Event Releases

04/24/2017 - Variety, originality in theater as majors present their senior capstone projects April 27-30
Theater majors are invited to take risks, to deepen their work, and to find their theatrical voices as actors, designers, directors, scholars, writers, or beyond with their capstone projects.

04/14/2017 - ‘Writers Helping Writers’ with alumna author Hannah Tinti April 17
'Writers Helping Writers' includes a public conversation and a public reading.

04/13/2017 - Contemporary Chinese documentary filmmakers to screen films April 13-17
Two distinguished filmmakers will hold a panel discussion on contemporary Chinese documentary on Friday, April 14. 

04/12/2017 - The President’s Distinguished Lecture Series presents Eboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core, and author of 'Acts of Faith' April 25
Patel founded Interfaith Youth Core on the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. 

03/31/2017 - “Years of Living Dangerously” climate change docu-series to be shown April 3-6
The series provides first-hand reports by a team of correspondents from the entertainment and news industries who travel around the world interviewing scientists and experts and covering those directly affected by and seeking solutions to climate change.

03/22/2017 - Holleran Center presents Program in Community Action student research findings April 8
The Center fosters active citizenship and community leadership through scholarship, community partnerships and community-based research.

03/21/2017 - The Arboretum offers perennial, and new, craft and floral workshops
New workshops join popular, perennial programs like growing plants from seed and the art of pruning.

03/16/2017 - “N3w_b0d1es”: A Talk by Lee Blalock, April 3
Final event of Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology 2016-2017 Body and Technology Colloquia Series.

03/16/2017 - Annual Arboretum photo contest invites photographers to "Capture the Beauty of Nature"
Free and open to all, the deadline for entries is Friday, April 7, 2017 at noon; prizes will be awarded at a reception on Arbor Day, April 28.

03/15/2017 - Classics and Theater departments present ‘Queens of Syria,” a documentary film, March 27
Being shown on World Theatre Day, the film shows how on stage 20th-century Syrian women courageously explore parallels between the ancient Greek tragedy “The Trojan Women” and the catastrophe of today’s civil war.

03/6/2017 - International Women's Day, March 8
International Women's Day: "A Day Without a Woman" | March 8, 2017

02/27/2017 - Legendary musical, ‘The Cradle Will Rock,’ at Tansill Theater March 3-5
Set in ‘Steeltown, USA,’ the musical offers an allegory of corruption and corporate greed.

02/14/2017 - Acclaimed cellist to perform March 3
onStage Guest Artist Series presents Matt Haimovitz, who delights with ‘The Bach Suites: A Moveable Feast.’

02/10/2017 - "Unplugged," a new spoken word monologue by Guillermo Gomez Pena of La Pocha Nostra Feb. 27
'the rebel artist @60' faces his inner demons uncensored and wilder than ever! La Pocha Nostra seeks to erase borders between art and politics, practice and theory, artist and spectator, creating performances that speak to the lives of Chicanos, Latinos, and marginalized people throughout the world.

01/17/2017 - onStage Guest Artist Series presents SITI Company's ‘The Room’ Feb. 3
The play is about the room to move, the room to breathe, the room to imagine, emotional room, creative room.

01/13/2017 - Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment sponsors free "Sustaining Pollinators" symposium Feb. 25
The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

01/13/2017 - New craft and floral workshops join popular Arboretum programs for Spring 2017
Nature Printmaking, Grapevine Crafts and Orchids for Beginners are new programs this spring, joining popular, perennial programs like maple syrup-making and pruning workshops, and full moon, winter waterfowl and winter tree ID walks.

01/13/2017 - Ivan Toth Depeña: Interconnections art exhibition opens Jan. 23
On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Depeña will meet with students and give a public lecture from 4:15-5 p.m. in Cummings 308, followed by a reception.

01/11/2017 - Six spring semester concerts offer musical variety
Before the College’s spring break commences in mid-March, the Music Department will offer six concerts with a variety of musical genres. 

12/5/2016 - Dance Department concert, "This Is Where We Are," Dec. 9, 10
Featuring choreography re-staged by guest artist Y'ara Moses.

11/22/2016 - Music from "Mozart in the Jungle" with the Connecticut College Orchestra on Dec. 8
The Connecticut College Orchestra will perform music heard in the popular Golden Globe-winning show “Mozart in the Jungle.”

