Current Season

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Thursday, 18th September
Arts Center, Room 144

Renowned Bangalore-based playwright Abhishek Majumdar speaks on that status of contemporary Indian theater.

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Mainstage Student Production: Organs, Tissues & Candy Games

November 13-15, 2014

NYUAD Arts Center Black Box

“Organs, Tissues and Candy Games” is an investigation into modern day monstrosity. It questions the role of policymaking in scientific advancement and the insatiable pursuit for immortality and security. In this quest for power, must progress always be prioritized against all its collateral damage?

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Global Shakespeare Festival

Sunday & Monday, November 23 & 24, 2014

The annual Global Shakespeare Festival convenes students, faculty members, practitioners, and scholars from around the globe for a five-day investigation into the question “What is global Shakespeare?”

Through a series of master classes, student-led workshops, performances, and lectures, an international circulatory system of Shakespearean performance, ideas, vocabulary, and methodology forms.


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Student Led Project: Sacred Space

By Alexa Mena, Class of 2017

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
6:00 pm to Midnight
NYUAD Arts Center Amphitheater

Sacred Space is an exploration of how to create the feeling of sacredness in aspace severed from any particular religion. The focus is on spatial and lighting elements used in dierent houses of worship, especially Shinto templesand Catholic basilicas, which help create the feeling of sacredness.

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Twenty Looks or Paris is Buring at the Judson Church (XS) is an investigation into “What would have happened in 1963 if someone from the voguing ballroom scene in Harlem had come downtown to perform alongside the early postmoderns at Judson Church?”

Performance:
February 10, 2015
7:00 pm, 7:45 pm, 8:30 pm

Talk:
Co-Presented with the NYUAD History Program
February 11, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 pm

Workshop
Fevbruary 11, 2015
7:00 - 9:30 pm
Arts Center, Project Space

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The NYUAD Theater Program and The NYUAD Writing
Program and Literature & Creative Writing Present:
Quite the Best News in Some Considerable Time

A performance experiment in office politics, sartorial diplomacy, and the pleasures of taking power.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Studio 144, Arts Center
Created and performed by Lindsay Goss and Nicholas Ridout.

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“We are in Central Africa. We are in Europe. We are anywhere in the world where women are raped - that means we can be in any country. The time is now.”

English translation by Judith Miller
Directed by Tomi Tsunoda
Performed by NYUAD Theater Students
Wednesday, 25th February, 2015
Arts Center, Room 144

February 27-28, 2015
Studio 144

Phantom Limb Company, New York City-based, worked with NYUAD Theater students with marionette-puppetry focusing on explorations into collaborative, multi-media theatrical production and design.

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March 5th, 2015 -- 7:00 pm
Studio 144, Arts Center

FIFTY YEARS OF ARIANE MNOUCHKINE AND THE THEATRE DU SOLEIL:
THE DIRECTOR AS DRAMATURGE, THEATER HISTORIAN & PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL
by Prof. Allen Kuharski, Chair and Stephen Lang Professor of Performing Arts, Department of Theater, Swarthmore College (Philadelphia)

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Mainstage Professional Production: Hamlet/Ur-Hamlet

HAMLET/UR-HAMLET

Conceived and Created by Theater Mitu
Source text by William Shakespeare
Directed by Rubén Polendo

April 16-18, 2014
Theater Program, Mainstage Production

Imagine Shakespeare’s Hamlet has been buried in a mass grave with its predecessors, Saxo Grammaticus’ Amleth, Belleforest’s Hamlet and the originating Scandinavian mythologies of this epic (known as the UR-Hamlet). Among all of these buried bodies of text live the memories of death, madness, revenge, compassion, and love that plague the human existence. Now imagine Theater Mitu unearths this grave.