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The Theater Program Presents Spring Production: The Serpent Woman

Posted April 3, 2014
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The theater program of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges will present Carlo Gozzi’s play, The Serpent Woman, opening Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Goodhart Hall. In this funny, fast-paced play, fairy Cherestani and mortal king Farruscad fall in love, and when they wed, Cherestani makes Farruscad swear that he will never look into the […]

Shakespeare Performance Troupe to Present Henry IV on Dec. 6 and 7

Posted November 21, 2013
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The Shakespeare Performance Troupe will present the Bard’s Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, in Thomas Great Hall on Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. This is the group’s second production of the semester following Julius Caesar in early November. Henry IV is directed by Rebecca Cook ’15. The Shakespeare Performance […]

Bryn Mawr/Haverford Theater Program Named “Best Kept Secret” by Philadelphia Citypaper

Posted January 16, 2013
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Philadelphia Citypaper named the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Theater Program as the “Best-Kept Secret” theater in the Philadelphia area. From the article: “Director Mark Lord’s small bi-college program at Bryn Mawr College never fails to astound — if you can find out what they’re doing, and when. Anyone who enjoys Fringe-y fare like Pig Iron and New […]

Bryn Mawr, Haverford Dancers Take the Stage for Spring Concert Featuring Reconstruction of José Limón Work

Posted April 18, 2012

Over 40 Bryn Mawr and Haverford dancers will take to the stage in Goodhart Theater on April 20 and 21 to perform dance works by Bryn Mawr dance faculty and noted Philadelphia dance artists. This year’s concert will also feature a reconstruction of Psalm, a 1967 work by master choreographer José Limón. Students worked with Ryoko […]

Students Shine In Shakespeare Performance Troupe: Othello and Pygmalion Staged This Week and Next

Posted April 12, 2012
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The Shakespeare Performance Troupe will present a double feature this weekend as they perform Shakespeare’s Othello and George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. Othello will be performed in matinees for two weekends at 1 p.m. in Taft Garden on April 14, 15, 20, and 21. The performances of Pygmalion will  be at 7:30 p.m. in Rhoads Hall […]

Tim Miller Residency to Include Two Public Performances

Posted April 12, 2012
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Celebrated performance artist Tim Miller, whose creative work as a performer and writer explores the artistic, spiritual and political topography of his identity as a gay man, will begin a weeklong residency at Bryn Mawr on Monday, April 16, to lead a performance workshop. Two public events—a public lecture and performance by Miller himself as […]

Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Presents Gertrude Stein’s “Listen to Me”

Posted November 10, 2011
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The Theater Program of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges will present Gertrude Stein’s “Listen to Me” as directed by Mark Lord and designed by Maiko Matsushime Nov. 11-13 and 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. Audience members are urged to wear comfortable shoes, expect the unexpected and to make reservations in advance by emailing reservations@brynmawr.edu or calling (610) […]

Diversity Leadership Group Selects Six “Class Dismissed” Projects for Funding

Posted May 12, 2011

As part of a yearlong initiative titled “Class Dismissed? Furthering the Dialogue About Class,” the Diversity Leadership Group and Diversity Council in early March invited members of the Bryn Mawr campus community to submit proposals for collaborative projects designed to spark dialogue on the topic of class. The group expected to select three proposals to […]

Bi-Co Student Theater Festival

Posted April 6, 2011

The “sometimes-annual” Student Bi-Co Theater Festival will take place April 7, 8, 9 and April 14, 15, 16. This season’s festival features a scintillating array of plays, readings, film screenings, workshops, stand-up comedy and more. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Office for the Arts at (610) […]

Fall 2011 360° Explores the History, Science and Practice of Meditation and Other Mindful Practices

Posted March 31, 2011
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This fall a group of faculty and students will contemplate contemplation in a 360° course cluster that  explores the history, science and practice of meditation and other mindful practices. “360°: Contemplative Traditions” comprises three classes plus an independent study (a fourth course) that share an interest in contemplative or mindfulness traditions and practice. The courses […]

