Happy fall folks! November is just around the corner, and The New School has an exciting lineup of hybrid and online events. With a variety of expert panels, performances, and programs, we hope you can join us in celebrating the work of our students, faculty, alumni, and more. You can also keep an eye on our events calendar so you’ll know when new events are added!
The Revolution Will Be Dramatized: Black Theater Now
Online | November 15–24, 2021
The Revolution Will Be Dramatized: Black Theater Now is a public conversation series organized by the Theater Program at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School. A part of the Lang undergraduate course of the same name, the mission of the series is to introduce students to leading black theater artists, professionals, and practitioners whose work traverses the boundaries of art, politics, and social justice. What is the relationship between black theater and black activism? Moreover, what does it mean to think of black theater as activism? Inspired by the writer Toni Cade Bambara’s famous claim that “the role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible” this public facing conversation series invites audiences to think about the ways in which theater — -and the arts more broadly — — “matter” to the work of social justice.
This series features seminars with Drew Shade, Jordan Cooper, Bryan Terrell Clark, Britton Smith, and Antoinette Nwandu, five prominent figures in American theater today. Register for your seminars of interest below:
Design and Technology Cloud Salon: Veil Machine
Online | November 2, 2021, 7:00PM to 8:00PM (EST)
This fall, the DT programs co-present several Cloud Salon talks with Decoding Stigma, an interdisciplinary, international group of people within the Venn diagram of sex work, technology, and academia, hosting events and meeting regularly to deconstruct and re-generate the relationship between sex work and tech. We make up a distributed network of radical individuals “stranded” on different institutional islands, coming together to try to answer the question: what can tech learn from sex workers?
Veil Machine is the project of sex worker artists, Sybil Fury, Cléo Ouyang, and Empress Wu. This talk will begin with a 20-minute presentation by members of Veil Machine, followed by a 40-minute conversation with participants, moderated by Gabriella Garcia, Decoding Stigma co-founder.
MACE: Mannes American Composers Ensemble
Hybrid | November 2 & 4, 2021, 7:30PM to 9:00PM (EST)
Founded in 2012 by composer Lowell Liebermann and directed in the Fall 2021 season by David Hayes, MACE presents works by iconic American composers such as John Adams, Mason Bates and Steve Reich, as well as works by young and up-and-coming composers such as David Hertzberg and Nina C. Young. The ensemble aims to embrace a broad view of the vital landscape of contemporary American Music, and to bolster that landscape through premieres and, soon, commissions. This event will be led by the Mannes Conducting students: Bryant Denmark, Ethan Osman, Julius Mauldin, and Will Cabison. While this in-person event is exclusive to the New School Community, a public livestream is also being offered.
New School Studio Orchestra: The Kennedy Dream
Hybrid | November 3, 2021, 7:30PM to 9:00PM (EST)
The College of Performing Arts’s newest large ensemble, the New School Studio Orchestra, is composed of students from the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music and Mannes School of Music, performing music from a wide variety of genres including jazz, soul, pop, and improvised music. This evening the group is led by conductor, trombonist, and bandleader Ed Neumeister and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra’s lead trumpeter Nick Marchione. While this in-person event is exclusive to the New School Community, a public livestream is also being offered: Register for this event here.
Issues Facing Indigenous Youth: Healing and Resilience Through Culture
Online | November 4, 2021, 4:00PM to 5:30PM (EST)
The Raffi Foundation for Child Honouring and The New School’s “Child and Adolescent Global Mental Health” course, instructed by Dr. Miriam Steele, in partnership with Urban Native Youth Association proudly present: “Issues Facing Indigenous Youth: Healing and Resilience Through Culture,” hosted by Raffi, acclaimed children’s singer/songwriter and founder of The Raffi Foundation for Child Honouring.
J+D Career Fair
Online | November 12, 2021, 4:00PM to 5:30PM (EST)
Join the Journalism and Design department for its Fall 2021 career fair, in which you will get to speak with a range of J+D alumni about professional pathways, as well as opportunities for work and internship experience. We will be joined by Sadie Bell (J+D ’17) from Thrillist, Tricia Vuong (J+D ’18) from The Counter, and more! The event will begin with a conversation where alumni will share stories and advice about networking, job searching, and their journeys post-graduation. Afterwards, students will be invited to engage more with the alumni in rotating breakout rooms to learn about their experiences and companies. This is a great event to hear from people who have been in your shoes and find out about the variety of opportunities out there during and after college for students majoring in J+D. Please come as you are: no resumés or past jobs fair experience necessary.
Doc Talks: The Giverny Document Screening and Q+A with Ja’Tovia Gary
Online | November 18, 2021, 2:00PM to 3:30PM (EST)
Join us for a conversation with filmmaker Ja’Tovia Gary to discuss her film The Giverny Document, which won the 72 Locarno Film Festival Moving Ahead Award. Filmed on location in Harlem, USA and in Claude Monet’s historic gardens in Giverny, France, The Giverny Document is a multi-textured cinematic poem that meditates on the safety and bodily autonomy of Black women. Filmmaker Ja’Tovia Gary unleashes an arsenal of techniques and materials including direct animation on archival 16mm film, woman on the street interviews, and montage editing techniques to explore the creative virtuosity of Black femme performance figures while interrogating the histories of those bodies as spaces of forced labor and commodified production.
Kris Grey: Craft Identified: Body as Raw Material
Online | November 29, 2021, 6:00PM to 7:15PM (EST)
As part of the Fall Semester ’21 Arts Platform course, PERFORMANCE IN THE AGE OF PANDEMIC, Maya Ciarrocchi will lead a conversation with performance artist Kris Grey. During the hour-long lecture, Grey will discuss their practice of using their body as raw material, often presenting themselves in states of extreme vulnerability as an invitation to experience transcendence or discover hidden queer histories. This event is part of PERFORMANCE IN THE AGE OF PANDEMIC, a virtual, public-facing event series exploring the context of the radical reorganization of life under the current COVID-19 pandemic and other health crises such as the AIDS and 1918 influenza pandemics.
The list above is just a sampling of what to look forward to this month. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our events calendar, as more events are added regularly.