The Bok Center Congratulates Diane Paulus

We at the Derek Bok Center would like to add our voices to the chorus as we congratulate Diane Paulus on her best direction of a musical win at the Tony Awards on Sunday night.

Paulus was awarded a Tony for best direction of a musical for her work on the American Repertory Theater’s production of “Pippin.”  In addition to the award for best direction of a musical, “Pippin” was also recognized with Tony Awards for best performance of a featured actress (Andrea Martin), best performance by a lead actress in a musical (Patina Miller), and best revival of a musical.

Diane Paulus has been recognized for her theatrical work in the past, earning Tony nominations for best director in 2009 and 2010 respectively.  Active on campus with students and faculty, Paulus recently told the Harvard Gazette: “There is no question that the Harvard community has a defining impact on the work that we do at the ART. There is no theater in America that has such an intellectual hotbed at its fingertips as the ART has with Harvard University. Our artistic work is constantly being inspired and informed by the scholarly research and pedagogical inquiry that defines the Harvard community.”

Here at the Bok Center we had a discussion with Diane in 2011 on the importance and impact of Active Learning as a part of a panel discussion.  Her enthusiasm for dynamic engagement in teaching and learning have brought success to her on the stage as well as on this campus.  Congratulations, Diane!

Our discussion with Diane can be seen here: 

Conversations@FAS: Diane Paulus on Active Learning from Derek Bok Center on Vimeo.

To see the panel in it’s entirety, click here: A Panel Discussion: The Importance of Active Learning

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