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PMA performances & events for 2017–18

May 1, 2017

The Cornell PMA Performance and Events Committee is proud to present the following list of PMA Performances and Events scheduled for 2017–18. 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.

For tickets, the box office is open 1:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Monday–Saturday. The box office is closed on all Cornell University holidays and during semester breaks. Tickets can be purchased online at For customer service, contact the box office at 607-254-2787.

2017–2018 Performances and Events Calendar

Fall 2017


Festival 24

Produced by Irving Torres-Lopez '18

Flex Theatre

August 26


The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht

Directed by associate professor Beth Milles

Supported with a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts

Kiplinger Theatre

September 21–23


10-Minute Playfest

Produced by PhD student Samuel Blake and Julia Dunetz '19

Black Box Theatre

September 28–29, October 1


Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon

Produced by Alissa Jaquin '18

Directed by Julia Dunetz '19

Black Box Theatre

November 2–4


Hamlet Wakes Up Late by Mamduh Adwan

Translated by Margaret Litvin

Adapted and directed by assistant professor Rebekah Maggor

Cosponsored by the Society for the Humanities

Flex Theatre

November 10–11, 16–18


Climates of Change

Co-directed by associate professor Sara Warner and senior lecturer Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.

Funded by a grant from Engaged Cornell

Film Forum

December 1–4


Film and Media

Dr. Aymar Jean Christian, Assistant Professor of Communication at Northwestern University and Founder of OpenTV 

Cosponsored by the American Studies ProgramFeminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; and South Asia Program

Film Forum

September 14


Voices & Visions in Contemporary Black Media

Coordinated by assistant professor Samantha Sheppard

Film Forum

October 19: Dr. Kristen Warner, Associate Professor at the University of Alabama 

November 14: Dr. TreaAndrea Russworm, Associate Professor at UMass-Amherst 



Mini Locally Grown Dance

Directed by senior lecturer Byron Suber

Class of ’56 Dance Theatre

November 30–December 2



Escape from the Archive: Encountering History through Performance and Theater

Coordinated by PhD students Caitlin Kane and Erin Stoneking


Soyica Diggs Colbert (Georgetown University)

Leigh Fondakowski (Tectonic Theatre Project)

Kelli Simpkins (Tectonic Theatre Project)

Film Forum

October 28–29


Spring 2018


Festival 24

Produced by Irving Torres-Lopez '18

Flex Theatre

January 27


Performance Encounters with Erin Markey and Becca Blackwell: We Tried to Stop and We Can’t 

Coordinated by assistant professor Karen Jaime

Cosponsored by the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Class of ’56 Dance Theatre

March 9


Current | Corriente

Written by Irving Torres-Lopez '18

Black Box Theatre

March 15–17


The Loneliness Project (AGIT Lab)

Co-written & co-directed by PhD student Caitlin Kane, Reed Motz, Al Evangelista & Kelli Simpkins

Black Box Theatre

April 19–21


Mr. Burns: A Post-electric Play

Directed by PhD student Jayme Kilburn

Cosponsored by the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Kiplinger Theatre

April 27–28, May 4–5


Film and Media

Filmmaking + Social Justice

Coordinated by assistant professor Dehanza Rogers



Centrally Isolated Film Festival

Faculty Advisor: associate professor Sabine Haenni

Film Forum

April 13–14



Locally Grown Dance

Directed by senior lecturers Byron Suber and Jumay Chu

Kiplinger Theatre

March 1–3


containment: defining boundaries, activating outbreak

Choreographed by Danielle LaGrua '18

Class of ’56 Dance Theatre

May 3–5



Heermans-McCalmon Dramatic Writing Competition

Coordinated by director of productions & events Pamela Lillard

Class of ’56 Dance Theatre

March 23

Locally Grown Dance 2017 ©Thomas Hoebbel Photography