without Borders - USA (EWB-USA: and the co-founder of the Engineers Without Borders-International network ( Prof. Amadei has recently been appointed Director of the Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technologies (CAST-ICS), which reports to ICS-UNIDO in Trieste, Italy. Prof. Amadei is the recipient of the 2002 Colorado Bank One Award for outstanding outreach community service, a 2003 CU Boulder Subaru Award, a 2003 E-Achievement Award from E-Town, the 2005 Nayudamma Award from the Nayudamma
Center for Development Alternatives in Nellore, India, the 2005 AAES Norm Augustine Award for outstanding achievement in engineering communication, a 2005 Service Award for Professional Excellence from Rotary International, and the 2005 Sabbagh Award for Excellence in Engineering Construction (with EWB-USA) from the World Federation of Engineering Organizations. He is working on a new book entitled “Engineering With Soul”.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Musicians Return to Radio City Christrmas Specatular -


High tide of stage design

New York Daily News - Theater

Howard Kissel: 'Woman' has a moving effect

New York Daily News - Entertainment

Nonprofit Theatre's Challenges, Threats, and Needs Are Real


Holidays kick off with Light Up Night Downtown


How to talk to a professor

PICT replaces season opener with 'The Pillowman'

Vote on horrible sounds

Boing Boing

Live Music Returns to Radio City's Christmas Spectacular Buzz

Were Broadway Critics Spooked by The Woman in White? Buzz

Theater groups could benefit from scheduling summits -- Neon - THEATER CHAT

It's over? Ah, humbug



Fifth Annual Martin Intelligent Lighting Technology Grant

Lighting&Sound America Online - News: "Fifth Annual Martin Intelligent Lighting Technology Grant"

Aluminum Truss and Manual Rigging Draft Standards

Lighting&Sound America Online - News


Chicago Tribune

'Quadrophenia' producer: his coming-of-stage story

LA Times

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Texas Minister?s Death Prompts New Safety Concerns


Interactive Feature > Sketching Melville

The New York Times

Stage Review: Shakespeare in the Park takes Frick tour


Stage Preview: Daniel Krell takes a starring role in Mitch Albom's play about life lessons


PowerPoint and Presentation Tips


Heineken Pulls Out All the Technological Stops for Sales Meeting


Tools & Equipment Review: Laser Levels


Theatre department pays tribute to Greek influences

'One Flea Spare' tears down class boundaries

City Theatre unveils 'Tuesdays With Morrie'

5000 music cylinders digitized and posted

Boing Boing

'Lysistrata' actors prove painful to watch at CCSN -- Living

DIRECT FROM BROADWAY: Tale of Two Cities -- Living

Sister?s Christmas Catechism

Pittsburgh City Paper - Performance

Small theaters may soon get a break


Product Placements Prompt Protest

CBS News | November 17, 2005 11:00:05

Miss America Headed To Vegas

CBS News November 16, 2005 21:30:05

ESTA Announces Winners of 2005 Dealers' and Manufacturers' Choice Awards

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

LDI Award Winners Announced

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

Area theater companies bank on musicals to boost bottom line Theater

Glover taps into the classical

Philadelphia Inquirer | 11/17/2005

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

54-522 Dramaturgy Spring 2006 MW 2-2:50 4 units

What the $^&% is a DRAMATURG?

Dramaturgy is to dramatic literature what metallurgy is to raw steel. Dramaturgy is the first and last line of attack in the theatrical process. Join the ranks of such luminaries as G.E. Lessing, Ludwig Tieck, Bertolt Brecht, and Heiner Muller (hm, they?re all Germans). Transcend! Illuminate! Walk the dark shamanic pathways of theatre history and theory and bring light onto the stage! Join Carnegie Mellon University?s fabulous Ghost Light Cohort and make history live!

How, you ask?

54-522 Dramaturgy Spring 2006 MW 2-2:50 4 units

Professor: Dr. Michael M. Chemers
335 PCA

Face cachée de la lune - The far side of the moon


Face cachée de la lune - The far side of the moon

Frick Arts Building Auditorium - across Schenley Dr. from the Carnegie Library Tuesday, November 22
7:30 PM FREE!!!

Runtime: 105 min Country: Canada Language: French

WINNER Berlin International Film Festival Panorama WINNER Genie Awards Best Adapted Screenplay WINNER Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film Best Film

"Far Side of the Moon imbues the weightiest issues of human existence with a zero-gravity grace and charm."

For more reviews of "Face cachée de la lune"

Official "Face cachée de la lune" website

For more information contact

Brooklyn Navy Yard is the New Hollywood East

News: Show Business Weekly

A Tiny Theater in San Diego and Its Director Supply a Steady Flow to Broadway

New York Times


Reality Writers Stage Protest

Book Excerpt: The Art of Project Management

Did Theater Critics Flood New Musical The Ark with Praise? Buzz

Gilbert V. Hemsley Jr. Internship Applications Now Available

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

Ovations bestowed to great and to small

LA Times

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Special ULS lecture tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 16th 5:00pm

Rangos 3, University Center Carnegie Mellon campus

Telle Whitney, President & CEO, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Technology: The Unfulfilled Promise and the Opportunity Changing the World for Women and for Technology

The promise of technology is to level the playing field, and to make our world more global by providing access for all people to information that can change their lives. But the reality has been quite different. Imagine a world where technology is created by a diverse population and where the results had a significant social impact.

