On World Mental Health Day, Professor and Students Advocate for Drama Therapy at the United Nations

Nisha Sajnani, director of Steinhardt’s program in drama therapy, and her students presented at the United Nations NGO Committee on Mental Health in observance of World Mental Health Day on Tuesday, October 10th.  Sajnani and drama therapy students, Samah Ikram, Hanna Rosenberg, and Opher Shami, advocated for drama therapy as a mental health treatment modality […]

‘Hear Them Roar:’ Questions for Nan Smithner on Women’s Rights and Environmental Theatre

Hear Them Roar:  The Fight for Women’s Rights is an environmental theatre production directed by Nan Smithner, clinical associate professor of educational theatre.  The play begins in Steinhardt’s Black Box Theatre, then takes the audience into the streets of Washington Square to experience the women’s rightsmovement firsthand.  We spoke to Smither about the evolution of […]

Ed Theatre Play in Washington Square Park, Storytelling Event Commemorate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in New York

NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Educational Theatre will stage two events this month to celebrate the women of New York State winning the right to vote a century ago, exploring the historical context through the individuals who fought for the cause. A newly created play entitled Hear Them Roar: The Fight for Women’s Rights investigates the […]

NYU Steinhardt To Stage Brigadoon, September 21-25

NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Vocal Performance will present Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon from September 21–25, 2017. The show features book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Renowned dancer and choreographer Agnes de Mille created the original dances. NYU Steinhardt’s MK Lawson directs and choreographs. Brigadoon tells the story of two […]

Report by Larry Miller Explores Radio’s Diminishing Role in the American Musical Diet

Will radio soon be an outmoded relic? A new study authored by Larry Miller, director of the Music Business program, finds that broadcast radio is struggling to remain relevant as consumers embrace streaming platforms like Spotify and Pandora. The disruption to radio caused by digital services trends are crippling radio, which is witnessing historic declines in […]

NYU Class Collaborates with Cooper Hewitt to Increase Accessibility

Art, accessibility, and technology converged this spring in the Cooper Hewitt Co-Lab, an interdisciplinary course through the NYU Ability Project focused on reimagining the collection of the Smithsonian’s design museum for museumgoers with disabilities. Luke DuBois, co-director of the Ability Project and associate professor of Integrated Digital Media at Tandon, learned from Caroline Baumann, director […]

Steinhardt’s Music Department Debuts Contemporary Vocal Workshop

The Contemporary Vocal Workshop, a new summer workshop from the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions that focuses on vocal technique for singing contemporary music, debuted this month. During the two-week program, the 40 participants, whose ages ranged from 17-25, attended intimate workshops with such luminaries as actress and singer Vanessa Williams, Grammy-winning vocalist and […]

Steinhardt Community Members Receive Emmy Nominations for Saturday Night Live and Feud: Bette and Joan

Two members of the Steinhardt community received multiple nominations for Emmy Awards for their work producing and scoring hit television shows. Erin Doyle (BS ’07), who graduated from NYU Steinhardt with a degree in communication studies, is nominated for two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series as a producer for NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” as […]

How Steinhardt Entrepreneurs Are Using Technology in the Arts

Innovation is in Steinhardt’s DNA – the School was the birthplace of groundbreaking programs in educational theatre, food studies, and media ecology, to name a few. This legacy of innovation has carried through to the School’s alumni, several of whom are using technology to facilitate artistic expression. Three startups with Steinhardt founders have taken part […]