theater

Barnard welcomes the celebrated playwright, essayist, actor, and activist as he ponders some of the most intriguing issues of our day.

For the inaugural production of New Plays at Barnard, the theatre department joins forces with downtown company New Georges to bring to the stage Lauren Feldman’s The Egg-Layers.

From its famous first word—MERDRE!— through its glorious anatomy of scatology, gluttony, and homicide, Ubu the King is the instrument of total satire.

 

The Harlem Semester Engages Students With Harlem’s Rich History in New Ways

Nineteen students spent the spring semester exploring how James Baldwin’s work examined “the changing geography of Harlem around race, sexuality, gender, religion, and American power."

In 2017, Barnard will offer a class in partnership with the Apollo called “Black Women, Performance, and the Politics of Style.”

A class on art, activism, and social justice during the Harlem Renaissance, taught by English professor Monica Miller, examined formal and informal theatre.

The classroom takes root in Harlem for an innovative new program. Click on the buildings in this interactive map to explore the neighborhood and the Harlem Semester program.