Fall 2024 Events

PMA Open House

Come explore the possibilities in the Schwartz Center, where film, theatre, dance and media studies intersect in exciting ways. Meet the passionate faculty, talented students, and dedicated staff from the Department of Performing and Media Arts.

Join us for engaging conversations, networking opportunities, and to savor delicious food and refreshments. Everyone is welcome to attend this Open House, so bring your curiosity and enthusiasm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Mark your calendar for PMA's Open House on Thursday, August 22, 2024, from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.


Projects & Participation Kick-off

Join us for a general information session where you can explore various ways to participate in PMA's live and mediated productions. Meet directors and filmmakers who will share insights about their projects and casting requirements.

Wednesday, August 28th, 7:30 p.m., Kiplinger Theatre


Festival 24

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

Saturday, August 31st, 7:30 p.m., Flexible Theatre


Call for Actors - Orlando's Gift

Auditions: Tuesday, September 3, 6:00 p.m., Location - TBD

Callbacks: Wednesday, September 4, 6:00 p.m., Location - TBD


BiOphelia Symposium

Saturday, October 19th, Time - TBD

Location - TBD


Jill Johnston in Motion: Dance, Writing, and Lesbian Life

A Book Talk by Clare Croft, Associate Professor of American Culture at University of Michigan

Thursday, October 24th, 5:00 p.m., Film Forum


Orlando's Gift

Friday, November 1st, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 2nd, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 8th, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 9th, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 9th, 7:30 p.m.

Location - TBD


Imagining the Method: Reception, Identity, and American Screen Performance

A Book Talk by Justin Owen Rawlins, Associate Professor of Media Studies and Film Studies at University of Tulsa

Thursday, November 7th, 5:00 p.m., Film Forum


Call for Submissions - PMA Studio (Film Core Project) Video 

Video Submissions Due: Monday, November 18th
Callbacks: Wednesday, December 4th, Time - TBD, Flexible Theatre


Fall Dance Preview

Thursday, December 5th, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 6th, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 7th, 2:00 p.m.
Flexible Theatre


Student Film Screening

Join the Department of Performing and Media Arts for the Student Film Screening, featuring the unique, beautiful, and empathetic works from Film I, Film 2 and Media Lab students. Let's come together and share a magical evening of storytelling through the language of cinema, 24 frames per second.

Free and open to the public. First-come, first-served.

For mature audiences only. Films contain material that may be triggering to some audience members.

Friday, December 13th, 5:00 p.m., Kiplinger Theatre