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. At this time, any events listed below will be presented online. Event details are subject to change in accordance with Cornell University’s COVID-19 policies.

Updated 10/19/20

Fall 2020


Produced by Arin Sheehan '22

September 5


10-Minute Play Festival

Produced by Zhen Cheng and Arin Sheehan '22

October 8–10



A reading of a new play by Mahnoor Tiwana ’20

October 16


Critical Moves: Performance in Theory & Movement

Speaker series co-hosted by the Department of Performing and Media Arts, the Latina/o Studies Program, and the Asian American Studies Program

  • Rich Villar and Anacaona Rocio Peña, October 22
  • Jessica Hagedorn, October 29  
  • Regie Cabico, December 3


Virtual Vibrance

Presented by Cornell Ambassadors for Media and Performance (CAMP) and Graduate Researchers in Media and Performing Arts (GRMPA)

October 30–31


Mini Locally Grown Dance

Directed by Jumay Chu and Byron Suber

December 3–5



Directed by Rebekah Maggor


December 18–20


Spring 2021

Festival 24

Produced by Arin Sheehan '22

January 30


Prison Re-Entry Project

Directed by Bruce Levitt 

February 11–13


New Play Reading

Reading by Gloria Oladipo ’21

November 6


Locally Grown Dance

Directed by Jumay Chu and Byron Suber

March 11–13


Heermans-McCalmon Dramatic Writing Competition

March 26



By Sun Mee Chomet

Directed by Sara Pistono ’21 and Duoer Jia ’21

April 15–17


Centrally Isolated Film Festival

Coordinated by Sabine Haenni

Film Forum


Spit fire, drink gasoline (repeat)

Directed by Levi Wilson ’21

Black Box Theatre



Directed by Beth F. Milles

April 30–May 1, May 7–8

Klarman Hall at sunset