Department of Theater and Dance

Current Season

WINTER 2024

Winter Dance Concert: Borders and Boundaries

Boarders and boundaries WDC poster

Show Times:

February 28th-March 2nd - 7:30pm
March 2nd at 2:00PM
Yulman Theater

The Union College Dance Program presents Borders and Boundaries, a dance concert featuring 10 original works choreographed by students and faculty. Borders and Boundaries features 33 student performers, alongside original costume and lighting designs created in collaboration with the theater and dance department.

The runtime is approximately 75 minutes.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite - click here to purchase or visit us at our box office located in Yulman Theater Monday-Friday 1-2pm.

Patriot Acts

Patriot acts poster

Show Times:

February 1-3 at 7:30PM
February 4 at 2:00PM
Yulman Studio Theater

Union College Theater and Dance Department presents Patriot Acts a play written and directed by Cheryl Black.

Patriot Acts dramatizes American women’s quest for enfranchisement, a quest that intersects with the larger story of securing America’s long-deferred dream of liberty and justice for all, a complex, sprawling journey beginning in 1776 and continuing into the present day. The play is a text more “wrought” than “written,” inspired by British playwright Elizabeth Robins’ 1906 “dramatic tract” (especially her second act, which depicts a suffrage rally) and assembled from a plethora of historical and dramatic sources, including speeches, letters, sermons, songs, newspaper reports, memoirs, poems, and plays, and featuring a host of historical figures (John and Abigail Adams, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Maria Lopez, Alice Paul, Mabel Lee Hua, Mary Church Terrell, Marie Baldwin, W.E.B. DuBois, and others….). If there is a central protagonist in Patriot Acts, it is the disenfranchised in the U.S. who have never given up on achieving equality and justice, and one of its major aims is to remind those of us who may now exercise these hard-won rights to honor those who won them for us.

The runtime is 90 minutes.

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FALL 2023

FLORIDITA, my Love

Poster of theater production. "FLORIDITA, my Love"

Show Times:

November 1 - November 4 at 7:30PM
November 5 at 2:00PM
Yulman Theater

Union College Theater and Dance Department presents FLORIDITA, my Love a play by Javier Antonio González, directed by Jorge Luna.

After missing a train, a young immigrant waitress contemplates suicide on the subway platform at the 125th Street Station. What follows is a perversely comical regression into her darkest fantasies, memories, or both. “FLORIDITA, my Love” is a nightmare about the invisible in the United States, set on the border crossings between real and imaginary, Harlem and Morningside Heights, Mexico and New York City.


Warnings: Not recommended for audiences under 16 years old. Strong language, adult content, racial slurs, prop guns and the sound of gunshots will be used during the performance

The runtime is 90 minutes, there will be no intermission.

In the news

In The Daily Gazette

Stephanie C. Davis Dance Residency

DCDC residency 23 poster

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

On Campus Events
Thursday, October 19th- Henle Dance Studio
6-7:15pm - Master Class (sign up here)
7:30-8:30pm Lecture/Demonstration with Debbie Blunden-Diggs, DCDC Artistic Director.

Performance at The Egg, Albany
Friday, October 20th
7:15pm - Pre show talk
8pm - Performance

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 Stephanie C. Davis Residency is made possible by a gift from Gus (‘59) and Sue Davis, in memory of their daughter, Stephanie.

https://www.union.edu/news/stories/202308/save-date-dayton-dance-troupe

https://www.dcdc.org/