Department of Theater and Dance

Past Seasons

SPRING 2022

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ACT A LADY

by Jordan Harrison

Show Times:

May, 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30PM
May, 22 at 2:00PM
Yulman Theater

When the men of a small Prohibition-era town decide to put on a play dressed in "fancy-type, women-type clothes," the whole community is affected: gender lines blur, eyebrows raise, identities explode, and life and art are forever entangled. A thoughtful and exuberant Midwestern fable about the woman in every man, the man in every woman and the power of theatre to uncover both.

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CLUB DRAGONFLY

Club Dragonfly April 14-17 at 7:30PM
Show Times:

April 14, 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30PM
Yulman Theater Building
Studio A

Devised by Randy Wyatt and the cast

CLUB DRAGONFLY is an immersive and interactive cabaret experience. Enter the club and be entertained by in-house cabaret soloists and a featured guest singer as you choose what happens to the waiters' story--live and through your own phone! A variety of pop, rock and show tunes intermingle with devised sketch comedy for an unforgettable evening.

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$15 General Admission
$5 for those with a Union ID (including students, faculty, and staff) & Senior Citizens

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WINTER 2022

Outbrave Winter Dance Concert

OUTBRAVE

Winter Dance Concert
Directed by Miryam Moutillet

Show times:

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 7:30PM
Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7:30PM
Friday, March 4, 2022 at 7:30PM
(Matinee) Saturday, March 5th at 2:00PM and 7:30PM

$15 General Admission
$5 for those with a Union ID (including students, faculty, and staff) & Senior Citizens

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All audience members will be required to follow Union College mask and vaccination protocols. This means wearing surgical or N95, KN95 or KF94 masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

For more information, call the Yulman Box Office at (518) 388-6545.

Director's Note

Outbrave Program

FALL 2021

In the early 1950s, a psychologist sets out to write the definitive book on THE SEX HABITS OF AMERICAN WOMEN. Meanwhile, his wife is having an affair with his former student, his daughter can’t find love, and all his theories refuse to go unchallenged. Juxtaposed to the action in the 1950s is a present-day videographer making a documentary on precisely the same subject.

The Sex Habits of American Women
Show times:

- Thursday, November 4th at 7:30PM
- Friday, November 5th at 7:30PM
- Saturday, November 6th at 7:30PM
- (Matinee) Sunday, November 7th at 2PM

$15 General Admission
$5 for those with a Union ID (including students, faculty, and staff) & Senior Citizens
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COVID & More Information:

There will be one intermission. The show will last roughly two hours. Children under 12 not admitted. Seats will be at least six feet away from performers. We require that all attendees wear masks to keep everyone safe. Performers will be masked until they enter the stage, and each performer will take a rapid Covid test before each performance.

A Word from the Director

The Sex Habits of American Women Program

Stephanie C. Davis Dance Residency

Rennie Harris Puremovement - Celebrating 30th Anniversary in 2022

Henle Dance Pavilion - Master Class
Thursday, October 21
6:00-7:30pm

The Egg, Albany, NY
Friday, October 22
Nuttin But A Word at 8:00pm
Post-performance – Q&A session with the company at 9:00pm

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Free with Union ID

The Basquiat of the US. Contemporary dance scene, Rennie Harris has literally embodied the history of hip-hop dance. – The London Times

SPRING 2021

STEINMETZ VIRTUAL DANCE FESTIVAL 2021 VIDEO
with Bhangra Club, Dance Seniors, Kpop, and more.

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THE TROJAN WOMEN
by Euripides
Translation by Amlin Gray
Directed by Randy Wyatt

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Scenic Designer: Andrew Mannion
Lighting Designer: Drew Bodd
Costume Designer: Brittney Belz
Sound Designer: Luke Krauss
Mask/Hair Design: Brittney Belz
Stage Manager: Juliet Park '21

CAST in Order of Appearance:
Poseidon/Chorus – Amber Birt.'22
Hecuba – Ginde Baker '23
Talthybius/Chorus – Lauryn West '23
Cassandra/Chorus – Chloe Savitch '22
Andromache/Chorus – Sophie Hurwitz '21
Menelaus/Soldier – Erick Miron '22
Helen/Chorus – Helen Smith '22
Voice of Poseidon/Soldier – Eli Coleman '24
Soldier – Adam Hall '21

