Tuesday, July 27, 2010

<em>Who Said I Can’t </em> – The Story of Ralph J. Moscato (WSC ’74)

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When Ralph J. Moscato was just an infant, he was diagnosed with Cooley’s Anemia, a fatal genetic condition which required regular blood transfusions. He was not expected to live beyond the age of ten. However, with his strong spirit and determination, he lived beyond the age of 30 and he was able to develop his talent for art.

Dr. Marion Adinolfi, Ralph’s sister, recently published Who Said I Can’t, a biographical story of Ralph Moscato. It describes how Ralph lived with Cooley’s Anemia, his relationship with his sister and how he grew up in an Italian-American family in New York City during the twentieth century.

If you would like to learn more about the book, please click here to visit the official website.

Photo courtesy of www.whosaidicant.com.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Deborah Margolin (ARTS ’75)

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Deb Margolin is a playwright and performance artist. She received the 1999-2000 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance and the 2005 Kesselring Playwriting Award for her play, Three Seconds in the Key. She is currently a Professor of Theater Studies at Yale University.

Her new play, Imagining Madoff, is a fictional work centered on Bernard Madoff. Despite many challenges and script changes, the play premieres this week at Stageworks/Hudson located in Hudson, NY.

To read more about Deb Margolin and her new play here.

Photo courtesy of www.stageworkshudson.org.