Benita Zahn Returns to Fort Salem Cabaret

SALEM, NY — Benita Zahn, WNYT news anchor, returns to Fort Salem Theater on Sunday afternoon, May 7, at 2 PM, in a cabaret entitled BZ and the Girls: Women Who Sing. A part of the theater’s inaugural season eleven years ago, Ms. Zahn has returned at least once in each subsequent season, sometimes with…

REVIEW: “The Official Adventures of Kieron and Jade” at Bridge Street Theatre

  Kieron’s Metatheatrical, Autobiographical Adventures by Barbara Waldinger In 2015, according to playwright Kieron Barry, he “at last achieved the long-coveted triple:  broken heart, nervous breakdown and midlife crisis.”  How would he get through the various stages of grief after the woman he lived with for three years left him?  Barry decided to keep a…

Filmmaker Mariam Ghani to Screen Rare Afghan Films at EMPAC

Troy, NY — On Monday, April 24, at 7PM, artist Mariam Ghani will present a selection of rare films produced between 1978-1991 from the Afghan Film Archive at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. What We Left Unfinished is Ghani’s long-term research and film project. Working in the dual role of artist and historian, Ghani describes the project as…

Choreographer Trajal Harrell Presents “The Return of La Argentina” at EMPAC

Troy, NY — On Tuesday, April 25, at 5PM, choreographer Trajal Harrell will present a special matinee performance of his dance The Return of La Argentina at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The performance will take place on the EMPAC Mezzanine and is free and open to the public. The performance marks the beginning of Harrell’s artist residency…