Theatre Productions

Spring 2021 Mainstage Productions

Everybody 

Streamed performances at 8 p.m. March 18, 19, 20, 21

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By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Elizabeth Mozer. Jacobs-Jenkins is an African American playwright and recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship (aka the Genius Grant). His play Everybody was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He won the Obie Award in 2014 for Best New American Play for his plays Appropriate and An Octoroon. His play Gloria was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Everybody is an allegorical quest (based on the play Everyman) in which the title character “Everybody” pleads with his companions...in the hope that one of them will accompany him to his appointment with Death. The "La Danse Macabre" will be choreographed by Neva Kenny. "This is theatre rather unlike anything you might have seen...unusual, unconventional and eye opening...it is not only provocative and involving, it is also funny. Wildly funny..."- The Huffington Post

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

Streamed performances at 8 p.m. May 6, 7, 8, 9

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A play written and originally performed by actor, activist, playwright and professor Anna Deavere Smith. Directed by Danyé Brown.

This play was a portrayal of stories collected by Deavere Smith of the people living in Los Angeles during the riots in response to the dismissal of officers responsible for the brutal attack of Rodney King. For this work, Deavere Smith won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. Deavere Smith has gone on to receive additional prestigious awards including MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships for her incredible work in theatre and film.

From the owners of looted convenience stores to the family members of King, Deavere Smith captures raw humanity in the wake of social collapse. Deavere Smith conducted over 300 interviews that reveal a spectrum of emotions and the lasting effects created by this horrific time in modern society. Are we here again almost 30 years later? Or have we never left…

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The department of theatre is insistent on providing students with lots of hands-on opportunities in theatre, beginning in their freshman year. Cast and crew for productions are comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, occasionally augmented with guest artists. Theatre productions are credit-bearing course for currently registered students.

Auditions

Be sure to visit our audition information page for the latest information. Auditions for Fall productions happen in the first week of classes. Auditions for Spring productions take place towards the end of the Fall Semester.


Theatre Facilities

We are fortunate to have a variety of production facilities to work in, ranging from a 100-seat black box in the Fine Arts Building to a 1200+ seat Concert Theatre in the Anderson Center for Performing Arts.


Arts in Education

Offering special performances for curriculum enrichment through BOCES Organizations, Individual Teachers and Homeschool Networks. Matinee performances for K-12 audiences, Q & A with Cast and Crew, Discussion Panel, and OnSite Workshops when applicable.

Box Office Information 

Tickets are sold through the Anderson Center of Performing Arts Box Office. Visit them online any time to purchase tickets or call 607-777-2787, noon-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

For a listing of all performing arts events at the Anderson Center, visit their website