“[A] cosmic Colgate connection is how I found myself working [in the film industry after college],” remarked Carolina van der Mensbrugghe ’10 during a Film and Media Studies Brown Bag luncheon last Friday. Read more
On a recent day in New York City, a dozen students from the on-campus Colgate Entertainment Group met Colgate alumni and toured such locations as Viacom and NBC Universal.
The daylong itinerary helped students get great advice and see that a large number of alumni in the entertainment field are part of a strong network living in New York City as well as in California. The trip helped alumni in the entertainment industry connect with the university.
With music, wit, and a little absurdity, Colgate University Theater opened its Threepenny Opera production in Brehmer Theater on Wednesday. The show, which runs through the weekend, is the story of criminal/hero MacHeath (Joshua Jackson ’13) and his marriage to Polly Peachum (Katie Sotos ’15), the daughter of greedy businessman Mr. Peachum (Denny Gonzalez ’13). Mr. Peachum and Mrs. Peachum (Elyse McGrath ’15) are not happy with MacHeath as a son-in-law and set out to have him hanged.
Francesca Zambello ’78 started her first opera company when she was a student at Colgate. In an interview in today’s New York Times she talked about collaboration, learning to fail, and having the “leadership gene.”
The interview appeared in the Corner Office Column which features top executives on the challenges of leading and managing. Read more
It started out being about sex. But as Christina Liu ’13 was writing her play last summer, there was what she called “a distinct shift” in its direction. This Is Not a Play About Sex, for which Liu received a University Studies grant to write and direct, became about much more than her intended topics of sex, the body, and sexuality.
The play originally debuted on campus in October over Family Weekend, but it’s become such a phenomenon that Liu is bringing it back for an encore performance this Sunday, December 2, at 2 p.m. in Ryan 212.
Liu, a theater and women’s studies double major from Shanghai, got her inspiration from three years of acting in and last year directing The Vagina Monologues — soliloquies about the experience of womanhood that have been performed internationally.
Like that play, the script for This Is Not a Play About Sex is composed of monologues based on interviews with real people. Liu conducted her interviews last spring with 26 students — 13 men and 13 women. Read more
When Simona Maicanescu took to the Brehmer Theater stage last weekend to
perform Wallace Shawn’s The Fever, the connection between the work and
the university was at first oblique. But her arresting performance of
the 90-minute monologue on materialism, Marxism, and the inequitable
distribution of wealth invited the kind of debate that takes place at
Colgate every day, from the core to the Quad.