Sunday, May 1

Culture of Sustainability Walking Tour

8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Slow down and engage in an aesthetic experience guided by the Culture of Sustainability Walking Tour. When you register, you will receive a link to an audio tour, recorded by the event organizers, of art installations throughout campus. The tour begins at Heller School and follows a loop around campus. 

As you listen to recorded poems and resources on sustainability, nourish the buoyancy of your spirit and explore how we can engage in a cultural shift towards sustainability and a more resilient future.

Created by Harsha Bhamidipati MA '23, Anna Kelma MA '22, Gabriella Lanzi MA '22, Naomi Oyler MA '22, and Kobi Russell '23, with guidance from Cynthia Cohen, director, Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shapiro Campus Center Theater
11 a.m.

Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy, presented by the student-led Hold Thy Peace. It's magic and mayhem when four young lovers flee into a forest to escape an impossible choice and end up caught in a magical scheme set into motion by the Fairy King and his chaotic servant. Meanwhile, a group of amateur actors are determined to perform no matter what.

Directed by Sabrina Goldsmith '25; assistant director, Laurel Davidoff '25. Featuring Grace Ahlin '22 as Titania/Hippolyta, Eli Issokson '24 as Oberon/Theseus, Kaija Grisham '24 as Puck, Kat Roberts '25 as Nick Bottom.

Admission free for Brandeis community; $5 general public at Brandeis Tickets.

Also performed Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10 p.m. 

Brandeis Chamber Singers and University Chorus

CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the Brandeis Chamber Singers and University Chorus concert is cancelled.

Slosberg Music Center

1 p.m.

Brandeis' choral ensembles perform works about love and faith by Vivaldi, Mendelssohn and Bach; Claude Debussy, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and Josef Gabriel Rheinberger. Robert Duff, conductor. Sponsored by the Department of Music.

Please register in advance.

SpringFest

3-7 p.m.

Chapels Field

Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

The annual open-air concert featuring nationally touring musical artists, produced by CAB (Campus Activities Board). Open to Brandeis students only. 

Artist Talk: Sandra Mayo

Mandel Center for Humanities Atrium

3-5 p.m.

Artist Sandra Mayo speaks about her exhibition Beyond Trauma: Roots and Routes, on view in the Mandel Center for Humanities Atrium. Sponsored by HBI Project on Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies. No registration necessary.

Senior Festival 2022

Laurie Theater, Spingold Theater Center
Presented by the Department of Theater Arts

The 11th annual Senior Festival is a showcase for graduating theater arts students to present their thesis project work. With the help of faculty advisors, they present theatrical works they have created, directed, acted in, choreographed or designed. 


4 p.m.
The Opposite of People, an adaptation of "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," by Tom Stoppard
Rosie Sentman’s thesis explores the onstage depiction of disabled people, and how physical disability can be used as an asset in storytelling even when the story is not "about" disability. No registration required.

5:30 p.m.
Welcome Home: Threads of Therapeutic Theatre
Amber Bartlett’s thesis explores theater for healing through immersive storytelling, the result of a collaborative rehearsal process that explores theory and practice from various schools of therapeutic thought, including psychodrama, drama therapy, Boal, Playback Theatre, and play therapy. Registration required. Please visit the Senior Festival website to register. 

7 p.m.
The Pocket Girls
Elizabeth Hilliard presents a staged reading of a new folk musical about childhood, sisterhood, femininity, and moving on. Expect an original (yet classic) coming-of-age story--with a twist. No registration required.

Brandeis Wind Ensemble

Slosberg Music Center

7 p.m.

Program includes “From the Delta” by William Grant Still and music from Disney’s “The Lion King,” arranged by John Higgins. Tom Souza, director.