About the Barnard-Columbia Ancient Drama Group
Since 1977, a community scholars, students, and enthusiasts of Greco-Roman drama have produced an ancient play in the original Greek or Latin through an endowed fund at Barnard College, Columbia University. While the organization is formally a collaboration between the Classics departments of Columbia and Barnard, several other institutions in New York City are often represented each year, drawing audiences from throughout the tri-state area. With annual programming in the original ancient tongue for over four decades, our performing arts group is the only one of its kind in the United States. Browse our recent productions and check out our YouTube postings for freely available videos of past productions. Stay tuned for news on the current season:casting calls often occur in the fall semester, with performances in early April.
About the Matthew Alan Kramer Fund
Barnard Columbia Ancient Drama was founded in 1977 as a memorial to the life of Matthew Alan Kramer. Matthew was an engineering major and lover of Greek drama who died during his time at Columbia. Each year, we celebrate Matthew’s passion for the broad appeal of ancient Greek drama with the support of an endowed fund in his name.