UB's Performing Arts Series
As part of the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, Spotlight UB is pleased to present readings, theatrical productions, concerts and integrated arts performances. Spotlight regularly attaches programming to curriculum with learning goals of arts appreciation and increased reading comprehension.
One student, after seeing the production of Sondheim's musical, Assassins, commented in her critical response that "we took a sneak peak into America's twisted history."
The cast of Assassins, a musical written by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, that was co-produced with Stillpointe Theatre Initiative. (photo by Britt Olsen-Ecker)
Black Student Union partnered with local artists to present an evening of dance and slam poetry
Michael Zemarel and Chloe McDaniel in William Butler Yeats' mysterious last play, Purgatory.
Something rotten workshop
Hippodrome Foundation workshop with national tour actor from Something Rotten company with Professional Development course students as part of the Performance Studies Specialization
The Red Door is Open
Integration of visual arts and music in The Red Door is Open program with pianist Robert Hitz and faculty member and musician/painter Jeffrey Hoover.
But I Said No
A staged reading of play, But I Said No, as part of Title IX Awareness programming.
In its eleven years of service, Spotlight UB has offered over 200 events with over 23,000 attendees. Not only can art allow artistic personal expression, but art can help audience process this complicated reality. The arts, combined with education and social context, promote empathy, compassion, and critical thinking. Sadly, after the final Emerging Voices Project, Spotlight UB is ending due to budget restrictions.
Unless otherwise specified, events take place in the Wright Theater, an acoustically designed space on the fifth floor of the UB Student Center.
Emerging Voices Project - free with talk backs post-show:
- The Portrait of the Artist as a Sad Little Girl in New Jersey, Marion Winik's brand new, hilarious, one-woman show, Thursday May 24, 7pm
- A further exploration of Sharea Harris' Black Maggies III cycle, Thursday, May 31, 7pm, the third installment continues the story of an organization of black women who serve as the nexus of spiritual and secular in our every day lives.
University of Baltimore student David Chiodaroli wrote an article for the UB Post concerning the diminished Spotlight UB budget. The UB Post is migrating to more online journalism. Please support college journalists https://ubpost.org/2017/10/07/the-birth-death-and-rebirth-of-spotlight-ub/
Baltimore City Paper voting poll chose Stillpointe Theatre and Spotlight UB's combined production of Stephen Sondheim's musical, Assassins, as Best Musical 2016. Congratulations to the cast and crew!
Unless otherwise noted, all events are held in the Wright Theater on the fifth floor of the UB Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. (at the corner of Maryland and Mount Royal avenues).
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If any audience members require an event to be interpreted, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. Requests can only be honored when a request is made at least two weeks prior to performance.
For further information, please contact Kimberley Lynne, arts and theater manager, at email@example.com.