2020–2021 Performances & Events

May 27, 2020

The Cornell PMA Performance and Events Committee is proud to present the following list of PMA Performances and Events scheduled for 2020–21. We look forward to seeing you in our audiences and working with you on our stages, in our production shops, and in our classrooms in what will be an exciting and challenging year of making and experiencing art through performance.

Event details are subject to change in accordance with Cornell University’s COVID-19 policies.

Fall 2020

Festival 24

Produced by Arin Sheehan '22

Flex Theatre

August 29


Off-Campus, On-Screen

Directed by Rebekah Maggor


September 24–26


10-Minute Play Festival

Produced by Zhen Cheng and Levi Wilson ’21

Black Box Theatre

October 1–3


What Does It Mean to Be an Ambitious Woman?

A reading by Mahnoor Tiwana ’21

Film Forum

October 16


eTRASH (a GRMPA [Graduate Researchers in Media and Performing Arts] Lab production)

Directed by Kelly Richmond

Black Box Theatre

October 29–31


New Play Reading

Reading by Gloria Oladipo ’21

Film Forum

November 6


Much Ado about Nothing

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Samuel Blake

Flex Theatre

November 13–14, 20–21


Mini Locally Grown Dance

Directed by Jumay Chu and Byron Suber

Class of ’56 Dance Theatre

December 3–5


Spring 2021

Festival 24

Produced by Arin Sheehan '22

Flex Theatre

January 30


Prison Re-Entry Project

Directed by Bruce Levitt and Julia Taylor, Executive Director of Civic Ensemble

Black Box Theatre

February 11–13


Locally Grown Dance

Directed by Jumay Chu and Byron Suber

Kiplinger Theatre

March 11–13



By Sun Mee Chomet

Directed by Sara Pistono ’21 and Duoer Jia ’21

Black Box Theatre

March 18–20


Heermans-McCalmon Dramatic Writing Competition

Class of ’56 Dance Theatre

March 26


Centrally Isolated Film Festival

Coordinated by Sabine Haenni

Film Forum

April 16–17


Spit fire, drink gasoline (repeat)

Directed by Levi Wilson ’21

Black Box Theatre

April 22–24


The Seagull

By Anton Chekhov

A "Live" Radio Installation

Directed by Beth F. Milles

Kiplinger Theatre

April 30–May 1, May 7–8

Dancer posing on stage in front of a screen with Chinese calligraphy. Photo by Thomas Hoebbel.