Student News

April 11th- April 15th


Stop by the Office of Student Life to check out our new shirt design!

Cost is $12 plus tax. We can accept any major credit card or debit card for payment.

The Hunting Ground Screening

Thursday, April 14th, 5pm

2025 Terry Avenue

Seattle, WA

Join us for a screening of The Hunting Ground, a documentary exposing sexual assault on U.S. campuses for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. This award winning documentary unveils the prevalence of sexual violence on America's top college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families.

Please meet us in the Cornish Commons, 1st floor for an hour long screening of the documentary. Following the screening, we will hold a community discussion. #SAAPM #CornishCares #HuntingGround

You can watch the trailer below at:

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Writing Center is hiring peer consultants!

We in the Writing Center are thrilled to be hiring 2 new Writing Center Peer Consultants for the 2016-17 academic year!

Here's a few highlights of what we look for in candidates:

- strong peer-to-peer collaboration skills

- the ability to ask insightful, open questions

- dependable and self-directed

- interested in being a leader on our team as we conduct research and outreach at Cornish

- strong reading skills

- demonstrated commitment to diversity at Cornish

Please note that this position is a work study job, so applicants must have work study funding.

Feel free to email ( or speak to Amanda Hill if you have any questions.

Trying to find a roommate!!!!

Come live in

Our Apartment

Its really


High ceilings

Garbage disposal


Spiral staircase

Dark chocolate. <3

Balcony w sunset views

And moon views

Hella succulents


It’s available! 1 spot at $515/month+electric for June/July


News from Professional Development!

Do you have any legal or business questions relating to the arts?

Check out: Shunpike is hosting an Art Business Clinic on April 26 @ 6-8 pm: If you’re an artist, arts entrepreneur, or member of an independent arts group, and you’d like to chat with supportive arts advisors about your work, join us for Shunpike’s Arts Business Clinic for 2016! At this informal, drop-in clinic, Shunpike staff and experienced arts industry professionals are on-hand to talk with you about your arts business needs. Find the information you want while networking with other artists over snacks and drinks. Best of all, it’s free! Register here

As always, if you have any questions about professional development such as resume and cover letter tips, networking tips, mock interview practice, or assistance connecting with an internship please contact Ona Fisher at or 206.726.5156

Upcoming Theatre Performances!

Singin’ In The Rain

Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed

Presented with the Performance Production Department

Directed by Carol Roscoe

Choreography by Crystal Dawn Munkers

Music Direction by Chris DiStefano

April 12-15, 8pm, April 16, 2pm

Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center

Tickets, 17.00 General, 7.00 Senior Citizens, 5.00 Cornish Community and Alumni,

Get tickets here.

The "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. Each unforgettable scene, song, and dance is accounted for and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin' In The Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.

The Theater and Performance Production Departments are offering FREE tickets to see the Spring Musical production of: Singin’ In The Rain

To reserve your FREE tickets, please go to this link:

Select the performance you want to attend from the drop down menu.

Click on "Enter Password or Discount Code"

Enter the Discount Code RAINDROPS. Click "Show Available Tickets"

This will open a new window and you will see Free tickets for Cornish Community at the top. THIS OFFER IS LIMITED TO TWO TICKETS PER PERSON.

Good Kids

By Naomi Iizuka

Directed by Corey McDaniel

Remaining Performances: April 12, 15 at 8pm, April 17 at 1pm

Skinner Theater, Raisbeck Performance Hall

Tickets 12.00 General, 7.00 Senior Citizens, 5.00 Cornish Community, Alumni and Teen Tix

Get tickets here.

Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night. Something she says she can't remember. Something everybody is talking about. Set at a Midwestern high school, in a world of Facebook and Twitter, smart phones and YouTube, Good Kids explores a casual sexual encounter gone wrong and its very public aftermath. Who's telling the truth? Whose version of the story do you believe? And what does that say about you?

Into The Woods, Jr.

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine

Directed by Hugh Hastings

Music Direction by Katherine Strohmaier

Remaining Performances: April 13 at 8pm, April 16 at 2pm, April 17 at 5pm

Skinner Theatre, Raisbeck Performance Hall, 2015 Boren Avenue

Tickets, 12.00 General, 7.00 Senior Citizens, 5.00 Cornish Community and Alumni

Get tickets here.

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic.

