Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance 2020-21 Performances

Broad-Ranging. Innovative. Boundary-breaking. World-class.

That's the Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance Departmental Season. Dance performances from intimate contemporary solos to grand-scale ballet. Theatre productions from experimental blackbox to Broadway-style musicals — all delivered with the professionalism and vision of a professional repertory company.

Spring 2021

For the spring semester, we're thrilled to return to the stage with a lineup of special productions — two in-person dance concerts and a theatre festival featuring seven unique theatre projects.

More details are coming soon!

Senior Dance Showcase — image of two dancers, stylized by motion blur, dancing on steps that lead to a red door. Behind the door is open sky.
Senior Dance Showcase

Faculty Coordinator: Karen Dearborn

March 19-21, 2021

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Ephemerality — image of male dancer in four different poses, in increasing degrees of transparency.
Ephemerality: Dances in Time

presented collaboratively by the Muhlenberg Dance Association
& the Theatre & Dance Department

Artistic Directors:
Randall Anthony Smith, Amber Dietrich, Arianna Tilley

April 16-18, 2021

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En Route - image is two hexagons, each framing a dancer and an architectural feature of Muhlenberg College.
En Route: A Site-Responsive Dance Festival

Experience the Muhlenberg campus
through a lens of movement

Artistic Director: Megan Flynn

May 7-9, 2021

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MAGIC show icon — illustration shows a Black woman standing in front of a mirror. The woman is in plain silhouette, but the reflection is full of galactic magic, and behind the woman's reflection are a chorus of Griots.

The best-kept secret of a world's fear and Black Girls' Liberation

Written & Directed by Kiyaana Cox Jones
Choreographed by Randall Anthony Smith

March 18-21, 2021

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Far Away - image is of a girl sitting on the grown, watching a long line of people headed off toward the horizon. The people in line are wearing grey jumpsuits and bright red hats decorated with sticks. There is also a silhouette of a leafless tree.
Far Away

a Play by Caryl Churchill, set in a world where everything we know is at war

Directed by Marlee Schulman
Faculty Mentor: Matt Moore

March 28-30, 2021

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Run Glue Tree Pour Dive: A Re-Membering. Image is the text of the title, with each of the words written in a style that evokes the word.
Run Glue Tree Pour Dive: A Re-Membering

An ensemble-devised piece of physical theatre about five people helping each other remember — in the most ridiculous ways possible — the things they treasure most

Created by Drew Richardson

April 5-7, 2021

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Image is the title
A List

a short, endless play of words and longing,
by Gertrude Stein.

Directed by James Peck

April 11-13, 2021

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Unstable Connections: Life on Zoom in 3 Parts — text is written in a broken manner that suggests a bad electronic connection, with a zoom panel across the bottom
Unstable Connections

A weekly web series that celebrates
the accidental comedy of the Zoom screen

Co-Created by Gertjan Houben & Beth Schachter

Thursdays: April 15, 22 & 29, 2021

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10x10 (or, The Decameron) _ text and designs in bright colors and disjointed style
10x10 (or, The Decameron)

On a retreat from the plague, ten friends tell stories of intimacy, politics, and memory

Directed by Ethan Philbrick, based on
Giovanni Boccaccio's celebrated work of Medieval literature

April 22-23, 2021

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Memento: Mori: Triptych

An immersive, interactive experience on the Muhlenberg campus

May 14-16, 2021

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Fish Project Play Festival — Spring 2021
The Fish Project Play Festival

presented by the Muhlenberg Theatre Association

April 9-11, 2021


presented by the Muhlenberg Dance Association

March 25, 2021: Props Edition

April 22, 2021: Dance Film

Fall 2020

To protect the health of our students and community, we made the difficult decision to suspend the Departmental Season for the Fall 2020 semester. In place of our announced lineup, we supported the creative efforts of our talented Theatre & Dance students, who undertook a broad-ranging exploration of the virtual performance space.

Fish Project Play Festival — Fall 2020
The Fish Project Play Festival

presented by the Muhlenberg Theatre Association

Oct. 16-19 & 23-25, 2020



presented by the Muhlenberg Dance Association

Oct. 1, 2020: Site-Specific

Oct. 16, 2020: Solo Themed Works

Nov. 22, 2020: Connections

Dec. 3, 2020: Group Collaborations

Marginalized Voices Theatre/Arts Festival
Marginalized Voices Theatre Arts Festival

presented by the Muhlenberg Theatre Association
in association with the Unchained Theatre Collective

Nov. 7-8, 2020