This talk explores both technology creation, as it is today, and looks at why more people aren't choosing to participate in the creation of technology. We also look at the some of the innovative techniques such as service learning that are proven to attract a different population to the study of technology.

Finally we close with the work being done at the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology to empower a new kind of technology leader, and to increase the participation of women in technology.

Building Virtual Worlds

It's three weeks away, but please mark your calendars...

Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center Presents:

"Building Virtual Worlds"

Wednesday, December 7th 5:00pm, Followed by a Reception with Free Food McConomy Auditorium, University Center

This semester, 50 students with backgrounds in Art, Architecture, Design, Drama, Computer Science, Engineering, English, HCI, Music, Philosophy, and Psychology took an Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) course where they worked in small teams to build interactive Virtual Reality Worlds. We would like to share with the campus community the "best of the best" -- a demonstration of the beauty, cleverness, creativity, humor, and hard work that has characterized this course and its talented students.

Lasting approximately an hour, this exhibition will show a number of short Virtual Reality Worlds and other interactive pieces (for some, the *audience* will get to control the action!) The Exhibition will be followed by a reception where audience members can talk directly with the students, and enjoy refreshments.

We hope to see you there!

For further information on the Entertainment Technology Center:

CLO listens to patrons for 2006 lineup


Procrastination hack: ?(10+2)*5?

43 Folders

Civic Light Opera responds to popular demand

Radio City Musician Strike Talks On Temporary Hold - Entertainment

How Spaghetti breaks

Boing Boing

Negotiations Continue Between Radio City and Musicians Union Buzz

Steppenwolf to turn on 'Red Light' in New York


Look Solutions Launches New Low Fogger

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

Rose, Sweeney, Miss Saigon, Paris Letter Among L.A. Ovation Award Winners

Playbill News



A 'Beauty and the Beast' that's a different animal

Philadelphia Inquirer | 11/15/2005

60 Seconds With? Hilary Robinson

Carnegie Mellon Today

College of Fine Arts Celebrates 100 Years

Carnegie Mellon Today

Entertainment Technology Center's ?Quasi? Selected as Mascot for the World's Fair for Kids

Carnegie Mellon Today

Monday, November 14, 2005

Production Planning - Exhibit Project Management

Here are a couple of things from today's class saved for posterity - or perhaps for your future use...

They wouldn't let me use the flash.

Nathan Class

Hollywood Unions Object to Product Placement on TV

New York Times

Duck! It's Andrew Lloyd Webber in 3-D

New York Times

Mat Fraser on why he felt compelled to write Thalidomide!! A Musical

Guardian Unlimited | Arts features

8 E-mail Mistakes that Make You Look Bad

Radio City band strikes up

LED Sculptures On Hand at TV Guide Party


For Radio City Picket, Equity Shows Up, But Musicians Tarry


A woman of strong opinions - Theater

The Little Theater Companies That Can


Robinson to breathe new life into CFA

The Tartan Online

Sins of the parents shadow lovers in 'Yellowman'


Tony-winning 'Spamalot' booked for Benedum


Radio City fight may get federal mediator

AP Wire | 11/14/2005

Disney's Everest Expedition, with Yeti

Boing Boing

'Saragossa' dreams fascinate, then begin to weary us


Hollywood Unions Protest Product Placement

CBS News

Double Edge is on a quest for discovery

The Boston Globe

'Shangri-La' keeps legend of ancient dance alive

The Cincinnati Enquirer


Chicago Tribune

Friday, November 11, 2005


SMAART (Student Mentorship Advocacy & Academic Resource Team)

We are starting a mentorship program and peer support group for students at CMU. Our program is specifically targeted to help/aimed at helping students with disabilities, though anyone is welcome to join. We would like the experiences of students to be learning tools as well as inspirational pieces for other students with disabilities and challenges of all types.

If you know a student who you think would benefit from our group or who you think would like to join, please email Alanna Williams ( or Christine Butler (

Playground talkback

Next Monday, Nov. 14 the Conservatory Hour is devoted to a discussion of Playground - what worked, what didn't. Whether you loved it or hated it, please join the discussion so that we can find ways of improving the entire event.

Mon., Nov. 14
4:30pm in the Checco Studio A

Stage Review: 'Future 10' again produces a so-so evening


Arena show's a Cirque first

Mouse topples 'King' for 'Poppins'

LEDBlinders by Robe



New York Post Online Edition: entertainment: "CAN IT, RADIO CITY!"


