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Performing Arts

Neil Feather at Worlds in Collusion

Neil Feather in Worlds in Collusion

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Daniel Berrigan's Trial of the Catonsville Nine

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Homo Will Inherit, Gay Expectations Too

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Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues

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Poet Gayle Danley

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Armagh 2013 John Hewitt International Writing Festival performance

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Armagh 2012 rehearsal, Marketplace Theatre, Northern Ireland

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Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive

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Students of Armagh Project 2013 at the John Hewitt International Writing Festival


Jessica Blake and Eric Jensen's The Exonerated

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Armagh Project 2013 students in Armagh City, N. Ireland


Staged reading of Kendra Kopelke's Hopper's Women

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Sparrow's Point Steel Drum Band, Worlds in Collusion


Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf

Spotlight UB Performing Arts Series

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As part of the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, Spotlight UB is pleased to present another season of readings, theatrical productions, concerts, and integrated arts performances in the Wright Theater, an acoustically designed space on the fifth floor of the UB Student Center. The diversified programming spans the arts from video game music to social justice theatre.


Spring 2015

Diversity Dialogue about Irish Culture and the Women of Ireland, re-scheduled from Thursday, March 5 to March 12, 12:30, part of the Irish Culture class, in the Diversity and Culture Center, Lower Level, Student Center, free.

Aspen String Trio returns to campus Tuesday, March 10 at 7pm for a program of dance music, entitled, Shall We Dance? Once again, radio personality Jonathan Palevsky will frame the music with hilarious historical context. Tickets are $5 student/alumni, $10 staff/senior and $15 general and are available an hour pre show in the lobby and online.

Purgatory, a short play by William Butler Yeats, Kimberley Lynne directs this existential exploration of the stages of death, featuring literature faculty Steve Matanle, staff member Michael Zemarel and students Chloe McDaniel and Christopher Warman. The performances are held during Lynne's Irish Culture and Matanle's Irish literature classes, Thursday, March 26 at 12:30 and 5:30pm. The performance is free and followed by a talk back.

Faculty member Roger Friskey plays his folklorist compositions during the lunch hour, Thursday, April 9, noon, second floor of the Student Center, free.

New Muse Piano Duo, the duo contemplates the passage of time by playing music on two pianos that was composed in the past four years, Monday, April 13, noon, free, Art and Eat Program

Nessa O'Mahony, Dublin poet reads her work, as well as other female Irish poets, Monday, April 20, 7pm, free

Great Legal Cases: a reading of Professor Samantha McDermitt's play version of Schenck vs. United States that considers rights of free speech, Wednesday, April 25, 5:30pm, The Moot Court Room, free


Summer 2015

Emerging Voices Project: Playwrights Lab on Wednesday, May 13 at 2pm, Irish Culture presentations on Wednesday, May 20 at 7pm, Staged reading of Judith Krummeck's screenplay Chain of Voices on Wednesday, May 27 at 7pm and Poetry Performance with Tracy Dimond and Amanda McCormick on Wednesday, June 3 at 7pm. All free to the public and followed by talk backs.

Armagh Project 2015, a month-long residency in playwriting in Northern Ireland, is open for registration at ieiMedia. Take a look at the video from last summer's glorious adventures.


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Purchase tickets to events at the UB Student Center's Wright Theater via; search under "University of Baltimore." As with all online ticketing services, etix charges a minimal processing fee. Tickets are also available one hour before the show at the door. Tickets to all Spotlight events are $5 for UB alumni.

All events are held in the Wright Theater on the fifth floor of the UB Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. (at the corner of Maryland and Mt. Royal avenues).

Learn about parking for Spotlight UB events.

If any audience members require an event to be interpreted for the deaf, please e-mail with your request. Requests can only be honored at two weeks prior to performance.

For further information, please contact Arts and Theater Manager, Kimberley Lynne, at