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Full Performance Calendar

Fall 2020-21

Drexel’s Co-Op Theatre Company presents:The Mantua Theater Project’s

THE MASK PLAYS

Featuring plays written by the young playwrights from Mantua Theater Project & Guests.

Directed by Nick Anselmo

Join us for these insightful, whimsical, and touching stories featuring characters based on animals, inanimate objects, and forces of nature. You will love the creativity of these talented youth brought to life by our Co-Op Theatre Company artists. The Mantua Theater Project addresses the needs of youth with self-affirming activities where they can realize their self-worth and the diversity of their imagination, using theater arts to foster positive experiences of success.

Dates and Tickets:
Opening night will be a ticketed event featuring a discussion with Mantua Theater Project Executive Director Nick Anselmo followed by a first public streaming of the production. All pay-what-you-can donations for opening night will benefit the Mantua Theater Project for Community Programming.

Opening night November 22, 2020, 3pm ET

Tickets for opening night will be available at
drexelperformingarts.com


Fall Concert Series

The music ensembles will suspend performances for the Fall term and will accomplish recording projects. Selections will be made available for public listening. Check back for specific updates.

A Jazzy Holiday Overture

The Drexel University Department of Performing Arts in conjunction with Virtual Reality & Immersive Media presents:
A Jazzy Holiday Overture

Thursday, December 3, 2020

7pm ET| livestream link will be provided after event registration

Featuring
The Drexel University Jazz Orchestra directed by prof. Brent White
The Drexel University Virtual Reality department directed by prof. Nick Jushchyshyn
Special Guest Composers: Greg Scott & prof. Luke Abruzzo

Free and Open to the public

Oh, the COVID outside is frightful but the Jazz is so delightful.

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Winter 2020-21


WINTER CONCERT SERIES

March 8-14, 2021

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ESSENTIAL

Directed by Bill Fennelly

Co-Conceived by Bill Fennelly, David Lee White, and members of the Company

Essential is a documentary theater project that explores who and what became essential during the unprecedented quarantine of 2020. Company members conducted interviews with workers who were deemed essential during the quarantine and we share their stories with you through a series of monologues.

Dates and Tickets:
Opening Night will be a ticketed event featuring a discussion with Director Bill Fennelly and Co-Creator David Lee White followed by a first public streaming of the production. All pay-what-you-can donations for opening night will benefit Philadelphia’s COVID-19 Response Fund supporting charities helping essential workers throughout the city.

Opening night TBD in March 2021

Tickets for opening night will be available at
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Spring 2020-21

DANCE FILM CONCERT

Available Spring 2021

Dance Ensemble and FreshDance join forces for our first ever dance on video production. You can plan for work that is inventive, explorative, and passionate. Students will perform in works by guest choreographers Albert Quesada, Ali Willingham, Ellen Forman Award winner Gabrielle Revlock, and dance faculty Miriam Giguere and Sandra Parks.

Freshdance students will work with dance faculty Valerie Ifill and Caroline O’Brien and alumni Alexandra Lodise and Kathryn Schweingruber. Choreographers will collaborate with internationally known video artists Jorge Cousineau, Tori Lawrence, and Brittany Fishel to create this exciting digital event. Choreography for the Camera!

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COFFEE & JAZZ

May 7-8, 2021, 8pm

Naturally Sharp, Drexel’s vocal jazz ensemble, performs classic jazz at the top of MacAlister Hall with the Philadelphia skyline as their backdrop. Beginning at sunset, the group’s annual end-of-year concert transports sold-out audiences to a place where “everything swings”.

Admission: $7 (includes coffee and dessert)
City View Room, MacAlister Hall

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SPRING CONCERT SERIES

June 1-7, 2021

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SITES OF DANCE

An outside festival of dance.

June 3, 4, 5 & 6, 2021
6:30 pm: live dance & 8:30 pm: film viewing.

Join us for an evening of immersive, site-specific dance that you will witness as you take a guided walk through Drexel’s campus. Stay and watch our Dance Film Concert projected for viewing under the stars. Student driven choreography will be joined with Dance Ensemble Director Olive Prince, faculty member Jennifer Morley, and hip-hop artist Dinita Clark for a captivating performance experience.

$10 general admission

$5 students w/ID

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