New York Post Online Edition: entertainment

Did Broadway Critics Think Souvenir Hit the Right Notes? Buzz

Speaking in Dance

Pittsburgh City Paper - Performance

Dark tales at Bryant Lake Bowl


'Get Rich' Pulled After Pittsburgh Shooting

AOL News

Broadway-Aimed Tale of Two Cities Gets New Director, Loses Chicago Tryout, Looks Ahead

Playbill News

Broadway's The Color Purple Troupe Performs on "Oprah," Nov. 11

Playbill News

Product Focus: Pharos Architectural Controller

Live Design

'Poppins' to Broadway in '06

LA Times

Thursday, November 10, 2005

New Cirque puts focus on human drama


Producers On Producing


A nude revue that's skin deep - Theater

Stage Review: Point Park students bring fresh energy to hippie musical


Stage Preview: Open Stage rallies for human rights with 'Guantanamo'


1930s Evoked in Anniversary Gala


Classic Comeback

The Austin Chronicle: Arts: Theatre

Will the Rockettes steal ticket sales from 'Nutcracker'?

Precision Dynamics

Buy Brian Eno's synthesizer

Boing Boing

Beyond Compliance

Metropolis Magazine

Were Critics Transported by the Songs of John Denver in Almost Heaven?, Buzz


Pittsburgh City Paper - Performance

How We Did That...



The JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE will present a concert of Jazz Standards this Sunday at 7:00 pm Alumni Concert Hall in CFA.

The 10-member ALL WOMEN ensemble will be accompanied by Andrew Young on bass, Rich Kawood on drums, and Thomas Douglas on piano.

Come early to get a seat.

Avian influenza

Dear Members of the Campus Community:

Avian influenza (subtype H5N1), also known as the "bird flu," is an issue receiving much attention worldwide as confirmed cases of bird-to-human transmission have been reported in Asia. Scientists, public health authorities and government officials have expressed concern over a future pandemic if the virus becomes transmissible from human to human. As a result, world health organizations, U.S. health organizations and many institutions are making preparations in the event an outbreak among humans occurs, and Carnegie Mellon is among them.

Our Environmental Health and Safety Department and the Student Health Service have developed an emergency response plan in collaboration with several other areas of campus, including senior management, University Police and Facilities Management Services. We are ensuring that on-campus health care providers and first responders are prepared to respond by providing ongoing education about avian influenza, affirming emergency protocols, and having medical supplies and equipment readily available.

We are also following the latest developments by monitoring the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Web sites, maintaining an open line of communication with the Allegheny County Health Department, and benchmarking the activities of other colleges and universities.

Finally, we realize that you may have questions about avian influenza. To help answer some of those questions, we have prepared the following list of frequently asked questions and answers for your edification.

You can also learn more about avian influenza and the pandemic threat at the following Web sites:

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control

Department of Health and Human Services

If necessary, updates and announcements will be distributed via email from "Official Communications" and the subject line will read "Avian Flu Update." All updates will also be posted to, the official.cmu-news and electronic bulletin boards, and the main university phone line at 412-268-2000.

Rest assured that we are taking proactive measures to be prepared in case the avian flu affects our campus community. Thank you for your attention.


Anita Barkin Director of Student Health Service

Madelyn Miller Director of Environmental Health and Safety


What is avian influenza?

Avian influenza, or "bird flu," is a contagious viral disease that normally infects only birds and on occasion, pigs. The highly pathogenic strain, H5N1, has been persistent and tenacious. Despite the fact that an estimated 150 million birds have died or been destroyed, the virus has become endemic in some areas and is being spread by migratory birds.

Which countries have been affected?

Outbreaks in wild and domestic birds have been reported in 14 countries: the Republic of Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Loa Peoples Democratic Republic, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Romania.

What are the implications for human health?

Widespread persistence of H5N1 in poultry populations poses two main risks for human health. The first is the direct infection from poultry to humans. The second threat is the emergence of a mutant strain that spreads easily from person to person.

Confirmed cases of bird-to-human transmission have occurred in four countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. As of Nov. 7, 2005, there have been 124 confirmed cases and 63 deaths.

How is the virus transmitted?

The bird-to-human transmission occurs from direct contact with infected poultry or surfaces and objects contaminated by their feces. Exposure to the virus is most likely during slaughter, de-feathering, butchering and preparing poultry for cooking. Currently, there is no evidence that properly cooked poultry or eggs are a source of infection.

What changes are needed for the H5N1 virus to affect humans and become pandemic?

The virus can become transmissible among humans by either a "reassortment" event or by a more gradual process of adaptive mutation.

In "reassortment" genetic material is exchanged between human and avian viruses when there is co-infection in a human or pig. This results in a new potent strain that is fully transmissible to humans. The process of adaptive mutation is a more gradual process by which the virus becomes more efficient at binding to human cells.

A pandemic can start when three conditions have been met: a new virus subtype emerges; it infects humans; and it spreads easily and is sustained among humans. The first two conditions have been met in that a new subtype has emerged and humans have been infected through contact with infected birds.

Are vaccines and antivirals available for prevention and treatment?

Some vaccine clinical trials are currently under way. Because the antigen needs to closely match the pandemic virus, large scale production will not start until the virus has emerged. Current vaccine production capacity cannot meet demand.

Tamiflu and Relenza are oral antivirals that are available and are effective for reducing the severity and duration of the illness. These medications can also be used prophylactically to decrease the number of new cases when an exposure has occurred.

