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Next Spotlight UB Event:

CAS Has Talent Show,

Thursday, 4/24, 7:30pm

Neil Feather at Worlds in Collusion

Neil Feather in Worlds in Collusion

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Daniel Berrigan's Trial of the Catonsville Nine

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Homo Will Inherit, Gay Expectations Too

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Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues

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Poet Gayle Danley

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Armagh 2013 John Hewitt International Writing Festival performance

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Armagh 2012 rehearsal, Marketplace Theatre, Northern Ireland

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Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive

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Students of Armagh Project 2013 at the John Hewitt International Writing Festival


Jessica Blake and Eric Jensen's The Exonerated

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Armagh Project 2013 students in Armagh City, N. Ireland


Staged reading of Kendra Kopelke's Hopper's Women

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Sparrow's Point Steel Drum Band, Worlds in Collusion


Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf

Spotlight UB Performing Arts Series

Slam Bang Pow Art

Part of the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, Spotlight UB is pleased to present another season of readings, theatrical productions, concerts, and integrated arts performances in the Wright Theater, an acoustically designed space on the fifth floor of the UB Student Center. The diversified programming spans the arts from Beethoven to storytelling and from spoken word poetry to improvisational piano.

Spring 2014

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Talent Show, April 24, 7pm

CAS Has Talent! This variety show and silent auction are a fundraiser for CAS summer student scholarship. CAS faculty and staff will perform music, comedy, dance and prose, featuring the talent of Dean Laura Bryan, John Chapin, Jane Delury, Roger Friskey, Robin Gunkel, Fred Guy, Jeffrey Hoover, Miriam King, Kendra Kopelke, Paul Kopelke, Kimberley Lynne, Arthur Magida, Steve Matanle, Carey Miller, Daniel Page, Michael Palmer, Joan Weber, Cheryl Wilson, Provost Joe Wood and Betsy Yarrison. Tickets in advance (search under University of Baltimore Foundation) $10 general/alumni, $5 students/seniors. Tickets at the door $15 general/alumni. 


Summer 2014

Emerging Voices Project

EVP continues into its fifth year with a mix of storytelling, music, poetry, memoir and theatre. The events are all free to the public and start at 7pm.

Wednesday, May 7, Marion Winik's Oral Storytelling class will perform Spring Story Slam, an astounding variety of monologues about everything from family secrets to modern love.

Thursday, May 22, MFA Candidate and rock star Ron Kipling Williams presents Dreadlocks, Rock 'n Roll and Human Rights, a powerful mix of poetry performance, music, video and visual art.

Thursday, May 29, MFA Candidate and UB Veterans Coordinator Anthony Moll will read his military memoir pieces, along with other UB vets in Soldier Stories.

Thursday, June 5, new short plays from UB students and faculty will be read in the Playwrights' Lab.

Armagh Project 2014, July 3- August 3

University of Baltimore creative writers journey again to Northern Ireland with adjunct and theater events coordinator Kimberley Lynne for a month-long intensive residency that culminates in performance in the John Hewitt International Summer School Festival.

High Zero Foundation's Exotic Hypnotic Festival as part of Artscape, July 18-20

The High Zero Foundation returns to UB with another amazing mash-up of local experimental music for three crazy days.


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Purchase tickets to events at the UB Student Center's Wright Theater via; search under "University of Baltimore." As with all online ticketing services, etix charges a minimal processing fee. Tickets are also available one hour before the show at the door. Tickets to all Spotlight events are $5 for UB alumni.

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 Mt. Royal avenues).

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If any audience members require an event to be interpreted for the deaf, please e-mail with your request. Requests can only be honored at two weeks prior to performance.

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