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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 […]

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 […]

May Day 2012: In Photos and Behind the Scenes

Posted May 3, 2012
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Because it is such a valued tradition, expectations of May Day are high, and it takes a well-oiled crew of people to keep May Day running smoothly. “The May Poles don’t go up by themselves, trash cans don’t just appear, sound doesn’t just happen,” says Mary Beth Horvath, director of student activities. “That’s why an event like this is a team effort … Read more»

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’s “She’s the First” Holds First Poetry Night

Posted April 5, 2012

A chapter of “She’s the First,” an organization dedicated to making education accessible to girls in the developing world, has recently been founded at Bryn Mawr. The group will be holding a poetry night at Thomas Great Hall on April 7 from 7:30-9 p.m., with a guest appearance by Tammy Tibbetts, the founder of “She’s […]

Bryn Mawr’s Gender and Sexuality and Theater Programs Host Performance Workshops by Tim Miller

Posted February 24, 2012
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The Gender and Sexuality and Theater programs will host performance artist Tim Miller for a weeklong workshop from Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 20, in the Hepburn Teaching Theater at Goodhart Hall. Information and Workshop Application “We are genuinely delighted to have the opportunity to host Tim Miller as he conducts this workshop on […]

Tim Miller Workshops Attract Media Attention

Posted February 24, 2012

An  April workshop by performance artist Tim Miller, to be hosted by the Bryn Mawr Gender and Sexuality and Theater programs, has garnered a good deal of media attention stemming from Villanova University’s decision to rescind its invitation to Miller to hold the workshop on its campus. Among the media outlets reporting the story are the […]

Photo Slideshow: Drama Among the Stacks in Bi-Co Theater’s Production of Gertrude Stein Play

Posted December 1, 2011
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If you think of Bryn Mawrters as a bookish lot, these photos of the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Program’s November  production of Gertrude Stein’s experimental play Listen to Me are unlikely to challenge your stereotype. Directed by Theater Program Director Mark Lord, fifteen student actors cavorted, orated and philosophized through Maiko Matsushima’s ingeniously designed set, which […]

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) […]

Class of 2011 To Receive Degrees and Celebrate Commencement Weekend

Posted May 12, 2011
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Bryn Mawr’s class of 2011—325 undergraduate students from throughout the United States and the world—will be graduated at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, on Merion Green. The College’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will be granting nine doctorates and 24 master’s degrees. Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research will […]

May Day 2011 Scheduled for May 1

Posted April 22, 2011
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One day a year, Bryn Mawrters are urged to cease working hard and begin hardly working: at the College’s annual May Day celebration students eschew books and papers, even in the face of approaching finals week, to frolic on the grass. For several years, Bryn Mawr’s May Day celebration has been held on the Sunday […]

Poli-Sci Major and Theater Aficionado Alicia Steinmetz Wins Fulbright ETA to Slovakia

Posted April 6, 2011
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Alicia Steinmetz ’11, a political science major, has joined the ranks of Bryn Mawr students who have been awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant. As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Slovakia, Steinmetz will also pursue her interest in Slovak and Czech culture and cultural relationships. “During a semester abroad in the Czech Republic, I gained […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Play by Creative Writing Program Lecturer Amy Herzog Gets Rave Review from The New York Times

Posted November 16, 2010

A play by Amy Herzog, who teaches playwriting in the Bryn Mawr College Creative Writing Program, has earned an enthusiastic review from The New York Times‘ Charles Isherwood. After the Revolution, the chronicle of a proud family of Marxists that faces new revelations about its revered patriarch, is a “smart, engrossing play,” in Isherwood’s estimation. “Just […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Master Storyteller” Rick Moody Opens Reading Series Sept. 16

Posted September 9, 2010

A reading by Rick Moody, author of the novels The Ice Storm and, most recently, The Four Fingers of Death, opens Bryn Mawr College’s yearlong Creative Writing Program Reading Series. Moody will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, in The Goodhart Hall Music Room. Moody’s newest book, The Four Fingers […]

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 […]

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 »

Event Postponements and Cancellations

Posted February 9, 2010

Because severe winter weather is predicted for the Philadelphia area, a number of events scheduled to take place at Bryn Mawr College have been postponed or canceled. College Communications recommends that anyone planning to travel to the College for an event on Wednesday, Feb. 10, or Thursday, Feb. 11, check the College’s online calendar before […]

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»

Urban Bush Women, Acogny Celebrate Reopening of Goodhart

Posted February 1, 2010
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Celebrate the reopening of Goodhart Hall with an evening of powerful, compelling dance as renowned dance troupe Urban Bush Women performs with Senegalese dance legend Germaine Acogny and Pape Ibrahima Ndiaya on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. Read more»

Bryn Mawr’s Year in Review and a Peek at What’s Ahead in 2010

Posted January 12, 2010

There are still a few more days before the hustle and bustle of the spring semester has everyone so busy that they can’t remember what happened last week, let alone last year. So we thought we’d take a moment to look back on some of the things that made 2009 so special and to take […]

To Inaugurate a Reconceived Goodhart, Bi-College Theater Production Probes Language, Space

Posted November 11, 2009
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As Mark Lord planned the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Program’s 2009 fall production, he took into account a factor he hadn’t needed to consider in previous years: a beautifully renovated, state-of-the-art theater facility. Goodhart Theater, dedicated in 1928, has always been a stunningly beautiful building, said Lord. Now it is also a great working theater, capable of transforming space in myriad ways. But Lord has chosen to inaugurate Goodhart’s new teaching theater with a text that resolutely resists the illusion of transformation. Read more»

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; […]

Performing Arts Series Opens With Corridor by Australian Dance Troupe Lucy Guerin Inc.

Posted September 18, 2009
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The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series will partner with New York’s Baryshnikov Arts Center to present the first Philadelphia-area performances by Australian dance group Lucy Guerin Inc. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25 and 26, at 8 and 10 p.m. in Thomas Great Hall. Internationally renowned for the skill and audacity of its performers, […]

Ballet X, Miro Dance offer double bill in two spaces

Posted February 9, 2009

As part of its season of site-specific and ‘alternative space’ performances during the renovation of historic Goodhart Hall, the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series offers an unusual split bill on Friday, Feb. 13: two companies with ties to Pennsylvania Ballet that push the bounds of classical dance. Dance troupes Ballet X and Miro Dance Theatre will perform simultaneously in Thomas Great Hall, a soaring former library space, and Erdman Hall, a modernist landmark by renowned architect Louis Kahn. Read more »