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Theatre Calendar

Performances, Staged Readings & Workshops on Campus

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.

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.

Spring 2023

The following events are planned for the spring 2023 semester:

Something for the Fish

A Play by Emily Krause; a Staged Reading Directed by Shawna Mefferd Kelty

Something for the Fish poster

  • Date: Thursday, March 2 and Friday, March 3
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Krinovitz Hall, Hawkins Hall
  • Cost: Free

A fisherman in a small coastal town dreams of mass marine extinction, and hauls in empty traps each day. A prodigal son returns, looking for answers. Three young women are beginning to change form, and nobody is talking about it. And yes, some time in the past, on a particularly cold midnight, a woman walked into the sea. It has happened before.

SOMETHING FOR THE FISH is a play about people on the verge of enormous change, set in a small coastal town rocked by the sudden disappearance of the sea life it depends on. It is both a climate change parable and an intimate look at the transformative (and transfiguring) power of grief.

Join the cast of SUNY Plattsburgh students and director Shawna Mefferd Kelty as they bring this incredible story of climate change and transformation to life. This staged reading will be performed on campus Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 7 p.m. at the Krinovitz Recital Hall in Hawkins Hall, and on Friday, March 3, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. at Chapter One Coffee & Tea in downtown Plattsburgh.

The Chapter One performance is presented in conjunction with First Fridays, a community event that showcases the art, music, food, and vibrancy of Plattsburgh’s downtown businesses. All performances are free and open to the public.

Trigger Warning: Discussion of suicide; Content Warning: Light use of profanity

“Kasennisaks: I'm Looking for a Name”

A Mohawk Storytelling Performance

Looking For a Name poster

  • Date: Thursday, April 20
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Krinovitz Hall, Hawkins Hall
  • Cost: Free

This storytelling performance features Emily Kasennisaks Stacey sharing her stories of survival — as a Native woman growing up in Plattsburgh and as a descendant of residential school survivors and intergenerational trauma. During the 19th and 20th centuries, thousands of Native children in the United States and Canada were forced into boarding schools that tried to strip them of their culture and heritage.

Emily is of the Turtle Clan of the Mohawk nation and her mother is Lenape, Seneca, and Rappahannock Native American. Her father is Mohawk. When she was a little girl, she and her sisters attended a Mohawk longhouse ceremony in Akwesasne, N.Y., where she received her Mohawk name: Kasennisaks, which means “I’m looking for a name.”

Some stories are sad; others are filled with love. Emily’s performance will weave together stories, projections, and a Native drum with minimal props and set.

This performance is produced in collaboration with the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center at SUNY Plattsburgh. They will host an Rx Racial Healing Circle on Thursday, April 20th at 5 p.m. in The H.U.B. (1st floor of the Angell College Center) before the performance. The Healing Circle topic will be connecting as a community and understanding the impacts of intergenerational trauma. All are welcome (students, staff, faculty, and community members)!

It is imperative that we educate the North Country on the history of residential schools in our area and its impact on the present day Native American community.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

Climate Play Festival

  • Date: Friday, May 5
  • Time: 5 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Plattsburgh
  • Cost: Free

Ringing Down the Curtain

  • Date: Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Cost: Free


Fall 2022

The following events are planned for the fall 2022 semester:


  • Date: Wednesday, August 31
  • Time: Noon
  • Location: Hawkins Pond, Hawkins Hall
  • Cost: Free

You’re invited to the Department of Theatre’s annual Meet and Greet on August 31! Join us for a burger (vegetarian options available) and meet the department faculty and staff. Bring a friend, meet new people, and enjoy a free luncheon available to all!

For more information, contact:

Dwayne T. Butchino, 518-564-2243, [email protected]

9 to 5 Musical Auditions

  • Date: Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7
  • Time: Auditions at 6 p.m. Tuesday; callbacks at 6 p.m. on Wednesday
  • Location: Myers 300, John Myers Building
  • Cost: N/A

This semester we’re bringing 9 to 5 to the Strand Theatre and we need your help! This great musical needs a fun loving cast to perform in mid-November and we’re hoping that you’ll be part of it! Join the Departments of Music and Theatre for auditions on September 6. For more information on the audition process, please visit https://tinyurl.com/yckpaxr3

For more information, contact:

Dwayne T. Butchino, 518-564-2243, [email protected]

9 to 5 the Musical

  • Date: Thursday, November 10 to Sunday, November 13
  • Time: Thursday through Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.
  • Location: The Strand Theatre, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, Plattsburgh
  • Cost: $15 General Admission, $12 Faculty/Staff/Seniors, $6 SA Members

9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the 1980 hit movie and set to an incredible soundtrack. Set in the late 1970s, this comedy about friendship and revenge in the “Rolodex Era” is funny, inspirational, and even a little romantic at times.

For Tickets, please visit:

The Strand Online Box Office at https://ci.ovationtix.com/35087/production/1140567

For more information, contact:

Dwayne T. Butchino, 518-564-2243, [email protected]

Ringing Down the Curtain

  • Date: Wednesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 8
  • Time: 7 p.m. each night
  • Location: E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Cost: Free

Please join the Departments of Theatre and Music as our performers in progress take the stage for Ringing Down the Curtain! Each night features different performances that include acting and dance as well as the Guitar Ensemble recital Wednesday.

For more information, contact:

Dwayne T. Butchino, 518-564-2243, [email protected]


Remember to follow us on social media for updates and information about upcoming events, as well as following our YouTube channel for more videos and performances.

If you have any questions about this or any of our events, please contact Dwayne T. Butchino, performing arts coordinator at [email protected]

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.

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