The Creative Life

The Creative Life: A Conversation Series at UAlbany

Created and produced by the University Art Museum, NYS Writers Institute and UAlbany Performing Arts Center in collaboration with WAMC Public Radio, this original series features leading figures from a variety of artistic disciplines in conversation about their creative inspirations, their craft and their careers. "Roundtable" host Joe Donahue conducts live on-stage interviews followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Upcoming Guests:

Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone

Two-time Tony and Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone is currently starring as Helena Rubinstein in the new Broadway musical  War Paint  opposite Christine Ebersole. A graduate of the first class of the Drama Division of New York’s Juilliard School and a founding member of John Houseman’s The Acting Company in which she toured the country for four years, LuPone went on to be a Broadway superstar for more than 30 years from her Tony-winning performance in  Evita  to star turns in  Anything Goes  (Tony nomination),  Sweeney Todd (Tony nomination),  Gypsy  (Best Actress Tony winner) and  Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Tony nomination). She is the author of the  New York Times  best-selling memoir, Patti LuPone: A Memoir.

Thursday, April 26 at 7pm, 2018
Page Hall
Downtown UAlbany campus

Past Guests:

Garth Fagan - Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Lion King Choreographer
Tony Award winner
Dance company founder


Lois Lowry - Friday, November 10, 2017
Author of The Giver & Number the Stars
Newbery Medal winner
Leading voice of children's literature


David Salle - Thursday, March 23, 2017
Renowned painter
Film and stage designer
Author on fine art


Regina Carter - Saturday, February 11, 2017
Violin virtuoso
Jazz artist and improviser
MacArthur Fellow


Savion Glover - Saturday, October 15, 2016
Dancer, choreographer and hoofer
Tony Award nominee and winner
Broadway, television and film star


Joyce Carol Oates - Thursday, September 15, 2016
Novelist, poet and essayist
Pulitzer Prize finalist
New York Times best-selling author