Learn About the Roots of Latin Music in a Free Workshop with Sol y Canto

Posted March 14, 2011

On Thursday, March 24, at 4 p.m. Sol y Canto, who will be performing the next night to close the 2010-11 Performing Arts Series, offers an engaging and participatory performance workshop on the roots of Latin American and Caribbean music. This event is free and open to the public and takes place in the McPherson […]

Latin Roots Musicians Sol y Canto Bring Multimedia Musical Feast to Bryn Mawr

Posted March 11, 2011

Nationally celebrated pan-Latin musical group Sol y Canto, led by Rosi Amador ’81 and her husband Brian, brings its multimedia musical suite Sabor y Memoria (Flavor and Memory): A Musical Feast in Seven Courses to Goodhart Hall  on Friday, March 25, at 8 p.m. as part of Bryn Mawr’s Performing Arts Series. The six-member Sol […]

Film Screenings, Colloquium Among Highlights of Meredith Monk Residency

Posted January 27, 2011

When Meredith Monk visits campus next week as a Hepburn fellow, students will have the opportunity to attend workshops and spend time with one of the world’s most celebrated interdisciplinary artists. Registration still open for free ”Dancing Voice/Singing Body” workshops. Among the highlights of Monk’s fellowship are free screenings of several films that either are […]

Keynote by Scholar of Hip-Hop Pedagogy, Exhibition Highlight Black History Month Calendar

Posted January 27, 2011
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Activist, scholar and cultural critic Marc Lamont Hill, an anthropologist of education who has been identified as one of the leading public intellectuals of the hip-hop generation, will provide the keynote address for Bryn Mawr’s 2011 celebration of Black History Month. Hill, who regularly provides commentary for media outlets including NPR, the Washington Post, Essence […]

Hiroshi Iwasaki to Be Remembered Jan. 21

Posted January 13, 2011
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On Friday, Jan. 21, on what would have been his 60th birthday, Bryn Mawr College will commemorate longtime Technical Director of Theater Hiroshi Iwasaki in Goodhart Hall’s Hepburn Teaching Theater at 5 p.m. Iwakasi died of cancer on Tuesday, Nov. 23. Friends and colleagues will gather in the theater, which Iwasaki helped design, for about […]

Registration Open for Free Workshops With Interdisciplinary Arts Pioneer Meredith Monk

Posted January 11, 2011

Interdisciplinary arts pioneer Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble will be performing at Goodhart Hall on on Sunday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. in the McPherson Auditorium as part of the Performing Arts Series and the College’s 125th Anniversary. Leading up to the performance, Monk will be in residence for a week on Bryn Mawr’s campus […]

Meredith Monk Revisits Her Acclaimed Performance ‘Education Of The Girlchild’ And Other Seminal Works As Part Of Bryn Mawr’s 125th Anniversary

Posted January 11, 2011
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The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series presents interdisciplinary arts pioneer Meredith Monk in a revival of her groundbreaking Education of the Girlchild as part of the College’s 125th anniversary celebration. Education of the Girlchild Revisited features Monk’s legendary solo from the original 1972 work, in which she imagines herself as an old woman, reliving […]

Bryn Mawr Technical Director of Theater Hiroshi Iwasaki, Creator of Imaginary Worlds, Dies at 59

Posted December 2, 2010
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Bryn Mawr College and the Philadelphia theater community both suffered a great loss with the death last week of Hiroshi Iwasaki, 59, a longtime member of the College’s arts faculty and technical director of the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Program. As one of the area’s leading designers of sets, costumes, and lighting, he made imaginary worlds […]

Piano Virtuosi Ran Dank and Vassilis Varvaresos Give Rare Two-Piano Performance of Brahms’ Fourth Symphony

