Theatre Arts Student Lafaye Butler, Production Assistant at This Year’s Emmy Awards!

Theatre Arts senior LAFAYE BUTLER’s fantastic experience in her internship class, Theatre Arts 198, included working as a production assistant at this year’s recent Emmy broadcast, where she rubbed shoulders with such celebrities as SARAH PAULSON (Emmy winner for her portrayal of MARCIA CLARK in “American Crime Story”), JORDAN PEELE (known for starring in the Comedy Central sketch series “Key & Peele,” and for his five seasons as a cast member on MADtv) and LeFaye’s own personal role model, Oscar nominee ANGELA BASSETT. Lafaye found time amid her duties to snap pix with all three.

Theatre Arts Lecturer Nancy Carlin Directs

Theatre Arts lecturer NANCY CARLIN is directing an upcoming reading of the play “Dear Liar” at ACT—starring the great ANNETTE BENING, who of course is a four-time Oscar nominee for “The Grifters” (1990), “American Beauty” (1999), “Being Julia” (2004) and “The Kids Are All Right” (2010). The play is a dramatization of the famous correspondence between the playwright George Bernard Shaw and the actress Mrs. Patrick Campbell. Click here for more information on the event:

Trailer for Professor Amy Glazer’s New Film KEPLER’S DREAM

Kepler’s Dream

We Are All Stardust
(Family, 90 min)

Best Film Nominee: Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

Sean Patrick Flannery (Boondock Saints), Kelly Lynch (Charlie’s Angels), Holland Taylor (The Truman Show, Legally Blonde), Steven Michael Quezada (Breaking Bad), Kelly Hu (X-Men 2), Isabella Blake-Thomas (Rise of the Guardians)

Eleven-year-old Ella (Isabella Blake-Thomas) is a city girl forced to spend the summer on the New Mexico ranch of her reclusive grandmother, Violet Von Stern (Holland Taylor), while Ella’s mom (Kelly Lynch) undergoes chemotherapy in another state. As she tries to cope with her grandmother’s strict rules and snooty friends, Ella longs for her mother and begs her estranged father for rescue. But Ella’s dad (Sean Patrick Flanery) has his own reasons to stay away from his childhood home. Meanwhile, Ella finds allies in fatherly ranch hand Miguel (Steven Michael Quezada) and his down-to-earth daughter, Rosie (Esperanza Fermin). But when a priceless book is stolen from Violet’s collection, Miguel is the key suspect, and Ella must find the real thief in order to save her friends–not knowing that solving the crime will reveal other surprising truths and change all their lives forever.

Professor Amy Glazer’s New Film Will Premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival in October

Professor Amy Glazer’s latest feature film, Kepler’s Dream, will be premiering at the Mill Valley Film Festival in the “Family Film” section.

Thepening screening is Oct. 7, 6:30PM at the Lark theater. Amy will be there for the Q&A that evening if you want to say hi.

Based on a children’s coming-of-age novel, the film stars Holland Taylor, Kelly Lynch, Sean Patrick Flanery, Kelly Hu, Steven Michael Quezada, David Hunt, Isabella Blake Thomas, and Stafford Douglas.

Additional Showtimes:     

Program Name / Date & Time / Venue

Kepler’s Dream    October 7    6:30 PM    Lark Theatre

Kepler’s Dream    October 13    3:00 PM    Lark Theatre

Kepler’s Dream    October 15    11:00 AM    Sequoia 2