Internationally acclaimed scenic and projection designer Cameron Anderson is associate professor of theater arts at Brandeis. She has designed extensively at the world's leading theatre and opera companies. Recent credits include work for Glimmerglass Opera, The Seattle Opera, The Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights Horizons, LAByrinth, The Roundabout and The Huntington Theatre.
Cameron is the designer of "Stupid F**ing Bird," which will be presented April 28-30 at Spingold Theater Center.
Alison Beker Judd ’04 is a Boston-based painter, printmaker and curator. She received a BA in painting and art history from Brandeis University and an MFA in painting and printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art. In 2019, she founded Gallery Tempo, showcasing local artists through pop-up gallery shows at available retail spaces in Greater Boston. Alison’s work is on view in the Faculty Club lobby, the first in a series of exhibitions by alumni artists.
Festival favorites BIG NAZO return! Renegade circus family contortionists, a rowdy rodeo horse, a giant three-eyed robot percussionist, break-dancing police officers, Mountain Trolls, blob-like GO-GO Dancers, a charismatic lab rat and his giant man-eating chia pet are just a few of the characters, environments, and spectacles that create an irreverent musical Commedia full of irresolvable conflict, ridiculous dancing and an epic battle with the forces of chaos. Encounter this international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers and masked musicians on Sunday, April 23, in the Super Sunday festivities.
The Parsnip Ship (Iyvon E. '13, cofounder and artistic director; Jesse Manning '13, technical director, Todd Kirkland '13, digital operations director) revolutionizes the way people experience and access theater. They record live every month in Brooklyn, focusing on works by underproduced playwrights with eclectic forms, content, and stories, and release the works as a free podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and Broadway Podcast Network. Join them on Saturday, April 22, for their first production on the Brandeis campus.
Play for Change, led by Tanya Nixon-Silberg (Little Uprisings) & Bonnie Duncan (The Gottabees), are immersive theatrical experiences for families featuring puppetry, live music and art-making to talk about power, joy and liberation.
Tanya and Bonnie bring their expertise as educators for racial justice and theater makers for young audiences to empower youth to imagine themselves as change makers, to practice being change makers, and to ultimately be the change makers.
Director Dmitry Troyanovsky, the Barbara Sherman '54 and Malcolm L Sherman Associate Professor of Theater Arts, stages productions, teaches, leads workshops, and develops new theatrical material at national and international institutions such as Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center (China), American Repertory Theatre, Opera Idaho, Bard Music Festival, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Moscow Art Theatre School, and 92 Street Y in New York. A refugee from the former Soviet Union (now Ukraine), Dmitry brings an outsider's experience to his work.
Dmitry's production of "Stupid F**ing Bird" will be presented April 28-30 at Spingold Theater Center.