Posted November 12, 2010

Johannes Brahms’ Fourth Symphony is among the composer’s most passionate works and has been described as his “magnum opus.” The symphonic masterpiece is scored for a standard orchestra with percussion provided only by timpani and triangle. However, in a rare treat, two of the world’s most accomplished young pianists will be performing the piece as […]

Alice Underground Visits 1960s Wonderland in Grown-Up Version of Classic Tale

Posted November 9, 2010
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In Alice Underground, the Theater Program of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges presents a new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s books. The 1960s avant-garde art and music scene in New York City is the landscape Alice must attempt to navigate in this gritty, grown-up vision of a Wonderland saturated with music and populated by storybook characters as well […]

Mawrter Entertainment Brings Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop To Bryn Mawr’s Campus

Posted October 28, 2010

On Friday, Oct. 29, Bryn Mawr will host indie rock groups Smith Westerns and Slow Animal with Haverford College band Philosoraptor. Mawrter Entertainment, a student-run concert club, has been working to bring music acts like these to campus for over a year now. Last Spring’s electropop dance concert with Teengirl Fantasy went off with a […]

Khmer Arts Ensemble Brings Cambodian Dance to Bryn Mawr

Posted October 14, 2010
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Fusing the classical and experimental, the spare and complex, and the powerfully spiritual, Cambodia’s Khmer Arts Ensemble will take center stage at Bryn Mawr College’s Goodhart Hall when the troupe presents The Lives of Giants, the newest work from Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, the ensemble’s choreographer and artistic director. Touring the nation this fall with 30 […]

Charlotte Ford ’02 Brings the Absurdist Comedy Chicken To Bryn Mawr’s Performing Arts Series

Posted September 23, 2010
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Fresh off a sold-out run at The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Charlotte Ford brings Chicken, an expressionistic clown play that magnifies our most intimate fears into coliseum-sized spectacles, to Bryn Mawr’s Hepburn Theater in historic Goodhart Hall on Friday, Oct. 1, and Saturday, Oct. 2. Both shows start at 8 p.m. as part of the […]

Sunday Performance by Chamroeun Yin to Open Monthlong Series on Cambodian Classical Arts

Posted September 22, 2010
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Beginning this Sunday, Sept. 26, Bryn Mawr College will host a series of events focusing on the classical arts of Cambodia. Inspired by a visit from Cambodia’s Khmer Arts Ensemble scheduled for October, the series will include performances, lectures, and workshops conducted by members of the local Cambodian community of Philadelphia as well as the […]

Bi-Co Indie Rock Band Post Post Featured in Philadelphia Weekly’s Music Issue

Posted August 12, 2010
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Post Post, an indie pop-rock quartet formed on the Bryn Mawr College campus by Bryn Mawr and Haverford students, is one of seven hot local acts who got the nod in Philadelphia Weekly‘s annual music issue. And there’s a bonus: the Weekly assigned the story to Lauren Smith ’12, who impressed editors as an intern […]

Playwright Jessica Rizzo ’11 Wins Coveted Beinecke Scholarship

Posted April 29, 2010
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Jessica Rizzo ’11, a double major in theater and English, is one of just 20 students nationwide to have been selected for the $34,000 Beinecke scholarship. The coveted awards are given to college juniors who “have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise” during their undergraduate careers; they fund graduate study […]

Filmmaker John Waters Brings “This Filthy World” to Goodhart Theater

Posted March 17, 2010
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Legendary counterculture filmmaker John Waters brings his one-man show An Evening with John Waters: This Filthy World to Bryn Mawr College’s Goodhart Theater on Friday, March 26, at 8 p.m. … Read more»

Performing Arts Series Returns to Goodhart Theater with Spectacular Sold-Out Performance

Posted February 22, 2010

The Performing Arts Series’ return to Goodhart Theater Feb. 13, featuring the dance troupe Urban Bush Women, was a huge success. See photos of the standing-room-only performance and associated events at which the College played host to many of the Philadelphia area’s art and culture leaders … Read more »

