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  • Harvardwood Suggests... Psychology of Money

    Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 10:30 AM - PST

    Psychology of Money explores how familial, cultural and performing arts and entertainment industry attitudes contribute to our thinking, feelings and behavior around money. This 7-week interactive group experience will help participants identify their financial barriers as well as learn and implement SMART goals to help integrate a sense of money mastery into their lives.

    Due to state professional licensing regulations for social workers, this group is available only to residents of California.

     

    More info HERE.

     

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Funny Girl Producer's Picks - 2 of 4

    Wednesday, February 01, 2023 at 05:00 PM - PST

    This bittersweet comedy is the story of the indomitable Fanny Brice, a girl from the Lower East Side who dreamed of a life on the stage. Everyone told her she'd never be a star, but then something funny happened—she became one of the most beloved performers in history, shining brighter than the brightest lights of Broadway.

    Starring Lea Michele and featuring some of the most iconic songs in theatre history including “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star” and “People,” Michael Mayer’s bold new production marks the first time Funny Girl will return to Broadway since its debut 58 years ago.

     

    More info HERE

     

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Lunchtime Talk with Christine Cox

    Friday, February 03, 2023 at 09:00 AM - PST

    Join Christine Cox, co-founder and artistic/executive director of BalletX, for an informal, student-led conversation around leadership, entrepreneurship in dance, and evolving ballet in the 21st century. BalletX is a Philadelphia-based contemporary ballet company that commissions and produces original works, performing them for broad audiences across the country. Their online streaming platform BalletX Beyond features world premiere dance films by choreographers from around the world, and their Choreographic Fellowship is one of the only programs in the nation that focuses on choreographic development in ballet. Learn about Christine Cox’s own unique journey from dancer in Pennsylvania Ballet to co-founding director of a new ballet company.

    Chat, come with questions, and be fed. Open to Harvard students, staff, and faculty. Pizza lunch provided. If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies, please let us know at [email protected].

    This event is presented by Harvard Dance Center and in partnership with the Office for the Arts at Harvard.

     

    More info HERE.

    Register HERE.

     

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Getting Unstuck - How to Navigate Change

    Monday, February 06, 2023 at 11:00 AM - PST

    11 am–1 pm PT / 1–3 pm CT / 2–4 pm ET

    PREREQUISITE: Completion of The Career Center Orientation | Weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays and a 15-minute phone consultation with a career counselor 

    This workshop is highly interactive and includes activities and discussion. For the best learning experience, we strongly recommend signing into the workshop from a laptop or desktop computer. 

    Performing arts and entertainment professionals often experience a myriad of transitions in their careers. This can lead to stress, burn-out and/or feelings of being stuck.  

    This three-week career support group is specifically designed to help performing arts and entertainment professionals: 
    •    Identify THOUGHTS that can help you move forward in your career 
    •    Develop ACTIONABLE STEPS to get unstuck in your career  
    •    Process FEELINGS related to career change  
    All participants are required to introduce themselves to the group but can share as little or as much as preferred.  

    This group is limited in size. Thus, registration is limited.  

    Please note that this is not a psychotherapy group and does not provide mental health treatment. If you are seeking mental health services, please visit entertainmentcommunity.org/MentalHealth to learn more and be connected to a social worker.

     

    More info HERE.

    RSVP HERE.

     

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Funny Girl Producer's Picks - 3 of 4

    Wednesday, February 08, 2023 at 05:00 PM - PST

    This bittersweet comedy is the story of the indomitable Fanny Brice, a girl from the Lower East Side who dreamed of a life on the stage. Everyone told her she'd never be a star, but then something funny happened—she became one of the most beloved performers in history, shining brighter than the brightest lights of Broadway.

    Starring Lea Michele and featuring some of the most iconic songs in theatre history including “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star” and “People,” Michael Mayer’s bold new production marks the first time Funny Girl will return to Broadway since its debut 58 years ago.

     

    More info HERE.

     

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Infinite Possibilities Part 1

    Thursday, February 09, 2023 at 03:00 PM - PST

    Infinite Possibilities Part 1 is the first of a two-day event series, presented by Harvard Dance Center, introducing and inviting the public into the history, culture, and concepts behind freestyle dance. Both days feature Boston-based dancer, educator, curator, and community organizer Ashton Lites, aka Stiggity Stackz, founding creative director of Stiggity Stackz Worldwide, and curated into three parts: panel discussion, workshop, and mini battle.  

    Infinite Possibilities Part 1 will begin with a panel discussion on the history and culture of “the battle” and its place within freestyle dance. Moderated by Aysha Upchuch, Lecturer on Education and Director of HipHopEX at Harvard Graduate School of Education, the panel will include Stiggity Stackz and two guest dancers, NaShaya “Shay” Wornum and Jennifer “Lady Beast” Vaud, who will share their own stories and perspectives on the battle and freestyle dance community in Boston. Stiggity Stackz will then lead a workshop on foundational freestyle dance concepts. Attendees will have the option to participate in the workshop or watch. The event will culminate into a high-energy mini battle jam session where attendees will also have the option to participate as a dancer or audience member.

