Finding Community on Stage:  An Interview with Barbara Kaynan (MA ’15) on the Drama Therapy Production of “The Birds”

The Birds, a comedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes, was first performed in 414 B.C. In November 2017, it will be performed at the Provincetown Playhouse and will feature residents from The Hebrew Home at Riverdale. The Birds is part of NYU Steinhardt’s Drama Therapy Program‘s therapeutic theatre series, As Performance, which seeks to […]

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

“Theatre helps us to see the world through another’s eyes,” says, Nisha Sajnani, director of Steinhardt’s program in drama therapy. “Trans-disciplinary and action-oriented practices like drama therapy offer us ways of promoting empathy by challenging stigma and teaching us to navigate conflict and imagine change.” Sajnani brought this message to the United Nations NGO Committee on […]

‘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 […]