Can I travel safely to areas affected by avian influenza?
The CDC and WHO are not recommending that individuals avoid traveling to affected areas at this time. Both health organizations have posted recommendations regarding safe travel to these regions. Recommendations include avoiding direct contact with birds, poultry and livestock, and eating only poultry and eggs that have been thoroughly cooked. Before traveling to these regions, check the CDC or WHO Web sites for up-to-date information. Links are provided below.


World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Arts in Society Minor Courses

Center for the Arts in Society Courses

Public Spectacles and Summer Festivals in Europe, 1600-Present
Alexander Vari, Ph.D.
Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00 - 1:20 p.m.
Wean Hall 6423
9 Units
History #79-381 or Drama #54-464

Spectacles are often defined as events taking people out of their everyday, to locate them in a festive or a creative context that both educates and entertains. This class aims to verify/challenge the validity of this definition by looking at the history of street spectacles, popular theater, urban entertainment, national commemorations and summer festivals in Europe from 1600 to the present. Covering four centuries of history and geographic and national contexts stretching from France and Scotland to Poland and Russia via Germany, Austria and Italy, in this class we will look at the links between spectacle, carnival and politics, festive events and public space, theater and mass pageants, including a historical contextualization of the reasons that led to the creation of the summer festivals dedicated to the performance of music and theater and related arts in Bayreuth, Salzburg, Edinburgh and Avignon.

Making the American Landscape: Space, Place, Conflict, and Transformation
Bill Anthes, Ph.D.
Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:20 p.m.
Baker Hall 235B
9 units
History #79-380 or Architecture #48-566

Geographer Yi Fu Tuan defines place as a ?concretion of value,? a space which has, through conscious and unconscious human effort, become invested with identity. This interdisciplinary, upper-level class will consider the importance of notions of place in American culture and society, from the 19th century to the present. Drawing on the work of historians, cultural geographers, urbanists, art and architectural critics, and film theorists, this class will investigate how notions of place have been the site of struggle, invested with meaning, and inflected by gender, race, and class. Topics will include the frontier experience; landscapes of industrialization; urban decline; suburbanization, segregation and 'white flight;' tourism; public memorials; and the 'non-places' of globalization.

Aesthetics Out of Bounds/History and Art Outside the Frame
Melissa Ragona (Permission from Instructor requested)
Tuesday 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.
CFA 303
6 units
HSS Interdisciplinary #66-261 or CFA Interdisciplinary #62-260 Art #60-660 (GRADUATE LEVEL requirements TBA)

The course will consist of a series of lectures by prominent specialists in the field reflecting upon the field of historical studies across a series of disciplines in the plastic, visual, and performing arts, and a concurrent weekly seminar. In this interdisciplinary course, students will have the opportunity to participate in a group of seminars on the topic of ?arts histories? - an approach which deliberately situates particular types of art or experience in multiple and perhaps conflicting historical, ideological or disciplinary frames. Seminars will complement a series of lectures by distinguished visiting scholars that will include the lecturer as a participant. Students will be expected to prepare for these seminars through outside reading and to participate in discussion, documenting their experience throughout the course.


The Arts in Society Minor (AIS) offers students the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary research and practice across traditional institutional boundaries at the University. Combining the resources of the five schools within the College of Fine Arts and the four humanities departments within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, it aims to train students in combining thinking across disciplines and using both the humanities and the fine arts as a means of creation and interpretation.

CFA Announcement: WEEK of November 14-20

CFA Centennial____________________________________________

Attention College of Fine Arts faculty, staff, students and alumni: The planning process for the CFA Centennial Beaux Arts Ball has started and the committee is looking for hard working individuals that would like to help plan one of Carnegie Mellon's largest events.

E-mail Cathy Meaney at to get involved.

Visit the College of Fine Arts Centennial web-site at for activities celebrating the College's anniversary.

Campus events____________________________________________

Ted Kooser, the U.S. poet laureate and 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry, will speak at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 as part of the Adamson Visiting Writers Series. His collection "Winter Morning Walks: One Hundred Postcards to Jim Harrison" was published in 2000 by the Carnegie Mellon University Press. His talk will take place in the Adamson Wing of Baker Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. _____________

Winston James, a professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, will speak at 4:30 p.m. November 17 in Gregg Hall (Porter Hall 100) as part of the Humanities Center Lectures. His talk is titled "The Caribbean Diaspora and Black Internationalism: Evidence and Explanation" and is free and open to the public.

Call for artists__________________________________________________

The Riverlife Task Force in Pittsburgh, PA is initiating a very exciting design competition for a West End Pedestrian Bridge. We thought members of your organization would be interested in the competition. The competition website is and the press release is attached. Please direct any questions to application attached _______

ESPN is looking for students to help with the TV production of the Steelers-Browns game on Sunday. The work, which pays $50 for the night, involves helping with organization of the TV equipment on the field, including pulling cables. The job begins at 4:45 p.m. and ends following the evening game. Interested students should contact: Matthew Kwok at His phone number is: 949-679-2089.

