“Piranesi on the Page,” Princeton University Library’s latest exhibition, tells the story of how Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the foremost printmaker in 18th-century Europe, made the book the center of his artistic production. On view through December 5 in the Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery, located in the Firestone Library lobby. Open 12-6 daily for University community with ID. Public welcome via reservation on Thurs. from 3-6 PM and Fri.-Sun. from 12-3 PM. Reservations are for 50-minutes each and can be made on library.princeton.edu. All visitors must be fully vaccinated. FREE
In each session students learn/review the basics and acquire new skills for creating and sustaining spontaneous and truthful improvised games and scenes. Led by Yuval Boim on select Mondays throughout the fall semester. FREE; for Princeton students only.
An American writer of Argentine, Syrian, and Iraqi Jewish descent and Princeton alum from the Class of 2019, Jordan Salama tells the story of the Río Magdalena, nearly one thousand miles long, in the heart of Colombia. Hear the tale of lively adventure following a legendary river with Salama and writer Michael Lemonick. Presented by Labyrinth Books in-person at the bookstore and via live-stream; registration required. FREE
Have you always wanted to try ballet but never got the chance? Lewis Center Student Advisor Molly Bremer hosts a weekly ballet class for truly absolute beginner students in a casual, welcoming environment. FREE; for Princeton students only.
In the final class presentation from a Princeton Atelier course, hear music from award-winning composer Georgia Stitt, performed by members of the Princeton Playhouse Choir, as well as original student work created to illuminate the ideas of “The Circling Universe.” FREE tickets required; open to University community.
This event has been rescheduled to March 2022. Join Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon as he delivers a sharp wake-up call reading from his fourteenth collection, "Howdie-Skelp: Poems" at Labyrinth Books. FREE and open to public. Registration required for attendance in-person at the bookstore or via livestream.
Cian T. McMahon, Associate Professor in the Department of History and Honors College at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, lectures on “The Coffin Ship: Life and Death at Sea during the Great Famine” with introduction by Paul Muldoon. FREE and open to the public. Register and join via Zoom Webinar. Live closed captions available.
DUE TO COVID-19, THE SHOWCASE HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Tentatively rescheduled for Feb. 12, 2022, please check back in January for a new confirmed date. Celebrate the holidays by attending Trenton Arts at Princeton's Saturday Morning Arts winter showcase! Featuring performances from Trenton Youth Dancers, Orchestra, Singers, and Theater.
2021-22 Hearst Choreographer-in-Residence Larissa Velez-Jackson shares Star Pû Method ~ Care, Freedom and Partnership, a new work featuring Princeton student dancers improvising movement, vocal sound, song and spoken words based on a core premise of self and community care. Followed by a discussion with the cast and LVJ Performance Co. members. Free tickets required; open to University community.
2021-22 Hearst Choreographer-in-Residence Larissa Velez-Jackson and LVJ Performance Co. share an in-progress excerpt of their current work that will premiere at The Chocolate Factory Theater in New York City, June 2022. Free tickets required; open to University community.
Come laugh with (or at) Princeton Arts Fellow Maysoon Zayid's "Art of Standup" students as they take their final exam live! Nine comics, one fabulous host, and unlimited hilarity! FREE and open to public; tickets required and can be reserved through University Ticketing.
On Dec. 2, 6 + 10, watch end of semester showings of dance works and new student choreography created during fall 2021 dance courses, including showings from courses in ballet, rhythm tap, contemporary dance, choreography workshops, and "The American Experience and Dance Practices of the African Diaspora." FREE; open to University community.
Artist, 2020-21 Hodder Fellow and current Lecturer in Visual Arts Troy Michie will be in conversation with Tina Campt, Visiting Professor in Visual Arts and the Department of Art & Archaeology, about his recently published book, "Rock of Eye." Michie will be available to sign copies of his book, available for purchase at the even; reception follows. FREE tickets required for Princeton students, faculty and staff through University Ticketing.
Interested in learning computer drafting software to improve your ability to communicate your design work in theater, film, TV, live entertainment and other venues? Faculty member Tess James will offer Introductory Workshops for absolute beginners, and next level workshops for lighting design students, using the Vectorworks software. Free and open to all Princeton students; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TheaterCraft co-curricular classes are a series of workshops offered to cater to the needs of students interested in what it takes to MAKE theater. This workshop led by LCA Costume Shop Manager Keating Helfrich Debelak, gives a behind the scenes look at what goes on during the production process for creating costumes for the shows in the theater, music theater, and dance programs. FREE; open to students. RSVP required.
Students and faculty member Aaron Landsman in the Princeton fall Freshman Seminar 143, Is Politics a Performance? present a free, participatory theater work that puts decision-making power in your hands. FREE; University community can join the event in-person with free tickets; general public can join live via Zoom.
Comedic ensemble Baby Wants Candy presents a live table read of "Backwater," an original TV comedy, developed in collaboration with Princeton students through a Princeton Atelier course. "Backwater" is a supernatural satire that lampoons the now-commonplace corporate location sweepstakes like the Amazon HQ2 search. This live performance will feature virtual appearances by actors from LA and NYC including Ellie Kemper ’02, followed by an in-person Q&A with creators Albert Samuels, Tommy Dewey '01 and Scott Eckert '03. FREE and open to University community. Tickets required.
The BIPOC* Theater-Makers Group is a space that is held for Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, and Multiracial identifying theater makers at Princeton University. We offer this casual, drop-in weekly space to help center the voices and needs of BIPOC students involved in theater. FREE; for Princeton students only.
Theater professor Brian Herrera joins a virtual scholarly panel to discuss representation in the original "West Side Story" film and offer insights into how the remake both reproduces and remedies the limitations and silences of the original. FREE and open to public; registration required.
NOTE: The workshop on December 16 has been canceled. Professional director and choreographer and Princeton Arts Fellow Will Davis embarks on a new project including workshop sessions for students to join in the studio and participate in developing aspects of the show. Conversations follow with Davis and guest designers; food provided. Open to Princeton students only.
Hear the story of Emily Mann, a remarkable American playwright, director, and artistic director as told by her biographer and by herself. In-person at Labyrinth Books and via livestream. FREE; RSVP required.