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Photo Credit: Cameron Anderson

April 25, 2021

Video on demand: register to watch anytime on Sunday, April 25.

Click here to reserve tickets. Free for students. Suggested donation: Brandeis community/55+: $10; general public: $15; family viewing: $25. Tickets are available until showtime.

In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophe, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams can alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber, a dream psychologist who immediately grasps George's potential power. Soon George must preserve reality itself, as Dr. Haber warms to the task of manipulating George’s dreams to transform the world. Presented by the Department of Theater Arts. (Also screens April 22-24.) 

Written by Ursula K. Le Guin and adapted by Natsu Onoda Power
Directed by Isaiah Matthew Wooden (THA) with production design by Cameron Anderson (THA)
Featuring Peirce Robinson '21, Anderson Stinson III '21, Tamara Tarwoe '21, Jaramie Cataldo '24, Sophie Lee '21 and Abigail Roberts '24.

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April 25, 2021

2 pm and 8 pm

Kick off the Festival of the Creative Arts with a spectacular gathering of Brandeis talent. More than 50 performances by Department of Music ensembles and guest artists, a cappella and dance clubs, and multimedia artists. Don't miss the special tribute to Susan Dibble (Theater Arts). The show concludes with Brandeis Student Music Through the Years, produced by WBRS: Student Music. Watch it on the Arts Brandeis YouTube channel.

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April 29, 2021

7 pm

Slosberg Music Center YouTube channel

World premieres of works written by graduate students in Brandeis' renowned music composition program for the Lydian String Quartet. Founded at Brandeis in 1980, the Lydian Quartet (Mark Berger, Judith Eissenberg, Joshua Gordon and Andrea Segar) plays “with a fire that makes all timeless music forever contemporary" (Washington Post). When not teaching at Brandeis, the quartet performs extensively throughout the United States and abroad.

Luke Blackburn, W/FIRE
Max Friedman,  aroyskumen
Thomas Little, To the Memory of an Old Soul
Yu-Tung Cheng, There’s coke in the Midas touch, a joke that we rust
Program notes

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April 29, 2021

The 10th annual Senior Festival is a showcase for graduating theater arts students to present their thesis project work. With the help of faculty advisors and in close collaboration with Brandeis Sound and Image Media Studios, they present theatrical works they have created, directed, acted in, choreographed, and designed.

Visit the Department of Theater Arts Senior Thesis website for full descriptions of the projects. Between April 29 and May 5, you can watch the prerecorded productions in any order, as often as you like, any time.

Sponsored by the Department of Theater Arts.

photo of Phoebe Bridgers
Phoebe Bridgers Live in Concert

May 1, 2021

8 pm, online

We're closing the Festival with a Brandeis-exclusive virtual concert by indie musician Phoebe Bridgers!

Phoebe Bridgers made her solo debut with the studio album Stranger in the Alps (2017), followed by Punisher (2020), which earned Bridgers widespread critical acclaim and four Grammy Award nominations, including Best New Artist. Bridgers is also known for her membership in the musical groups boygenius (with Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus) and Better Oblivion Community Center (with Conor Oberst).

You must have a Brandeis email address to register for this Zoom event. Cosponsored by WBRS 100.1 FM and made possible by the Aaron Foundation Visiting Artist Fund for Theater, Music, and Fine Arts.