UW News

March 30, 2016

Arts Roundup: People Sitting in Darkness, Production Design – and Digital Music in 3-D


The School of Drama kicks off spring quarter with a public play reading and exhibition of MFA production design work. Experience digital music in 3D with DXARTS, explore the passage of time at the Henry Art Gallery or contemplate notions of female attractiveness with a UW World Series dance-theater performance at Meany Hall.

People Sitting in Darkness
April 1-3 | Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theater
In this comic adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in the early 20th-century Philippines, a small town prepares to stage a performance for their American occupiers. As part of the School of Drama’s New Play Workshop series, the play will be presented in the form of a public reading, in partnership with Azeotrope. More info.

Tia Kramer & Tamin Totzke

Tia Kramer and Tamin Totzke perform at the Henry Art Gallery, April 2.

Tia Kramer and Tamin Totzke: Approaching Proximity
11:30 a.m., April 2 | Henry Art Gallery
Part of the Henry’s “Six Weeks, In Time,” Tia Kramer and Tamin Totzke explore human connections and challenge contemporary notions of efficiency in the Henry’s Upper Level Galleries. Drop in for all or part of this 4-hour, durational performance.  More info.

Music of Today: DXARTS Digital Music in 3D
7:30 p.m., April 7 | Meany Theater
DXARTS’ spring concert features ambisonic works by Oscar Pablo Di Liscia, Natasha Barrett, Juan Pampin and DXARTS graduate student Marcin Pączkowski, performed with a state-of-the-art 3D audio system specially designed for Meany Hall. More info.

Jane Comfort & Company

Jane Comfort & Company perform for three nights in Meany Studio Theater, April 7-9.

Jane Comfort & Company
April 7-9 | Meany Studio Theater
Jane Comfort & Company employs wit and humor to explore the American notion of female attractiveness in “Beauty,” a provocative dance-theater work that uses the quintessential image of Barbie to explore the cultural pressures surrounding women’s physiques, attire and appearance. More info.

A Muse of Fire: Production Design from UW Drama
Through May 11 | Odegaard Undergraduate Library
This month-long exhibition highlights the work of MFA lighting, costume and scenic design alumni and students from the School of Drama, as well as costumes and other items from the School’s costume shop.  More info.


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