Obie Award-winning Theater Artist Andrew Schneider Offers Free Work-in-Progress Preview

Troy, NY — On Thursday, March 30, at 8PM, interactive-electronics artist and writer Andrew Schneider will offer a preview of his new EMPAC commissioned work-in-progress, FIELD, at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Admission is free and open to the public. Due to limited capacity, however, we suggest audience members arrive early to ensure admission. This performance will…

A Talk by Media Theorist Susan Kozel at EMPAC

Troy, NY — On March 29, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host media theorist Susan Kozel to discuss her research on the convergence of philosophy, dance, and media technologies. The talk, titled When Performance and Philosophy Become Design Materials: Dialogues Between Dance and Interaction Design, will start at 7PM. Admission is free and open to the public. In the realm of…

Fort Salem Theater Announces 2017 Season

FORT SALEM THEATER SPRING AND SUMMER, 2017 APRIL 21-22   Li’l Abner. California Musical Theater Ensemble, featuring students from Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts. Directed by Tim Nelson. Special Student Rates. $20 adult/$10 High School Srs & younger. Reservations: 518.854.9200. 8PM 30        Shanara Gabrielle: Tilting at Windmills. Accomplished recording artist from regional theater and television (Conviction, Chicago…

“Some Kind of Joy” Profiles Architecture Firm That Designed EMPAC

Troy, NY — In 2001, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and his practice won the architectural competition for the design of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Throughout the building’s construction, the collaboration between Grimshaw Architects, now just Grimshaw, and Rensselaer was very close in all details of this extraordinary project. On Monday, March…

“Watering the Flowers” Film Series Continues with EMPAC Artists-in-Residence Screenings

Troy, NY — The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is pleased to announce the second half of the Watering the Flowers film series, which will feature the work of EMPAC artists-in-residence throughout the Spring 2017 season. Started in Fall 2016, Watering the Flowers takes its title from cinema pioneer Georges Méliès’ 1896 film of the…

Mahaiwe Announces Three Additions to Summer 2017 Line-up

Great Barrington, Mass.— Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Executive Director Beryl Jolly announced three additions to the 2017 summer schedule today, including concerts by Pink Martini (July 11), Michael Feinstein (August 6), and Sutton Foster (August 14). The theatre will also collaborate with Shakespeare & Company, Jacob’s Pillow Dance, and OLLI on pre-broadcast lectures before two…