“Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined.

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Blood Orange: A Staged Reading

  • May 1, 8 pm, Minor Latham Playhouse
  • Student playwright and graduating senior Abigail Duclos presents a staged reading of their latest play, Blood Orange, directed by Skylar Hudson. Register for free via Eventbrite.

Film Screening: Stolen Kisses (Baisers Voles)

  • May 4, 7 pm, Buell Hall
  • The Columbia Maison Francaise presents a screening of Baisers Voles, the story of Antoine Doinel seeking out his sweetheart after being discharged from the army. Free tickets available.

Columbia New Plays Festival

  • This week, the Columbia New Plays Festival continues with showcases of the work of MFA Playwriting students. See Blake Bonilla’s His Is A Cage, about a man returning from incarceration; Sam Kressner’s The Arrangement, an evisceration of suburban middle-class morality; and Emma Schillage’s Cockroaches, a Southern Gothic dark comedy.

“The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh” Screening and Discussion

  • May 1, 7 pm, Pulitzer Hall
  • The Li Center for Global Journalism sponsors this screening of a film investigating the death of Shireen Abu Akleh, an Al Jazeera journalist who was shot and killed in the West Bank.

The Animacy of Nature

  • May 1, 5 pm, Milbank 3
  • An exhibition of nine photo essays by Barnard and Columbia students, examining the theme of Nature, Environment, and Ecology.

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