ARTS @ Oswego

February – April 2015

Feb
12
Thu
Talk: Douglas Blackmon on “Slavery By Another Name” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Book Slavery by Another Name

As part of SUNY Oswego’s observance of Black History Month, Douglas Blackmon, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, talks about his searing examination of how institutionalized oppression of African Americans persisted far into the 20th century.

Douglas Blackmon Website

Free, including parking in the employee and commuter lots behind Hart and Funnelle residence halls. 312-3214. See Parking.

Feb
21
Sat
Rice Creek Story Hour: “Stranger in the Woods” @ Rice Creek Field Station
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stranger in the Woods

Participants learn about nature through the book Stranger in the Woods by Carl Sams and Jean Stoick. Wildlife photographers capture the curious moments of wildlife in the woods as they came upon a snowman.

This program is part of SUNY’s partnership with the Read Aloud 15 Minutes national initiative and is designed for elementary-aged children, though all are welcome.

An adult must accompany children. Program size is limited, unable to accommodate groups. Free. 312-6677

About Rice Creek Field Station

Feb
23
Mon
Talk: Vincent Intondi on “African Americans Against the Bomb” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Vincent Intondi

African Americans Against the Bomb

SUNY Oswego alumni, Vincent Intondi discusses his book African Americans Against the Bomb. His book contends that many in the black community viewed nuclear weapons through the lens of race, openly questioning the decision to drop the bomb in Japan and the threats to use nuclear weapons in Korea in the 1950s and in Vietnam a decade later.

There will be a book signing at the end of the talk.

Parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 — See Parking – 312-2170.

Feb
26
Thu
Circle Mirror Transformation @ Hewitt Ballroom
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm

Circle Mirror Transformation

Student Association, Blackfriars & the Oswego State Theatre Department present
Circle Mirror Transformation
Written by Annie Baker
Directed by Alyssa Otoski
A student honors production
Produced under arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Preview: Thursday, February 26 • 7:30 PM

Friday & Saturday, February 27 & 28 • 7:30 PM

Friday & Saturday, March 6 & 7 • 7:30 PM

Sunday, March 8 • 2 PM

Mar
3
Tue
Natalie Daise: “Becoming Harriet Tubman” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm

Natalie Daise - Becoming Harriet Tubman

The Story of Harriet Tubman

A highlight at last summer’s Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, actor and storyteller Natalie Daise brings to life the compelling story of the slave-turned abolitionist, Union spy, and conductor of the Underground Railroad. Told from the perspective of five characters, Becoming Harriet Tubman is a rich amalgam of history, personal narrative and song.

Natalie Daise was born in Rochester and grew up in Syracuse. Her career has included educational programming for children (including Emmy-nominated Gulah, Gulah Island, Nickelodeon 1994-97) and a range of projects with husband, Ron Daise, preserving and celebrating South Carolina Sea Island language and culture. She is a recipient of the Jean Lacy Harris Folk Heritage award for lifetime achievement, and the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest honor.

A talk-back with the audience follows both performances.

Harriet Tubman Mini-Bio Video

Natalie Daise in Becoming Harriet Tubman

Natalie Daise Website

Mar
4
Wed
Natalie Daise: “Becoming Harriet Tubman” @ Hewitt Union Ballroom
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm

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The Story of Harriet Tubman

A highlight at last summer’s Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, actor and storyteller Natalie Daise brings to life the compelling story of the slave-turned abolitionist, Union spy, and conductor of the Underground Railroad. Told from the perspective of five characters, Becoming Harriet Tubman is a rich amalgam of history, personal narrative and song.

Natalie Daise was born in Rochester and grew up in Syracuse. Her career has included educational programming for children (including Emmy-nominated Gulah, Gulah Island, Nickelodeon 1994-97) and a range of projects with husband, Ron Daise, preserving and celebrating South Carolina Sea Island language and culture. She is a recipient of the Jean Lacy Harris Folk Heritage award for lifetime achievement, and the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest honor.

A talk-back with the audience follows both performances.

Harriet Tubman Mini-Bio Video

Natalie Daise in Becoming Harriet Tubman

Natalie Daise Website

Apr
15
Wed
Vague de Cirque @ The Bright Yellow Tent by the Marano Campus Center
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm

Vague de Cirque 1

Vague de Cirque comes to SUNY Oswego for four spectacular and thrilling performances:
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evenings, April 15-17, 2015 • 7:30 PM

Saturday matinee, April 18, 2015 • 2 PM

Vague de Cirque (“Circus Wave”) offers the nomadic spirit of the fairgrounds, the intimacy of a cabaret and deep traditions of the circus. These world-traveled Quebecois will bring and erect their own heated bigtop – just right for spring nights in Oswego.

“…lose yourself in this joyous, enchanting, amazing and astounding spectacle…”
Sharu Delilkin, theatrescenes.co.nz.au, Aukland

Vague de Cirque on YouTube

Apr
23
Thu
Arcadia @ Hewitt Ballroom
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – May 3 @ 2:00 pm

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See exact dates & times listed below.

Oswego State Theatre Department presents
Arcadia
Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Henry Shikongo
Produced under special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Preview: Thursday, April 23 • 7:30 PM

Friday & Saturday, April 24 & 25 • 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 2 • 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 3 • 2:00 PM