Thursday, August 31, 2006
"Liz¹s progressive vision has moved the school and the university to a higher level of academic excellence.² said Carnegie Mellon Provost and Senior Vice President Mark Kamlet.
A committee that included faculty and staff from the School of Drama unanimously recommended Bradley¹s re-appointment. The committee was appointed by Hilary Robinson, dean of the College of Fine Arts, and headed by Susanne Slavick, former head of the School of Art. In its report, the committee praised Bradley for her highly regarded impact on the mission, program and reputation of the Drama School.
³Liz Bradley has won recognition and respect for many admirable qualities and accomplishments as head of the School of Drama. Liz¹s vision has led to more varied and bolder theater seasons of high artistic and production values,² the committee wrote in its report. ³The works featured often offer more challenge and intellectual substance than previous years before her headship. There is an Œedgier¹ approach to the theater season, diversifying beyond typical theater conventions. This vision is compelling and welcomed.²
Bradley has forged relationships across the campus, fostering valued interdisciplinary collaboration. She has brought pluralistic contemporary perspectives to the work of the Drama School through pioneering initiatives, such as the International Artists Residency program. Students have responded enthusiastically to a number of innovations, including the invention of ³Playground,² an annual festival of independent student work. Bradley also led an intensive three-year process to renew the Drama School curriculum, which has been cited as a model of academic assessment and planning.
"I am pleased that Liz will continue her good work at the School of Drama,"
Robinson said. "She has positioned the school to build upon its excellent national and international reputation in a way that will benefit the school and the College for years to come."
Bradley is a producer, presenter, festival director, arts advocate, and international cultural consultant. She came to Carnegie Mellon in September
2001 after a wide-ranging career of almost 30 years in the performing arts.
Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Bradley was CEO of the Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts in her native Toronto. The Centre presents multidisciplinary attractions from around the world, including many of the major artists of the last decade. Her theatrical producing credits include Tony-nominated Broadway productions, Edinburgh Festival premieres and extensive U.S. tours to major houses such as the Kennedy Center and City Center in New York. She has worked directly for artists as manager and agent, and occupied a senior management position for the Stratford Festival of Canada. A Past Chair of the International Society for the Performing Arts, an organization that links arts leaders from 51 countries, Bradley was instrumental in the creation of the Inaugural International Arts Forum in Beijing in 2001. Significant policy changes promoting increased openness to artistic exchange and expression were announced at the Forum. Bradley is programming consultant to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and has served as jury member for the Heinz Foundations Creative Heights program.
She was founding Artistic Director of the first edition of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts held in October of 2004. The Festival brought nine U.S. premieres of cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary performance work to Pittsburgh to complement the visual arts showcased in the Carnegie International. In the fall of 2004, before performance in the Festival, the first International Artists Residency Program welcomed Theatre O to an intensive five-week immersive visit to the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.
Bradley recently served as chair of an advisory board review of the Theatre School at DePaul University, and also served on a review team for the School of Communications at Northwestern University.
Founded in 1914, the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama is a pre-professional conservatory program educating young artists at the graduate and undergraduate level in the complete range of theatrical specializations.
“Ignorant” — Stephen Schwartz.
“Incapable of understanding standards of professional and ethical conduct” — Tony Kushner.
The reviews are in for Hedy Weiss, a theater critic for The Chicago Sun-Times for more than 20 years, and they’re not pretty."
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
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Questions, comments, or (most important) suggestions for upcoming programming are always welcome. Please contact Tina Shackleford or Matt Gray. We'd love to hear from you.
Our first showing will be Saturday, September 9 -- more information to come soon!
Tim Burton fairy tale film will play the Howard Gilman Opera House at the Brooklyn Academy of Music March 13-31, 2007, according to the show's official website."
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
"As many of you realize, the city of Pittsburgh is not a friendly place for pedestrians nor for bicycle riders. Over the past year there have been a number of accidents, most causing injuries but some causing deaths. Most of you know that a 19 year old female student, Wei Wei Wang, of Woodbury, N.Y., was struck by a car as she crossed Forbes Ave. at Margaret Morrison St. on the evening of April 11.
She died in UPMC hospital the next day. Over the past few years other students, staff and some faculty have also been hit by cars. And, of course, vehicles have hit a number of other pedestrians in the city, some were badly injured and others killed...."
PLEASE CONTACT JOEL TARR WITH ANY QUESTIONS.
Joel A. Tarr
Richard S. Caliguiri University Professor of History & Policy Department of History Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Monday, August 28, 2006
2006-07 Winter Season. Internships are available in the following areas:
Technical Theatre/Production (work directly with the TD and designers in building scenery, loading and rotating shows, props, scenic painting, sound, electrics and show running), and Literary Management (script solicitation, New Play Development, the Readers' Circle, and research
opportunities.) Learn by working hands on with Theatre Professional in your field. Stipend of $75 per week and free furnished housing provided.
