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  • Upcoming events

    Harvardwood Heads To... Harvard OFA Event: Music, Leadership and Activism

    Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    David Ellwood Democracy Lab in Cambridge, MA

    Meklit Hadero is an Ethiopian American vocalist, singer-songwriter and composer, making music that sways between cultures and continents. She will join Alicia Anstead NF '08, associate director for programming at the Office for the Arts and arts journalist, for a conversation about the role of music in civic leadership and activism. The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.  

    Known for her electric stage presence, innovative take on Ethio-Jazz, and fiery, emotive live shows, Hadero has rocked stages from Addis Ababa (where she is a household name) to San Francisco (her beloved home-base) and beyond. Hadero will be in residency March 26-29 in a partnership with the Learning from Performers program at the Office for the Arts at Harvard, the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Department of Music. To read more about her life and work, click here

    Harvard OFA event page here.

    Harvardwood Heads To... The Ivy Plus Society's March Mixer

    Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 07:00 PM · $25.00 USD
    Mr. C Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, CA

    The timeless glamour of Beverly Hills comes alive when you step inside Mr. C's stylish Lobby Lounge. Relax and socialize on lush sofas while enjoying Cipriani specialties like the Bellini and carpaccio. Mix and mingle with LA's finest and brightest achievers when you join The Ivy Plus Society at Mr. C's March Mixer.

    • 20% Off Promo Code: 2019ALUMNI

    Harvardwood Masterclass: The Real Life of a Working Actor with Andrew Burlinson AB ’97

    Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 07:30 PM · $15.00 USD

    Let’s talk about the things that acting classes don’t usually talk about. Let’s talk about the strange intersection of art, commerce, passion and endurance that is life as a working actor. Actor Andrew Burlinson AB ’97 (Parks and Recreation, Just Add Magic) talks about his nearly twenty-year career as a character actor and the challenges of navigating between work in theater, film, television, new media and commercials. Whether you’re fresh out of acting school or fighting career burnout, this masterclass will help you keep your eye on the big picture while keeping your finger on your own artistic pulse.

    Masterclasses are only open to dues-current Harvardwood Full Members, and advance registration below is required. You must be logged in to the site to access the RSVP link below. Join or renew your membership.

    Andrew Burlinson AB '97
    (Blue Man Group, Parks & RecJust Add Magic)

    Andrew_Burlinson.jpgAndrew Burlinson is a seasoned actor whose professional career spans nearly twenty years. He is currently a series regular on the Amazon Prime Original JUST ADD MAGIC. He had a recurring role on PARKS AND RECREATION (NBC) and has appeared on SILICON VALLEY (HBO), CASUAL (Hulu), BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (NBC) and CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS). He will appear next in the feature film FORD VS. FERRARI from director James Mangold (WALK THE LINE, LOGAN) which stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon.

    Originally from Larchmont, New York, Andrew graduated cum laude with a degree in English and American Literature from Harvard University where he was active in the theater and improv scene. At Harvard, Andrew was a four year member and President of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

    After college, Andrew studied acting in New York and eventually won a coveted spot as a Blue Man in the world famous BLUE MAN GROUP. He performed for thousands of theater goers in New York, Boston, Chicago and Brazil over the course of his nearly seven year tenure as a Blue Man.

    Andrew has also appeared in highly visible commercials for Hyundai, Volkswagen, Ford, Tamiflu, Verizon Fios, Comcast, Avis, Vizio, and AT&T among many others. Andrew has appeared in so many commercials, he was once recognized at Dodgers Stadium as "that guy" from "that thing" on "my TV."

    For more info, head over to www.andrewburlinson.com.

    LATE POLICY: Those who arrive over 15 minutes past the event's listed starting time will not be admitted. THIS EVENT WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 7:30PM.

  • Apply to the HWP-Features group in LA

    The application period for the HWP-Features program in Los Angeles opens March 25th! The group will meet one to two times a month beginning in April, with the goal of getting your project to the next level, whether that's creating an outline, revising scenes, or finishing a full screenplay. Only Harvardwood members are eligible to apply (non Friends of Harvardwood). If you have questions about the Features Program, please email HWP-Features.

    After you submit your application (found here), you'll be contacted by the HWP-Features program directors. The application will ask for a short bio highlighting your writing background, relevant experience, areas of interest and specific goals while in the program.

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    Submission period open for Harvardwood Heroes community service grants

    We are now accepting applications to receive a 2019 Harvardwood Heroes grant in the amount of $500, with four grants awarded annually. The deadline to submit your grant proposal is April 15, 2019.

    The Harvardwood Heroes program awards $500 grants* to applicants who have demonstrated a distinguished level of service to their organizations of choice. Every year, grant winners will be determined by the strength of their proposal. They will receive the first $250 upon announcement of the winners and the balance of the grant upon submission of a final essay six months later. 

    Read about the community service work that past Heroes have performed!

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