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  • Multi-awardwinning film about the chasms that too often exist between military veterans and nonveterans—and a simple, moving, proven way to bridge them. Veterans often say of the film, "THIS is what I want my loved ones—and the nation—to know!" And nonveterans often say it humanizes veterans in their eyes.

    Followed by a discussion with veterans and nonveterans and producer Paula J. Caplan. Refreshments will be served. 

  • Harvardwood Heads To... Mami Confessions 1 Actor, 10 Moms, 1 Million Problemas

    Friday, May 31, 2019 at 08:00 PM · $20.00 USD
    Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, GA

    My solo show, Mami Confessions 1 Actor, 10 Moms, 1 Million Problemas, is premiering in ATL! 

    MAMI CONFESSIONS takes audiences into an unrestricted examination of motherhood. From childbirth to the empty-nest and everything in between, the emotional roller coaster ride of maternal love is brought to life through real-life stories from women of all ages and circumstances. Rodriguez-Reyes portrays 10 mothers who are fierce, funny, protective, loving, sad, joyous, proud, unapologetic, remorseful, provocative and amazing women.

    To help her create MAMI CONFESSIONS for the stage, Rodriguez-Reyes brought in veteran director Susan G. Reid, a current Professor of Practice in Acting/Directing for Georgia State University's School of Film, Media & Theatre.

    MAMI CONFESSIONS first premiered in New York City, winning the 2014 ONE Festival in NYC and earning a full production run at the Teatro Circulo. The show went on to wow audiences in 2015 at The Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca, New York. Now, Rodriguez-Reyes is thrilled to bring it to Georgia, "There is such a wonderful blend of people that live in Georgia, I'm thrilled that this show can bring people of all cultures and communities together to celebrate WOMEN!"

    Rodriguez-Reyes has built a solid career appearing on stages all over the world. She first appeared at the Aurora Theatre back in 2018, co-writing and starring in Cuatro Mujeres, which she also performed at Marietta Theatre in the Square and in Mexico. She has landed roles at many respected theatres, including Cherry Lane Theatre (Verse Chorus Verse), Mint Theatre (On The Edge), Repertorio Español (La Gringa), Theatre Row (A Bicycle Country, Dog Day Afternoon), and many others. She was recognized with an OOBer Award for the role of La Extraña in De Dónde at The Looking Glass Theatre.

    On-screen, Rodriguez-Reyes has emerged in numerous film and television projects. Most recently, she appeared on the CW's popular vampire-werewolf drama Legacies, NBC's hit crime dramedy Good Girls, and in the Lifetime movie Room for Murder. She also gained attention for appearing in more than 10 episodes of ABC's fan-favorite hypothetical situation series, What Would You Do?, hosted by John Quiñones. Her credits include a supporting role alongside Nicholas Cage in the thriller feature film Vengeance: A Love Story; the role of Nurse Ramirez on the HBO's iconic series, The Sopranos; and as Carmen in the film, Taught To Hate, part of HBO's International Latino Film Festival. She earned a 'Best Dramatic Actress' award nomination at The Long Island International Film Expo for the role of Doris Blanco in the celebrated indie film Willets Point.

    A Bronx, New York native, Rodriguez-Reyes received her MFA from Harvard's American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.)/Moscow Art Theatre Institute For Advanced Theatre Training.

    Lorraine Rodriguez-Reyes is represented by Atlanta Models and Talent.

    • Two Nights only - May 31 & June 1 @ 8pm
    • Industry discount code is MAMI—tickets will be reduced to $15.00.
  • The National Park Service, the Santa Monica Mountains Fund and REI are organizing a trail restoration event for National Trails Day, the largest annual celebration of our nation's hiking trails. The Santa Monica Mountains are home to approximately 500 miles of trails, including the stunning 70 mile Backbone TrialIn the fall of 2018, vast swaths of the Santa Monica Mountains, including many miles of the Backbone Trail, were devastated by the Woolsey Fire. Volunteers will redefine and reshape portions of theEncinal Canyon section of the Backbone Trail which is within the Woolsey Fire perimeter. This work improves public access and safety and also protects vegetation by clearly defining trail boundaries. Please come and be a part of this historic and important restoration!IMG_6470.jpeg

    Recommended dress is long sleeves, long pants, hat, sunglasses, sturdy close-toed shoes and bring work gloves if you have them (if not they will be provided). Please bring a reusable water bottle and sun protection. Tools and refreshments will be provided. Participants must be at least 8 years old and minors must be accompanied by an adult.  

