The New School Welcomes Mannes to Campus

Last week, the lobby of 150 West 85th Street—Mannes School of Music’s home of 31 years—was impassable. Tilted on their sides, protective blue blankets cushioning their keys, 65 grand pianos created an intricate labyrinth of beautifully carved wood. They were ... read more

Playwriting Grads Find Their Voices, Then Success

For her first assignment in the MFA Playwriting program at the School of Drama, Janine Nabers (’08) was told to imagine a conversation her parents might have had on their first date. She wrote about their first chance meeting in ... read more

Mannes Student Brings ‘Wagnerian Dream’ To Life

Students at The New School are always getting involved in exciting new projects and extracurricular activities. But it’s not every day that their project or activity is described as “Wagnerian” in scale by The New York Times. That’s just how ... read more

24 Hour Plays Races Against The Clock

On Sunday, six writers will hunker down in the third floor of The School of Drama’s theater at 151 Bank St. to devise and write a script for a play. The next morning, as the writers are gulping down their ... read more