PGH Events___________________________________________

Attack Theater presents:

November 14 - The annual Pittsburgh Opera Cabaret Benefit - A fun evening of Broadway music performed by the Pittsburgh Opera Center. Michele and Jeff created the lighthearted choreography for these talented singers. For information and reservations call 412-281-0912 x225 _______________

Expand your musical horizons at The Warhol this November. On November 12, enjoy laid-back pop with Austin's American Analog Set. Then, on November 15, African street-band Konono No.1 makes their Pittsburgh debut. Konono's trance-like songs-composed from homemade electronics, thumb pianos and car part-percussion-have earned them acclaim from both electronica and world music fans. Indie-rock favorite Calvin Johnson rounds out the month with a post-Thanksgiving Good Fridays show on November 25. For details and advance ticket information. ________________

The 2005 Three Rivers Film Festival, presented by Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Dollar Bank, runs from November 3 through November 17.

This exciting 15-day event features over 40 films ? independent American cinema, documentaries, and several critically-acclaimed international films. This year we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the movie-going experience: the world's first Nickelodeon opened in Pittsburgh in 1905. For ticket information: 412-681-5449 or ________________

STEVE FORBERT WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2005 @ 8PM THE CABARET 655 Penn Avenue Tickets: $15 at the Box Office at Theater Square | (412) 456-6666 | In the past quarter-century, the Mississippi-bred, Nashville-based singer/songwriter has built a deeply personal body of work that's won him a reputation for clear-eyed insight and plainspoken eloquence. In the process, he's evolved from the wide-eyed young troubadour of his early classics Alive On Arrival and Jackrabbit Slim to the mature, bittersweet outlook of his more recent work, which surveys darker territory with hard-won empathy and deeply-ingrained rock 'n' roll soul. _________________

The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh will perform in concert at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Washington Road, Upper St. Clair at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 13, 2005. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Ticket available at the door or prior to concert by calling (412) 441-6652 or by e-mail

The program will include Benjamin Britten's “Choral Dances From Gloriana,” EmmaLou Diemer's “Madrigals Three,” and Leonard Bernstein's “Chichester Psalms.” The Junior Mendelsshon Choir is lead by Music Director and Conductor Christine Frattare.

Problem/Solution: Take My Knife, Please!


Stage Review: 'Mrs. Shakespeare' knocks the Bard from his pedestal


Hot-footing it to Broadway

MTV's Total Request Live Goes High-Tech


A 'Prince' of odd and fitful pleasures


City set to make life easier for theaters

suntimes: "l"

20th Annual Stephen J. Falat Basket Project | news & events

Tomcat to Raffle Off Hoist and Rigging Workshop Scholarships at LDI

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

Between Heaven & Earth: In My Life


Why is Carnegie Mellon #22

Thursday, November 10th 4:30pm

Adamson Wing, 136A Baker Hall

Stacey Lopez, Director of Institutional Research & Analysis and Melissa Taranto, Research Analyst II, Carnegie Mellon

Why is Carnegie Mellon #22: Breaking Down our U.S. News & World Report Ranking

Each fall, as rising juniors and seniors begin to seriously consider where they will apply for college, US News & World Report publishes its rankings of "America's Best Colleges". National rankings are one of many factors that influence, not only where a student decides to apply for college, but ultimately where this student will enroll. This talk will investigate the significance of the US News & World Report College rankings, including the methodology used to produce the rankings. We will specifically consider the implications of this methodology on Carnegie Mellon.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

2005 Joseph Jefferson Award Winners Announced -


In Oregon, Brushing Up Their Shakespeare, Helped Along by Software

New York Times

Women In Theatre

Stage Directions Magazine

Members approve merger between Filmmakers, PCA


Ads give a lift to 'Life'

History Comes Alive at New Lincoln Presidential Museum


Quantum Theatre garners applause at Madrid festival


'Sister's Christmas Catechism' offers up a taste of nostalgia


Complete list of 2005 Rabin Award winners

The Dallas Morning News

Astronomically overpriced audiophile equipment

Boing Boing

MIT's WiFi "Marauder's Map"

Boing Boing

Cinemas as police-states: why box-office revenue is in decline?

Boing Boing

The 37th Annual Joseph Jefferson Awards Announced in Chicago Buzz

Wilson's 'Guitars' plays winning tune at Jeffs


ETS-LDI2005 New Gear Guide


In 'Endgame,' endless gloom

Philadelphia Inquirer | 11/07/2005

Sunday, November 06, 2005

A theater from scratch

The Dallas Morning News

He's good, he's bad, he's oh so controversial

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A crowded table

The Arizona Republic

New 'Sweeney Todd' a challenge to Broadway

Philadelphia Inquirer | 11/06/2005

The sky's the limit in glass center's chandelier exhibit

Glass from the past

Rockettes might step up Downtown culture, revenue


Rockettes put it all on the line for 'Christmas Spectacular' in Pittsburgh


Twisted Sister: She counts her blessings with 'Christmas Catechism'


On Stage: Wilson prophesies, inspires in final interview


Producers' great 'White' hopes

ULS - November 7-17 - great set of lectures!