    Meet at the Backbone Trailhead parking lot across from Fire Camp 13 (1250 S. Encinal Canyon Rd, Malibu). Certain roads may be closed in the area, so please look out for an email reminder closer to the event for the most up to date information.


  • Harvardwood 20th Anniversary Reunion

    Saturday, June 01, 2019 at 03:00 PM
    Charlie's Kitchen in Cambridge, MA

    Every year, Harvardwood hosts a mixer during Harvard's Commencement/Reunion Weekend, and this year is extra special because we're also celebrating our 20th anniversary!

    So on Saturday, June 1st, mosey on over to Harvard Square and meet some friendly Harvardwood folks, both local chapter members and alumni in town for Reunions. We will be at an old favorite, Charlie's Kitchen, from 3-5pm. reunion1.jpg

    Cash bar. This event is free to attend, and guests/family members are welcome. Just RSVP below so that we have a headcount!

    On the day of the event, please check this page to find out where we are. The indoor/upstairs bar has been reserved for our group, but if the weather is good and there's space available, we may be in the downstairs beer garden or in front of the restaurant. This page will be updated with our location within Charlie's Kitchen.

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  • Christopher Caines Dance presents its 2019 season, featuring the premiere of: 
    listen out loud / move to keep things whole

    “One of the most musically erudite and articulate dance-makers around.”—The New Yorker
    A dance celebrating the company's ballerinas, exploring themes of girlhood aspiring to womanhood, women’s intimacies and solitude, their brave vulnerability, their everyday heroism—how, in words by the poet Mark Strand that inspires one of the ballet’s musical scores, they “move to keep things whole.” A new ballet suitable for audiences of all ages—including aspiring young ballerinas!

    CHOREOGRAPHY by Christopher Caines
    MUSIC by Pauline Oliveros, Alison Taylor Cheeseman (commissioned score), Paul Kerekes
    LIGHTING DESIGN by Philip Sandstrom
    COSTUME DESIGN by two-time Tony Award nominee Gregory Gale
    MUSICIANS: Alison Taylor Cheeseman, mezzo-soprano; Kelley Barnett, flutes; Eric Umble & Vicente Alexim, clarinets; Marija Ilić, piano

    Featuring student dancers from the school of New York Theatre Ballet
    With a special guest appearance by The Bang Group in dances by David Parker, Amber Sloan, and James Waring
    Produced by Can't Sleep, Inc., and Philip Sandstrom

    Saturday, May 18, 8:00pm; Thursday, May 23, 8:00pm; Saturday, June 1, 8:00pm
    Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th St
    By Subway: 1, 2, 3, B, or C to 72nd St | By Bus: M7 or M11 to 75th St

    Advance sales: $35 premium seating; $25 general; $20 students with ID/children
    At the door: $40 premium seating; $30 general; $25 students with ID/children

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  • Come celebrate the memory of professor and playwright William Alfred, who died twenty years ago on May 19, 1999. We will show a funny 1-hour video of various actors—including Bill Murray, Stockard Channing, Christopher Reeve, Brian Doyle Murray, and Kathryn Walker—reading some of Bill's favorite poems. There will be drinks (including martinis like Bill served at his house), and snacks (including the sort of cookies and milk he served in his play-writing class). Feel free to contact me if you'd like to help host the event, or bring snacks and drinks. Please RSVP. Location will be at friend's apartment near the law school unless someone would like to make a Harvard room available. 

  • Harvardwood Heads To... Harvardwood Heads to Mamma Mia! at East West Players!

