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CUP’s Middletown Is A Postmodernist’s Paradise

Intrigued by the poster (designed by Lena Kogan, CC ’19), Senior Staffer Abby Rubel ventured forth into Middletown, a CUP production directed by Bernadette Bridges and produced by Samantha Grubner and Sean Davey. What she found there was entertaining but…odd.   The floor is lit to look like a starry sky or outer space, an image reinforced […]

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Audition For Literally Every Theater Group On Campus This Week

This is the first week of campus, which means both an abundance of syllabi and an abundance of performing arts auditions. If you were at the CUPAL kickoff last night, you heard representatives from all of the groups talking about these auditions in person, but if you missed it, Bwog has your back. Find out everything happening in […]

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Senior Thesis Festival 2017: The Bald Soprano

Four Theater majors are presenting their senior theses for the first of two installments of Barnard’s Senior Thesis Festival 2017. One of these theses is centered on Eugene Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano. There will be another showing of The Bald Soprano tonight at 8 pm in the Minor Latham Playhouse in Milbank Hall, Room 118. Admission is free. Bwog Staffer […]

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BTE Presents: The World Is Watching

Bwog sent a staff writer Vivian Klotz to the opening performance of Black Theatre Ensemble’s Festival of One Acts last night. Always in search of a good deal, the writer appreciated being able to see four plays for the price of one. The show is running once more in the Glicker-Milstein Theatre, Saturday, March 25, at […]

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Until Birnam Wood Comes to Low: Bwog Reviews KCST’s “Macbeth”

Even with finals quickly approaching, Staff Writer and avid Shakespearian-theatergoer Jessa Nootbaar took a few hours out of her Thursday night to walk around Columbia, following KCST’s spring show production of “Macbeth.” Here are her thoughts on last night’s performance of the bloody rise and fall of the Scotsman himself. Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” (or, “the Scottish play,” for […]

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Respect(ability): V-Day 2016

How well do you understand disabilities, seen or unseen? Bwog sent staffer Jessa Nootbaar to V-Day’s performance of student narratives about disability, and her response is loud and clear: whether you are familiar or unfamiliar with disabilities (especially the later, perhaps), you should attend V-Day’s Respectability tonight or tomorrow. The moment the 17-person cast stood […]

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Bwoglines: The Sacred And The Profane Edition

The citizens of Myanmar voted yesterday in what has been called the freest election in the country in a quarter-century. Many see this as a chance for Nobel laureate Suu Kyi Aung San Suu Kyi’s party to gain seats and play a bigger role in governing. (CNN) Less sacred than democracy in action: Queens-born Donald Trump took […]

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PSA: Latenite Fall Anthology This Weekend

Latenite Theatre’s fall performance premieres this weekend! If you’re interested in student-created theater, be sure to get a ticket for one of the performances. You can go tonight or Friday at 11pm or Saturday at either 8pm or 11pm. Check out this teaser below:

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Talking Titus: A Conversation With KCST

This semester, the King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe, better known by their acronym KCST, is putting on one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest works, Titus Andronicus. Shakespeare scholars Julia Goodman and Maud Rozee met with the production’s dramaturg, Jo Chiang, to discuss the show. Titus Andronicus will be in the Glicker-Milstein Theater this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at […]

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Grieving For Fish: Hoping For Conversation

This weekend, NOMADS is presenting “Grieving for Fish,” a new play by Elyse Pitock, BC ’15. Bwog chatted with her about the show, which will be playing at the Glicker-Milstein Theatre tonight and tomorrow at 8 pm. The process for this production began 8 months ago. Pitock reached out to Columbia and Barnard first-year students […]

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Spring Auditions and Production Interviews

As per usual, the University has an incredible number of opportunities for the performing arts this semester.  Peruse below for information, and don’t forget to check Facebook events for audition requirements! Break legs! Black Theatre Ensemble (BTE) – Accepting student written One-Act Plays for Festival in the Spring Plays due by February 15th Auditions the […]

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NOMADS’ American Ghosts, Haunting a Theatre Near You

The fall production of theater group NOMADS (New and Original Material Authored and Directed by Students), American Ghosts, premiered last night in the Glicker-Milstein blackbox theatre, located on LL2 of the Diana Center; the show runs through Saturday, with performances beginning at 8 pm and running a little over an hour. Bwog’s Meandering Medium Marcus Levine […]

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An Evening of One Acts with the CU Players

At Columbia, theatre comes in all forms; from huge musical productions to the smallest student shows, Bwog loves theater!  This weekend, Blackbox Booster Roberta Barnett headed out for a Columbia University Players fall show: An Evening of One Acts.   High above Ferris and Roone in Lerner is a small black box theater on Lerner’s […]

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Where Art Thou: Back From Break

Join Art Editor (Extraordinaire) Alex Katz in bringing back Where Art Thou from its summer hiatus. We’ll be divulging the details about the must-sees of Columbia’s arts scene. If you’d like your event to appear on Where Art Thou, send an e-mail to events@bwog.com. Ongoing Tomás Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City on the roof the […]

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Your Guide To CUPAL This Fall

When a university’s performing arts community is so vast that it has its own governing board, it helps to have a comprehensive list of your opportunities. Below is a list of all official recognized CUPAL groups, their scheduled performance and audition dates. (Unisex tights/timeless wigs are optional on a case-by-case basis.) BTE Funnyhouse of a […]

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