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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

African American Arts Festival, Feb. 17-19, kicks off the spring season with three days of powerful theatre.

Slave Ship, director Rosiland Cauthen brings an Arena Players' production of poet Amiri Baraka's play about the Middle Passage. The production includes multi-media by Bashi Rose and live African drumming. Free for students and $5 general.

Topdog/Underdog, staged reading of Suzan-Lori Parks's play about two African-American brothers struggling with identity is part of the AAAF festival and a playwriting class.

Faculty member Lenneal Henderson will close the Festival with a performance of his one-man show about the life of labor organizer, civil rights leader and Shakespearean scholar, A. Philip Randolph, on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 1pm. The performance is free and an Art and Eat program.

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 play by William Butler Yeats, Kimberley Lynne directs this existential exploration of the stages of death, featuring literature faculty Steve Matanle and staff member Michael Zemarel. 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.

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


Summer 2015

Emerging Voices Project, May 13- June 3

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