    Music for the evening will be provided by DJ SC-ONE!  Food offered at the top of the event.

    Infinite Possibilities Part 1 is part of ArtsThursdays, a university-wide initiative supported by Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA).

    About Stiggity Stackz

    Ashton Lites, also known as Stiggity Stackz, is regarded as one of Boston's most renowned veteran freestyle dance specialists. With 15+ years of intensive training in many different street styles and classical dance forms including Krump, Popping, Locking, House, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Afro- Haitian, and beyond. Lites is an experienced event organizer, instructor, and choreographer, and is well-traveled in the underground Hip Hop competition circuit. Beyond dancing and instructing, Ashton has established himself as a creative inspiration specialist and life coach through his journey of activism and public speaking in the city of Boston, focusing on improving artists' finances, health, spirituality, purpose, and creativity. He believes that if artists can succeed in these aspects in their own life, they can be of better service to their community.

     

    More info HERE.

    Register HERE.

     

  • Thursday, February 9th at 5pm PST / 8pm EST (Zoom)

    Join us for a chat with Sarah and Emily (80 for Brady, Booksmart) as they discuss what it took to create their new film, 80 for Brady and talk shop about writing comedy for the big (and small) screens.

     

     

    Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins wrote the BAFTA and WGA-award nominated 2019 feature Booksmart. They received an Emmy nomination for their work on Black-ish and have written for numerous shows including Good Girls and The Real O'Neals. They also created Carol's Second Act for CBS and Trophy Wife for ABC. Halpern and Haskins are currently under a development deal at CBS Studios. The latest movie they wrote, 80 for Brady, will be released through Paramount Pictures this February starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno and Sally Field.


    Register for this event at the link below. Harvardwood members, friends, and non-members are ALL welcome, but every attendee must register for themselves individually. So if you're inviting others to join you for this panel, please forward them the link to this page so they can sign themselves up. Thank you!

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  • Harvardwood Suggests... Beyond Words 2023

    Thursday, February 09, 2023 at 07:00 PM - PST

    Beyond Words, our annual event highlighting this year’s Writers Guild Awards screenplay nominees, in partnership with The Black List, is back in person at the Writers Guild Theater!

    Expect two back-to-back panels featuring nominees for Adapted and Original Screenplay, which will be announced on January 25. Learn about their process crafting their nominated scripts plus their journeys as screenwriters navigating the industry. Stay tuned for the panelist lineup!

    A reception immediately follows the panels.

    One hundred percent of the proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Writers Guild Foundation’s Library, Archive and Community Outreach Programs.

    Per theater policy, proof of vaccination plus a booster is required for all attendees 12 years old and up. Digital or paper cards will be checked at the door.

    Got a question about this event? E-mail us at [email protected].

     

    More info HERE.

     

  • Registration for this workshop is open now for anyone 18+.

    Join 2022-23 Visiting Resident Artist Nicolas Touron for a comprehensive introduction to the Ceramics Program’s new LUTUM® v4.6 3D clay printer. During this workshop, students will create shapes/forms with the software program Fusion 360 and experience the creative possibilities of the printer to fabricate sculptures or vessels.

    Students will need to bring a laptop to class (preferably Mac) with the program “Autodesk Fusion 360” installed on it. (A one-year free version of the program is available for students or faculty enrolled in educational programs or a one-month free version is also available on their website). Proficiency in 3D modeling programs (360 Fusion, Rhino, etc.) highly recommended.

    workshop goals include:

    • Creating a simple object using Fusion 360 software
    • Demonstration on how to prepare a file for the printer using Simplify 3D for the printer
    • Demonstration on how to prepare, use the printer and print the files created by the students. Print at least one object (4 x 4 x 6 inches) at the Ceramics Program.
    • Once dry, students' printed work will be bisque fired by Harvard Ceramic staff.
    • Once bisque fired, the work will be glazed by the students and fired with the help of Ceramics Program staff.

     

    More info HERE.

     

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Nicole McLaughlin Artist Lecture

    Friday, February 10, 2023 at 02:30 PM - PST

    Ceramics Program Instructor Nicole McLaughlin is originally from Massachusetts but spent much of her early childhood in Mexico. Her clay and fiber work is heavily influenced by her multicultural upbringing and her childhood memories of visiting her mother’s home town of Cuernavaca, Mexico. Nicole received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO. She has exhibited nationally, internationally, and has work in several private collections. Starting in 2020 she served for two years as Tabor Academy’s Ceramic Teaching Fellow. Nicole is currently the 2022-23 Artist in Residence at Mudflat Studio in Somerville, Massachusetts.

     

    More info HERE.

     

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