Michael Klein, MFA's blog
Deborah Brevoort will be a visiting guest artist at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan in conjunction with their productions of her play The Women of Lockerbie. In other news, Deborah was elected to the Board of the National Theatre Conference at their annual meeting in NYC.
Ryan Boudinot's story "Readers and Writers," originally published in Post Road and nominated for a Pushcart Prize, is a story of the month on the Commitee Room. An interview with Ryan appears in the inaugural issue of online magazine Moss.
Deborah Brevoort’s plays, The Women of Lockerbie and The Comfort Team were published by No Passport Press. Also, her play, The Velvet Weapon will receive a staged workshop in the Launch Pad program at UC Santa Barbara and a public reading in July followed by a Q & A with the author.
Deborah Brevoort’s opera Die Fledermaus (aka The Polar Bat) was performed in April by the Anchorage Opera, and her backstage farce, The Velvet Weapon received a reading in the “Rhythm and Rebellion” series at the Wooly Mammoth Theater in Washington DC on April 20th.
Kyle Bass has been commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Association to write a play based on events of 1839 involving a fugitive enslaved woman, abolitionist Gerrit Smith, and a young Elizabeth Cady (Stanton).
Deborah Brevoort was invited in February to teach three playwriting workshops at the San Miguel Writer's Conference in San Miguel de Allende Mexico.
Students and Alumni:
Carolyn Bardos (MFAW ’10) is producing a short play of Gary Garrison’s as part of an evening of short plays. The dates are: Sat., Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Sun. Oct. 27, 3 p.m., Sat., Nov. 2, 7 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 3, 3 p.m. The place is: The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River St., Troy, NY. $10, $8 for seniors and students. Cash at the door.
Students and Alumni
Charlie Bondhus’s (MFAW ’05) second poetry book, All the Heat We Could Carry, winner of the 2013 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award, is now available for preorder.
Tony Mena (MFAW) had an essay posted online by The New York Times.
Students and Alumni
Kyle Bella (MFAW ’14) had an essay called "Queering racialized bodies," which explores the relationship between the poetry of Akilah Oliver, Ronaldo Wilson, and the intersections of queer identity and race published online at the Jacket2.
Donelle McGee (MFAW ’12) had two poems published in the summer issue of Brainchild Magazine.