Niyaz: Persian-Indian Electronica, Sufi Mysticism in Goodhart

Posted February 15, 2010
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Niyaz, the group that blends electronica with Persian folk songs and the poetry of Sufi mystic Rumi,will perform in Goodhart Feb. 27 … Read more »

BMC in the Media: Professor’s Radio Interview, Goodhart Renovation, BHM Speaker, and a Movie Trailer

Posted February 4, 2010

A few recent media offerings in which the College played a prominent role : Professor of Political Science Michael Allen was a featured guest on the Jamaican national radio show “The Breakfast Club” on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 4. The interview focused on issues of development, both personal and national, in the postcolonial economic […]

Faculty Dance Concert Features Revival of 1963 Solo

Posted February 1, 2010
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Some of Philadelphia’s top dance professionals will perform at Bryn Mawr on Friday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. in the College’s annual Faculty Dance Concert in Pembroke Dance Studio. The concert, featuring performances by dancers and choreographers who teach at Bryn Mawr, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Read more»

Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks to Perform From her Work in Goodhart

Posted October 13, 2009
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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks will perform her work at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Bryn Mawr College’s Goodhart Theater as part of the 2009-10 Creative Writing Program Reading Series. The Creative Writing Program’s Reading Series is free and open to the public. Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next […]

Bryn Mawr Students Perform at Creative Campus Festival

Posted September 30, 2009
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The Bryn Mawr Night Owls, a student a capella group, will be among the Bryn Mawr students performing at the WHYY Creative Campus Arts Festival on Friday, Oct. 2. The festival takes place from 5-9 p.m. at the WHYY Technology Center on Sixth Street in Philadelphia. This event is free and open to the public; […]

Bryn Mawr Welcomes its Most Diverse Class Ever

Posted August 28, 2009
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The 380 incoming students who arrived on Bryn Mawr’s campus on Wednesday, Aug. 26, joined generations of young women who have come from all over the world each year to gather in Goodhart Hall after an arduous morning of hauling and unpacking luggage. But the newly arrived Class of 2013 is “the most international” yet, […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The 10! Show

Posted June 24, 2009

Harp-playing indie singer-songwriter Gillian Grassie ’09, who was recently profiled by Bryn Mawr Now when she won a Watson Fellowship, performed on Philadelphia NBC-10’s 10! Show. Hear more of Grassie’s music on her MySpace page.

Musician Gillian Grassie ’09 wins Watson Fellowship

Posted March 27, 2009
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Ask your average record-company executive about the market for a pop musician who plays the harp, and a blank stare is probably as much enthusiasm as you can expect. Luckily for singer-songwriter Gillian Grassie ’09, musicians are no longer dependent on record-company executives to introduce them to their audiences. During her years at Bryn Mawr, […]

Modigliani String Quartet to play at Bryn Mawr

Posted March 16, 2009

the Modigliani String Quartet, praised by France’s Le Progrès for its  “stunning technical expertise, outstanding ensemble, and a particularly accomplished musical identity,” will be performing works by Franz Josef Haydn, Felix Mendelssohn, and Maurice Ravel at Thomas Great Hall at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 20. The event is part of the College’s yearlong Performing […]

Tabitha Collective to perform with Bi-Co chamber ensemble this weekend

Posted February 27, 2009
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The Tabitha Dance Collective, which produces a senior dance major’s thesis project each year, will host performances of “Dreams Under My Feet,” by Caitlin Romasco ’09, this Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Pembroke Studio.The program will also feature a piece choreographed by Caitlin Iles ’10 and music from the Bi-College chamber ensemble.

Some of Philly’s hottest hoofers to appear in Faculty Dance Concert

Posted February 2, 2009
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Bryn Mawr’s annual Faculty Dance Concert, to be held this Friday, Feb. 6, at 8 p.m., offers an opportunity to see some of Philadelphia’s top terpsichorean talent in the graceful and intimate setting of Pembroke Dance Studio. Five of the professional dancers and choreographers who teach in the Bryn Mawr dance program will be presenting […]