Department of Theater and Dance

2022-2023 Season



SWEAT poster

Show Times:

May 17 - May 19 at 7:30PM
May 20 at 2:30PM
May 21 at 1pm
Yulman Theater

The regional premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning play that delves into themes of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and labor relations. Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.

This play contains strong language and on-stage depictions of violence.

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Steinmetz Day - Lothridge Festival of Dance

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Friday, May 13th, 4pm
The Nott Memorial.

Ninety-five student performers will display their talents and love of dance onstage at the Nott Memorial in the annual Lothridge Festival of Dance.

The hour-long show, created by Dance Program Director Megan Flynn and Assistant Director Laurie Zabele Cawley, and is set for 4 p.m. and includes 14 works in an array of dance styles.

This year’s featured faculty choreography is by adjunct Omonike Akinyemi, whose flamenco practicum students will present their in-class work, titled “A Night in Sevilla.”

Student choreographers are Nishtha Agarval ’24, Trisha Agrawal ’23, Emily Armlin ’23, Shriya Balaji ’23, Ishika Chourasia ’25, Eva Crowley ’24, Janet Fabode ’23, Kim Falcon ’23, Aida Girma ’23 Miriam Rojo Gutierrez ’25, Keerthi (Anuja) Konda ’23, Caitlin LeSage ’25, Emily Juliana Lisi ’23, Abby Resnic ’23, Vaishali Srinivasan ’25 and Zoe Watson ’23.

The student clubs performing are Hip Hop, Bhangra, LatinX Dance Club, Kpop, Dance Team, African Dance Club and Tap Club, making its debut. Union’s dance seniors also will perform their own number.

Attendance is first come, first served, and will be capped at 400. After the performance, the Theater and Dance Department will present the Hedda Hainebach Memorial Prize in Music and Theater, and the Edward Villella Fellowship for dance.

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Winter Dance Concert, At The Intersection

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Show Times:

March 1 - March 4 at 7:30PM
March 4 at 2:00PM
Yulman Theater

The Union College Dance Program presents: “At the Intersection”-- a dance concert featuring 10 original works by students, faculty, and guest choreographers, with 31 student performers and members of our UCall community. Original costumes, lighting and set design, created in collaboration with faculty of the Theater & Dance Department.

Appropriate for all ages.

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Winter Reading Series

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Show Times:

February 1st 7:30pm - Pride & Prejudice
February 2nd 7:30pm - Everybody
February 3rd 7:30pm - Pride & Prejudice
February 4th 2:00pm - Pride & Prejudice
February 4th 7:30pm - Everybody
February 5th 2:00pm - Everybody

Old Chapel

The 2023 Winter Reading Series, presented by the Department of Theater and Dance, provides an opportunity to examine classical texts through the lenses of contemporary playwrights. From February 1-5, students from across the college will present readings of two plays- Pride and Prejudice by Wall Street Journal's Playwright of the Year Kate Hamill (adapted from the novel by Jane Austen) and Everybody by two-time Obie winner, MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (adapted from the late medieval morality play Everyman). The student actors, stage managers, assistant directors and sound designers represent majors from departments including classics, neuroscience, computer science, political science, biochemistry, electrical engineering, anthropology, physics, music, economics, religious studies, English and Spanish.

Winter Reading Series 2023 Program

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FALL 2022

poster for A Midsummer Night's Dream

Show Times:

November 2 - November 5 at 7:30PM
November 6 at 2:00PM
Yulman Theater

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, adapted by The Union College Department of Theater and Dance. On the eve of Duke Theseus' wedding to Hippolyta, Hermia is offered death or life as a nun when she refuses to wed her father's choice of suitor, Demetrius. Hermia and her true love Lysander flee to the woods, pursued by Demetrius and his scorned former lover; Hermia's best friend, Helena. The fairies in the woods are conflicted by the war between their rulers Oberon and Titania, and a group of passionate but unskilled actors seek to stage a romantic play in time for Theseus' wedding day. An abridged adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream encounters lovers young and old, human and fairy, and follows them through an evening of trials, tribulations, misunderstandings and magical interference.

Appropriate for all ages.

Stephanie C. Davis Dance Residency

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Limón Dance Company's
Celebrating the 75th Anniversary Season

On Campus Events
Thursday, October 20th- Henle Dance Studio
6-7:15pm - Master Class
7:30-8:30pm Lecture/Demonstration with Artisitc Director Dante Pulelo

Performance at The Egg, Albany
Friday, October 21st
7:15pm - Pre show talk
8pm - Performance
9pm - Post Show Q&A with Dancers

Tickets are FREE with a Union ID and available at Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts 102 Main Office. The Main Office is open M-F 10am-4:00pm.

“The dancers performed with a luscious spontaneity...this was alive”
-New York Times