Presented by:Learning From Performers Admission Free: No Tickets Required; free and open to all Harvard affiliates and the public. Registration is closed, but some seating may be available at the door starting 15 minutes prior to start time. Admission first come, first served, subject to venue capacity.
Jeanine Tesori is the 2015 Tony Award-winning composer of “Fun Home” (which also won a Tony for Best Musical), as well as the musicals “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (2002), “Caroline, or Change” (2004) and “Violet” (1997), which was nominated for seven Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding New Musical, and won the Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, and a Special Obie Citation for Tesori’s music. Tesori will discuss her career during this conversation/Q&A presented by OFA Leaning From Performers in association with Boston’s SpeakEasy Stage Company, which is presenting “Violet” January 9-February 6 at the Calderwood Pavilion in Boston’s South End.... Read more about a conversation with composer JEANINE TESORI
The Harvard Ed Portal is proud to host the A.R.T. as it brings together twelve high school students from across the Greater Boston area. These students have collaborated with A.R.T. artists and Harvard scholars to examine the concept of an “environmental crisis,” and created an original theater piece about what they learned.... Read more about A.R.T. Production - Proclamation 3: World Sick
"Sliver of a Full Moon" is a powerful reenactment of the historical congressional reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 2013: a movement that restored the authority of tribal governments to prosecute non-Native abusers who assault and abuse Native women on tribal lands. The staged reading first documents the legal and jurisdictional issues raised in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Oliphant v. Suquamish Indian Tribe that left Native women and children at a higher risk of domestic violence than any other group in the United States. The reenactment then follows the bipartisan legislative battle to reauthorize VAWA with a provision that would protect Native women and children from violence. Sliver of a Full Moon is a portrayal of resistance and celebration.... Read more about An Evening of Performance and Politics: Sliver of a Full Moon
When Olive and G.R., two scientists studying extraterrestrial life, get the chance to travel thirteen light-years to another planet, it seems like their dream job. Or it would be, if they didn’t have to babysit the C-list celebrities filming a reality TV show in their research station. After two weeks, they’re trapped, running out of food, water, air, patience, and opportunities to slip in product placement for zero-g tampons. Will reality TV producer Bryan Seacrest (no relation) be stranded? Is a rhetorical question an easy way to build suspense? Do they die at the end? (Don’t we all?)... Read more about Another Sky (matinee)
Conversation: Friday, October 30, 2015 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Free; Lunch provided. RSVP required. Open to the Harvard community. Presented by: Center for Public Leadership – Harvard Kennedy School
Celebrated American director of theater, opera, and film Julie Taymor discusses her portfolio of work, from the production of her first Tony-award-winning musical, The Lion King, to her most recent stage production starring Anne Hathaway, Grounded. In conversation with Deborah Borda, HKS Hauser Leader-in-Residence and President of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ms. Taymor discusses her leadership trajectory, with a focus on the risks, rewards, and challenges of leading in the arts.... Read more about The Creative Class: A Conversation with Julie Taymor