Unaccompanied arrangements of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise” by Stanley Hoffman, Ph.D.’93, received world premiere performances by the National Lutheran Choir and Cantus in concert on May 5 in Woodbury, Minn., and May 6 in Edina, Minn. Several Brandeisians were involved in the production of “Time Stands Still,” which had a run at the Lyric Stage in Boston. Laura Latreille, M.F.A.’95, played Sarah, a photojournalist who, along with her partner, James, a foreign correspondent, is reeling from a recent near-death experience while on assignment in the Middle East. Janie Howland, M.F.A.’93, designed the set, and Lisa Polito, M.F.A.’11, fashioned the costumes. The play was directed by Scott Edmiston, the director of the Office of the Arts at Brandeis. Christopher Kauffman, M.F.A.’95, was granted tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor at Gettysburg College. He is a theater arts professor and teaches acting and directing. The co-author of three plays, he has acted in and directed productions around the world. He has taught at Gettysburg, his undergraduate alma mater, since 2004. Eliyana Adler, M.A.’95, Ph.D.’03, was a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award in the women’s studies category for “In Her Hands: The Education of Jewish Girls in Tsarist Russia.” She is a former visiting assistant professor and current research associate at the University of Maryland, College Park. Scott Brickman, Ph.D.’96, recently released “Winter and Construction,” a CD of his instrumental music as performed by the Strung Out Trio. Scott is a professor of music and education at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.
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