ARTS @ Oswego

September – November 2015

Sep
9
Wed
Living Writers Series: Jennifer Jackson @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Sep 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Jennifer Jackson

Oswego alum Jennifer Jackson’s debut picture book, The Punkydoos Take the Stage, illustrated by Dan Andreasen, was recently released by Disney Hyperion. Her love of storytelling began in theater, where she wrote and directed original physical theater pieces.

Jennifer Jackson Website

Theatre Talk: Alum Julianna Hannett @ Room 107, Lanigan Hall
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Juliana Hannett

SUNY Oswego Alum Juliana Hannett received her BA in Theatre (with a minor in Business Administration) from SUNY Oswego in 1995 and her MA in Theatre from Hunter College in 2014. She has been press agent for many Broadway productions including Take Me Out, The History Boys, Beauty and the Beast, and Into the Woods. In 2008, she headed up the Broadway and National Tour campaigns for Billy Elliot and Memphis along with the 2010 and 2012 productions of the hit musical Elf. In December 2014, she was Senior Press Agent for the the hit Broadway revival of David Hare’s Skylight and Larry David’s Broadway debut as playwright and star of Fish In the Dark. Her upcoming projects include A View From the Bridge, Shuffle Along, and Groundhog Day.

The SUNY Oswego Alumni Association will host a reception following the event.

Sep
21
Mon
Living Writers Series: Michael Raicht @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

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Mike Raicht is a writer whose creator-owned work includes his graphic novel The Stuff of Legend which was picked up by Villard, an imprint of Random House and launched #2 on the New York Times Paperpack Graphic Novel list. Disney recently acquired the feature film rights to the novel. Mike is also a former Marvel Comics editor (X-Men line). He has written stories for multiple publishers including Marvel Entertainment (Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, MAX Zombie), DC Comics (Batman, Superman), IDW (GI Joe, Godzilla), Dynamite (Dark Shadows, Army of Darkness, Raise the Dead II) and BOOM! Studios (Finding Nemo).

Michael Raicht Website

Sep
30
Wed
Author Event: Margarita Vargas Lecture and Book Signing @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Sep 30 @ 12:40 pm – 1:35 pm

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Margarita Vargas, Associate Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, SUNY Buffalo, will address the question of justice and social responsibility through the analysis of Barbara Colio’s Antigone-type character in the play Usted esta aqui (“You Are Here” 2009).

The play’s central character is based on Miranda de Wallace who sought justice for her son who was kidnapped and killed in Mexico City in 2005.

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Living Writers Series: Karen Joy Fowler @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm
Karen Joy Fowler Photo Credit: Brett Hall Jones

Photo Credit: Brett Hall Jones

Karen Joy Fowler, a PEN/Faulkner and California Book Award winner, is the author of six novels (two of them New York Times best sellers) and three short story collections. Her most recent novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2014.

Karen Joy Fowler Website

Oct
7
Wed
Theatre Talk: Alum Dan Walker @ Room 107, Lanigan Hall
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Dan Walker

SUNY Oswego Alum Dan Walker’s design credits include Gypsy, Barack on Broadway 2012, Leading Matters, Elton John & Friends, Spring Concerts for the Department of Theatre & Dance at Bucknell University, a Benefit performance of Master Class for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, The Irish…and how they got that way, by Frank McCourt, in New York, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco.

As Associate Lighting Designer Dan has worked on many Broadway plays and musicals including Macbeth, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Evita, Billy Elliot, and Brief Encounter.

The SUNY Oswego Alumni Association will host a reception following the event.

Oct
14
Wed
Living Writers Series: Adam Falkner @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Adam Falkner

Artist, educator and scholar Adam Falkner is the Founder and Executive Director of the Dialogue Arts Project. His work has been featured in Painted Bride Quarterly, on HBO, in the New York Times, Time Out New York, and elsewhere. He teaches in the Sociology and Education programs at Vassar College and Columbia University.

Adam Falkner Website

Oct
19
Mon
Living Writers Series: Aimee Nezhukumatathil @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of three books of poetry: Lucky Fish (2011), winner of the Hoffer Grand Prize for Prose and Independent Books, the gold medal in Poetry for the Independent Publishers Book Awards and featured in the New York Times and on the PBS News Hour Arts Beat; At the Drive-In Volcano (2007); and Miracle Fruit (2003), all from Tupelo Press.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil Website

Oct
26
Mon
Living Writers Series: Lew Schneider @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Lew Schneider

Lew Schneider’s TV writing credits include American Dad, The New Adventures of Old Christine and the Peabody Award winning Men of a Certain Age. For nine years he was a writer/producer of the Emmy award winning CBS comedy Everybody Loves Raymond and is now a co-executive producer (and occasional director) of ABC’s The Goldbergs.

Lew Schneider Internet Movie Data Base Page

Nov
4
Wed
Dorrance Dance Performance: “SOUNDspace” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm
Photo Credit: Lois Greenfield Photography

Photo Credit: Lois Greenfield Photography

Michelle Dorrance is one of the brightest stars in contemporary tap dance. A featured choreographer at Jacob’s Pillow for the past two summers, she will re-stage one of her most original and exciting works— SOUNDspace— in SUNY Oswego’s Hewitt Union Ballroom. She’s paid her dues with popular touring shows like STOMP, and now leads her own gifted company. An exciting treat for the eyes and ears!

“Inventive, imaginative take on tap!” —Boston Globe

“Michelle Dorrance is not only a dynamo in tap shoes but a compelling, imaginative choreographer as well. She and her company… performed… works that stretch the boundaries of tap.”
-Karen Campbell, The Boston Globe

“Ms. Dorrance makes full use of tone, timbre, volume, tempo and, of course, rhythm, constructing patterns that lock together thrillingly…The main emotion that “SOUNDspace” produced was excitement: excitement about sounds, and about the development of this talented choreographer, the most promising one in tap right now.”
-Brian Seibert, The New York Times

Dorrance Dance “SOUNDSPACE” Excerpts
Dorrance Dance Website

Michelle Dorrance Website

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