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Congratulations to Dr. Kimb Massey: International Lecture in Germany

March 30th, 2015 by Alison McKee

hwk_16e6db60f7Dr. Kimb Massey, Professor of Radio-Television-Film, has been invited to lecture at the Institute for Advanced Study at Delmenhorst (http://www.h-w-k.dein June 2015.

Her lecture will be based upon the research she is doing while on sabbatical spring semester 2015. The title of her talk will be “Media and Time Perception.”

Congratulations, Dr. Massey!

Kourosh Ahari’s Short Film MALAISE Bound for the Cannes Film Festival!

March 29th, 2015 by Alison McKee
Karoush Ahari

Kourosb Ahari

Congratulations to Kourosh Ahari! He’ll be walking the red carpet at the most famous film festival in the world in Cannes this year.

His short film Malaise (2014, 8 mins) has been selected for the festival’s pretigious Short Film Corner.

Malaise examines a catastrophic scenario in which a Spanish flu plagues the world and humanity. It explores just how far a man will go for his last reason for living.

Click below on the arrow to watch the film.

Faculty Service Recognition: Jim LeFever and Laura Long

March 11th, 2015 by Alison McKee

Congratulations to two of TRFT’s talented and loyal faculty members!

Jim LeFever

Jim LeFever

On Wednesday, March 11, the University recognized Jim LeFever for 25 years of service at SJSU’s annual Faculty Service Recognition and Awards Luncheon.

Lecturer Laura Long was also honored for 15 years of service.

Laura Long

Laura Long

If you see them in the halls, take a moment to congratulate them!

Professor Amy Glazer Wins a Bay Area Critic’s Circle Award with SEMINAR

March 11th, 2015 by Alison McKee

Final+SFBATCC+Logo+$2896x100$29Congratulations to Theatre Arts Professor Amy Glazer who, on Monday night, was awarded the 2014 Bay Area Critic’s Circle Award for Best Stage Direction in a House with 100 to 300 Seats.

Amy won the award for her production of Seminar at the San Francisco Playhouse.  Professor Scott Sublett observes that “it was a perfect realization of an excellent play,” and TRFT department chair Professor David Kahn notes, “it was indeed a wonderful production and beautifully directed.”

Amy Glazer

Amy Glazer

Congratulations once again!

For a complete list of all the winners, please click the following link:

TRFT’s Production of DEAD MAN WALKING and Yoshi Asai’s THE GHOST LIGHT

March 4th, 2015 by Alison McKee

Dead-Man-Walking_poster_1-2Directed by Kathie Kratochvil, performances of Tim Robbins’s adaptation of Dead Man Walking will take place in the Todd Studio Theatre (HGH 103) beginning Thursday, March 5 at 7pm and continuing Friday and Saturday, as well as  Tuesday through Saturday of the following week. Make sure you turn out to see this wonderful production!

The ticket information of Dead Man Walking is in the following link:

For those who attend the opening night performance of Dead Man Walking, there will also be the  opportunity  to see Yoshi Asai’s first performance piece The Ghost Light, created for the class ART-173. (Asai is also a scenic designer for Dead Man Walking.) “Once upon a time, ghosts lived in theaters… well, they still do,” writes Asai. Based on theatre superstitions, his work features Peter Juarez, Cathy Tri, Emily Brouwer, Pandra Brown, and Lindsay Sporleder, with music by Philip Glass Dance IX. (No ticket is needed. Simply show up!) It will take place in Hugh Gillis Hall’s scene shop and  begin at approximately 9:45 p.m. (duration: approximately 20 minutes).

ghost light*** The Ghost Light will begin after Dead Man Walking ends. The scene shop is right next to the Hal Todd Theatre. Wait until the performance area is ready after Dead Man Walking ends. The audience for the performance will be led to the scene shop as the artists are preparing for the performance. Please wait in the hallway (use the entrance that faces San Fernando) until somebody lets you in.