Journalism, Communication and Theatre

From the Chair

Patricio LerzundiThe Department of Journalism, Communication and Theatre is preparing a strategic plan which includes a new curriculum for students interested in Journalism, Film, Television and Media Studies majors. This initiative is in tandem with Lehman College's ongoing plan to examine all academic and administrative programs We have already moved in the right direction with a 42-credit B.A. in Dance; a 42-credit B.A. in Theatre and an interdisciplinary B.F.A. in Multimedia Performing Arts. As we progress in this essential task we will keep everyone informed on its development. -- Patricio Lerzundi

Journalism, Communication & Theatre
259 Carman Hall

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Theatre & Dance
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The Bronx Journal TV
The Bronx Journal Television
The Bronx Journal Web Site
The Bronx Journal Web Site

Social Media

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Theatre & Dance Facebook
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JCT Sites

The Bronx Journal
The Bronx Journal

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Faculty Spotlight

Ni'Ja WhitsonNi’Ja Whitson is an interdisciplinary artist, independent choreographer, and writer who engages a nexus of postmodern and African diasporic performance practices. A 2013-2014 Movement Research Artist in Residence, she is creating a live interdisciplinary adaptation of 1980s black gay films. Choreographic works include assisting and collaborating with theater and dance artists such as Dianne McIntyre, Regina Taylor, April Berry, and Darrell Jones; while creating her own touring solo and group projects. Her current work-in-progress "Babanla Ayaba" was marked as a 2013 Creative Capital “On Our Radar” project to watch. Read more

News and Announcements

Theater & Dance Awards

Romeo & JulietThe Theater & Dance Programs at Lehman College CUNY again have earned three Merit Awards  from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KC/ACTF) Region 1 for the recent productions of ROMEO & JULIET, THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT, and ANON(YMOUS) in the spring and fall of 2013. Read more

In the Heights

In the HeightsThe Theatre Program at Lehman College presented the Tony-Award-winning musical In the Heights, music and lyrics by Lin Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegria Hudes.  Directed by George C. Heslin, artistic director of Off Broadway’s Origin Theater Company, the production ran March 19 through March 23.

Remembering Elaine Rivera: A Commitment to Journalism and Teaching

Elaine RiveraElaine Rivera, a member of the faculty in the Journalism, Communication, and Theatre Department, passed away last weekend. She was 54. Rivera joined the faculty at Lehman College in 2009 as a substitute lecturer, bringing nearly 30 years of experience at top news organizations around the country, including Time magazine, the Washington Post, and WNYC Radio. One year after joining Lehman, she was promoted to the rank of Distinguished Lecturer. Read more

The Motherf**ker With the Hat

The Motherf**ker With the HatIn October, the Theatre Program presented the 2011 Tony-nominated play The Motherf**ker With the Hat, written by Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Lehman Stages Director Dante Albertie.  The production ran from October 23 to October 27.  Read more

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