Posts Tagged ‘Syracuse University’
“Creating When We Were Wanderers required actors to excavate and mine their personal experiences…” Ryan Johnson-Travis, Director
Bravo to director and actor Ryan Johnson-Travis. The theater man continues to write, direct and produce some creative stage work along the Connective Corridor Arts District. His latest conception, “When We Were Wanderers” closed tonight to a packed house at the Community Folk Art Center’s Black Box Theater. The play touched on a plethora of emotions, and honestly explored race and gender from a female perspective.
Later this weekend brothers will grace the stage at CFAC for the CNY Mocha Men production by Me’Shae Brooks Rolling. The Mocha Men event will focus on financial literacy.
Shawn and Marlon Wayans (aka the Wayans Bros.) along with Finesse Mitchell and newcomer Spoken Reasons played a show at Syracuse over the weekend. In addition to their 1990s sit-com the Wayans Bros. are also film producers and directors.
Saturday’s show was a fundraiser for the Syracuse Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. The fraternity historically brings some great comics to campus (such as D.L. Hughley and John Witherspoon).
And in case you are in the mood for a family reunion, it was also announced recently that the first generation of Wayans Bros. (Damon and Keenan) will team up with Shawn and Marlon next year to do a series of stand up shows.
Here are some photos from last night’s open house for the Newhouse School’s M.I.N.D. Lab, which is located in the AXA Towers (ground floor). Special shout out to Danushka Bandara, grad student and science guy, who demystified the workings and practical applications for many of the center’s devices. Would love to see someone from this group do a TEDx series or similar symposium.
Bravo to the students at Syracuse University for staging an effective and efficient fashion show for the Rent the Runway (RTR) program last week. The concept was to promote renting versus retail, or to simply find it, book it, wear it, and return it.
The festivities were held at Stolkin Auditorium (Physics Building).
Instead of opting for a trunk show the organizers were bold enough to convince the student models to meander down the curved stairs toward the front of the auditorium. Despite the degree of difficulty, the execution was flawless.
And oh yes, my daughter was a big fan of the gift bag from L’Oreal Paris.
“There’s a word meant for you…When you find it, live it, and share it…your life will become more exciting and purposeful than ever.”
-One Word that Will Change Your Life
Britton, Page & Gordon
The city gave a farewell flash mob for Nancy Cantor today at three locations: The Warehouse, City Hall, and Syracuse Stage.
If there was one word that can describe her tenure it was engage. Cantor engaged the alumni, students, sports fans, the government, the environmentalists, urbanites, artists, and several of our neighborhoods.
Most important, Cantor engaged our attention. Her leadership showed us more was possible.
This year will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Pan Am 103 Lockerbie Air Bombing.
The tragedy has permanently linked the city of Syracuse with Lockerbie.
At SU they call it Remembrance Week and events kicked off last weekend. Senior Erin Carhart helped organized a candlelight vigil tonight that began at Hendricks Chapel with speeches and concluded at the Wall of Remembrance with silence.
For a list of the activities for the 25th Anniversary Commemoration of Pan Am Flight 103 at SU, click here.
To hear some of the audio from tonight’s program, click the link below (Orange Appeal Singers with senior Tim Chang on the beatbox).
Seasoned actor Brian Dennehy, whose son attends Syracuse University, was a special guest for the Friday night portion of Orange Central. He was joined in conversation and an occasional gut-busting laugh by Syracuse Stage’s Timothy Bond.
The event was held at the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium (Newhouse complex).
During the hour-long program, Dennehy gave numerous anecdotes about writers Jimmy Breslin and Frank McCourt, as well as actors Kevin Kline and Zero Mostel.
He discuseed his numerous roles in film, television and his first love, regional theater. “What happens in the theater can only happen in the theater,” he said.
Dennehy, whose career spans five decades, also gave a reading, told some jokes, and even sang during a musical interlude with pianist Jeff Sawyer (an SU grad).