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Sam Spade
Always Gets
Her Man
by Robin MacDuffie
Directed by Andrew Mannion
April 18 - May 30 at 6pm
WRUC 89.7 FM or wruc.union.edu

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In this radio noir comedy, Private Investigator Samantha Spade and her trusty secretary, Miss P., go up against Sam's nemesis to solve the case of a missing fiancé. But when Sam falls hard for her client and he turns out to be a suspect, all bets are off in this wacky mystery comedy with sexy hair..

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WINTER 2021

Winter Dance Concert 2021: RESILIENCE film projection

Students and faculty teamed up for a lively edition of the Winter Dance Concert that was a unique way to share their work with the community while following the College’s health and safety guidelines. Led by Dance Director Miryam Moutillet, students and faculty collaborators created 12 films that were projected outside Taylor Music Center. Watch a trailer of the performance here.

WDC21: Resilience

SPRING 2020

VIDEOS OF REMOTE PRODUCTIONS:

DISRUPTION: A Pandemic Decalogue
Theatre Professor and Chair Randy Wyatt devised and produced a series of short pieces performed by students about life in a pandemic.
"After a term like this, it feels vital to be able to reflect back the truth of what students have been thinking and feeling. Hope you enjoy. Maybe something will resonate." -- Randy Wyatt

STEINMETZ DANCE COLLECTIVE 2020
Gustave L. Davis '59 and Susan S. Davis Director of Dance, Miryam Moutillet, and Assistant Director/Lecturer Laurie Zabele Cawley brought together a virtual Steinmetz Dance performance with Bhangra Club, Dance Minors, Dance Team, Hip Hop Club, Kpop, LatinX Club, Step Team, Seniors, and Soloists.

WINTER 2020

American La Ronde by Steven Dietz
Directed by Kim Stauffer

A simple silver bracelet travels through the lives of ten bold and desperate lovers, giving us a glimpse of the intrigue and heartache left in its wake.

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I put the fear of mexico in em, by Matthew Paul Olmos
directed by Angel Flores ’20

When Jonah and Adray cross the border into Tijuana for a quick vacation, they stumble off the beaten path and come face to face with a Mexican couple in an alley. What ensues is a humorous and complex dance that explores and challenges notions of boundaries, safety and identity.

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WINTER DANCE CONCERT: IN DREAMS, conceived by Gustave L. Davis '59 and Susan S. Davis Director of Dance Miryam Moutillet

Winter Dance Concert : In Dreams Trailer

In Dreams is an original work that showcases solo and ensemble dances with 24 students.
Among those contributing choreographed pieces were Director of Dance Miryam Moutillet, Assistant Director Laurie Zabele Cawley, and Jazz/Broadway Dance Adjunct Freddy Ramirez; along with dance minors China Campagnuolo ’20, Madalyn Engvold ’20, Marie Lindsey ’21 and Abby Polott ’20.

FALL 2019

Macbeth by William Shakespeare
By William Shakespeare

In a murky wood, Macbeth encounters three witches, who present him with a number of unlikely prophecies about his ascent to the throne of Scotland. Thus begins Macbeth's mad decent through blood-soaked murders, demonic visions, and unraveling deceptions that ultimately lead to a country's revolt against a fallen king.

SPRING 2019

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The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Marcus Dean Fuller

“The Importance of Being Earnest’ is a hilarious comedy,” says Sophie Hurwitz ’21, a theater and biochemistry double major. “It’s been exciting to be able to develop as an actor by working on a comedy. It's something I've put a lot of work into, and I hope others get as much joy out of watching it as I get being in it.”

