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Time for food and conversation! ArtsBites is the OFA round-table discussion series with undergraduate students and visiting artists. On October 18, we're partnering with the Office of Career Services to welcome Daniel Rogers '12, who currently is a staff writer for the CW show In the Dark. Rogers has an MFA from the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC and a BA in English from Harvard College, where he was manager of the Harvard Glee Club. A classically trained baritone, SAG Award-winning actor, and reformed pre-law student, Daniel resides in West Hollywood, California.
Open to all undergraduate students, but registration is required. Cookies and other free snacks will be served at this event. Seating is limited to 20 students. Please register here with a Harvard email address.
Come join fellow alumni for dinner, drinks, and games before we watch Gemini Man, Ang Lee’s science fiction action blockbuster starring Will Smith. Smith plays Henry Brogan, an aging government assassin seeking to exit his career, who finds himself going up against a younger clone that can predict his every move.
Our group will meet at Tabletop Tap House, a restaurant, bar, and social game hall serving American tavern-style food and drinks. The venue features billiard tables, foosball, and over 80 board games. Tabletop Tap House is located next door to the theater, and we’ll head to the film together at the Metreon 16 after dinner. Please note it is *your responsibility* to secure a seat reservation to watch the movie. After the film, interested attendees are welcome to continue the discussion at a local bar.
The movie showtime will begin between 7-8pm. Event organizer will email attendees 1-3 weeks ahead of the event when theater tickets are available. Adult ticket prices range from $16 - $23 depending on screen format. *Attendees are responsible* for reserving their seats. Rain date is October 26.
Registration Deadline: October 11
As most of you know, we at Harvardwood do many of our events in New York as joint events with The Lambs. One of the major events in The Lambs' year is their "Shepherd's Luncheon" honoring a major figure in the theatrical world. This year, the honoree will be Stephen Schwartz. And The Lambs have very graciously opened this event to Harvardwood members as well, at the same price that they charge their own members. Here's the flier. Note that the luncheon will be on the THIRD floor. Registration should be made directly with The Lambs, following the instructions on the flier.
Dress Code: Business Casual--no jeans, sneakers, or such. Doors open at 12 Noon. Recommended that you arrive by 12:15 pm.
Remember to mention that you are a HARVARDWOOD MEMBER when you register!
On Friday, October 25, 2019, Pride & Progress, a film festival and symposium, takes place at Harvard Kennedy School. Stay tuned for our full Festival lineup, coming soon. In the meantime, save the date and get ready for:
- Movies from four continents: Asia, Africa, North America, South America.
- Meaningful discussions by actors, directors, and producers from movies to be screened.
- Thought-provoking panels and Q&As exploring a wide spectrum of queer experiences
About the Festival:
Pride & Progress: Film festival and Symposium will highlight human rights filmmakers and activists who are leading the cultural fight against laws that criminalize and discriminate against LGBTQ+ people in the former British colonies. These ancient vestiges of British imperialism are still being used to police and punish LGBTQ+ peoples, identities, and relationships in 37 of the 53 Commonwealth countries, leading to persistent prejudice from both the government and public and preventing queer people from enjoying basic freedoms, equal rights, and human dignity. The principal aims of this convening are to highlight the brave cultural work that has been done through film and to motivate audiences to stand up against these unjust laws and take action to change them. We also recognize that some countries have recently taken strides to overturn these outdated laws, and our film festival and symposium will highlight this promising work as well. View the official flyer (PDF).
Pride & Progress: Film festival and Symposium is curated jointly by:
- HKS Lecturer on History and Literature, Public Policy, and Education, Timothy McCarthy
HKS alumnae and Commissioner, Cambridge Human Rights Commission, Yasmin Padamsee Forbes
The Festival is sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights, Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, Lakshmi Mittal, and Family South Asia Institute, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies - Central America and the Caribbean Program and the Africa Center at Harvard University. The event is also supported by the Mayor's Office in Cambridge, the Cambridge Human Rights Commission, Cambridge LGBTQ+ Commission, HKS Women Network, and Harvardwood.
Meet Harvardwood members and friends who are attending the 2019 Austin Film Festival! RSVP so that we have a headcount of who is coming. Cash bar // all are welcome!
The spine-tingling, hair-raising, petrifying party is back. Face your darkest fears as we condemn the hottest club in Los Angeles at APT. 503. The terrifyingly twisted 3rd Annual Haunted Hollywood will begin as a private party for The Ivy Plus Society and then all are welcome to stay until 2am, if you dare. Enjoy a devilish DJ and a costume contest that will make you scream. Don’t be late to this unending nightmare, guests and ghouls must check-in by 11pm to guarantee admission.
Doors Open at 8pm, Must Check-In By 11pm to Guarantee Admission – No Exceptions
Attire: Halloween Costumes Encouraged
Parking: Parking Lot adjacent to the building on Serrano.
