In a pure proclamation of the poetic process, Milstein’s Movement Lab hosted a poetry reading and open-mic night this Thursday. With guest performer and former NYC Youth Poet Laureate Ramya Ramana leading the event, Bwog beginner Marino Bubba got more than he bargained for in this display of artistry, intimacy, and growth.
This past Wednesday, Staff Writer Ava Slocum attended an online reading of Asiimwe Deborah Kawe’s play Appointment with gOD, presented as part of the 2021 Columbia University School of the Arts International Play Reading Festival through the Lenfest Center for the Arts.
Last Sunday, Staff Writer Samantha Seiff attended the event “Tea and Conversation with Stage Manager Narda E. Alcorn,” hosted by the Barnard College Theatre Department and moderated by Professor Alice Reagan.
Last Friday, Staff Writer Samantha Seiff and Editor Solomia Dzhaman attended “Zoom-In,” a showcase of MFA Film and Media Studies theses.
Staff Writer and lapsed musician Jeff Davis attended a live virtual performance at the Lantern in the Lenfest Center for the Arts last Tuesday of Brandee Younger and Dezron Douglas, a harp and bass jazz duo.
Arts Editor Maya Campbell interviews and sees the work of Extra Credit Ensemble, a theatre group led by two current Columbia students, in a special PeopleHop/Arts Review combo post.
Arts Editor Maya Campbell attended the NOMADS production of Lily Kepler and the Graveyard Shift written by Sara Bell CC ‘21, directed by Caroline Itzkoff BC ‘24, and produced by Mario Garcia CC ‘21, Ruya Tazebay BC ‘24, and Emily Lord SEAS ‘23.
Staff writer Mary Qiu tuned into CU Players’ two-part performance of Radio Island this weekend directed by Emma Gometz (CC ‘21) and produced by Diana Gregoire (CC ‘23) and Joanna Berkowitz (BC ‘22), and it convinced her that virtual theatre can be really good too.
On Friday, Staff Writer Grace Novarr attended CU BTE’s Facebook livestream of a new play by Cris Eli Blak.
On Sunday night, Barnard College’s Shange Magic Project, along with Beacon Press and the Shange Literary Trust, honored the late poet and playwright Ntozake Shange (BC ‘70) and her posthumously published book Dance We Do: A Poet Explores Black Dance.
Staff writer Mary Qiu listened to Shipwreck: A History Play About 2017, a free podcast production made available by the Public Theatre, that examines Trump’s rise to power, scrutinizes liberals’ language surrounding Trump, and explores the divides in our society.
New Bwog Staffer Rania Borgani attended Under The Greenwood Tree, a documentary that takes a look at the making of the play As You Like It, performed by 200 various New Yorkers.