Starting in March, Corcoran students suddenly found themselves learning from home. Professor Sigrid Johannesdottir, who teaches Theatre and Dance 1330: Basics of Production Design, created an assignment for her students that would allow them to channel their creativity in their homes. Her students were tasked with recreating a look from one of three possible Broadway shows: Kinky Boots, An American in Paris, or Macbeth.
We are now following the guidance from the university that sets library policy and closing to student access all Corcoran facilities as of Friday, March 20. If you need to pick up anything from the Corcoran from your studios or elsewhere to do your work, please come as soon as possible. Do not come if you are sick. When in any Corcoran buildings, be sure to maintain social distances. The number of students permitted in the buildings at one time may be limited.
The safety and care of all of our community is important to us. The GW COVID-19 website is also being updated regularly to include evolving guidance for the university community.
As of now, the Corcoran administrative offices will remain open over spring break, but the Smith and Flagg Building’s open hour studios will be closed beginning at the end of the day on Friday, March 13, 2020. Please check our studio pages for any ongoing updates.
Madeline Hendricks, BA ’13, has been a writer on two TV shows: “Jane the Virgin” and “Good Trouble." But she still thinks back to when she was 17 and had one of her plays performed by professional actors on Broadway.
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is home to one of the city's boldest multidisciplinary exhibitions this year in "Inter | Sectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City," featuring creations ranging from traditional photography and sculpture to 360-degree sensory experiences involving aromatic cacti and giant balloons.
Business is personal for Edith Alejandra Leiva.
A graduate student studying interaction design at the George Washington University Corcoran School of Arts and Design, she runs an online bakery with her younger sister Nicole, where she said family, culture and people are the cornerstone of their business.
Mika Takahashi (BA Dance ‘19) has been making the world her stage since the time she started dancing at age 2. “My mom put me in everything,” she says, “Soccer, softball, all that, and she said I used to dance around the field... It was just something that I knew that I loved to do even at that young age.”