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  • Alicia Hartz

Site Specific Columbia MFA Project

What a day to meet and perform for theater legend Anne Bogart! Her book "And then, you act" was first introduced to me when I was 14 years old at Interlochen Arts Camp. It still sits on my bookshelf today heavily thumbed through and highlighted. Jorge Schultz, a Columbia University MFA Directing student, cast me in his first site specific project of the year that took my fellow cast mates and I out to Riverside Park Piers for an interpretation of Arthur Miller's classic "Death of a Salesman." With an all female cast, Latin American film inspired aesthetic, and high winds that repeatedly broke our prop umbrellas, it truly was a one of a kind performance! Thank you to Jorge for this opportunity and to all the other first year MFA students for sharing your work with us today. All of the interpretations were so unique and make me very excited to see what you do upon graduating in a few short years. I can't think of a better way to spend one of the first days of fall than making art with such talented people around one of my favorite neighborhoods of the city!