University Lecture Series presents:

Monday, November 7th 4:30pm

Adamson Wing, 136A Baker Hall

A Last Lecture Series Presentation

Baruch Fischhoff, Howard Heinz University Professor, Department of
Social and Decision Sciences

Passing through: the Impact of Decision Sciences on Life's Big


Thursday, November 10th 4:30pm

Adamson Wing, 136A Baker Hall

Stacey Lopez, Director of Institutional Research & Analysis and
Melissa Taranto, Research Analyst II, Carnegie Mellon

Why is Carnegie Mellon #22: Breaking Down our U.S. News & World Report

Each fall, as rising juniors and seniors begin to seriously consider
where they will apply for college, US News & World Report publishes its
rankings of "America's Best Colleges". National rankings are one of
many factors that influence, not only where a student decides to apply
for college, but ultimately where this student will enroll. This talk
will investigate the significance of the US News & World Report College
rankings, including the methodology used to produce the rankings. We
will specifically consider the implications of this methodology on
Carnegie Mellon.


Wednesday, November 16th 5:00pm

Rangos 3, University Center
Carnegie Mellon campus

Telle Whitney, President & CEO, Anita Borg Institute for Women and

Technology: The Unfulfilled Promise and the Opportunity
Changing the World for Women and for Technology

The promise of technology is to level the playing field, and to make our
world more global by providing access for all people to information that
can change their lives. But the reality has been quite different.
Imagine a world where technology is created by a diverse population and
where the results had a significant social impact.

This talk explores both technology creation, as it is today, and looks
at why more people aren't choosing to participate in the creation of
technology. We also look at the some of the innovative techniques such
as service learning that are proven to attract a different population to
the study of technology.

Finally we close with the work being done at the Anita Borg Institute
for Women and Technology to empower a new kind of technology leader, and
to increase the participation of women in technology.


Thursday, November 17th 7:30pm

Mellon Institute Auditorium*

*please use the South Bellefield Avenue entrance


Andrew Wakefield, Executive Director, Thoughtful House Center for

The Seat of the Soul: The Origins of the Autism Epidemic

Dr. Andrew Wakefield will discuss his research into autism and the
connection with the MMR vaccine. A moderated panel discussion will
immediately follow the lecture. Panel members include: Vicky Debold,
RN, PhD; Edward Yazbak, MD; Debbie Darnley-Fisch, MD; and Arthur
Krigsman, MD.

Dr. Andrew Wakefield, MB.BS., FRCS., FRCPath., is an academic
gastroenterologist who has gained international recognition as an
authority on autism. During the course of his work on childhood
developmental disorders, Dr. Wakefield became increasingly convinced of
the need for a research-oriented, integrated bio-medical and educational
approach to these disorders in order to translate clinical benefits for
affected children into measurable developmental progress; this is the
driving aim of Thoughtful House. Dr. Wakefield has published 132
original scientific articles, book chapters and invited scientific
commentaries and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of
Pathologists in 2001. He is medical advisor to the United Kingdom
charity, Visceral, and sits on the board of the U.S. charity, Medical
Interventions in Autism.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

A 'DollHouse' rebuilt for clarity


Green Building is Going Mainstream

From Lighting Dimensions...

What is the best career advice you've ever been given?

I've been given a lot of great advice over the years from some wonderful teachers and colleagues. I was very fortunate to work as an assistant to many great designers, primary among them Tom Skelton and Craig Miller. Both very often advised me (particularly in my more arrogant moments) to not be so anxious to demonstrate to everyone in the room what I already knew how to do, but rather to be sobered by everything I didn't yet know how to do. It's a simple idea, but they're words to live by.

5 Questions for Peter Kaczorowski


Hot Tease

Pittsburgh City Paper - Performance

Stage Review: 'Future 10' not quite perfect


Friday, November 04, 2005

Playground Pictures

As some of you may know, I was present at various Playgound productions taking pictures that will be used to archive the great works done during this past week. Now that I have finished sorting through them, I am opening up the pictures to any who want them.

To view Playground pictures, please go to:

Please note that, as I am only 1 man, I was only able to get to a fraction of the shows that were presented. Some additional shows on Sunday were captured by Dan Jentzen: those images are available under the Misc. Playgound link.

Also, if anyone has any pictures of "Vile Creature" and The Miscast Cabaret, please let me know as those were two pieces I worked on!

If you wish to use any pictures for personal use ( ie portfolio, etc) and can't find a particular shot that interests you, let me know, as there are still a quite a bit of pictures that were not put on the site (only used the best shots, since there are over 2 gigs of pictures from that single weekend). My only request is that you give credit where credit is due.

Enjoy everyone,

Ian Schwartz
Production Technology And Management
Carnegie Mellon School of Drama '07

a few events you don't want to miss this weekend

Hey School of Drama, here are a few events you don't want to miss this weekend:

TONIGHT in the Purnell Lobby, come see the talents of the Freshman Musical Theatre class. This is a fundraiser for Leagues and tickets go on sale for $5 in the Box Office today at noon. Don't forget to bring your families!

TOMORROW in the Rangos Ballroom in the UC, come support the Senior Music Theatre majors (plus Ashton and Andrew) at their Families Weekend cabaret. The cabaret begins at 9:30 pm.