– Entrance is off Serrano through a small tree-lined walkway. Take the elevator to 5th floor.
Auditioning can be a nerve-wracking process. It's so different than acting on stage or on set. In this supportive, interactive class, Lisa Maley ART '12 will walk participants through the audition process as a group—from preparation to execution to your post audition mindset. You will gain tools to efficiently understand and personalize the text, tailor your performance for the audition room, and prepare your instrument for peak performance.
This masterclass is only open to dues-current Harvardwood Members & Friends. You must be logged in to the site to access the RSVP link below.
Lisa Maley ART '12
Lisa Maley is an actor and coach who is dedicated to helping actors find creative and professional fulfillment in this industry. After obtaining her MFA in Acting in 2012, Lisa moved to Los Angeles. Since then, she has been steadily building a career in TV and film while teaching at acting conservatories and coaching private clients. Credits include NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Bones, The Young and the Restless, and YouTube premium's first feature film - Bodied - produced by Eminem. She is a former teacher of voice and speech at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and voice and movement at the New York Film Academy.
One of our most interesting and intelligent directors of opera and theater, Stephen Wadsworth has directed at the Metropolitan Opera (Rodelinda, Iphigenie en Tauride, and Boris Godunov), La Scala, the Vienna State Opera, Covent Garden and many more. His "Green" Ring Cycle at the Seattle Opera has become legendary, and he has been one of the pioneers of the revival of the operas of Handel, Gluck, and other 18th Century composers.
As a theater director, Wadsworth is best known as a director of the classics, including plays by Aeschylus, Shakespeare, Goldoni, Wilde, Shaw, Coward, and, especially, the great French playwrights Moliere, Beaumarchais, and Marivaux, a playwright who was virtually unknown in the United States before Wadsworth's advocacy. He has also directed new plays by Anna Deveare Smith, Beth Henley, and Ken Ludwig. He directed the 2011 Broadway revival of Terrence McNally's Master Class, and has worked as well in London's West End and numerous regional theaters.
He has translated plays by Marivaux and Moliere into English, as well as operas by Monteverdi, Handel, Mozart, and more. He collaborated with Leonard Bernstein as the librettist of Bernstein's opera A Quiet Place. For his translations, and championship, of the great French playwrights of the 17th and 18th centuries, Wadsworth was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.
Wadsworth teaches at Juilliard, where he mentors a directing fellow each year and runs the first and only intensive acting course for singers in the world.
Stephen Wadsworth will be interviewed about his work and career by Harvardwood NYC Chapter Head (and playwright) Spence Porter.
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 Andy Goodwin and the Plymouth Hill Foundation.
Members, Register Here
Purchase tickets $5.00 Members & Friends
Join actor, director and voice actor Adriana Colón and the cast of West Side Story -- presented by Harvard College TEATRO! -- for a conversation about the cultural issues embedded in the beloved musical composed by Leonard Bernstein '39, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Arthur Laurents. Colón's artist residency Oct. 25-Nov. 3 includes working with the cast and creative team of the show in rehearsal and advising on theatrical practices of cultural sensitivity. The event on Nov. 1 is the only public event of her residency, and is free and open to the public. It's a great way to prepare for the production of West Side Story, running Nov. 14-17 at Farkas Hall. All are welcome.
Find ticket information here.
Find out more about Colón here.
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, Andrew will share his experiences to help you keep your eye on the big picture while keeping your finger on your own artistic pulse.
Attendees will cover their own food & drink at dinner
The Harvardwood Salon Series gives attendees the unique opportunity to engage in in-depth discussion with the featured guest in an intimate setting. Salons are only open to Harvardwood Members & Friends. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to find out how you may attend.
Andrew Burlinson AB '97
(Blue Man Group, Parks & Rec, Just Add Magic)
Andrew 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.
If you're interested in attending this Harvardwood Salon, please read the information below carefully and follow the steps.
1) You must be a dues-current Harvardwood Member or Friend. Not a member?
2) Complete this brief interest form so we can learn more about you and your interest in attending this event. Please log in to access the form. The deadline for the interest form is November 7, 2019.
3) You will be contacted by the Directors of Harvardwood Salons. If it is possible for you to attend, the Directors will send you the link to RSVP. If not, you will be placed on a waitlist. Capacity is extremely limited, and priority for future Salon registrations will be given to people who have previously been waitlisted in order to ensure equitable distribution among the membership.
This is a restricted event, and advance and approved registration completed per the steps above is required. Due to extremely limited capacity, no walk-ins will be admitted; anyone who is not registered will be turned away at the door.
We appreciate you waiting to be contacted by the Directors. Please read this page carefully to make sure your question can't be answered by information here before reaching out with any email inquiries.