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Israeli documentary views conflict through refreshing lens

On Wednesday, Nov. 19, Brandeis students had the opportunity to view and discuss the film “On the Side of the Road” with Israeli director Lia Tarachansky. Produced by Naretiv Productions, ...

Artist Betbeze explores innovative media

Visiting artist Anna Betbeze came to talk at Brandeis on Wednesday, Nov. 19 in Goldman Smith. Born in 1980 in Columbus, Georgia, she received her BFA from the University of Georgia ...

Brandeis Wind Ensemble impresses at semester concert

Last Sunday, Nov. 16, the Brandeis Wind Ensemble, lead by Tom Souza, held its biannual end of the semester concert, titled “Celebrations.” Consisting of a wide variety of wind instruments ...

‘Good Doctor,’ decent production

As the audience enters the SCC Theater to watch Hillel Theater Group’s production of “The Good Doctor” by Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov, they are greeted by the sight of ...

Playwriting club debuts

At the core of theatre (and life) is storytelling.” So says Ayelet Schrek ’17, one of the founders of the new club BARD—Brandeis Association of Rising Dramatists. Schrek came up ...

‘Art’: one of the most compelling and artistic shows of semester

“My friend Serge has bought a painting. Serge is one of my oldest friends.” So begins “Art,” written by Yasmina Reza, a play that follows the tension between three friends—Serge, ...

BTC showcases exquisite beauty in ‘The Conference of the Birds’

“The Conference of the Birds” is beautiful. The first (and most notable) exquisite aspect is the set itself. Staged in the Laurie Theater, a small round space, the actors bring ...

COMIC: Library Lamentations Pt. 2


Adagio Dance Company dazzles at ‘Be the Spark’

Lights and streamers lined the stage. Nearby hung a colorful sign that read “Adagio Dance,” a considerably modest setup for the Dance Company’s latest performance, “Be the Spark.” Other than ...

Baladi reflects on international, multimedia art career

Lara Baladi, a highly acclaimed Egyptian-Lebanese photographer and multimedia artist, recently presented “Organised Chaos,” which beautifully summarized a retrospective autobiography of her career, her most prized works, her inspirations and ...

English Department announces new courses and instructors

Brandeis’ newest English classes have just recently been announced. According to the English Department, Scott Moore and Jodie Austin will be teaching a number of courses next semester. Moore, ...

Darkmatter performance stuns

Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian, poets and activists known together as the trans South Asian political performance art duo Darkmatter, delivered an incredible performance at Chum’s Coffee House last night ...

‘Spring Awakening’ combines musical talent with dark reality

This weekend, Typanium Euphorium presents “Spring Awakening.” Directed by Rachel Liff ’16, the musical premiered on Thursday night in the SCC Theater. The play opened as Sarah Steiker ’17, playing ...

Poet Kazim explores ‘lostness’ in reading

On Nov. 11, poet, essayist and translator Kazim Ali performed a poetry reading in Mandel. He first read through “Bright Felon” and “Sky Ward.” These two poems, typical of most ...

HTP’s ‘Midsummer’ enchants audience

In a show of wit and flair, Brandeis’ Hold Thy Peace theater group presented Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in a more modern adaptation of the long-standing comedy. The show ...