Have a great weekend!

The Secret's Out!


Obituary: Anne Loy Oates / Award-winning costume designer


For ushers, the audience is the show

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Radio City's band strikes

Wilson Estate nixes legit tribute


New York Post Online Edition: entertainment

Signature Cancels Wilson Celebration at Request of Playwright's Estate Buzz

THEATER CHAT: No-frills singing shouldn't cost as much as full productions -- Neon

Pittsburgh City Paper - Performance

Dead Can Dance

Equity Supports Local 802 | news & events

Meyer Sound Acquires LCS Audio


Columbus sees new Trinity Rep post as 'a gift'

The Boston Globe

School stage takes spotlight Theater

LD & ED Merge To Form Live Design


Big Apple: How saucy

Chicago Tribune

Outside electives

From Barbara Mac-Wood...

SHAKESPEARE (English class) MWF 11:30-12:20. (An excellent class. We intentionally scheduled this to fit the Senior actors schedule- but anyone who is available is welcome to take this great class.)

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Three new courses, please inform students!

99-226 Rachel Carson: Her Work and Legacy

Mini 3, 6 units

Time: TBA, TR

Instructor: Eden Fisher

Rachel Louise Carson, born nearly a century ago into a Western Pennsylvania family of modest means, is widely known as “the mother of the environmental movement.” More than forty years after her death, she continues to be both honored and disparaged in public debate, largely due to the power of her most famous book: Silent Spring. The goal of this course is to introduce students of all disciplines to Rachel Carson and her writings, and to heighten awareness of the enormous influence her writings have had on the way human interaction with the environment is viewed and addressed by a wide range of stakeholders across the globe.

Through this course, students will:

  • Learn about the life of Rachel Carson, a famous daughter of Western Pennsylvania
  • Study a range of Rachel Carson’s writings and interpret her messages
  • Explore and describe the cultural, scientific and policy context for her work
  • Analyze the impact of her work in her lifetime
  • Critically consider how and why Rachel Carson’s work and her name continue to influence public debate and public policy
99-241 Revolutions of Circularity (9 units)

Instructor: William Alba

MWF 11:30-12:20 in Baker 231B.

Consider the circle. In this course we will investigate how the

apparently simple concept of circularity (both in stillness and in

motion) has accreted meaning. Starting with the circle as presented

in early geometry, we will encompass circularity in ancient and

Renaissance astronomy as well as classical and modern physics. We

will also discuss appearances of the circle in literature,

philosophy, and art since our study will reveal connections such as

how Aristotle's views on nature influenced Ptolemy and an

understanding of our place in relation to the world, including

central imagery in the poetry of Donne. As we demonstrate proofs and

analyze texts, circularity will emerge not only as a device through

which intellectual revolutions have occurred, but also as an object

that has itself been transformed over the centuries.

Registration for this course requires permission of the instructor.

Please contact Dr. William Alba at or 412-268-7333.

99- 305: “The Year is 1905”: E= mc2, photons and relativity

Spring 2006; Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30

Instructors: Gregg Franklin, Physics

Indira Nair, Engineering and Public Policy

2005 has been declared as The World Year of Physics, an international celebration of physics by the United Nations, timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's "miraculous year”."

1905 has been called “Annus Mirabilis”, the year of miracles in Physics because Albert Einstein, then a patent clerk in Switzerland, published four papers that changed the face of physics. In 1905, Einstein revolutionized much of science with three groundbreaking advances: he proved the existence of atoms and molecules, he validated the emerging field of quantum mechanics, and he developed the theory of special relativity - which led to the most famous equation ever written, E=mc2.

The United Nations has officially declared 2005 the International Year of Physics, and more than thirty nations are participating in the year-long celebrations with public lectures, museum exhibits, and educational projects.” (,

The primary objective of the course is to make the “miracle” of 1905 conceptually accessible to all students and to place the discoveries in the contexts of history and culture. In addition to the basic physical principles of the discoveries, this course will look at the phenomenon of 1905 with lenses of history, sociology and of the culture of science. The first reference below has all these components, and will be augmented by some of the readings on the culture and history of science, such as works by Thomas Kuhn and Gerald Holton. Students will discover the significance of Einstein’s work with a survey of the history of concepts that led up to that point, the culture of the doing of science, the importance of the 1905 papers, and the social and historical consequences of E=mc2.

The course is open to students of all majors and years. Students are not expected to have a mathematics background, but are required to read the readings completely, be active in class and Blackboard discussions and complete several writing assignments and projects.

The students will read, and discuss 2 books and several papers in depth:

1. E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis

2. Einstein: A Life in Science – Michael White and John Gribbin

3. A collection of readings on the implications and consequences of the physics that was unraveled in 1905.

The course will meet once a week for two hours, in order to give students time for reading the books, and to write a reflective piece each week. It is our hope that the students will leave the course with an appreciation for physics in general and aware of the meaning of the great conceptual leaps in 1905.



