“It’s like being an athlete. You train yourself to get through the painful parts because you know that at the end of it, there’s something that you’ll have that’s yours, that you’ve made.”
Marco Roth (b. 1974) is an essayist, literary critic, and a founding editor of n +1 magazine, a twice yearly printed journal of literature, politics, and culture. The Scientists, his debut memoir and “family romance” published in September 2012, has received copious media attention from the New York Times, The Guardian, and many other publications in the United States and the U.K. BOMB magazine reviewed the book as “beautifully sharp” and Publisher’s Weekly called it a “powerfully forlorn debut memoir.” His essays and reviews have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, The Nation, the Times Literary Supplement (U.K.), and inter alia, among others. Roth was recently appointed assistant professor of literary studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School, New York. He earned his B.A. from Columbia University, New York, and he is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Yale University, New Haven, CT.
Since 2001, Rena Zurofsky has been an independent consultant with three primary areas of specialization: as a strategic planner, a retail planner, and an interim director.
Sarah Felder’s solo performance piece combined comedy, juggling, and multi-media projections to address societal discomfort around mental illness.
FringeArts presents, develops, and commissions a range of high-quality contemporary performing and visual arts in Philadelphia.
Eileen Beff is a visual artist and 1994 Pew Fellow.
A conversation with Pew Fellow Jumatatu Poe, Donte Beacham, and LaKendrick Davis on the underground dance style of J-Sette and how Poe drew on its legacy for Private Places, a new Center-funded work.
In 1992 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 visual arts, dance, and music artists in the greater Philadelphia region, including Odean Pope and Judith Schaechter.
An actor, director, stage designer, and playwright, Thaddeus Phillips “creates visual spectacles that take audiences to new frontiers.”
This month’s Pew Fellows news highlights include a new opera from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon, a Hodder Fellowship through Princeton University for set designer and theater artist Matt Saunders, and new exhibition works by artists Tim Portlock, Jane Irish, Alex Da Corte, and more.
Pew Fellow Robert Matthews’ drawings are representational with varying degrees of narrative. They are not illustrations but rather investigations of unsolvable questions.
Pew Fellow Geoff Sobelle’s award-winning production of The Object Lesson travels to Ohio’s Wexner Center for the Arts.
Matt Saunders (Pew Fellow, 2014) is a multidisciplinary theater artist whose practice is rooted in set design.
“The pulsating energy that we get from drums have a way of connecting us to everything else in the universe,” says Nana Korantema Ayeboafo, a 2008 Pew Fellow.