Coming in the Spring of 2021
365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks; Directed by Bruce Lemon
May 13-23, Tues-Sun. Watch On-Demand Through Showshare
Fresh on the heels of her Pulitzer Prize winning play, Topdog/Underdog, Suzan-Lori Parks embarked on a personal journey to write a new play every single day for a year. The result, 365 Days/365 Plays, was an artistic tour-de-force that resulted in an epic realization in 2006, taking place on multiple stages across the country, simultaneously. Queens College presents a slice of these wonderful, whimsical works, helmed by director Bruce Lemon. This breathtaking ode to inspiration is not to be missed.
Infinite Synapse - Student Choreography Showcase Directed by Edisa Weeks
Thursday - Sunday May 6-9, 2021
Thurs. - Sat. at 7:00; Sun. at 5:00
This year our annual showcase features original choreography by Alisha Anderson, Anna Artinger and Dana Mongelli who, in collaboration with Queens College costumes designers, composers and dancers, are creating original works that incorporate a variety of dance styles from contemporary to West African. Take a journey through cosmic refractions and personal transformations and join us for a virtual event featuring live and pre-recorded performances celebrating excellence at Queens College!
Also featured are the dance videos Tranglam by Isobel Seabrook (Macaulay Thesis project), and Wo/我 by Jiemin Yang (CUNY Dance Initiative Artist in Residence, Queens College Dance Alumni).
Scenes from our Fall semester productions
(Click on photos for more images from these productions)
Scenes from a Quarantine by Lindsay Price; Directed by Claudia Feldstein
Streamed Dec. 10-13, 2020
The Restless Directed by Yin Mei Critchell
Originally streamed Feb. 11-14, 2021
Check back for our replay performances in the spring of 2021
Update on Classes and Activities for the Spring 2021 Semester
Our office will continue to work remotely, and will not be open for in-person appointments. We can be reached by email, or by phone (718-997-3090). Please review the list of topics below for specific guidance about Major/Minor declaration, advisement, and other common issues that we can assist you with. For any other questions or inquiries please contact the department chair.
MAJOR AND MINOR DECLARATION INFORMATION
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREREGISTRATION AND ADVISEMENT
- Majors in Drama and Dance should contact their advisor or Professor Meghan Healey (email@example.com) for instructions on how to participate in preregistration. If you did not meet with your advisor prior to the instructional recess, you can request a phone or online appointment by emailing your advisor. You must complete your advisement before you are allowed to preregister.
- All preregistration and permission only registration will be done online. We will not have in person appointments. If there is an issue with your registration you may be asked to make a phone appointment to resolve it. You may leave questions about registration on the main office voicemail- 718-997-3090.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTRATION TO A PERMISSION ONLY COURSE
- All permissions are granted by the professor of the course. Please contact that professor by email to receive permission in writing.
- If you are a transfer student who completed a prerequisite at another university, please be sure to attach a transcript, a catalogue description and/or syllabus of the prerequisite course, and please note that some courses require a prerequisite and an audition or interview so you may be asked to submit additional materials (this affects Acting IV, Dance/Drama Collaboration, and MFA preparation Workshops)
- Acting IV requires permission and the prerequisite course and MFA preparation is an invitation only course. Please email Professor Claudia Feldstein (Claudia.firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
- We do not waive prerequisites or add anyone to courses that are already fully enrolled in this program.
- Classics Majors registering for Drama 201 need a letter from your advisor confirming that you have some background in Dramatic Literature. It may be addressed to Professor Healey.
- Drama Production and Dance Production are audition only courses, and the auditions will be held in August.
AS ALWAYS, THERE IS NO OVERTALLY FOR ANY DRAMA OR DANCE COURSES FOR ANY REASON,
- Due to the increased volume of email and phone messages required by the COVID19 emergency, we will not be responding to any email or voice messages requesting entrance to a closed section of any course.
- If a section is closed because it is full then you cannot take that course.
Queens College classes will occur on-line beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020. For the latest COVID-19/Coronavirus updates, please click here.
The Department of Drama, Theatre & Dance offers the study of the subjects appropriate for a liberal arts degree. A balanced combination of theory and practice aims at giving an understanding of the arts of drama, theatre and dance that can serve as a foundation for graduate study. Every effort is made to provide scope for the development of individual talent and skills as a preliminary step for those students who intend to pursue future conservatory training for a stage or dance career.
The department offers strong, diversified academic programs in theatre (covering history, literature, acting, directing, stage management, design, and technical theatre), and dance (modern, ballet, tap, Asian and African dance, choreography, and history). Each year, on our three stages, the department presents a wide range of five fully realized productions. These are dramas and comedies, classic and modern plays, new plays, musicals, operas, and dance concerts. Under the guidance of faculty and guest directors and designers, student actors and dancers perform for audiences drawn from all segments of the college community, as well as Queens neighborhoods.
There are also several opportunities annually for student actors and dancers to produce and direct work under faculty supervision. In addition to providing opportunities for students to major or minor in Drama, Theatre & Dance, the department devotes many of its offerings to courses that satisfy mandated general education requirements in the liberal arts. Moreover, non-majors participate regularly and extensively in all aspects of our production program as actors, dancers, technicians, and backstage crew members.
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