Visiting Artists

2015 Nov 06




Leverett House Theatre, Mill St. (between Plympton & DeWolfe streets)

Catherine RussellPresented by: Learning From Performers
Tickets: Admission Free: No Tickets Required

Vocalist Catherine Russell’s repertoire features a selection of gems from the 1920s through the present—vital interpretations that are bursting with soul and humor. With an off-the-beaten-path song selection, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, she has joined the ranks of the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song. She will lead a master class for undergraduate vocalists, open to observers admission free.... Read more about vocalist CATHERINE RUSSELL

2015 Oct 02

Conversation/Q&A with playwright TORI KEENAN-ZELT and actor/TV writer ALISON RICH



Office of Career Services (OCS) Conference Center, 54 Dunster St.

Tori Keenan-Zelt '06 & Alison Rich '09Presented by Learning From Performers and Office of Career Services

ADMISSION: Admission is free, with reservations required; RSVP to the Office of Career Services.

Harvard alumnae Tori Keenan-Zelt ’06, a playwright and Co-Artistic Director of Panglossian Productions in Williamsburg, VA, and Alison Rich ’09, writer for “Saturday Night Live” and a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York and Los Angeles, will discuss their work, with advice on how to break into the business and build a career as a writer for TV, film and the stage. Moderated by Gail Gilmore, Assistant Director of Career Services, Arts, Journalism, Museums, Publishing, Social Services at OCS.... Read more about Conversation/Q&A with playwright TORI KEENAN-ZELT and actor/TV writer ALISON RICH

2015 Sep 29

visual artist JANET ECHELMAN

Registration Closed 4:00pm to 5:30pm


Rose Kennedy Greenway, Summer St. near Atlantic Ave., Boston

“As If It Were Already Here” Presented by Learning from Performers
ADMISSION: Free and limited to Harvard affiliates only. Please RSVP below at "Sign up for this event"; for more information email Program Director Thomas Lee.

Creator of numerous public art projects, Echelman will lead a site visit to her latest creation, “As If It Were Already Here,” a 600-foot sculpture reconnecting downtown Boston to the waterfront at the head of the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Summer St. near Atlantic Ave. in the vicinity of South Station. Accompanying Echelman will be Greenway public art curator Lucas Cowan and project manager Laura Jasinski.... Read more about visual artist JANET ECHELMAN

2015 Nov 18


4:00pm to 5:30pm


John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Music Building

vocalist ANGÉLIQUE KIDJOPresented by Learning From Performers and Harvard Department of Music

Praised as “the undisputed queen of African Music” (Daily Telegraph) and honored for her activism on behalf of human rights and female empowerment, Angélique Kidjo has released ten albums, including last year’s Grammy Award-winning “Eve.” She will lead a master class for student singers co-sponsored by the Department of Music; and also deliver the Louis C. Elson Lecture sponsored by the Department of Music on November 17.... Read more about vocalist ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO

2015 Sep 11


12:00pm to 1:30pm


Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St.

Producer Michael RoiffPresented by Learning From Performers and American Repertory Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University

ADMISSION: Free; seating first-come, first served, subject to venue capacity.

Michael Roiff ’01 is the founder of Night & Day Pictures, a Los Angeles-based boutique production and development company that released the film “Waitress” in 2007, which is currently the basis for a new stage musical of the same name in production at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.). Roiff will discuss his career and current trends in the film and theater business during a conversation/Q&A co-sponsored by the A.R.T.... Read more about producer MICHAEL ROIFF