A note from the director

Portrait of Rob Richter '82, Director of Arts Programming.
Robert A. Richter '82, Director of Arts Programming

"This season we enter our second century of presenting the best in the performing arts at Connecticut College. The season is filled with world-class music, dance, theater, literature and visual art, presented by artists from a wide spectrum of cultural and creative backgrounds and perspectives. It is unique, eclectic and innovative programming designed to engage, entertain and inspire. You will not find programming like this anywhere else in the region.

Continue reading to learn more about what is ahead, and make your plans to celebrate the arts at Connecticut College!"

- Robert A. Richter '82, Director of Arts Programming


Events at a Glance


onStage Guest Artist Series, Theater

Image by Paula Court

Pickup Performance Co(s). - "Radicals in Miniature"

Tansill Theater

Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

Obie Award-winning playwright and performer Ain Gordon and percussionist Josh Quillen team up to recount and acknowledge the lives of people who lived on the fringe of society. Through personal recollection, they honor those individuals who made their mark on contemporary culture in the 1980s and 90s but who have disappeared from the historical record today. From the tax man to the cabaret legend John Sex, the stories are told with tenderness and honor. The performance stimulates us to reflect on and remember those individuals on the fringes of our own lives who impacted us greatly. A talk-back will follow each performance.

Tickets: $20; Seniors: $18; Students: $10 (General Admission)

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onStage Guest Artist Series, Music, Literature

Headshot of Donal Fox by Lou Jones.
Lou Jones

Donal Fox, piano, and Quincy Troupe, poet - "Star-Spangled Banner Fractured"

Evans Hall

Friday, March. 29, 2019

Pianist, composer and improviser Donal Fox and renowned poet Quincy Troupe are reuniting for a new collaboration. The program, "Star Spangled Banner Fractured," is a vehicle to inspire, educate and fuel dialogue in the critical fight for social justice in America. The Green Mountain Jazz Messenger described their previous collaboration as "Powerful vernacular poems of African-American experience. These are not only enhanced by Fox's keyboard and string embroidery, but in effect turned into songs ... Fox is an astoundingly swift and alert collaborator, and his running pianistic commentaries reinforce Troupe's impassioned delivery of his works."

Tickets: $22; Seniors: $20; Students: $11 (General Admission)

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