• MFA Drama Production
  • Each year School of Drama students have opportunities to perform, direct and write for stage. Performances happen in studio presentation, at the School of Drama Theater and around campus.

    The School of Drama offers a number of events showcasing the work of our graduating actors, directors, and playwrights. The School of Drama also has regular performance opportunities for BFA and MFA students during their course of study.

    MFA Cinema Projects

    During the year-long collaborative course, MFA students study principles of film and produce an original short film. They work with Media Studies students and composers from Jazz and Mannes to create these projects from pre through post production.

    BFA Creative Cafe

    Creative Café provides an opportunity for BFA students to propose and produce self-directed projects with the resource support of the School of Drama and the guidance of a Faculty Advisor and MFA student Project Mentor.

    BFA Directed Research

    This festival highlights the culminating work of the BFA Dramatic Arts students, exploring their training in technique, the depth of their critical inquiry skills, and often contextualizes their work through the lens of citizen-artist.

  • Showcases

    The School of Drama currently offers a number of events showcasing the work of our actors, directors, and playwrights.

    Actor Showcase

    The School of Drama presents two annual Actor Showcases each spring, providing graduating actors from the BFA and MFA programs with a formal introduction to casting professionals.

    In past years, MFA students received requests from Amerfilm Casting, Binder Casting, Barry-Haft-Brown Talent Agency, Hartig Hilepo Agency, Innovative Talent, Warner Brothers Television & Film Casting, Abrams Artists Agency, William Morris Agency, Telsey + Company, Don Buchwald and Associates, Lincoln Center Theatre, ABC Television Casting, Todd Thaler Casting, Fifi Oscard Agency, Atlantic Theater Company, and many other agencies.

    BFA Dramatic Arts Senior Festival

    This festival highlights the culminating work of the BFA Dramatic Arts students, exploring their training in technique and the depth of their critical inquiry skills and often contextualizes their work through the lens of citizen-artist. Each independent project requires the best application of the student's analytical, research, and presentation skills and performative practice and fosters both positive interdependence and individual accountability. Students can choose to undertake a self-designed project or to continue to hone their acting craft. While this senior work takes a different form for each student, for all it must be a scholarly endeavor that creatively reflects the knowledge and experience gained both in and outside of the classroom and their ability to communicate across disciplines.

    New Visions Directing Festival

    In the fall semester, the work of our graduating MFA directors is highlighted in the New Visions Festival, which features director-driven productions of full-length classic and contemporary works, performed in a repertory setting. These productions highlight the talents of our graduating directors, providing an introduction to each director’s work and aesthetic.

    The Fall 2018 festival will feature MFA directors Sarah Young, Rebecca Etzine, and Joey Rizzolo.

    New Voices Playwrights Festival

    In the spring semester, the work of our graduating MFA playwrights is showcased in a repertory of new plays, directed by the graduating directors and featuring the graduating actors.

    The Spring 2019 festival will feature MFA playwrights Conlan Carter, Collin McConnell, Miles Orduna, and Mallory Weiss.

  • Admission Contact

    College of Performing Arts
    Welcome Center | Office of Admission
    72 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
    performingarts@newschool.edu

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