Congratulations to TA major Lisa Laymon. As one of 420 President’s Scholars being saluted at this year’s Honors Convocation, she has been nominated by Professor Amy Glazer and selected as one of 10 students featured by SJSU and the Office of the Provost.
Please check out this inspiring interview with Lisa, whose accomplishments and achievements are many and varied. “When an unexpected door opens,” advises Lisa, “walk through it with confidence in yourself. Be curious: ask good questions and listen with an open mind. Never stop learning.”
Directed 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: http://www.sjsu.edu/trft/dead_man_walking/
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).
*** 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.
Screenwriting Professor Scott Sublett writes:
Once again, San Jose State students have achieved national recognition for screenwriting excellence.
Lauren Serpa, who received her BA in RTVF from San Jose State and is currently an SJSU MFA Creative Writing student, won second place at the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts in the feature-length screenplay category for Where We Start.
The BEA is the nation’s largest organization of RTVF programs and their Festival of Media Arts is the nation’s most important student film competition.
In the same category, recent RTVF grad Risha Rose received an Honorable Mention for her screenplay Dance With Me.
In the Short Screenplay category, two SJSU students received Honorable Mentions: Rachel Compton for Prosopagnosia and Kevin Briot for When a Giant Falls.
Congratulations to the faculty in RTVF, Theatre Arts, and English who mentored these exceptional students who have brought us glory, and of course to the students themselves!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!
We’re proud to announce that this semester we’ll be celebrating our 120th Kaucher Mitchell Event for Oral Interpretation and Storytelling!
It’s going to be huge! “The Bev” (Beverly Mathis-Swanson) would like as many fans, participants, finalists, winners, and fellows to join us.
See you there on
Saturday, May 10th, @ 7:00 pm
at SJSU’s University Theater