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 3:30 pm Rauh Studio Theater

by Attilio Favorini and Lynne Conner

directed by Kathleen Amshoff

Greg Coughlin
Craig De Lorenzo
Paloma Guzman
Christopher Henry
Michael Herman
Eryn Joslyn
Laura Mixon
Michelle Mulitz
Melissa Tang
Jackson Tobiska

As part of Carnegie Mellon's 15th Annual International Festival "Globally
Green: Cultural Perspectives and Environmental Issues," CMU Drama
presents IN THE GARDEN OF LIVE FLOWERS, a play celebrating the life of
Rachel Carson.

During the research and writing of her world-changing book SILENT SPRING,
Rachel Carson is diagnosed with breast cancer. As she struggles to
complete the book, she simultaneously fights both her own advancing
cancer and various factions of American enterprise, including the
chemical industry, who launch a wholesale attack on her personal and
professional reputation. The journey of the play takes Rachel to a
crossroads cojoining her own life story with a fantastical landscape
enlivened by literary, film and cultural references that theatricalize
the revolutionary science of SILENT SPRING.

Christmas Show Musicians Strike at Radio City

New York Times

Stage Preview: Pittsburgh native was creative force behind controversial '60s musical

Post Gazettel

'Spectacular' on strike

'Bang' closing with whimper

California Church Doubles as Major Performance Hall


Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular Musicians on Strike Buzz

Radio City Nixes Musicians' Offer to Return -- Associated Press News

Little Willie Armstrong Jones

Pittsburgh City Paper - Performance

Radio City Opts For Canned Music

CBS News

ESTA Foundation to Launch New Program

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

Meyer Sound Acquires LCS Audio

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

Fresh Blood: A New Sweeney Todd with Cerveris and LuPone Opens on Broadway, Nov. 3

Playbill News

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Project/Excel Import/Export feature

I was doing some work in Project and Excel, and wanted you all to know about the following feature:

Exporting Project information to an Excel PivotTable

It might be something you want to play around with, as you are using both programs!

Open up your Project file in MSProject
Go to File, Save As
Under 'Save as type', choose "Excel Pivot Table", and click on Save
The Project Export Wizard opens up
Click Next
Click New Map
You have to create a map of fields from the project file to Excel field names
Click Next
Select which types of data you wish to export (tasks, assignments, resources)
Click Next
Create Map for data types
Click Finish

You may have to play with this to get what you're looking for, but I thought you'd be interested in knowing that this feature is available.

Good luck!



"FRESHMEN FOR 50 GRAND" (a Leagues benefit)

Don't lie to yourselves, Dramats and Faculty- nothing TOO interesting goes on in Pittsburgh on Friday nights. What a better way to spend the evening then by supporting the fresh new faces in Purnell?

Bradley, Kyle, Brittany, Alex, Jon-Michael, Zach, Steffi, Hunter, Nic, Ryah and Zak (featuring Devin Ilaw on piano) are proud to announce their VERY FIRST cabaret, "FRESHMEN FOR 50 GRAND":

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, November 4th at 11PM in the Purnell Lobby!

Also, since it's PARENTS WEEKEND, bring your family along-- they'd love to see a small example of just WHERE their $45,000 is going to! The more the merrier. We're here to help our beautiful seniors get to New York and LA to strut their stuff-- support US as we support THEM!

Hope to see you there! Thank you!


Ted Kooser, Poet Laureate of the United States will speak at Carnegie Mellon on November 16th, 8PM in Adamson Wing (Baker Hall 136A)


Ted Kooser was born in Ames, Iowa in 1939. He received his B.A. from Iowa State and his M.A. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the author of ten collections of poetry, including Delights & Shadows (Copper Canyon, 2004); Winter Morning Walks: One Hundred Postcards to Jim Harrison (Carnegie Mellon, 2000), which won the 2001 Nebraska Book Award for poetry; Weather Central (1994); One World at a Time (1985); and Sure Signs (1980). His fiction and non-fiction books include Braided Creek: A Conversation in Poetry (Copper Canyon, 2003) written with fellow poet and longtime friend, Jim Harrison; and Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps (2002), which won the Nebraska Book Award for Nonfiction in 2003. His honors include two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in Poetry, a Pushcart Prize, the Stanley Kunitz Prize from Columbia, and a Merit Award from the Nebraska Arts Council. In the fall of 2004, Kooser was appointed the Library of Congress's thirteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. He is currently serving his second term. A visiting professor in the English department of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he lives on an acreage near the village of Garland, NE, with his wife Kathleen Rutledge, the editor of the Lincoln Journal Star.

Stage Review: CMU dramats have fun with 'Playground' shows

Post Gazette

Producers focus on substance in 'Frozen'

Broadway's hit factory

The Dallas Morning News

Disneyland's high-tech experiments

Boing Boing

Hollywood after the Anal. Hole again

Boing Boing

Primary Stages Transfers In The Continuum to Perry Street Theatre Buzz

Columbus sets out for Rhode Island


Broadway: In My Life (Music Box Theatre):

Lighting&Sound America Online - News

Broadway Runs with The Color Purple as New Musical Begins Nov. 1

Playbill News

How I Did That...Breaking Legs

How I Did That...LD


Chicago Tribune