Alumni News

Cosmo Whyte Whyte Wins Working Artist Project Fellowship

Cosmo Whyte '05 has been named a winner of The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia's 2018-19 Working Artist Project Fellowship, along with artists Myra Greene and Krista Clark.

Carlos Mendez-Dorantes Discovering the Unknown in Cancer and Genetics

At Bennington, scientific education includes hands-on research, faculty mentorship, and ample opportunity to explore questions both within a chosen discipline and beyond.

The Feral Detective Film Rights Acquired for Lethem's The Feral Detective

Kroll & Co. Entertainment has acquired the film rights to The Feral Detective, the upcoming novel from Jonathan Lethem '86.

The Passion of Marta Umbarger Publishes Award-Winning Historical Fiction

The Passion of Marta, the second novel from Caren Umbarger '76, was named a 2017 Silver Winner for the Nautilus Book Awards for Fiction: Self-Published & Small Press.

Elisabeth Moss and Michael Stuhlbarg Susan Scarf Merrell's Shirley Gets All-Star Cast

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.



Lily Houghton Houghton Talks Women in Theater, Grief, and Cats

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.

Morgan Jerkins Looking Backwards to Go Forwards

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.

Theater Stars of Stage and Screen

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

The Other Season Houghton Receives Commission from Seattle Rep

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

Epiphany Lit Mag Amber Wheeler Bacon Wins Breakout 8

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