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Othello and Emilia face off in Othello

Arts ·

AU Brings Othello to Life for Wilson High School Students

Would Othello interest a room full of high schoolers first thing in the morning? That was the question as the cast and crew of American University's sold-out production took the Katzen Arts Center stage.
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Othello in black and white.

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Caleen Jennings Talks Othello, Race, and Theatre

On March 1, Prof. Caleen Sinnette Jennings’s newest production, a modern take on Shakespeare’s Othello, opens in the Katzen Studio Theatre. In Jennings’s remake, the 415-year-old play comes alive through a contemporary lens.
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Male dancer on stage in front of pink background.

Arts ·

AU’S Exciting Spring Arts Season Calendar

American University’s 2018 spring arts season will fill the campus with art, music, drama, and dance. Our exhibition schedule will bring you artists from DC and around the world, working in a variety of media.
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Actress Erika Rose performing in Caleen Jennings' play, Queens Girl in Africa

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Caleen Jennings' New Play Launches 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival

Queens Girl in Africa, the latest play by AU Professor of Theatre, is premiering at the 2018 Women’s Voices festival.
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Karan Madhok

Literature ·

Hoopistani Dreams

Indian sports writer Karan Madhok becomes a novelist in AU’s MFA in Creative Writing Program.
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Dr. Britta Joy Peterson

Arts ·

CAS Welcomes Brand New Dance Major

AU establishes a new BA in dance that emphasizes cultural inclusiveness and an interdisciplinary approach.
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Vladimir Feltsman at piano with page turner

Humanities ·

Carmel Institute Fills Katzen with Music, Culture, and History

Concert and symposium featuring world-renowned pianist Vladimir Feltsman
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Duck Rabbit optical illusion. Some people see a duck; others see a rabbit.

Humanities ·

Humanities Lectures 2017

Professor Arthur Shapiro kicks off the first in a series of Humanities Lab lectures this Wednesday, September 20, at 1 p.m. at 228 Battele-Tompkins. He will explore the difference between what we see and how we understand and interpret what we see.
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A mixed media work depicting a woman with clasped hands by artist Zena Assi.

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Fall Arts Season Kicks Off at AU

Fall calendar filled with art, music, theatre, and dance.
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Golden- Manal Deeb

Arts ·

American University Museum Announces Fall Shows

American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center announces fall 2017 art shows.
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