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Debut Novel by Jiaming “Andy” Tang ’18 Coming in 2024
Cinema Love will be published by Dutton Books and John Murray Press in 2024.
Andrea Patterson ’05 Earns Obie for Sustained Achievement
Patterson earned the award for appearing in three plays during the season.
Thomas Warfield ’88 Celebrated for Career Achievement
Warfield has been a creative force for 25 years.
Keerati Jinakunwiphat ’16 Makes History at NYCB
The choreographer is the first-ever Asian American woman commissioned to create new work at the New York City Ballet.
Samara Joy ’21 is the Grammy’s Best New Artist!
The jazz sensation also won Best New Jazz Vocal Album.
Darryl Rahn ’15 Wins Battle of the Instant Songwriters
The recurring segment on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon challenges musicians to compose a song in under an hour.
Global Scholars Meet with UN Deputy Secretary-General
The students were honored to meet privately with Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed.
Chris Perfetti ’11 Nominated for “Abbott Elementary”
The Critics Choice Award nomination is for the role of Jacob Hill in ABC’s smash hit workplace comedy.
Nicco Annan ’98 Wins Outstanding Actor Award
The actor earned the NAACP Image award for portraying Uncle Clifford on Starz’s P-Valley.
Two From Purchase Star in Fresh Take on Chekhov
Parker Posey ’91 and Bill Sage ’88 star in The New Group’s The Seagull/Woodstock, NY.
Film by Jordan Tetewsky ’16 is New York Times Critic’s Pick
The film demonstrates the collaborative DIY culture found at Purchase—it stars musician Hannah Lee Thompson ’17 and several alums were on the crew.
Karen Beltran, Esq. ’02 Appointed Yonkers City Court Judge
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano swore in Beltran at a ceremony at Yonkers City Hall, just steps away from where she grew up.
Mitski ’13 Collaboration Receives Oscar Nomination
Mitski collaborated with Son Lux and David Byrne on “This Is A Life” for the Oscar-nominated Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Debut Novel by Hal Hartley Named Among Year’s Best
Kirkus Reviews calls Our Lady of the Highway one of the Best Indie Books of 2022.
Debut Feature by Vuk Lungulov-Klotz ’16 at Sundance and Berlin FF
Mutt is one of 12 films selected for the Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition from thousands of entries.
Blake Pfeil ’19 Finds Solace and Beauty in Abandoned SpacesAll-American Ruins, a multimedia project, began as a way to escape the grim reality of the pandemic and avoid crowds flocking to public trails and parks for their dose of nature.