Sanctuary: A Generative Piece

Created by Members of the Sophomore Ensemble

Directed by Marc Kenison

Remaining Performances: April 14 and 16 at 8pm, April 17 at 7:30pm

Skinner Theatre, Raisbeck Performance Hall, 2015 Boren Avenue

Tickets, 12.00 General, 7.00 Senior Citizens, 5.00 Cornish Community and Alumni

Get tickets here.

Theater without a net! The generative project will use the play Good Kids as a jumping-off point for a thematic investigation, but the methodology of the process and the shape of the eventual production will be developed by the ensemble and the director.

PLAY - A solo exhibition

You are all invited to attend this wonderful event that will coincide with the spring musical of Singin' In The Rain.

Play - A solo exhibition of the theatrical artwork of Karen Gjelsteen

Artist Biography:

Karen Gjelsteen’s career has been marked by her work as an educator, a scenic designer and now as an exhibiting mixed media artist.

Recently Karen retired from Cornish College of the Arts where she was a founding visionary of the Performance Production Department. As full professor, she taught scenic design and mentored set designers, scenic painters, and props artisans.

As a professional theatrical scenic designer, Karen Gjelsteen worked in regional and national theatres, designing some 140 productions. Her scenic designs have appeared from Seattle to Atlanta, from Honolulu to Anchorage, and from Portland to Berkeley, where she was awarded numerous Bay Area Theatre Awards. In 2007, she received the Gregory Falls Sustained Achievement Award for her contributions to the Seattle theatre community.

Karen Gjelsteen is now an exhibiting artist. Her art has shown in several juried group exhibitions. After last summer’s highly successful solo exhibition, Healing and Recovery, A Celebration, she is pleased to showcase another solo exhibit called Play at the Cornish Playhouse on the Seattle Center campus. She will be exhibiting her mixed media art inspired by her scenic design career.

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Student Lunchtime Concerts

Please join us for a lunchtime concert on the 7th floor in MCC at 12:15 pm. Feel free to bring your lunch. Mark you calendars for these additional events on the 7th floor.

Monday, April 11 - 7th Floor Piano Lobby

Triofus: Moe Weisner, Joel Bean and Will Lone perform standards and original jazz compositions

Wednesday, April 13 - 7th Floor Piano Lobby

Chamber Music - Trios performed by Paul Taub, flute; Joseph Syverson, violin/viola; Lewis Thompson, piano

Alumni News!

Richard Peacock, a former CSLC member, Cornish alum, and drag show host was featured on this BBC segment.

Click here to watch!

Courtney Sale, TH '03, named Artistic Director at Seattle Children's Theatre!

Courtney returns to Seattle from the Indiana Repertory Theatre where she has served as Associate Artistic Director. She also taught in Cornish's Summer Program for several years and worked for our Admissions Department.

Click here to learn more about Courtney and her new position!

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April Challenge!!!!

For the month of April, we challenge you to come in to Student Life and much like the joyful little things, we want you to share with us your ACCOMPLISHMENTS from the past school year! Whether it be waking up on time for class every day, making that art piece you've dreamed about, or discovering something new about yourself, what have you accomplished this year? What goals have you met... what have you done that inspires you to do even more? Come in to the office during the month of April, write down your accomplishments on a polka dot, and we will pick our favorites for prizes at the end of the month! Happy Spring time... go forth and achieve your goals!

Classroom connections with the Diversity Film Series

The Grand in partnership with the Tacoma Community College will be hosting the 6th annual Diversity Film Series April 10 – 27th featuring films that connect audiences with themes related to Social Sciences, Humanities, Music, Arts and Culture.

TCC and The Grand invite you to make connections between these featured films and your course content. Please see the attached flyer to learn how each movie can be connected to various disciplines.

This year’s films encompass a wide range a topics and narratives:

· Straight Outta Compton – dramatizing the rise and fall of the 1980’s American hip hop group N.W.A (2016 Oscar Nominated) | April 14

· Mustang – a portrait of a young girl and her teenage sisters coming of age in northern Turkey (2016 Oscar Nominated) | April 19

· Landfill Harmonic - the true story of Paraguayan children who created a symphony from trash and toured the world with their Recycled Orchestra (featured at the Tacoma Film Festival 2015) | April 21

· Saving Face – the first feature film from writer/director Alice Wu, Saving Face tells the story of young Asian-American lesbian balancing her personal life with family matters | April 24

· The Hand that Feeds – a documentary about the “mild-mannered sandwich maker” in New York City who helped undocumented workers organize to demand better and safer working conditions. | April 27

All films will play one day only at The Grand.

Tickets prices:

· General Admission $10 (students with ID and seniors save $2)

· Matinee: $8

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