“Freedom From Loneliness?”

I’ve dedicated my first column in The Point to a meditation on my friend Marina Keegan’s now-famous neologism:

“Those familiar with Marina’s political inclinations and activities will find it fitting that the great liberal Athenian leader answers her question in a word. The opposite of loneliness is citizenship, freedom nobly perfected, advanced by courage and sustained by love.”

Read the full column at The Point.

“House of Shades” on YouTube

The House of Shades, a new student film by Ethan Jefferson ’13, is now available on YouTube. Watch Gavin shirtlessly do battle with the campus conservatives below!

Written and directed by Ethan Jefferson

Produced by Annie Barry


Michael Knowles
Alex Benz
Lucy Cabrera
Jen Kramer
Miranda Rizzolo
Daniel Dangaran

Filmed at Yale University

New musical “Love, Rose” debuts at Yale!

Want to see more world premiere theater at Yale? Come see Jeremy Lloyd’s ’13 new hour-long musical, Love, Rose, at Yale’s Nick Chapel Theater this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Show info: http://www.yaledramacoalition.org/love_rose/

Reserve tickets: http://www.yaledramacoalition.org/reservations.php?show_id=439

From Jeremy’s website:

Love, Rose follows Reena (Olivia Scicolone), a young woman who works in The Department of Misplaced Letters, the place where letters go when for whatever reason they can’t be delivered.  Reena sorts through these letters, re-routing the letters that can be re-routed, and then stealing the letters that would otherwise be trashed.  She brings these letters to her reclusive younger brother, Roger (Brennan Caldwell), who never leaves his apartment.  The two of them read through the letters of others together, and this is how Roger is able to live, in a strange way, through the lives of others.  But one day Roger gets the idea that a woman is trying to communicate to him through these stolen letters.  He pieces together snippets and phrases from many letters and believes conclusively that this woman, Rose, is communicating to him.  As Reena grows more and more concerned about her brother’s sanity, and jealous of his new friend, Rose (Bonnie Antosh) only grows more and more real.  The existence or non-existence of the letter-woman Rose will change the lives of these siblings forever.

“A watershed event for the English-speaking world”

The rest of the The Girl From Andros run is now sold out, but if you get on the waitlist and show up to the theater early, there’s a good chance we’ll find  you a seat!

“Michael is a wonderful translator, with a keen ear for musicality and a profound understanding of translation theories and practices. This production is a watershed event for the English-speaking world.” –Prof. Angela Capodivacca, Yale University

Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Get on the waitlist now!