Visiting Artists

2016 Nov 11

actor/vocalist LAURA OSNES

2:30pm

Location: 

Farkas Hall - Studio, 12 Holyoke St.

Presented by: Learning From Performers
Tickets: Admission free (tickets/RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
Read an interview with Osnes by Jake Stepansky '17 on the Harvard Arts Blog>

With “acting chops and dancing skills [that] make her as lovely to watch as she is to listen to” (Variety), Laura Osnes has enchanted Broadway audiences with her Drama Desk nominated performance in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella and her tough-as-nails portrayal of real life gangster’s moll Bonnie Parker in Bonnie & Clyde, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Osnes will conduct an audition workshop for Harvard undergraduate actor/vocalists.

2016 Oct 29

Interactive Performance with beatboxer/visual artist HARRY YEFF, aka REEPS ONE

7:00pm

Location: 

Lowell Lecture Hall

Presented by: Learning From Performers and Arts @ 29 Garden
ADMISSION: Free for all events (tickets/RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
EVENT TIMES: 3 PM conversation/workshop; 7 PM interactive performance.
RELATED EVENTSalon @ 29 G - "ADO: Attention. Deficit. Order."

Harry Yeff—also known by his stage name Reeps One—is a prize-winning beatboxer, or vocal percussionist. Hailing from London, his musical style is famous for his own dubstep sounds and fast routines. Yeff began beatboxing at around age 15, and has become internationally recognised as a leading artist of the New School Beatbox Scene, and along with Beardyman is the only beatboxer to win the Vauxhall UK Beatbox Championships twice running (2009 and 2010). During his week-long residency at Harvard sponsored by Learning From Performers and Arts @ 29 Garden in association with KoolKidz Media, he will participate in a number of activities, including, on Saturday, October 29, a conversation and workshop at 3 PM; and an interactive performance at 7 PM.

2016 Oct 20

Visiting Artist Lecture with Kyungmin Park

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Help us welcome Kyungmin Park to the Boston arts community as she accepts her post as Assistant Professor of 3D Studio Art at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. "Kyungmin Park is a figurative ceramic sculptor drawing inspiration from childlike perspectives. Contrasting the darker emotions and restricted psyche of adulthood with the boundless consciousness of children, Kyungmin’s sculptures confront the view with uncomfortable juxtapositions, encouraging reflection upon personal expectations and narratives. Kyungmin largely uses handbuilding techniques to construct her figures out

2016 Oct 20

drummer IGNACIO BERROA

4:00pm

Location: 

Holden Chapel

Presented by: Learning From Performers
Admission: Admission free (tickets/RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.

According to Wynton Marsalis, “Ignacio Berroa plays with intelligence, taste, fire, and soul. His playing combines the finest aspects of Afro-Cuban and American styles of drumming.” The Cuban-born drummer will discuss his career and creative process, and perform with his trio mates, bassist Greg Ryan and pianist Alain Mallet.

2016 Oct 29

Conversation/ Workshop with beatboxer/visual artist HARRY YEFF, aka REEPS ONE

3:00pm

Location: 

Lowell Lecture Hall

Presented by: Learning From Performers and Arts @ 29 Garden
ADMISSION: Free for all events (tickets/RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
EVENT TIMES: 3 PM conversation/workshop; 7 PM interactive performance.
RELATED EVENTSalon @ 29 G​​​​​​​ - "ADO: Attention. Deficit. Order."

Harry Yeff—also known by his stage name Reeps One—is a prize-winning beatboxer, or vocal percussionist. Hailing from London, his musical style is famous for his own dubstep sounds and fast routines. Yeff began beatboxing at around age 15, and has become internationally recognised as a leading artist of the New School Beatbox Scene, and along with Beardyman is the only beatboxer to win the Vauxhall UK Beatbox Championships twice running (2009 and 2010). During his week-long residency at Harvard sponsored by Learning From Performers and Arts @ 29 Garden in association with KoolKidz Media, he will participate in a number of activities, including, on Saturday, October 29, a conversation and workshop at 3 PM; and an interactive performance at 7 PM.

