All dates and events are subject to change. Check back often for updates of events. Tickets for events may be purchased online at tickets.plattsburgh.edu, or in person at either the Angell College Center desk or at the Hartman Box Office an hour before the performance.
Performances, Staged Readings & Workshops on Campus
Tickets for all events can be purchased at the Angell College Center, online at tickets.plattsburgh.edu, or at the door unless otherwise stated. Sorry NO REFUNDS or EXCHANGES on tickets. Box office opens one hour before the show.
The following events are planned for the Fall 2020 semester:
The Importance of Being Earnest
Join us for The Importance of Being Earnest: A Wilde Adaptation. This witty, hilarious, but earnest revamp of Oscar Wilde’s play explores gender roles and their social value. How does gender identification, expression and alliance, give one access to power?
For this special 3-part series of performances, the cast will offer our adaptation from their dorm rooms, apartments, and family homes. They will bring Wilde's play to life for a whole new audience with ingenuity and creativity in the time of social distancing. Each of the three acts is directed by a different student director: Mason Barber, Jhada Ann Walker, and Caleb Eugley.
This is a free event — please reserve your spot for the performances!
These three episodes will stream LIVE at noon EDT on Friday Oct. 2, Oct. 16, and Oct. 30 on Zoom. A recording of the livestream will be available until December 11, 2020 — then it disappears.
If you have any questions, please contact Performing Arts Coordinator, Dwayne T. Butchino at [email protected].
- October 2, October 16, October 30 at noon
- Hosted Live on Zoom
A Conversation with Michael J. Bobbitt
Michael J. Bobbit, the artistic director of the New Repertory Theatre, is our guest speaker. Join us for this amazing opportunity to meet a leader of our theatrical world and discuss to learn professional theatre management, reinventing performance during COVID-19 and arts social activism. Register below with your campus email account:
Zoom links will be emailed the morning of the event.
FREE EVENT for SUNY Plattsburgh students
ABOUT: Michael J. Bobbitt (Artistic Director, he/him/his) joined New Repertory Theatre as an arts leader, director, choreographer and playwright in 2019. Michael J. Bobbitt has served as artistic director for Adventure Theatre-MTC in Maryland since 2007, where he led the organization to be a respected theatre/training company in the DC region, as well as a nationally influential professional Theatre for Young Audiences. He led a merger with Musical Theater Center, increased the organizational budget and audience, commissioned new works by noted playwrights, transferred two shows to Off-Broadway, built an academy, and earned dozens of Helen Hayes Award Nominations including eight wins.
Bobbitt has directed/choreographed at Arena Stage, Ford’s Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Olney Theatre Center, Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Center Stage, Roundhouse Theatre, The Kennedy Center, and the Washington National Opera. His national and international credits include the NY Musical Theatre Festival, Mel Tillis 2001, La Jolla Playhouse, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Jefferson Performing Arts Center and the Olympics.
As a writer, his work was chosen for the NYC International Fringe Festival and The New York and Musical Theatre Festival. He has two plays published by Rodgers and Hammerstein Theatricals. He trained at Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management, The National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program and other top leadership programs. He earned the Excel Leadership Award (Center for Nonprofit Advancement), the Emerging Leader Award (County Executive’s Excellence in the Arts and Humanities), and Person of the Year Award (Maryland Theatre Guide), among others.
Questions? Reach out to Performing Arts Coordinator for the SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theatre, Dwayne T. Butchino at [email protected].
- October 14 at 11 a.m.
- Hosted on Zoom
Auditions for The New Blackfest's Hands Up!
The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theatre and director Keith Bolden are holding auditions for Hands Up on September 17, 2020 at 6 p.m. on Zoom.
Students are asked to sign up for 10 minute audition slots to present their 1 – 2 minute monologues. The Hands Up script is available at the Feinberg Library under THE245. Digital copies and all audition materials (audition form, sign up sheet, scripts, Zoom link, director contact info, etc.) are available at the following link:
As an alternative to auditioning live on Zoom with the director, students may submit a pre-recorded audition video for consideration. Videos submitted in this way should be clearly recorded for viewing by September 17, 2020. Please click the audition materials link above for video submissions.
Watch the Trailer
We invite you to watch the trailer created by our guest director Keith Arthur Bolden, inviting students to engage in this meaningful and incredibly relevant project.
Ashley Blanchet in a Musical Workshop
Please join the SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theatre in an online learning event featuring Ashley Blanchet on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. This unique event will be broadcast via Zoom and open to all students on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus, with invitations being sent over email to interested students. Use this form to register (will need your SUNY Plattsburgh email address). This event is free to our students.
Questions about this event should be directed to Dwayne T. Butchino, performing arts coordinator for the SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theatre.
Ashley Blanchet has spent the past decade performing in the latest hit Broadway musicals, and most recently finished a two-year stint in “Frozen” the musical as the understudy for Elsa. Other Broadway credits include “Beautiful: the Carole King Musical” (The Locomotion), “Annie” (Star-to-be), and “Memphis” (Felicia u/s). Ashley also spent a year traveling around the country with the first national tour of “Beautiful”, where she reprised the role of Little Eva, which she originated on Broadway. Favorite regional credits include: “Oklahoma” (Ado Annie) at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, “How to Succeed...” (Rosemary) at Houston Theater Under the Stars, “Little Shop of Horrors” (Audrey) at Kansas City Repertory Theater, and “A Chorus Line” (Diana) at the West Virginia Public Theater.
Ashley received her B.F.A. in Musical Theater from The University of Michigan. In 2009, she became the university’s sole recipient of the Kurt Weill Award for Excellence in Theater. Ashley is also a proud alum of the Boston Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem and The Walnut Hill School in Natick, MA. Given the recent turn of events of COVID-19, Ashley has begun a new venture into voiceover work. Currently, she is narrating the audiobooks for the Young Adult series, “New Moon.” Please visit Ashleyblanchet.com for more!
- September 1 from 5 p.m to 7 p.m.
- Hosted on Zoom
Stay Tuned — More Events are Being Added
These events are sponsored by the SUNY Plattsburgh Theatre Department, with support from the Campus Arts Council through the Student Association and the College Foundation.