WINTER 2019

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WHEN THE PROMISE WAS BROKEN:
SHORT PLAYS INSPIRED BY THE SONGS OF
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Directed by Patricia L. Culbert

Lighting Designer: Andrew Mannion
Scenic Designer: Andrew Mannion
Costume Designer: Brittney Belz
Stage Manager: Matthew Dulchinos ’20

PLAY, SONG, AND CAST LIST

VALHALLA CORRECTIONAL by Peter Ullian, inspired by We Take Care of Our Own
CAST: Helen Smith ’22, Etienne-Marcel Giannelli ’20

BLOODY RIVER by Elaine Romero, inspired by American Skin
CAST: Amber Birt ’22, Haoyu (John) Jiang ’21, Rochelle Nuqui ’22

OBJECT PERMANENCE by Jennifer Blackmer, Inspired by Terry’s Song
CAST: Dan Gottlieb ’19, Aly Silbey ’20

DRIVE ALL NIGHT by Steven Dietz, inspired by Drive All Night
CAST: Chloe Savitch ’22, Helen Smith ’22, Zachary Christian ’20

A SEMI-AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL RESPONSE TO FEELINGS OF
SEXUAL INADEQUACY PROMPTED BY REPEATEDLY
LISTENING TO BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S “I’M ON FIRE”
OVER AND OVER FOR FOUR HOURS STRAIGHT
by Gregory Moss, inspired by I’m On Fire
CAST: Haoyu (John) Jiang ’21, Sarah White ’21,
Sophie Hurwitz ’21, Abdul Raafey Shoukat ’22

GOSPEL HOUR by Dan & Drew Caffrey inspired by State Trooper
CAST: Etienne-Marcel Giannelli, ’20, Aly Silbey ’20, Rochelle Nuqui ’22

MERRY-GO-ROUND MAN by Edward Baker, inspired by Cover Me
CAST: Abdul Raafey Shoukat ’22, Zachary Christian ’20, Sarah White ’21

PICK UP BEDS by K. Frithjof Peterson, inspired by When You’re Alone
CAST: Chloe Savitch ’22, Sophie Hurwitz ’21

GLAD FOR THE COMPANY by Tucker Rafferty, inspired by Nebraska
CAST: Emma Youmans ’20

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WINTER DANCE CONCERT 2019: COLLIDING SHADOWS
Conceived and directed by Miryam Moutillet
Laurie Zabele Cawley, Rehearsal Director

Drew Bodd, Lighting Designer
Brittney Belz, Costume Designer
Andrew Mannion, Scenic/Video Designer
Andy Iorio, Musical Director/Editor
Anat Tewari, Stage Manager
Daniel Gottlieb, Assistant Stage Manager

FACULTY CHOREOGRAPHERS
Charles Batson
Miryam Moutillet
Laurie Zabele Cawley

STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHERS
Madison Altman ’20
Shyan Brown ’19
Carly Cherches ’19
Sydney DeCesare ’19
Danielle Pinny ’20

CAST
Emily Alston, Madison Altman, Shyan Brown,
China Campagnuolo, Leigh Cavanaugh,
Carly Cherches, Sydney DeCesare, Isabella Demyan,
Madalyn Engvold, Meesha Gupta, Emma Kelly,
Alex Kucinski, Lilly Kurker, Arielle Lawton,
Rebekah Lindsey, Mary Melo, Alex Merrill,
Michela Michielli, Danielle Pinney, Felika Poblah,
Abby Polott, Virali Shah, Portia Taylor,
Larissa Umulinga, and Shannon West

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FALL 2018

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The CURIOUS INCIDENT
of the DOG
in the
NIGHT-TIME
By Simon Stephens
Based on the novel of the same name by Mark Haddon

Directed by William Finlay

Lighting Designer: Robert Bovard
Scenic Designer: Andrew Mannion
Costume Designer: Brittney Belz
Vocal Coach: Patricia Culbert
Stage Manager: Jordan Isaacs ’19

THE CAST
Christopher - Matthew Dulchinos
Siobhan - Mia Villeneuve
Ed - Etienne-Marcel Giannelli
Judy - Emma Youman
Voice One/Mrs. Shears (and others) - Helen Smith
Voice Two/Roger Shears (and others) - John Jiang
Voice Three/Policeman (and others)- Abdul Raafey Shoukat
Voice Four/Rev. Santos (and others) - Angel Flores
Voice Five/No. 40 (and others) - Chloe Savitch
Voice Six/Mrs. Alexander (and others) - Mandy Blakeman

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