2016 Sep 14

actor/comedian/writer ALEC MAPA

4:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. 4th floor

Presented by: Learning From Performers
ADMISSION: Free, registration required. Register here>
This is the kick-off event of “Sexuality Intersections: LGBTQ Film Series,” sponsored by the Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity; FAS Diversity Relations and Communications; Learning From Performers (Office for the Arts at Harvard); and the Office of BGLTQ Student Life.
Blog postAlec Mapa: One Funny Father

Comedian and TV personality Alec Mapa (Suzuki St. Pierre on Ugly Betty and Vern on Desperate Housewives) will participate in a discussion following a screening of his film Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy, a one-man show about how his life has changed since he—of Filipino descent—and his white husband adopted a black child through foster care. 

2016 Oct 01

“Seriously Creative in a Commercial World” with musical theater composer RYAN SCOTT OLIVER

1:00pm

Location: 

Farkas Hall - Studio

Presented by: Learning From Performers
Admission: Open to Harvard students only; register here
Related event“Actor Therapy at Harvard” workshop with musical theater composer RYAN SCOTT OLIVER and actor/vocalist LINDSAY MENDEZ

“Seriously Creative in a Commercial World” with Ryan Scott Oliver

In a class designed for anyone who makes art of any kind (and also for the actors who are thinking about it), composer-librettist Ryan Scott Oliver discusses what it means to be creative: from the idea (What are you making?), the cause (Why are you making this? After years and maybe boredom, why are you still making this?), to planning and structuring your process, going about the process itself (Experience. Imagination. Above all, research!), and then what to do with the material once you’ve completed an initial draft (getting feedback, organizing presentations, revising/rewriting) and of course, at last, pitching and selling your projects in our commercial world. RSO will also discuss his own process and his own career with a Q&A throughout. This comprehensive seminar is designed for serious creatives and anyone who is interested in being seriously creative. 

2016 Oct 02

“Actor Therapy at Harvard” with musical theater composer RYAN SCOTT OLIVER and actor/vocalist LINDSAY MENDEZ

1:00pm

Location: 

Farkas Hall - Studio

Presented by: Learning From Performers
Admission: Open to Harvard students only; register here
Related event: “Seriously Creative in a Commercial World” workshop with musical theater composer RYAN SCOTT OLIVER

“Actor Therapy at Harvard” with Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver

Actor Therapy New York comes to Cambridge! Since 2012, Actor Therapy has served over 300 musical theater performers, exploring audition technique, cabaret/performance technique, the actor’s audition “book” and repertoire building, text interpretation, with an emphasis on the student’s personal experience and how that may strengthen and or weaken the performer’s work in front of an audience. Some students will have the opportunity to sing and receive feedback. 

2016 Jul 13

Visiting Artist Lecture with Cheyenne Rudolph

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave Allston, MA 02134

Cheyenne Rudolph

Join us on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 for a slide lecture with artist Cheyenne Rudolph. Rudolph’s work blends functional ceramic objects with campy performances and satirical videos. Her absurd domestic scenarios illustrate and challenge stereotypical assumptions about gender roles, proper etiquette, and cultural expectations.

2016 Apr 24

actor/vocalist PATRICK WILSON

1:00pm

Location: 

Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

actor/vocalist PATRICK WILSONPresented by: Learning From Performers
Tickets: Admission free (tickets/RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.

A two-time Tony Award nominee for his roles in the musicals “The Full Monty” (2000–01) and “Oklahoma!” (2002) and a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award nominee for the 2003 HBO miniseries “Angels in America,” Patrick Wilson will lead a master class for Harvard undergraduate vocalists.



2016 Apr 28

Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony Honoring Architect FRANK GEHRY

4:00pm

Location: 

Farkas Hall

Frank Gehry GSD '57, ArD '00
Frank Gehry GSD '57, ArD '00. PHOTO: Dbox
Presented by: Learning From Performers
ADMISSIONThis event is sold out.
Watch the Live Stream starting at 4 pm

Award-winning architect Frank Gehry GSD ’57 ArD ‘00 is the recipient of the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony hosted by actor and Master of the Arts at Harvard John Lithgow ’67 ArD ‘05, who will moderate a discussion with the honoree. Presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard’s Learning From Performers program and the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, this is the official opening event for ARTS FIRST, Harvard University’s annual festival showcasing student and faculty creativity in the arts, April 28-May 1.

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