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Lumagination, 2019.

The UB Department of Theatre and Dance is offering enhanced PhD Fellowships starting in Fall 2020 in line with the University's new PhD Excellence Initiative. Highly competitive packages will be available. Minimum stipends will be $20,800 plus tuition and fee waiver, reduced teaching loads, and no teaching duties in two of the five years. Students may also be eligible for consideration for a Presidential Fellowship or the Schomburg Fellowship Program



In the wild west show of the late 1800s, an entertainment genre dominated by feats of muscular athleticism and simulated violence, the acts of female sharpshooters operated as deviations from the show’s staple depictions of frontier masculinity, as well as appealing, if not problematic, amplifications of the mythic narrative of the U.S. American West. 



Music Director, Nathan Matthews, Director, Keith Andrews, and students Hannah Keller and Michael Wells were interviewed this morning on WIVB, Channel 4! Guys and Dolls opens tonight! 



“I create echoes through time and space; the beauty, value and majesty of my ancestors and our stories. We are infinite. Our power, excellence, wisdom and legacy continue to grow with time and through natural order.”

With this ethos, Eniola Dawodu will share her creative research and explorations across costume, garment, and sculpture. Moved to release boundaries and reframe her practice with intention and attention to materiality rooted in the ancestral, she will speak to the narrative potency of ancestral African dress practices and the cultural significance of honoring one's personal truth.



The UB Department of Theatre and Dance’s MA student Darryl Semira Heusinger directs “Speak to Us Of…,” a devised piece inspired by Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet. Created by the cast of seven UB students comprised of both majors and non-majors, the show will have one public performance at UB’s Katharine Cornell Theatre on Sunday, November 3 at 7:30pm.