The internships run from September 12, 2006 through June 10, 2007. For more information, log onto our website at www.fst2000.org. Email cover letter and resume with references or letters of recommendation to: James Ashford, Casting and Literary Coordinator, Florida Studio Theatre, EMAIL - email@example.com.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Friday, August 25, 2006
There's a hefty gap in Chicago's theater scene between the big players--with their ample budgets and high-profile artists--and the little guys, squeaking it out on the fringe where scrappy ingenuity is the name of the game."
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Looking for people between September 3rd and 9th for the changeover to As You Like It at the California Shakespeare Theater. Great outdoor location, safe, fun work environment. Challenging non-traditional scenery installation, will make a good change of pace for capable technicians from many fields.
Reply here or:
office: 510.548.3422 x121
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
The Magic Theatre, San Francisco's home for new plays, is looking for a light/sound operator for their season opener, Sam Shepards, God of Hell. The operator will be using and ECT light board and SFX sound software. If interested please email Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: Sep 18, 2006-Dec 31, 1969
Pay: 50.00 per show plus hourly during tech
Monday, August 21, 2006
Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years professional experience, excellent carpentry, metalworking and layout skills. Applicants must display leadership qualities and be capable of working closely with the TD, ATD. Strong candidates will posses the ability to troubleshoot complex problems and have a record of accomplishment in the areas of shop organization and scheduling. Additional responsibilities will include: supervising daily scene shop staff and large crews during load-ins and strikes. Knowledge of stage rigging, motion control techniques, tool maintenance and safety very important.
Salary competitive with excellent benefits. Summer work possible. Send letter, resume, and references to: Ben Lampman, Technical Director, Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT 06511 or FAX (203) 776-2287. Email: email@example.com Prompt applications are encouraged.
Long Wharf Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Regina Gouger Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University will present an exhibition of various cartography images that address world politics by Joyce Kozloff (AŒ64). The exhibition, ³Joyce Kozloff: Exterior and Interior Cartographies,² will run from Aug. 25 through Oct. 15 and will feature drawings, collages, prints, paintings and sculptures. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25. All events and exhibitions at the gallery are free and open to the public.
Kozloff, born in Somerville, N.J., earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from Carnegie Mellon in 1964 and a master of fine arts degree from Columbia University in 1967. She has been active in the women artists¹ movement since 1970, when she was a founding member of the Heresies publishing collective.
For 15 years, Kozloff¹s art has centered on cartography. She¹s created representations of old maps, introducing visual and conceptual images that address issues in world politics.
³Joyce Kozloff continues to make a significant impact on contemporary art and culture. Her work is courageous, imaginative, fresh, intelligent and, at times, funny,² said Jenny Strayer, director of the Miller Gallery. ³We¹re especially pleased to have the honor of hosting this exhibition highlighting her recent work, including the ŒAmerican History¹ series in its public debut. Kozloff¹s perspectives on power, politics and place could hardly be more timely.²
As part of the exhibition, the gallery will also screen ³Disarming Images,² a three-channel video documentation focused on the rise of American protests against the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Kozloff is a member of the New York-based collective ³Artists Against the War.² She worked with fellow artists Ann Messner, Elaine Angelopoulos, Debra Werblud and Carole Ashley, who compiled video footage and still photographs of passionate protest and creative public action from 2001 to 2005.
Kozloff and Messner will talk about ³Disarming Images,² political unrest and the role of the artist as activist at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 in the gallery. Messner, creative director of the video as well as an adjunct professor at the Pratt Institute, has recently held positions at the Council of Humanities at Princeton University, Amherst College and Harvard University.
A full-color brochure produced by the Miller Gallery will be available at the exhibition. It features an essay by Eleanor Munro, writer, art critic and speaker, whose 1979 book, ³Originals: American Women Artists²(reissued in 2000), provided early in-depth interviews with 40 major artists.
From the Miller Gallery, the exhibition will travel to Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where it will appear in abbreviated form from Nov. 2 through Dec. 16.
The Miller Gallery is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Visitor parking is available in the East Campus Parking Garage, located on Forbes Avenue just east of the Morewood Avenue intersection. For more information, contact Jenny Strayer at 412-268-3877 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibitions at the Miller Gallery are supported in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; individual sponsors; and the School of Art and College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Digital Media Production Assistant
Digital content company seeks part-time Digital Media Production Assistants for a video blog start-up company based in the Pittsburgh area. We are looking for candidates with experience operating handheld cameras, editing digital content, posting content to websites, and surfing the Internet. Experience in drama or film production a plus.
The company plans to film on location throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. Works hours are generally between 6 PM -12 AM Wednesday through Saturday.
-Assist producer with all aspects of digital content production
-Travel to various filming locations in the Pittsburgh area
-Digital Video Camera/Lighting/Audio - maintenance/operation
-Digital Content Editing: compositing, titling and effects
-Audio Editing: source, dubs, soundtrack
-Web Site Maintenance (Minimal site editing)
-Apple or PC Computer Hardware
-Digital Audio/Video Editing Software
-Web Development/Publishing Software
-Digital Video Camera Operation
We plan to hold interviews in late August and early September. Candidates will be selected in the mid-September time frame.