    Sunday, June 02, 2019 at 02:00 PM · $65.00 USD
    David Henry Hwang Theater in Los Angeles, CA

    The Harvard Club of Southern California is doing a joint event with the Stanford Alumni Association to see Mamma Mia! at East West Players on Saturday, June 2.  East West Players is the longest running Asian American theater organization in the country, and is in its 53rd season.  The show has received rave reviews, and features actors who have had major roles on Broadway and/or in national touring companies!  

    https://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/BWW-Review-East-West-Players-Winning-MAMMA-MIA-Takes-It-All-20190517?fbclid=IwAR1f0UEZFF4RqNe32tAL74I7E8F0NZZ50OmMeAHCO-ovzwAz1amCLlCwtso

    https://southpasadenan.com/east-west-players-mamma-mia-the-unabashedly-emotional-feel-good-disco-dance-party-we-never-knew-we-needed/

    A pre-show mixer will be held at the theater from 1:00 to 1:45.  The performance starts at 2:00.  There will be a post-show talkback.  More information and the link to purchase tickets is available here:  http://hcsc.clubs.harvard.edu/article.html?aid=1150&nl=

  • Harvardwood Heads To... The Ivy Plus Society's Summer Kickoff

    Thursday, June 06, 2019 at 07:00 PM · $25.00 USD
    Beverly Hills Marriott in Los Angeles, CA

    Nothing says summer like a relaxed ambiance and LA’s finest and brightest achievers. For the first time ever we’re heading to the upscale Beverly Hills Marriott. We’re taking our Summer Kickoff to the next level by stepping into BH Marriott’s unique design details and defining decor. Break away from business for a while to embrace California’s beautiful weather by sitting on their plush lounge chairs next to the refreshing pool.

    • Attire: Smart Casual
    • Must be 21+ with valid I.D.
    • 20% Off Promo Code: 2019ALUMNI
  • Harvardwood Presents the NY Premiere Screening of UNDERGROUND 68

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 07:00 PM · $20.00 USD
    The Lambs in New York, NY

    "A dreamlike, multilayered film... spins out different threads of the 1960s revolution and weaves together something quirky and hopeful and touching." - Harvard Magazine

    "Multi-layered, intense, fast-paced and educational." - Rick Pearl

    U_68_poster.jpgThe late 1960s counterculture was a mass awakening. It was a renaissance of music, art, experimental films, underground comix, psychedelic drugs, Eastern philosophy and cosmic consciousness. It was the dawn of the movements for peace, civil rights, environmentalism, sexual diversity, and women’s liberation.

    UNDERGROUND 68 is the story of Ariel, a Harvard student writing her 2017 senior thesis about campus opposition to the Vietnam war fifty years ago. She digs up more than she bargained for in the unconventional lives of artists, musicians and activists from the Harvard class of 1968. Her story shines a blazing light on today's realities.

    Harvardwood is delighted to present, in a joint event with The Lambs, the New York premiere of this new film by Peter Coonradt AB '68.

    Harvard's George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics Richard F. Thomas will introduce the film. Professor Thomas, the co-producer with Peter Coonradt of UNDERGROUND 68, is a distinguished authority not only on the classics of ancient Rome, but also on the work of Bob Dylan. Professor Thomas will discuss how Dylan was deeply influenced by the classic Roman poets, and how the counterculture of the 60s was profoundly shaped by Bob Dylan—a grand arc from the poets of ancient Rome to the anti-Vietnam War protests of the 60s.

    Also present will be one of the people profiled in the film, Stephen Michaels AB '68. In 1968, Michaels was the lead singer of a rock band. Today, he is a distinguished acting teacher in New York.

    This will be an extraordinary event, and seating is VERY limited! Early registration is strongly recommended!

    Advance registration is REQUIRED—no tickets will be sold at the door.

    DRESS CODE: Business Casual is fine for the event itself, but if you are thinking of staying for dinner (the Pub at The Lambs will accept credit cards), JACKETS & TIES will be required for men. No denim, sneakers, or such.

    This is a joint event with THE LAMBS.

    Special thanks to The Lambs, and to Andy Goodwin and the Plymouth Hill Foundation.


    Members, Register Here

    Purchase tickets   $10.00 Members & Friends

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  • Harvardwood Heads To... The 2nd Annual Moonlight Mixer by TIPS

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 07:00 PM · $25.00 USD
    Marina del Rey Marriott in Marina del Rey, CA

    Come explore a Summer networking experience at the Marina del Rey Marriott in the heart of one of the most desirable coastal communities in Southern California. We’re mixing and mingling at their spacious Sinder Lounge with only the finest and brightest LA has to offer. Sinder is a refreshing indoor and outdoor venue surrounded by a special blend of water and fire elements. An exclusive $8 Barcardi Punch drink special for our group will be available during the duration of the event.

    • Attire: Summer Casual
    • Must be 21+ with valid I.D.
    • 20% Off Promo Code: 2019ALUMNI
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