Throughout her time at Columbia, Bintu Conteh, CC ’14, found a place in the University’s theater community—on- and offstage.
Black Theatre Ensemble
This year’s campus theater in review.
The two theater groups are coming together to bring a musical about race and self-discovery to the stage.
Members of the “Passing Strange” creative team discuss how the original script of the show allowed for freedom and improvisation in their creation of choreography and music.
“Passing Strange” costume designer, Becca Guthrie, BC ’16, shares her vision for the look of the upcoming show and gives colorful sneak peek at some of the costume pieces audience members will see next week.
Spectator recently sat down with Julian Wright CC ’17 and Dylan Jones CC ’16 to discuss their roles in “Passing Strange.” Most cast members play multiple roles over the course of the show while Wright and Jones play “Youth” and “Mother,” respectively, for the entirety of the production.
This spring, the Columbia Musical Theatre Society and the Black Theatre Ensemble are teaming up for the first time to produce the blues-rock musical “Passing Strange,” which follows an African American man's journey of self discovery.
As an 18-year-old still forming her identity and searching for answers about her racially ambiguous heritage, Bulrusher encounters a black woman from Alabama who forces her to reconsider herself and society.
THe Black Theatre Ensemble stages Rebecca Nicholson and Mae Smith's one-act plays in its Spring Festival.
Jul 24, 3:28pm
University President Lee Bollinger announced on Thursday that Suzanne Goldberg will serve as the special advisor to the president on sexual assault prevention and response. You can read our story... Read More
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