Please email resumes and letters of interest to:
Attention: Cyrus Maaghul
Friday, August 18, 2006
Come see a staged reading performance this weekend with fellow alumni at the Bricolage theater. A number of local alumni have worked to make this reading of "SCarrie!! The Musical" possible and you are invited to support their efforts.
"SCarrie!! The Musical" is a tale of love, puberty, diabolical teenage angst, and telekinetic revenge, "SCarrie!!" is an unauthorized musical parmage (parody/homage) of the classic 1970 horror film "Carrie".
This perfomance is directed by Carnegie Mellon alumnus Matt Morrow, A'96 and presented by Bricolage - producing director Tami Dixon, A'96
This event is for mature audiences only. The language and content might be offensive to some viewers.
"SCarrie!! The Musical"
The service will be held on Saturday, September 16 at 3:30 pm in the University Center, McConomy Auditorium, with a reception to follow in the Schatz Dining Room .
Davis, the William W. Cooper University Professor of Economics and Public Policy, died this past May 9. He was a founder and second dean of the School of Urban and Public Affairs (SUPA), now known at the Heinz School.
An additional remembrance is planned for alumni during the October 13 -15 Carnegie Mellon Homecoming/Heinz School Reunion Weekend. This remembrance will be sponsored by the Heinz School Alumni Association Board.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
The Thickhouse near Potrero Hill in San Francisco is currently opening it\'s doors new light/sound operators for the end of 2006 season and the beginning of 2007 season.
The Thickhouse is undergoing a major overhaul with many space improvements and looking to bring together people with interest in new creative works.
As the new Technical Director, I am promoting a safe and friendly work environment coupled with just and timely compensation.
I just got a job as an intern. I’m pretty excited about it, for this company is growing like crazy, and they are known to give their graduating interns terrific opportunities if they’ve done well within their program. I’m hoping this will segue into my first management job when the term is over.
The manager I report to, clued me in to the fact that learning is highly valued here. In your book, you’re pretty passionate about learning too: What kinds of things do you think I should include in my list of things to learn while in my internship?
I’d appreciate hearing of your thoughts.
I sent Chris my two Short 7 Lists for new managers, and I thought I’d share them with you too."
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Tragedy On Jennifer Garner Film Set, Assistant Propmaster Fatally Injured While Working On Location Of 'The Kingdom'
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Sacramento Theatre Company seeks a non-Equity assistant stage manager for our 2006-07 season, for five mainstage shows. Please apply to Production Manager, 1419 H Street, Sacramento CA 95814; email@example.com
Dates: Aug 29, 2006-Dec 31, 1969
Sacramento Theatre Company seeks a SCENE SHOP FOREMAN for our 2006-07 season.
Build scenery as assigned by the Assistant Technical Director and Technical Director; Load-in and strike scenery in Mainstage and Stage Two; Maintain scene shop tools in good working order; Maintain a safe and clean shop working environment; Purchase materials as assigned by Technical Director; Maintain theatre seating as necessary.
Must be able to read and interpret blueprints and construction drawings, possess basic carpentry skills and an ability to do math, and have a valid drivers license.
Terms of Employment: Full-time during the season.
Personal time off is accrued at the rate of three hours for every eighty hours worked.
Health and dental coverage is available through STC.
An employee contributed pension plan (403b) is available.
Dates: Dec 31, 1969-May 13, 2007
Pay: $10-$13/hour DOE
Sacramento Theatre Company is seeking a wardrobe supervisor for our 2006-07 season of seven shows in two theatres. Position is responsible for assisting Costume Shop Manager in organization and maintenance of costumes for dress rehearsals and performances of all productions on both stages. Duties include maintenance and light repairs, assisting actors with quick changes during performances, and hiring/supervising overhire dressers. Must be able to act independently, as liaison between actors, stage management and daytime costume shop staff. Season contract runs late September through end of May. Please submit to Production Manager, 1419 H Street, Sacramento CA 95814; firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, August 14, 2006
Sunday, August 13, 2006
That’s how I just felt when I read around the posts at the Daily PlanIt."
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
Sacramento Theatre Company is seeking an experienced charge artist for its 2006-07 season. Please apply to Production Manager, 1419 H Street, Sacramento CA 95814, or e-mail email@example.com.
Dates: Sep 11, 2006-May 11, 2007
JOB OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE
Auerbach Pollock Friedlander seeks qualified individuals with demonstrated experience in the theatre planning and design industry. Full time positions are available in the San Francisco, Minneapolis and New York offices.
Positions available include:
- Theatre Design
- Project Management
- Sound, Video and Communications Design
- Sound, Video and Communications Design Documentation
- Technical Drafters
Project work includes new construction and renovation of major music venues, multipurpose performance halls, themed event venues, university performance and teaching facilities, community theatres, outdoor venues and media facilities.
Interested parties should send a letter of interest and resume via fax or email, no phone calls please.
Mike McMackin, ASTC
Auerbach Pollock Friedlander
225 Green Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Fax: (415) 392-7530
No telephone inquires please. All inquiries will be kept confidential.