Bulgarian filmmaker Stephan Komandarev discusses his 2017 film Directions, explains his gravitation towards fiction film as opposed to documentaries, and expresses his optimism for the future of Bulgarian films.
Staff writer Sydney Gerlach attended the December 15th live stream of the 15th Annual XMAS! show, Panic! At the Office, for an hour and a half of fun and humorous holiday hi-jinx written by Angela Lee (CC ‘22) and Ellie George (BC ‘23), and directed by Jack Becker (CC ‘21).
Bwoggers Vivian Zhou and Eliza Staples review Latenite, Columbia’s silliest theatre tradition and the only one for which a review could include the phrases “‘beeps’ and ‘boops,'” “orange morph suit,” and “hair emporium.”
In the play In the Blood, intersectionality is not just your favorite little keyword to feel like a responsible member of society. It’s compound suffering and it’s really, really sad. Staff writer Mia went to see the play In the Blood by the Acting Class of 2020. And the tl;dr is that you should go see […]
In another foray into theatre, Internal Editor Finn Klauber attended the performance of three one-act plays written by playwright Edward Albee. Through the absurdity and confusion, he managed to pick up on some essential thematic substance at the core of performance. At no point in the CU Players production of “Both Houses, a Plague” did […]
Last night, Bwog writer Gabrielle Kloppers was honored to attend the opening night of Jumpers, a play satirizing academic philosophy by likening it to badly performed gymnastics. The play was written by renowned playwright Tom Stoppard, who also wrote Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, a Bwog favorite. Although it may concern unskilled competitive gymnasts, the […]
Bernie attacked Hillary’s qualifications for the White House in a speech in Philly today. (NY Times) However, Hillary did visit New York yesterday, and even rode the subway (though it took her five swipes to get her card to work). (NY Times) Have you seen CMTS’s Sweeney Todd yet? (Look for our review later today!) […]
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 […]
Latenight Theatre returned last night with their Fall Anthology performance. We sent a new Staff Writer to see his first Latenite at Columbia and review the show. Shows will also be held tonight at 11 PM and Saturday night at 8PM and 11PM. Tickets are free and available through TIC. Despite being warned numerous times […]
Last night, Columbia Musical Theatre Society staged its third annual production of Rocky Horror Picture Show, complete with shadow cast and call backs. Bwoggers Lila Etter and Mia Lindheimer ventured to Transexual Transylvania (aka the Diana Event Oval) to check it out. For its one-night-only production, CMTS presented the show as a shadow cast: a […]
Our very own sports guru Ross Chapman decided to switch things up this week and attend CU Player’s production of Joyriders. He thusly brings you his review of the show. Columbia University Players (CUP for short) put on a show this weekend about life for the poor in 1980s Ireland. The production in the Black […]
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 […]
Alex Jones was there, and now shares his late night Latenite experience. Latenite rarely fails to deliver a raunchy, relevant, expletive-filled wham-bam of a show, and this fall’s anthology was perhaps the best in four years. I’ve always been a fan of Latenite, and so I decided this time to get the full Latenite experience: […]
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 […]
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 email@example.com. Ongoing Tomás Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City on the roof the […]
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 […]