Theater Alums, Including Visiting Professor Bauriedel '94, Receive Awards

Alisa Giardinelli

Theater Alums, Including Visiting

Professor Bauriedel '94, Receive Awards

by Alisa Giardinelli
01/14/2008

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Gabriel Quinn Bauriedel '94 is one of six actors in the country awarded a Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship. Bauriedel will use his fellowship in part to study with master teachers Giovanni Fusetti and Philippe Gaulier on clown and commedia dell'arte mask training, as well as attend workshops at the Roy Hart School.

Gabriel Quinn Bauriedel '94 

Bauriedel is a founding member and co-artistic director, together with Dan Rothenberg '94 and Dito Van Reigersberg '94, of the Obie Award-winning Pig Iron Theatre Company in Philadelphia. A graduate of the École Jacques Lecoq in Paris, he was awarded a Luce Fellowship in theater to Bali in 2000-2001 and was the first College alumnus hired to teach in the Department of Theater in 2002. He has since served as a part-time assistant professor of acting.

Bauriedel in "machines, machines, machines"
photo by Steven Dufala

In related news, Michal Zadara '99 won the annual Passport Award for Theater in Warsaw for his directorial work to date, which consists of 12 professional productions in Poland and Germany since 2004, including his debut last year at the National Theater in Warsaw. The citiation for the prestigious award, given by the magazine Polityka, noted his "impressive creative output" and how his productions "restore faith in theater as a space of artistic freedom."

After Swarthmore, Zadara, an Honors theater graduate with a minor in political science, studied under renowned Polish director Krystian Lupa in the Krakow State Drama School's postgraduate directing program.  He has worked with directing students in the College's Poland Program since 2004.  A two-week festival showcasing five of Zadara's productions will take place in Warsaw this spring.

Read more about the Swarthmore Project in Theater and the alums who participated in this year's Philadelphia Live Arts Festival.