Pictured above: The Fordham Alumni Theatre Company's Summer 2011 production: Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Ian Crawford
Pictured above: The Fordham Alumni Theatre Company's Summer 2010 production:
What May Fall by Peter Gil-Sheridan,
directed by Morgan Gould
Pictured above: The Fordham Alumni Theatre Company's Summer 2008 inaugural production: The Martian Chronicles based on Ray Bradbury's sci-fi classic (adapted and directed by Elizabeth Margid)
Fordham theatre alum John Johnson working with high school students as part of the National High School Institute which is held every summer at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. A number of Fordham Theatre students and alumni have been chosen as teaching mentors for this prestigious program.
OCTOBER 26, 2011 It was announced that Fordham Theatre Alum Van Hughes will play Johnny in the national tour of American Idiot. Hughes (Broadway's 9 to 5 and Hairspray, Off-Broadway's Saved) played Johnny at the conclusion of American Idiot's Broadway run. Read the article on Playbill.com
Greg Foro, Fordham Theatre 2000, who directed Hamlet in the NYC Fringe Festival, has been named one of the winners of this year's Overall Excellence Awards. This is the second year in a row that a Fordham director has won an Overall Excellence Award for direction in the festival. (Last year, James Presson and Jake Ahlquist, both junior Theatre majors, won 2010 Fringe NYC Overall Excellence Awards in direction and acting respectively for the production, Richard 3.)
And...check out the NYTimes review that Fordham alum Kate Gagnon and company received in this year's NYCFringe Festival for her play TECHNODOULIA DOT COM! See below and follow this link: nytimes technodoulia dot com review The play was created, designed and performed by Fordham alums and current students:
TECHNODOULIA DOT COM
Created by Kate Gagnon + the company
[Tom Feeney, Dan Kleinmann, Jenni Meador, Emily Stout, and
Directed by Kate Gagnon
Costumes: Tara DeVincenzo* Lights: Ryan Seelig
Sound: Chris Barlow * winner of a Fringe Excellence Award for Costume Design
The Fordham Alumni
Each summer the Fordham Alumni Theatre Company creates the opportunity for both young and seasoned theater artists from across the country to return to their first artistic home on the Lincoln Center campus. This summer (2011) the company brought together a dynamic ensemble in a production of Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Ian Crawford (’06), and a workshop presentation of a new play by Ian McWethy (’05) entitled 52 Weeks / 52 Skits.
Integrating original music and imaginative puppetry and mask work, Life of Galileo presented a complex portrait of the man who lit a spark in 17th century Florence and exploded the Scientific Revolution across Europe.
Today's audience is left questioning just what is an individual's responsibility to society?
52 Weeks / 52 Skits was a very successful culmination of McWethy's grand attempt at writing one short, satirical sketch each week for an entire calendar year. The workshop presented two separate 70- minute sets over the course of two evenings.
Both events were performed in the Veronica Lally Kehoe Studio Theatre. Congratulations to all!