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Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale) and Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me By Your Name) have been cast in the feature film Shirley, adapted from the novel by Susan Scarf Merrell MFA '09.

 

 

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The Chocolate Factory Theater, founded by Executive Director Sheila Lewandowski ’97 and Artistic Director Brian Rogers ’95, has been a staple of the Queens arts scene since its first season in 2005.

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In March, Woodbury Grant recipient Martha Grover ’02 returned to Bennington as a visiting ceramics artist.

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When Morgan Jerkins MFA ’16 graduated from Princeton, she expected to get a job as an editorial assistant in New York City, be serendipitously discovered, and be launched into literary stardom.

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Many playwrights consider the theater and its network of artists as a home and family. For Lily Houghton ’17, however, this notion is particularly literal.

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New roles, new readings, the Tony Awards, and The Last O.G. See where you can spot Bennington drama alumni this summer! 

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The latest book from journalist, food reform advocate, and award-winning author Michael Pollan '76 will explore how mind-altering psychedelics might be used to treat depression, anxiety, and addiction.

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Lily Houghton '17 has received an emerging playwright commission from Seattle Repertory Theatre's the Other Season.

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Amber Wheeler Bacon MFA '18 is an honoree of Epiphany Lit Mag's inaugural Breakout 8 award for emerging writers. 

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Poet and Bennington Writing Seminars alum Amy Gerstler MFA '00 has been awarded a prestigious 2018 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

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The latest tour of electronic/folk duo Sylvan Esso, featuring vocalist-songwriter Amelia Meath '10, includes a sold-out show at MassMoCA on March 31.

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Once an S.E.C. regulator, now thriving as a lawyer for whistle-blowers, Jordan Thomas '92 has built one of the top legal practices in the country defending those who expose corporate wrongdoing. 

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How do we move forward when the past looms unreasonably large?

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In honor of composer Joan Tower ’61 and her 80th birthday, New England Conservatory featured her music during the month of February.

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This Will be My Undoing, an essay collection by Morgan Jerkins MFA ’16, debuted at #7 on The New York Times bestseller list.

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Carole Ione Lewis '59 recently premiered a major opera work in New York entitled The Nubian Word for Flowers; A Phantom Opera, written and directed by Lewis with music and sound design by her partner, the late Pauline Oliveros, a composer and pioneer in American electronic music.

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Sibyl Kempson '95 is the recipient of the 2018 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for an American Playwright in Mid-career.

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Fran Antmann ’69 recently published Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams (Nirala Publications, 2017).

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Tony Nominee Holland Taylor ’64 has landed a leading role in the upcoming NBC pilot, Guess Who Died.

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The first major survey of celebrated photographer Sally Mann '73 to travel internationally investigates how Mann's relationship with her native land–a place rich in literary and artistic traditions but troubled by history–has shaped her work.

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The Sky Is Yours, the debut novel by Chandler Klang Smith ’05, is receiving national recognition as one of 2018’s great reads.

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A play by Sean-Patrick O’Brien ’14 received an Honorable Mention in the American Playwright Foundation’s 2017 Relentless Awards.

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A poem by Anaïs Duplan '14, "Ode to the Happy Negro Hugging the Flag in Robert Colescott’s 'George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware,'" was selected as the January 23 poem-a-day by the American Academy of Poets. 

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Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney MFA ’13 nominated Christine Mangan MFA '04 for Newsweek’s special feature on “Women of the Future,” which asked 20 prominent women to each nominate an up-and-comer they believe will be a trailblazer for the next generation. 

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Bruna Dantas Lobato '15 interviewed faculty member Marguerite Feitlowitz for Exchanges Literary Journal as part of a series on translators who also teach. 

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Ivy Mix ‘08, who was voted American Bartender of the Year at the international Tales of the Cocktail festival, was written up in The Bridge for the success of her Latin-inspired Brooklyn bar, Leyenda, which she opened in 2015.

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A semi-autobiographical play by Caleen Sinnette Jennings '72 kicked off the second Women’s Voices festival taking place in Washington D.C. throughout January and February. 

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This January marks the tenth year running that Jonathan Mann ’04 has written an original daily song—many of which have gone viral—and shared it online.

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The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) is celebrating the “trailblazing American composer” Joan Tower ’61 with a concert in February featuring five of her orchestral works.

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Sylvan Esso—the electronic-musical duo Amelia Meath ’10 and Nick Sanborn—has been nominated for a Grammy in the category of ‘Best Dance/Electronic Album’ for What Now, the band’s sophomore album.