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Lumagination, 2019.

Community Takes the Stage - In celebration of our birthday every year, we invite Buffalo’s creative community to pitch stimulating and thought-provoking “shorts” of their take on March’s global CreativeMornings theme. This year, that theme is ‘Identity’, we had our largest submission pool yet, and selected these folks to share their interpretation of the theme as it relates to creativity. Featuring three speakers, including Naila Ansari (MFA). 


This presentation considers how various choreographers are undertaking new forms of relation-building as a way to contest neo-liberal, global capitalism and the ecological crisis it has precipitated.  More or less successful, these artists are forging new understandings of corporeality as a set of interactive relations among all bodies, both animate and inanimate that, in turn, might provide new insights into how to choreograph a more sustainable, just, and equitable future.


How do you intend to share your knowledge and talent? This lecture will provide insights into the acting industry/business, self-care tips for professionals, a toolbox to create vision, and direction for personal goals. Through the presentation along with guided reflection, Actor in Action is intended to provide you with supportive skills so that you can step into action as an artist with care and intention.


Hoping to join UB Theatre and Dance next fall? Don't forget to sign up for our spring auditions! 


Returning to the popular seasonal event at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens for the 4th time, the University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance is set to help bring “mysterious and marvelous minerals” to life as Design and Technology Students in conjunction with the UB United States Institute for Theatre Technology Student Chapter translate their theatre skills to exhibit design throughout the gardens.


Join us for a free film screening of Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America on February 5th, 7-9pm at the CFA Screening Room. 

When Moises Serrano was just a baby, his parents risked everything to flee Mexico in search of the American dream. Forbidden to live and love as an undocumented gay man in the country he calls home, Serrano saw only one option—to fight for justice. 


Applications to participate in the Center for Diversity Innovation’s Distinguished Visiting Scholars program are sought from exceptionally accomplished faculty who, through their record of scholarship and/or creative endeavors, teaching, mentoring, and service, as well as their skills, experiences, underrepresentation, and areas of scholarly and/or creative expertise, can substantially advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Buffalo.