Theater, Film & Dance
Actors Matt Damon and John Lithgow met at Sanders Theatre on Thursday for a spirited conversation that kicked off Harvard’s annual Arts First celebration.
Steven Rozensk and Matthew Sergi have collaborated with the American Repertory Theater for a public reading of the epic poem “Beowulf” in its original Old English. There is a free reading from noon to 5 p.m. at the A.R.T. on April 25.
Harvard Medical School’s Jonathan Beckwith has used his course “Social Issues in Biology” to teach students about the societal implications of science, and now he is collaborating with a Harvard alum Calla Videt to bring his message to the stage.
Actor Jason Alexander, best known for playing the neurotic George Costanza on the television comedy “Seinfeld,” visited Cabot House for a cozy conversation with 60 students.
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Harvard joins with three other universities and five theaters in the National Civil War Project, a multiyear collaboration that will use the arts to reimagine America’s transformative conflict of 150 years ago.
Filmmakers with Harvard ties are showing, speaking, and mingling at the Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival.
Actor, writer, producer, and humanitarian Matt Damon is the recipient of the 2013 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard President Drew Faust at a ceremony on April 25 at 4 p.m. at Sanders Theatre.
British director and Tony Award winner John Tiffany is reworking the classic Tennessee Williams play “The Glass Menagerie” for the American Repertory Theater.
In a discussion at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the stage director John Tiffany and Diane Paulus, the artistic director of the American Repertory Theater, said that their new production of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” will restore some of the work’s unconventionality.
Diane Paulus’ newest musical adaptation at the American Repertory Theater, a reworking of the 1970s hit ‘Pippin,’ weaves the element of circus performance into the production. The show continues through Jan.20 at the Loeb Drama Center.
The Harvard Film Archive leads off its 2013 screenings with “Nothing But a Man,” a landmark 1964 film by two Harvard graduates.
The young director Allegra Libonati stages a new production of the brothers Grimm fairytale “Hansel and Gretel” at the A.R.T. Institute. The show runs through Jan. 6.
Screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner sat down with President Drew Faust to dissect Abraham Lincoln’s legacy and talk history, politics, and writing after a Harvard-sponsored screening of his new biopic, “Lincoln.”
More than 30 collaborators, including four Harvard undergrads, take the stage in the American Repertory Theater’s (A.R.T.) production of “The Lily’s Revenge,” at Oberon through Oct. 28.
A pair of Harvard events looked at the artistic legacy of Pompeii — a kind of “Apocalypse Then.”
For the first time, Harvard’s American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and the Yale Repertory Theatre (Yale Rep) are collaborating on a stage production: the world premiere of “Marie Antoinette.”
Harvard-Radcliffe Summer Theatre (HRST) welcomes Harvard undergraduates of all ages and majors to participate in its summer repertory company. The 30 Harvard students participating in the 2012 HRST program and have been collaborating on three plays since mid-May.
A summer-long festival at the Harvard Film Archive tells the story, in 40 movies, of Paramount Pictures — a legendary cinema enterprise that turned 100 this year.
“The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” and “Once” — two shows with pre-Broadway origins at the American Repertory Theater — had a boffo night at Sunday’s Tony Awards, taking home the prizes for best musical revival and best musical, respectively.
Diane Paulus, artistic director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), and her reimagined production of “Porgy and Bess” nabbed 10 Tony Award nominations, and another musical with ties to the A.R.T. grabbed 11.
“Breaking Boundaries: Arts, Creativity and the Harvard Curriculum” was featured at Arts @ 29 Garden, which is an interdisciplinary space where Harvard faculty, students, and visiting artists come together to make art that enhances, embodies, and re-imagines learning.
Actor John Lithgow ’67 hosted the annual Harvard Arts Medal ceremony, which recognizes a Harvard or Radcliffe graduate or faculty member who has achieved excellence in the arts and has made a contribution through the arts to education or the public good. The medal recipient was actor Tommy Lee Jones ’69.
Artist David Michalek, creator of “Slow Dancing,” a temporary installation on the façade of Widener Library, discussed the evolution of his work during a talk at Boylston Hall.
Harvard’s Arts First festival is celebrating its 20th year with poetry, performance, and a stunning public art display.