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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.


Fall 2014

  • John C. Wilson directs a production of Rebecca Ranson's powerful play, Warren,  a story of family, love and loss at the dawn of the AIDS crisis. Featuring local actors Donald Clark, Rebecca Clendaniel, Adam Cooley, Diane Finlayson, Patrik Fleming, J Hargrove, Nancy Linden, Kevin James Logan, and Patrick Martyn, the production will be performed on Oct. 23-26 at 7pm with a pay-what-you-can matinee at 2pm on Thursday, Oct. 23. Tickets for evening performances are $15 general, $10 seniors and UB staff/faculty and $5 students/alumni. 
  • Aspen String Trio returns to campus for a concert and student residencies, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7pm. The concert, entitled Degenerate Composers, features the work of Hans Gal, Gideon Klein and Hans Krasa who all composed during the Holocaust. Radio personality Jonathan Palevsky will once again provide historical context.
  • World-renowed pianist Leon Fleisher will perform a campus concert and talk-back, Wednesday, Nov. 5, noon. This concert is intended for the campus community only and is not open to the public. Please go to the UB calendar to RSVP. An Eat and Art Program, the concert will be followed by a light lunch.
  • Armagh Project alumni and UB faculty stage Reflections and Echoes, a presentation of creative work developed during World Culture course IDIS301 in Northern Ireland on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 1pm at the Maryland Irish Festival.
  • UB vets will perform readings of their own work or work that has influenced them in Veterans' Voices, Monday, Nov. 10 at 7pm in the Wright Theater. Readers include: alum Louis Diggs, staff member Ken Turner, graduate student Lisa van Wormer, and Provost Joseph Wood. Co-sponsored by Maryland Humanities Council, a reception with facilitated conversations will follow the readings. The event is free to the public. To register, please RSVP on the UB Calendar. 
  • ARTS297 class will perform their memoir developed during the fall semester in Baltimore Snapshots, on Nov. 13 at 7pm in the Wright Theater. The event is free to the public.
  • Video game chamber music group, the Triforce Quartet, performs Thursday, Nov. 20, co-sponsored by Digital Designers Guild. Tickets are $5 general and free to students.


Spring 2015

  • African American Arts Festival, Feb. 17-19
  • Aspen String Trio, March 10
  • CAS Has Talent, March 26
  • New Muse Piano Duo, April 13
  • Emerging Voices Project, Wednesdays in May and June


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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