DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND THEATRE
2019-20 Theatre Program Productions


Six Scenes in a Theater

by Kathryn Walat
Directed by Ivey Lowe and Robert Dalton

Wednesday & Thursday, October 16 & 17 at 7pm
Friday, October 18 at 3pm & 10pm
Saturday, October 19 at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, October 20 at 2pm

Set in an empty college theatre, here and now—and 50 years earlier—as students prepare for a production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town.  This new play is a love letter to people who make theatre.  It’s about the brilliant intensity of youth and love and life, which is only appreciated after it slips away. It is also a ghost story. more info



Intimate Apparel
by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Kim Stauffer

Thursdays, November 14 & 21* at 7pm
Fridays, November 15 & 22 at 3pm
Saturdays, November 16 & 23 at 7pm
Sundays, November 17 & 24 at 2pm
Wednesday, November 20 at 7pm

Post-show discussions on November 20 & 21

Driven by passion and determination to build a better life for herself, Esther, a brilliant African American seamstress in turn-of-the-century New York, diligently saves her earnings and daydreams of the life she longs to create.  Sought after for making intimate apparel for diverse clientele, she delicately navigates the complex structures of race, class, and societal divides when a devastating betrayal costs her nearly everything.  Written by the first female playwright to win two Pulitzer Prizes, this play offers a powerful story about the resiliency of the human spirit. more info

Presented in conjunction with the 400 Years of Inequality Observance supported by University Auxiliary Services.


Admission for both of the above
Advance tickets: $17 general public / $12 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff
Day of show tickets: $22 general public / $17 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff


A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Chad Larabee

Thursday, March 5 at 7pm
Friday, March 6 at 3pm
Saturday, March 7 at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, March 8 at 2pm

Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy explores love in all its magical forms: love at first sight, romantic love, and love twisted by lust, by jealousy, and by magic. Four lovers lose their minds in a forest filled with mischievous fairies. With gay and lesbian love stories at its core, this reimagined production vividly proves that true love conquers all.

Advance tickets: $17 general public / $12 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff
Day of show tickets: $22 general public / $17 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff



Fresh Acts: A Festival of New Plays
Artistic Director Kate Walat

Wednesday & Thursday, April 22 & 23 at 7pm
Friday, April 24 at 3pm
Saturday, April 25 at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, April 26 at 2pm

This annual festival of play readings features works written, directed, and performed entirely by students. See some of the freshest writing that UAlbany has to offer and be a part of the dynamic process of theatre being made in the kind of creative collaborations at the heart of the American theatre.

Advance tickets: $8 general public / $5 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff
Day of show tickets: $10 general public / $8 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff