Fall 2021

Past Events

September 05, 2021
September 04, 2021
September 04, 2021
September 03, 2021
September 02, 2021


Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027
(enter on 125th Street, west of Broadway)


Wilder Shorts poster

Columbia University School of the Arts Theatre Program is proud to present 'Wilder Shorts! - The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden & Pullman Car Hiawatha,' by playwright Thornton Wilder and directed by alum Logan Reed '21.


The Kirby family travels to Camden and a motley crew of passengers on a train hurtle through the American landscape to Chicago. The solar system makes an entrance, the great philosophers of years past impart their “wisdom,” and the fields themselves fight for the spotlight. In a celebration of theatre itself, nine actors perform over 30 roles in these two Thornton Wilder short plays, capturing the hilarity and miracle of life along with its inevitable fragility.

Ticketing Information

Tickets are available to current students, faculty, and staff who have completed the requirements of the University Health Compact and who can present a "green pass" on the ReOpenCU app upon arrival.

There is a limit of one (1)  ticket per person, per performance and each ticket must be held in the name of the guest attending the event.


Lindsey Ackerman, Hilary Asare, Amanda Centeno, Zachary Desmond, Alice Gorelick, Annie Hoeg, Naomi Honig, Michael Karadsheh (student), and Anthony Naranjo.


The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden
Naomi Honig - Stage Manager
Hilary Asare - Ma Kirby
Michael Karadsheh (student )- Arthur 
Amanda Centeno - Caroline
Zachary Desmond - Elmer
Lindsey Ackerman - Beula 

Pullman Car Hiawatha
Naomi Honig - Stage Manager
Michael Karadsheh (student) - The Porter
Amanda Centeno - Lower One, Female Attendant & Others
Hilary Asare - Lower Three & Others
Lindsey Ackerman - Lower Five & Others
Zachary Desmond - Lower Seven, Male Attendant & Others
Anthony Naranjo - Lower Nine, Philip, & Others
Alice Gorelick - The Insane Woman
Annie Hoeg - Harriet


Production Team

Director Logan Reed ‘21
Stage Manager Aimee-Marie Holland ‘20
Assistant Stage Manager Stormy Lambert (student)
Company Manager Talia Escobedo (student)
Producer Kyra Armstrong (student)
Scenic Designer An-lin Dauber
Sound Designer Tye Hunt Fitzgerald
Lighting Designer Carolina Ortiz Herrera
Costume Designer Matthew R. Malone
Dramaturg & Props Designer Zach Marlin


About the Artist

Logan Reed is a New York based Theatre Director with select credits including Terrence McNally’s Some Men (Pride Plays at Rattlestick) & It’s Only a Play (Hawaii Theatre), Twelfth Night (Classical Theatre of Harlem), Jeremy O. Harris’s Xander Xyst, Dragon: 1 (Sam French OOB Festival), Sarah DeLappe’s But I Digress (The Habitat) and Mom Play (TinyRhino), Naomi Wallace’s War Boys (Columbia University), Kate Pressman’s 26 Seconds (Open Studio at Park Avenue Armory), Gabriel Vega Weissman’s and Brian Reno’s Loose Canon (Scranton Shakespeare Festival / FringeNYC / SoHo Playhouse), Stephen Charles Smith’s Slow Field (Theaterlab), and Helen Banner’s The Sixth Borough (Fresh Ground Pepper). He recently served as the 2020-2021 Perelman Center Fellow under the guidance of Bill Rauch and also held a Public Diplomacy Internship at the State Department, where he focused on countering disinformation. He’s a recent alumni of Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs International Fellows Program and has a B.A. from Tufts University.