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Special Events

 

Check out these special events, workshops, and offerings from the UB Department of Theatre & Dance:

 


THE INTERNATIONAL ARTISTIC & CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM / IACE and UB Theatre Performance present

SEAN RYAN
IACE ALUMNI LECTURES 2019

Wednesday March 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
UB Center for the Arts, Rehearsal Workshop B-83, North Campus
Lecture free and open to the public (1:20 hrs.)

In this lecture, I’ll explain my own process of how I landed three (3) National Tours back-to-back after graduating, what it’s like to live life on the road, and my experiences with not only performing in a touring Broadway musical, but also Swinging and Understudying! Questions are more than Broadway musical, but also Swinging and Understudying! Questions are more than welcome, so bring a lot!

This presentation seeks to answer the following questions:

  • You’re now earning your degree in the Arts… But what comes after graduation?
  • Should you move to New York City and begin auditioning?
  • And once you book the job, what’s it like?

Sean Ryan graduated from the University at Buffalo with a BFA in Music Theatre in 2016. Immediately after, he was cast in the National Tour of FAME: The Musical. From there, he took the leap of faith and moved to New York City, where he booked the National Tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA shortly after. He then hopped directly from CINDERELLA to the International Tour of RENT, and he is currently a Swing, Mark Understudy, and Dance Captain! Getting the Job, Casting, Touring, and How to Pay the RENT!

 

 

 


 

Join us for a Post Show Talkback

Friday, March 1
Immediately following that evening’s performance of Julius Caesar.

Featuring:
Professor Barbara Bono, Ph.D.
University at Buffalo English Department and Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
Professor Jim Campbell, Ph.D.
University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor of Political Science
Director Danielle Rosvally, Ph.D.
University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance
Rachel Starry, Ph.D.
University at Buffalo Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Science Data Curation
Student Dramaturges
Shaun Nowicki (University at Buffalo Senior),
Mikaela Schulz (University at Buffalo Junior),
and Ryan Stevers (University at Buffalo Sophomore)
Moderator Meredith Conti, Ph.D.
University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance

After a brief exploration of issues pertaining to the show, the floor will be opened for questions for the audience. A separate ticket is not required for this event, simply plan to stay in the theatre following the show. We look forward to seeing you!

 

 


 

Helen Simoneau Residency

MASTER DANCE CLASS – Intermediate Advanced Level (ages 18+)
Friday, March 15 from 10-11:20am
Center for the Arts, Dance Studio B84
RSVP by March 8th to: helensimoneauub@gmail.com

LECTURE DEMONSTRATION
Friday, March 15 at 1pm
Center for the Arts, Dance Studio B84

PUBLIC SHOWING OF WORK
Thursday, March 21st at 3pm
Center for the Arts, Dance Studio B84