EMPAC at RPI Announces Fall 2017 Season

Featuring Martine Syms, Andrew Schneider, Hieroglyphic Being, Enno Poppe, Boudry/Lorenz, Actress, Ali Moini, Laura Luna, Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, and many more Troy, NY — The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is pleased to present its Fall 2017 season of concerts, theatrical productions, dance performances, film screenings, talks and workshops. View the entire calendar at empac.rpi.edu. The season kicks off on August…

EMPAC Offers Free Building Tours Throughout Fall season

Highlighting new technologies and the center’s programmatic capabilities Troy, NY — Throughout the Fall 2017 season, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will offer a series of free building tours on the first Saturdayof each month. Led by a different member of the EMPAC team, each tour will focus on a different thematic or technological area, from audio, to…

Andrew Schneider Brings world premiere of AFTER to EMPAC

Troy, NY — Performance maker Andrew Schneider returns to the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the world premiere of AFTER on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. AFTER is the follow-up to Schneider’s 2015 Obie Award-winning performance YOUARENOWHERE, which ran at EMPAC earlier this month. Inspired in part by quantum physics, AFTER picks up where the last show left off, combining theatrical and technological methods to further…

Broken Box Mime Theater Performs at the Bennington Center for the Arts

From August 24-27 Broken Box Mime Theater  (BKBX) will be in residence at the Bennington Center for the Arts, 44 Gypsy Lane in Bennington, VT. Winners of the 2016 New York Innovative Theatre Awards for Outstanding Ensemble, Performance Art, and Choreography/Movement, BKBX is back in the studio to create new work that activates the imagination of their audiences, contemporizes…

REVIEW: “Every Brilliant Thing!” at Chester

Brilliant! by Barbara Waldinger Bravo to the Chester Theatre Company for daring to present the highly imaginative and moving production of Duncan MacMillan and Jonny Donahoe’s Every Brilliant Thing! To accommodate this one-man, audience participation play, Chester’s Town Hall Theatre reconfigured its space for the first time in twenty-eight years from a proscenium to a…

Jazz Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire Brings Blue Note-backed Quartet to EMPAC

On the heels of his new album A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard Troy, NY — On Wednesday, August 16, at 8PM, jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire will perform with his quartet at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Signed to the legendary Blue Note record label, Akinmusire is a rising star in American jazz. At 19, Akinmusire began…