A wild, utterly original play about contemporary Iran is presented to celebrate World Theater Day. Twenty-nine years old and forbidden to leave his country, playwright Nassim Soleimanpour distills the experience of an entire generation born amidst the hardship of the Iran-Iraq war.
Based on the oral histories of working-class families living below the poverty level and hungering for change, this triptych of live radio plays explores the challenges of contemporary life in America – from hunger to gun violence to foreclosure to anti-immigrant bias.
Reservations and Other Information
For 22-23, admission is free to all performances and reservations are required. To make a reservation for your school group or for additional details, contact Kim Engel at 518-442-5738 or [email protected].
Our series of high school matinees culminates with a play about hunger and food insecurity. We are asking that groups coming to any performance consider collecting and bringing canned and non-perishable items for donation to UAlbany’s Purple Pantry as well as local community food banks and pantries.
Resource materials are generally available approximately one month in advance of the shows. Directions and bus information are provided upon reservation.
Guided campus, Performing Arts Center and Art Museum tours as well as other activities like departmental meetings, class observations and lunch in the Campus Center are possible when your group is on campus. More information will be provided with your reservation.
Described by THE NEW YORK TIMES as “...triple-threat performers who dance, sing and act with a sometimes searing sense of truthfulness,” Urban Bush Women is a groundbreaking ensemble seeking to bring untold and under-told histories and stories to light through dance.
Strumming guitar, clicking castanets and stomping feet! In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage month, virtuoso guitarist Maria Zemantauski performs from her rhythmically driven repertoire. She is joined by “La Nina,” a native of Colombia who studied flamenco in Spain.
Join the Capital Trio in an exploration of the different tools in the classical composer’s toolbox for creating music that moves from joyful to desperate to exhilarated to lost, all while maintaining motivic unity and cohesion in classical forms.
This program is the product of a collaboration between an artist and a scientist. For an entire semester, Professor Keith Earle of the UAlbany Physics Department and choreographer Ellen Sinopoli focused on a communion of the arts and sciences studying side by side the principles of physics and modern dance.