Three Barnard/Columbia students held prestigious playwriting fellowships this summer: Morgan Childs (BC '11) was the Dasha Amsterdam Epstein Fellow in Playwriting at the Powerhouse Center; Benjamin Weiner (CC '11) and Sarah Dooley (BC '11) were both selected as Playwrights' Center Core Apprentices for the 2011-12 year, based on the plays they debuted in last spring's New Play Festival: Weiner's Wave Point and Dooley's Paula Trowbridge, 7F.

Several students and recent graduates mounted new productions as part of Fringe NYC this August: Jacob Rice's (CC '12) play, Portrait and a Dream was directed by Katie Lupica (CC '11), and produced by Diana Levy (CC '12) at La Mama, featuring Barnard and Columbia students in a number of roles and technical capacities. Home, a devised work by alumni Garrett Blair (GS '10), Melissa Caffrey (CC '11), Emily Kaplan (BC '11), Zach Lundin (CC '11), Elizabeth Poleski (BC '11), Alex Shaw (CC '11) and others, was produced at the Theatre for a New City's Cabaret Theatre.

The faculty have had a number of achievements, too:

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Design Sandra Goldmark's design for John LaChiusa's new musical, Queen of the Mist, presented by The Transport Group, begins previews at Judson Memorial Church on October 18, 2011. Tickets are available through The Transport Group.

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Directing Alice Reagan opens a new production, Prison Light, by Austin Flint. The production opens at the Here Arts Center, October 20, 2011. Tickets are available through Here Arts Center.

Assistant Professor Hana Worthen's review of Kristian Smeds's Mr Vertigo produced at the Finnish National Theatre appeared in Theatre Journal 63:2 (2011): 253-255. Her article "'Humanism,' Scenography, Ideology: Antigone at the Finnish National Theatre, 1968," is part of the anthology Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage, edited by Erin Mee and Helene Foley, published by Oxford University Press.

Professor and Chair W. B. Worthen's most recent article, "Intoxicating Rhythms; or, Shakespeare, Literary Drama, and Performance (Studies)" appears in the Fall 2011 number of Shakespeare Quarterly.