Spring 2021 Events

All events listed will be held online and are subject to change. PMA events are free and open to the public (co-hosted and non-PMA events may vary; see event listings for more details).

PMA Virtual Open House


Under-Construction Cabaret

Hosted by the Cornell Ambassadors for Media and Performance (CAMP) and Graduate Researchers in Media and Performance Arts (GRMPA)

March 11 and April 11

Public talk with Hassan Mahamdallie "The Creative Case for Diversity: Building a Radical New Approach"

March 23

A conversation with filmmaker Miguel Arteta

March 24

spit fire, drink gasoline (repeat)

Created and performed by Levi Wilson ‘21

In collaboration with Carolyn Goelzer

Followed by a Q&A with Tim Miller

March 25

Q&A with Darrien Michele Gipson, Executive Director, Screen Actors Guild Indie

March 26


An original play by Anna Evtushenko

Directed by Ross Haarstad

March 26–27

Pedagogical Concerns of Curiosity, Minoritarian Difference, and Ethics in Teaching

Hosted by Sara Warner

March 31

Locally Grown Dance

Directed by Jumay Chu and Byron Suber

April 7–10


By Sun Mee Chomet

Directed by Sara Pistono ’21 and Duoer Jia ’21

April 15–17

Come to the Circle: Digital Notebook of Native Futurities presented by Ty Defoe

April 19

Film Screening of Testament produced by Cornell alum Ian Harkins, followed by Professional Directions Talk

Hosted by Sara Warner

April 22

Centrally Isolated Film Festival (CIFF)

Coordinated by Sabine Haenni

April 22–30

The Good Victim

Reading of an original play by Gloria Oladipo ’21

April 30

PMA 3609: Town Hall by Caridad Svich and Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau

Directed by Beth F. Milles

May 7, 8 & 15


Directed by Bruce Levitt 

May 16

Regio (Royal)

Directed by Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz

May 21 & 23

Past Events

Off-Campus/On-Screen: Cornell Life in the Time of COVID-19

Directed by Rebekah Maggor

January 24


Produced by Arin Sheehan '22

February 13

Invitation to Participate

February 15

Season of Glass: Love and Loss in Japanese America (co-sponsor)

February 18

Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory on Screen

Cornell University Library Chat in the Stacks with Samantha N. Sheppard

February 23

Racism in America: Protest Movements and Civil Disobedience

Featuring Christine Balance, PMA associate professor and director of the Asian American Studies Program

February 24

Transgender Histories: A conversation with Susan Stryker

Moderated by PMA associate professor Sara Warner

February 24

Fridays with Faculty Seminar Series

Latina/o Studies Program

Christine Bacareza Balance, March 19

Basement Bhangra Redux

Critical Moves: Performance in Theory Movement series

March 19