Fellows Friday News: Four Pew Fellows Nominated for Barrymore Awards, Sharon Hayes Exhibits Work in Scotland, and More

30 Sep 2016


James Ijames, 2015 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ryan Collerd.


Sharon Hayes. Photo by David B. Smith.


Jorge Cousineau, 2011 Pew Fellow. Photo by Colin Lenton.

In this month's Pew Fellows news, four Fellows receive nominations for the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, Sarah McEneaney's latest gallery show is profiled in The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Sharon Hayes opens a new exhibition at The Common Guild in Scotland.

In the News

This year's Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre nominees include sound designer Christopher Colucci (2016) for Outstanding Original Music, designer Jorge Cousineau (2011) for Outstanding Scenic Design, theater artist James Ijames (2015) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play, and theater artist Jennifer Kidwell (2016) for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play. Read more>>

The Philadelphia Inquirer profiled visual artist Sarah McEneaney's (1993) exhibition When You Wish, which is inspired by the artist's three-decade history of living in Philadelphia's Callowhill neighborhood and her vision for its future. The exhibition is on view at Locks Gallery through October 8. Read more>>

Theater artist Jennifer Kidwell (2016) was interviewed by The New York Times in conjunction with the New York premiere of her play Underground Railroad Game, co-created with actor Scott Sheppard. Read more>>

Performances and Exhibitions

Visual artist Sharon Hayes (2016) will open In My Little Corner of the World, Anyone Would Love You October 8 at The Common Guild in Glasgow, Scotland. Drawing from queer and feminist archives in the US and the UK, the exhibition examines how political identities are formed through the acts of reading and writing. Read more>>

Hip-hop artist Raphael Xavier (2013) presented the multidisciplinary street festival Raphstravaganza on September 10 in the courtyard of Philadelphia City Hall. The day-long event featured street performers, extreme BMX riders, and acrobatic contortionists, in addition to live music by saxophonist Bobby Zankel (1996). Read more>>

Visual artist Judith Schaechter's (1992) The Life Ecstatic, a new exhibition exploring the meaning of transcendent joy, is on view at Claire Oliver Gallery in New York through October 22. Read more>>

In Print and On Air

The Brooklyn Rail published writer Rachel Blau DuPlessis' (2002) poem "Sheppard's Calendar," a selection from her new book Mackle, Shard, and Trace. Read more>>

Writer Glen Weldon (1994) contributed an essay to NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour titled "Where Did TV's Villains Go? Monsters, Anti-Heroes And Alexis Colby Carrington." Read more>>