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Spotlight UB:
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."

  • Musical Assassins by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, co-produced with Stillpointe Theatre Initiative, photo by Britt Olsen-Ecker
    Assassins Musical

    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 merged with local artists to present an evening of dance and slam poetry.
    African-American Arts

    Black Student Union partnered with local artists to present an evening of dance and slam poetry

  • Staged reading of Judith Krummeck’s screenplay based on Andre Brink’s novel , A Chain of Voices, Emerging Voices Project 2015
    Purgatory

    Michael Zemarel and Chloe McDaniel in William Butler Yeats' mysterious last play, Purgatory.

  • HFI workshop
    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

  • 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
    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.

  • Title IX Awareness program
    But I Said No

    A staged reading of play, But I Said No, as part of Title IX Awareness programming.


Upcoming Events:

Unless otherwise specified, events take place in the Wright Theater, an acoustically designed space on the fifth floor of the UB Student Center

Summer 2017:

list of EVP events

Emerging Voices Project:

  • Thursday, May 11, 7pm, MFA alum Victoria Kennedy's new play Uninvited Guest, based on her short story of the same name, featuring Sharea Harris, Kindra Price, J Hargrove, Brandan Tate, Courtney Jackson, Janay Wells, and Shelby Sullivan;
  • Monday, May 15, 11am, final improvisation class with Everyman Theatre company member Bruce Nelson and his students, the Whole Dog improv group.
  • Monday, May 15, 6:30pm, Skelter Release Party, Bogomolny Room
  • Thursday, May 18, 7pm, reading of new work by faculty member Betsy Boyd;
  • Thursday, May 25, 7pm, MFA alum Sharea Harris' continuation of her Black Maggies saga.

Artscape, July 21-23, High Zero Worlds in Collusion, schedule TBA

Fall 2017:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 12, Saxton-Gagnon Duo with Judith Saxton on trumpet and Alice Gagnon on piano
  • Thursday, Sept. 21, spoken word night
  • Thursday, Oct. 12, staged reading of screenplay, Emblems, by Rachel Jackson, a futurist view of sexual assault trials
  • Monday, Oct. 23, Spotlight You, a student-driven night of entertainment
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7, veteran storytelling
  • Monday, Nov. 27 and Wednesday, Nov. 29, witness accounts of 1968 Baltimore riots, One Particular Saturday by Kimberley Lynne, performed by ARTS297 learning community actors

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!

In June 2016, the University of Baltimore proudly announced a new partnership with Everyman Theatre and the Hippodrome Foundation in the creation of Performance Studies Baltimore, a specialization out of the Integrated Arts program and based on the conservatory ensemble model. Listen to the WJZ news story of the announcement. The curriculum will soon be posted. Donald Hicken is directing ARTS297 in November, and Everyman company member Bruce R. Nelson will teach improvisation and acting in the spring.

 


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More Information:

  • Tickets

    Tickets can be purchased:

    • online via www.etix.com; search under "University of Baltimore." 
      Note: As with all online ticketing services, etix charges a minimal processing fee.
    • one hour before the show at the door.

    Tickets to most Spotlight UB events are $5 for UB alumni (except Rapid Lemon Productions Variations on Blame).

  • Location

    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).

    Learn about parking for Spotlight UB events.

  • Accessibility

    If any audience members require an event to be interpreted, please email spotlightub@ubalt.edu 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 klynne@ubalt.edu.

Last Published 5/3/17