Past Corcoran Events


This repository of live-streamed events will be updated throughout each semester. Visit here often for recordings of events you may have missed, or wish to re-watch again and again!


Introductory remarks from 'Antigone' director, Matthew R. Wilson





Live streamed: Thursday, October 15, 2020  7:30 p.m.

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Content Warning: descriptions of death, physical violence, military casualties, injustice, and misogyny


Antigone: a digital student film festival!


Epic theatre takes the style of Zoom, YouTube, and TikTok in a digital play, edited and envisioned by theatre students from The George Washington University.


Production Design faculty & staff held virtual fittings, drop-shipped green screen kits across the country, and taught the basics of video editing.  Student actors (and their families!) turned their homes into film sets and became their crew members while also studying classical text and on-camera techniques.  Student editors—many of whom had not touched Premiere Pro just a month ago—each took a scene and brough their own vision and burgeoning skills to the material, taking ownership of choices in how to add music, manipulate split screen and green screen, and assemble footage—shot individually in homes around the world—into a virtual ensemble. 


CREDITS (in order of appearance)

ANTIGONE -- Alicia Januzzi
ISMENE -- Hannah Sturgis

CHORUS -- Nathan Burke, Kate Campbell, Ella Derke, Miranda Lee, Anna Phillips, Calista Ragland
CREON -- Anthony Thomas
GUARD -- Miranda Lee
HAEMON -- Blake Flayton
TEIRESIAS -- Calista Ragland
MESSENGER -- Anna Phillips
EURYDICE -- Gabriella Dubois


Written by Sophocles, Translated by Elizabeth Wykoff


EDITORS -- Ella Derke (Scenes 4 & 6), Gabriella Dubios (Scenes 9, 10, & 14), Alicia Januzzi (Scenes 11 & 13), Miranda Lee (Scenes 8 & 15), Anna Phillips (Scene 5), Calista Ragland (Scenes 2 & 12), Rachel Trauner (Scenes 3 & 7), Matthew R. Wilson (Scene 1).


CHOREOGRAPHER -- Morgan Furnari
MUSIC/SOUND DESIGNER -- Heather Stebbins

MUSIC PERFORMED by Vertixe Sonora ensemble, Ensemble: U, Ella Derke & Miranda Lee
COSTUME DESIGNER -- Sigríður Jóhannesdóttir
DIRECTOR – Matthew R. Wilson


PRODUCER -- Carl Gudenius

VIDEO CONSULTANTS -- Jackie Steven & Rodrigo Antonio Villaronga


“Great words by men of pride / bring greater blows upon them. / So wisdom comes to the old.”
-Sophocles, Antigone


© 2020 The George Washington University, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, Theatre & Dance Program


Fridays @ Five


Live streamed: Friday, October 2, 2020  5 p.m.

Please join us as we start to build community in our online world. Check out what your peers have been up to and what’s in store for Music this Fall semester.

Fridays @ Five will continue every two weeks for the rest of the semester, so please plan to attend and perform. We will have fun and celebrate all the music we study and perform. Everyone is welcome!


Dance & Guest Artist Filmmakers Talk Back


Live streamed: Thursday, October 1, 2020  5 p.m.

Robin Bell, artist, filmmaker
Ludovic Jolivet, choreographer, filmmaker
Maida Withers, choreographer, interactive arts

Contains: NUDITY

Multifaceted conversation about DANCE, NEW MEDIA, POLITICAL ART in this world of NEW DANCE, NEW PERFORMANCE, NEW STYLES for a NEW GENERATION. Maida Withers, Choreographer engages in discussion with Robin Bell and Ludovic Jolivet, Filmmakers, Guest Artists in the GW 2020 Dance Program. Event followed by open discussion with the audience.


Artist Talk with Women’s Mobile Museum artists Shasta Bady and Danielle Morris


Live streamed: Wednesday, September 23, 2020  6:30 - 8 p.m.

Shasta Bady, a born and raised Philadelphian, is an aspiring scientist, visual artist and sporadic papermaker. Through her art, she aims to celebrate the depth of our connectedness and commonalities. Her influences include Lyndsey Addario, Sebastiao Salgado and Malick Sidibe. She enjoys exploring the subtleties of light and color and staying available to visual spontaneity.

Danielle Morris is a self-taught photographer who mainly works in street and self portraiture. With a conceptual approach, Morris absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. Her works are often about the contact between urban architecture and the living elements of feminism. Morris focuses on the idea of the feminine in “public space,” or more specifically, on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment. This includes the non-private space, the non-privately owned space and space that is expressed through proximity to her subjects and their otherness to her sense of femininity. Morris is an advanced photography instructor at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center who received a curatorial internship at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and was a teaching artist in Drexel University’s Writers Room residency and a contributing artist in the 2018-19 Women’s Mobile Museum residency led by South African visual activist Zanele Muholi. She has exhibited in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in the Works on Paper Gallery and the Colored Girls Museum’s 2019 “In Search of the Colored Girl” exhibition. Morris was also a contributing artist in the 2018 SPACES Residency "Home Court," led by visual artist Shawn Theodore. She has exhibited at the Barnes Foundation through “Let's Connect Philly,” where she placed in the top 20 of the participating artists. Commercially, she has worked with Apple, Bulgari, Louboutin, Roc Nation and Tiffany and Co.

About the Women’s Mobile Museum:

“Who makes the art shown in museums and galleries?” “Who are these spaces for?” “Who is an artist?” These are the central questions behind the work of the Women’s Mobile Museum that drove the year-long collaboration between Philadelphia artists Afaq, Shasta Bady, Davelle Barnes, Tash Billington, Iris Maldonado, Danielle Morris, Shana-Adina Roberts, Carrie Anne Shimborski, Muffy Ashley Torres and Andrea Walls as well as South African artists Zanele Muholi and Lindeka Qampi. Each of the Philadelphia artists was selected through an in-depth application and interview process for a year-long funded opportunity to explore and develop new work. Collectively, the work of the Women’s Mobile Museum interrogates access to the arts and challenges who is educated by and represented in arts institutions. Compelling imagery asks us to question housing, urban social infrastructure, memory, racism and gaze in what it means to make a photographic portrait.

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is excited to host Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94), a participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León. The exhibit will be built through community participation August 25, 2020 to February 1, 2021, and is accompanied by virtual programming, teaching resources, and more. The exhibition is composed of ~3,200 handwritten toe tags that represent migrants who have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019. These tags are geolocated on a wall map of the desert showing the exact locations where remains were found. This installation is simultaneously taking place at a large number of institutions, both nationally and globally in 2020.

We invite you to participate and explore the rich materials, such as reading lists, audio files and playlists, and virtual events connected to this exhibit. Throughout the fall semester we will be completing the toe tags representing lives lost and installing them on the map of the Sonoran Desert of Arizona installed in the atrium of the Corcoran Flagg Building.


Fridays @ Five


Live streamed: Friday, September 18, 2020  5 p.m.

Please join us as we start to build community in our online world. Check out what your peers have been up to and what’s in store for Music this Fall semester.

Fridays @ Five will continue every two weeks for the rest of the semester, so please plan to attend and perform. We will have fun and celebrate all the music we study and perform. Everyone is welcome!