Featuring some of the College’s most accomplished film, video and animation alumni, SVA Theatre’s annual After School Special is one of the most anticipated events of the College's fall schedule. This year, the multi-day festival ran from September 21 through 27 and included talks with SVA grads that worked on critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated shows and limited series like Schitt’s Creek, Unorthodox, The Pharmacist, Welcome to Chechnya and The Plot Against America.
Normally, these events are held in person at the theater. This year, the festival was virtual, with all the talks hosted by SVA Theatre Director Adam Natale and posted to SVA’s YouTube channel. If you haven't yet taken a look, here are a few highlights worth checking out.
Swimming in Schitt's Creek
Paul Fox (1990 Film and Video), the award-winning director of 18 episodes of the hit series Schitt's Creek (Pop TV/Netflix), discusses his on-set experience with the cast and crew, in a call from Newfoundland, where he is on the set of his next show.
Saturday Night with Va$htie!
Vashtie Kola (BFA 2004 Film and Video) has been on the cutting edge of New York City’s cultural scene since her SVA days. She spoke with Natale about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, director, designer, DJ, model and influencer, and how she became the first woman to design a Jordan sneaker.
Good Shabbos! An Unorthodox Interview
Emmy-nominated creator/writer/producer Alexa Karolinski (MFA 2011 Social Documentary Film) joins Natale from Berlin, where much of her acclaimed Netflix miniseries Unorthodox is set. Hear about her trans-Atlantic journey to success.