Conversations on Creativity: Panels Address Theater, Film and Artistic Inspiration
Three recent panel discussions held on campus and at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts assembled Columbia faculty and alumni, as well as other experts in the arts, to discuss the history of theater, the future of film and the nature of creativity.
At “Unlocking Creativity: Inspire, Develop, Contribute,” an event hosted by the Columbia Alumni Association on Oct. 15 at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Columbia alumni who have established careers in the arts discussed their work and provided insight into their respective creative processes.
On Oct. 18, several influential contributors to contemporary American drama, including Tony Award-winning director and Columbia School of the Arts faculty member Gregory Mosher, spoke about the tradition and evolution of theater in the United States.
And on Oct. 26, a panel held at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, co-hosted with the School of the Arts, explored the current state of film criticism. Panelists included members of the film industry, as well as film critics from both print and online publications, who discussed how the Internet is changing the way movies are reviewed and promoted.
Participants in the three events represented a wide range of disciplines, from the stage and screen to the journalists who cover the arts and the corporate leaders of the industries that support them.