Rafael Cestero
Daniel Abraham
Fanta Aw
Erik Ehn
Sybil Roberts

First Person ·

AU Hosts Arts, Social Healing, and Restorative Justice Colloquium

The AU community gathered for a day of dialogue to reflect on the relationship between art and social and restorative justice. It was the university’s first colloquium on Creativity and Innovation for Social Healing & Restorative Justice.
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Audience members look on as students perform for Katzen Soundbites in spring 2019

Arts ·

Katzen Soundbites

Katzen Soundbites is the Music Library's series of lunchtime concerts from 12:35-12:55 in the Katzen Rotunda. Soundbites is a collaboration between the AU Library and the Department of Performing Arts.
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Ten new artistic directors standing together

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AU and Arena Stage Team Up to Support Nation’s Top New Theatre Artistic Directors

American University and Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater hosted a first-of-its-kind Artistic Director Intensive Program last week.
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Caleen Jennings

Achievements ·

Professor Caleen Jennings Wins Award for Inclusive Excellence

First-ever Faculty Award for diversity, equity, and inclusion goes to Theatre Professor Caleen Jennings.
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Headshot of Sam Fromkin

Achievements ·

Sam Fromkin Wins Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award

Sam Fromkin (BA musical theatre and Spanish ’19) has received an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award for his academic excellence, athletic accomplishments, and leadership initiatives during his time at American University.
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Four person cast of JQA, two actors shaking hands in the front.

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Aaron Posner’s John Quincy Adams Play Debuts at Arena Stage

Two American University faculty members— Aaron Posner and Meghan Raham—have teamed up to bring John Quincy Adams to life in JQA, a new play that opened to glowing reviews at Arena Stage on March 15.
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Sybil Williams wearing gold shirt.

Achievements ·

Sybil Williams Wins AU NAACP Professor of the Year

Sybil Williams wins the very first AU NAACP Teacher of the Year Award for her work as a scholar, teacher, advocate, and mentor.
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Halevi: A Choral Symphony, performers at the National Presbyterian Church

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AU Delivers Dramatic North American Premiere

In one of American University’s most ambitious musical performances, more than 200 artists took the stage yesterday in front of 800 audience members for the North American premiere of Arnold Saltzman’s A Choral Symphony: Halevi.
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Julia Kent sits in an armchair. She speaks.

Arts ·

Ballet Star Julie Kent Inspires Audience at AU

Ms. Kent will be onstage in the Abramson Family Recital Hall to talk about creative process, the challenges of developing Washington, DC, into a thriving destination for dance, and more.
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An actor dressed as an ancient greek peasant sings with nautical props. A group of similarly dressed actors kneel around him.

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AU’s Fall Arts Calendar is Filled with Must-See Events

AU Arts offers a new season of visual and performing arts events
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