Throughout the year, the American Friends of BADA arrange events for BADA supporters, including opportunities to see shows featuring BADA alumni, exclusive meet and greets with illustrious BADA teachers and alumni, and various other activities.
Please check back later in 2018 for upcoming events!
An Evening with Tarell Alvin McCraney
October 19, 2017
American Friends of BADA President, Lydia Carlston (MIO ’01) hosted a fundraising evening at her home featuring BADA alumnus and Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney in conversation with BADA’s former Dean & Director Ian Wooldridge. Tarell shared stories about his life and childhood, his experience at BADA, and his work.
Amélie, New York City
April 27, 2017
The American Friends of BADA attended Amélie starring alumna Phillipa Soo (MCP ’07) at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre. After the show, Phillipa invited the AFBADA group backstage to talk about creating the character and the road from Los Angeles to Broadway.
Alumna Phillipa Soo with AFBADA Board Members Jennifer Rockwood (MIO ’85) and Derek Jean-Baptiste and AFBADA supporters backstage at the Walter Kerr Theatre
Calderon’s Two Dreams, New York City
February 16, 2017
The American Friends of BADA went to see the Magis Theatre Company‘s production Calderon’s Two Dreams at LaMama featuring alumna Tsebiyah Derry (LTP ’12) at LaMaMa, etc. in New York City.
AFBADA Board member Jennifer Rockwood (MIO ’85), AFBADA President Lydia Carlston (MIO ’01), Tsebiyah Derry (LTP ’12), and BADA staff member Seth Dranginis
Amélie, Los Angeles
January 12, 2017
AFBADA and a group of almost thirty friends and supporters went to see Amélie starring alumna Phillipa Soo (MCP ’07) at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. After the performance, Phillipa and several of her castmates joined the AFBADA group for a talkback about the show.
AFBADA at The Shakespeare: An Evening with Brandon Victor Dixon, New York City
October 24, 2016
On October 24, 2016, the American Friends of BADA, BADA alumni, and supporters gathered at The Shakespeare restaurant in New York City for a special conversation with alumnus Brandon Victor Dixon (MIO ’98), who is currently starring as Aaron Burr in the Broadway smash hit Hamilton. The evening was hosted by AFBADA President Lydia Carlston (MIO ’01) and the conversation was led by Miriam Hyman (MIO ’10). 100% of the ticket price and donations went to underwrite Scholarships for students on BADA’s programs