Theater Camp, a hilarious and heartwarming ode to the stage, was released on Hulu on September 14. The film is produced by Erik Feig ’92, co-directed by Nick Lieberman ’16 and choreographed by Maud Arnold ’08.
Rohit T. Aggarwala ’93 was the subject of a September 8 New York Times Q&A, “Heat and Hurricanes: What Keeps the N.Y.C. Climate Chief Up at Night.” “We are in a climate change emergency,” Aggarwala says. “And two things are unhelpful in an emergency: Panic and despair.”
Esteemed pianist Emanuel Ax ’70 was the subject of a September 1 New York Times feature, “For 50 Years, Emanuel Ax Has Made Music Sound Simply Right.” Ax, an eight-time Grammy winner, was presented with the Alexander Hamilton Medal in 2003; it is the highest honor awarded to a member of the Columbia College community.
On August 22, it was announced that painter Mala Iqbal ’95 was a 2023 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Fellowship, awarded to 15 artists from across the United States. Joan Mitchell Fellows receive $60,000 in unrestricted funds distributed across five years, alongside flexible professional development and convenings that facilitate community building and peer learning.
Nightlife aficionado Scott Sartiano ’97 opened Sartiano’s, an Italian-American restaurant in the Mercer hotel, on June 15. For this latest endeavor, Sartiano, who owns the notorious members-only club Zero Bond, has teamed up with three-time James Beard Award-winning chef Alfred Portale.