Fall 2022 Events

Performing and Media Arts Open House

The Department of Performing and Media Arts (PMA) provides opportunities for students to explore theatre, film, and dance as distinct art forms or to combine these disciplines in exciting ways. Learn about the courses, programs, & opportunities that PMA offers in theatre, film, dance, screenwriting & more!

August 19th, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Schwartz Center Lobby


Projects & Participation Kick-off

A general information session for Cornell students on how to get involved in PMA's theatre, film, dance, and live performance projects.

August 24th, 7:30pm, Kiplinger Theatre


Festival 24

Festival 24 features an array of plays written, directed, rehearsed, and performed by students in just 24 hours!

August 27th, 7:30pm, Flexible Theatre


Performing and Media Arts Presentation Series (PMAPS) - Kareem Khubchandani 

Kareem Khubchandani (any pronouns) is an Associate Professor of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at Tufts University.

October 21st & 22nd


The Mush Hole

Santee Smith, a Kahnyen’kehàka (Mohawk) multidisciplinary artist, dancer, designer, producer, and choreographer of the Turtle Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River, returns to the Schwartz Center with the  Kaha:wi Dance Theatre to present the acclaimed THE MUSH HOLE. A piece that reflects the realities of the Mohawk Institute residential school experience and offers a way to open dialogue and to heal.

Oct 28th, 7:30pm, Kiplinger Theatre


Performing and Media Arts Presentation Series (PMAPS) - Samantha Iwowo

Samantha Iwowo, a screenwriter, director, and researcher, commenced her career as a commissioned screenwriter with South Africa’s largest cable network, M-Net.

November  4th 


Bill of One Acts

Students from the PMA 4801 Advanced Studies in Acting Techniques taught by PMA Lecturer Theo Black will perform a bill of one-act plays. Guest artist Raelle Myrick-Hodges will help prepare the students for their performances.

November 11th, 7:30pm & November 12th 2:00pm & 7:30pm, Flexible Theatre


Baby Rock

PMA major, Taylor Bazos, will be presenting a bilingual Spanish and English children’s play.

November 18th & 19th, Black Box Theatre


Mini Locally Grown Dance

Mini Locally Grown Dance (LGD) is an annual dance showcase performed by PMA dance students. Mini LGD is a preview concert of the full LGD performance in Spring 2023.

December 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 7:30pm, Class of '56 Dance Studio Theatre (SB10)


Student Film Screening

Students from PMA’s film production courses will screen work. The screenings will include projects from PMA 3570: Film and Video Production I and PMA 4585: Film and Video Production II.

December 9th, 5:00pm, Kiplinger Theatre