The Arts Scene at Ursinus
LIVE from New York!
The lights are brightest in New York City and for two years in a row, Voices of Ursinus has shined along with perhaps the most recognizable act on any marquee: The Rockettes. The Ursinus choral group, directed by Nicole Snodgrass, performed during the Rockettes’ Christmas Spectacular Show at Radio City Music Hall last year, and was invited back this year on November 19.. “Performing on this iconic stage…is such an incredible privilege for the Voices of Ursinus,” Snodgrass said. “I want to inspire them to strive for excellence and, most importantly, to share their talent, beauty, and goodness with the greater world.”
SCENES on Stage
Fringe Festivals are globally recognized as some of the most vibrant, diverse celebrations of art and culture. And Ursinus’s own festival has been a mainstay on the Montgomery County arts scene for 24 years. This year, Ursinus Fringe—founded by Professor of Theater Domenick Scudera—took place September 13-16 and included guest artists Wil Kilroy and Grant Bowen.
Actor and storyteller Bowen brought his solo piece, A Public Private Prayer, which he’s performed at multiple festivals in New York City, to the Ursinus stage. He said, “By having an actual Fringe Festival on campus, where students can experience works-in-progress and interact with guest artists, Ursinus is giving them a really unique opportunity to expand their perception of what performing arts can be.”
Additionally, this fall, Scudera offered his creative interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic, Two Gentlemen of Verona (pictured, left); guest director Tina Brock tackled Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist play, Victims of Duty; and Assistant Professor of Dance Michael J. Love produced his first Ursinus dance concert, Motion, Timbre, & Rhythm.
Coming to the Stage this spring:
By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Domenick Scudera, Professor of Theater
A World Premiere
By Kate Isabel Foley ’23
Directed by Meghan Brodie, Associate Professor of Theater
Spring UCDC Concert:
Dancing Stories, Weaving Time
Produced by Karen Clemente, Professor of Dance