11/17/2016 - Two music-filled weeks in December
Featuring “Mozart in the Jungle” and performances by the concert band, jazz ensemble and traditional jazz band, new music chamber ensemble, and orchestra

11/15/2016 - Fall Choral Concert features the Music of Spain Nov. 20
The Camel Heard and Chorale will be celebrating the music of Spain from the Renaissance to the present.

11/15/2016 - A “Prince-inspired world” the setting for Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"
The Theater Department takes to the Tansill stage in its fun and free-wheeling adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy.

11/11/2016 - Leader in liberal arts education to speak Nov. 17
Carol Geary Schneider, president emerita of the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), will give a public lecture, “Liberal Learning: Preparing Students to Create Solutions for the Future.”

11/2/2016 - 'Lenin Didn't Work Out: A Conversation with Gary Shteyngart' Nov. 15
Two reading groups on Nov. 4 and 11 will discuss Shteyngart's latest novel, "Super Sad True Love Story."

11/1/2016 - Quince starts Ammerman Center's “The Body and Technology” Colloquia Series
Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble is an all-female vocal quartet specializing in experimental repertoire for voices. 

10/26/2016 - onStage presents contemporary string quartet ETHEL, with Native American flutist Robert Mirabal: ‘The River’ Nov. 11
The audience will be immersed in a flow of music, narrative and ritual, evoking timeless Native American traditions through contemporary musical artistry.

10/26/2016 - Celebrating Native American Heritage Month in November
Free 5 p.m. kickoff event on Nov. 1 with Fort River, an intertribal powwow drum group.

10/25/2016 - John Anthony & Friends Halloween Concert Oct. 31
Spooky sounds of the season will haunt Harkness Chapel. 

10/24/2016 - Artists and activists at Afrofuturism and Social Justice symposium Nov. 4
Afrofuturism is an increasingly popular global phenomenon in Black cultural expression found in Black literature, film, music and graphic arts. 

10/19/2016 - Klagsbrun Symposium brings Margaret Atwood, author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” to campus Nov. 3
The 18th Daniel Klagsbrun Symposium on Creative Arts and Moral Vision to host author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Hag-Seed” and “Angel Catbird."

10/19/2016 - Plays by, about, 17th-century feminist activist Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz on Oct. 21, 24
"Her poetry, plays and feminist arguments ring as true today as they did in 17th-century New Spain."

10/11/2016 - A new adaptation of Ibsen's ‘Hedda Gabler’ to be staged Oct. 14-16
“The play is to be about 'the insuperable' - the longing and striving to defy convention, to defy what people accept.” - Henrik Ibsen

10/6/2016 - Contemporary French film festival from Oct. 17-21
Featuring five free films in French, with English subtitles.

10/4/2016 - A Process of Emphasis: Prints of Robert Motherwell exhibition opens Oct. 14
"... an occasion to experience and think through the procedures of printmaking"

09/30/2016 - onStage presents Rennie Harris Puremovement, a “whole body experience,” Oct. 22
Hip hop’s Rennie Harris Puremovement launches its 25th Anniversary Living History Tour in New London with an eye-popping appearance.

09/29/2016 - onStage presents saxophonist Maceo Parker Oct. 15
Maceo Parker embodies the legacy of soul and funk music like no other musician can.

09/15/2016 - Faculty art exhibit is diverse in ideas and mediums
A vibrant community of artists who not only teach, but actively pursue their art and research, display their works.

09/15/2016 - This Muslim-American Life, in the Age of Donald Trump
A talk by award-winning author Moustafa Bayoumi, who writes about Arabs and Muslims in post-9/11 America.

09/8/2016 - ‘The Undertaking’ world premiere Sept. 17
“The Undertaking” explores the “Near Death Experience”; when someone goes to the beyond and back and can then tell us what’s there on the other side, and more importantly what it really might mean to be alive.

09/8/2016 - Conversations on themes and music-thanatology in 'The Undertaking' Sept. 8
A conversation on the themes explored in the theatrical work “The Undertaking” and on the practice of music-thanatology will be explored in a panel discussion of experts.

09/8/2016 - onStage at Connecticut College 2016-2017 season
Audiences can look forward to another stellar collection of performances during the 2016-17 season of onStage at Connecticut College.

08/30/2016 - Paint, plant, hike, listen, learn with the Arboretum’s fall programs
The Arboretum offers another fall full of programs for all ages including tours, hikes, music and theater events, and classes and workshops, with special appeal for homeowners, artists, painters, gardeners, naturalists, crafters and moon-gazers.