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August 30, 2018 - 3:21pm

Photo: a dance still from the dance showcase "Fear: What are you afraid of?" to be performed Dec. 7 in Stuart Steiner Theatre.

Submitted photo and press release:

The Genesee Center for the Arts at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York has confirmed several new events for the 2018-2019 coming season.

The season begins with "Bakkhai" performed by the Genesee Community College Forum Players. Come enjoy the tale of Dionysos who has brought his fanatic religion to Thebes, but, when his holy lineage is denied, he will stop at nothing to prove his power.

Anne Carson's new version of the Euripides classic weaves this harrowing myth and its tragic end into the 21st century. Performances will take place on Oct. 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. in GCC's Stuart Steiner Theatre.

Brighten your holidays -- literally -- with "A Very Electric Christmas," performed by Lightwire Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 18, with two shows at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Stuart Steiner Theatre in Batavia. Audiences of all ages will love this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits. Check out the production trailer at https://www.lightwiretheater.com/a-very-electric-christmas/.

GCC's Forum Players will return to the stage in "Single Black Female" written by Lisa B. Thompson, award-winning playwright. In this show, quick comic vignettes tell the story of two 30-something Africa-American middle-class women looking for love, clothes, dignity and more in a world that only sees stereotypes.

This production is a thesis project for Director Jamie Arena who is pursuing a master's degree at Regent College. Performances will take place on Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m., and on Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.

On Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. a dance showcase entitled "Fear: What are you afraid of?" will take the stage in the Stuart Steiner Theatre. Directed by Tara Pocock, adjunct professor at GCC, the 20-piece performance dives into the human mind and choreographs fear to modern jazz and hip-hop style dancing.

The audience is encouraged to participate in the show which features students from Anastasia's Spotlight Dance Studio in Churchville. All proceeds will go to GCC's Forum Players.

Tickets for these shows are $8 for adults, and $5 for seniors (55+) and students (16+) and GCC faculty/ staff. GCC students with ID are $3, and GCC alumni with ID will receive a $2 discount on an adult ticket. To reserve seats, contact the GCC box office at [email protected] or (585) 345-6814.

The schedule at GCC's Roz Steiner Art Gallery continues to capture the wide array of dynamic work in the visual arts featuring drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and language arts.

From Oct. 2 - 25 the Gallery will display a special selection of works from the Gerald Mead Collection. Mead is a noted collector, Buffalo artist and educator. His private collection includes more than 1,000 historic and contemporary artworks by various artists associated with the Western New York region through birth or residency. Mead will lecture on Oct. 9 at 12:30 p.m. and receptions will follow at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Going beyond conscious intention to make coherent images from irrational juxtaposition of disparate parts is the impetus of Emily Kenas' work. While making new sense of recognizable materials, her work "Assemblage" occupies a space between painting and sculpture and will occupy the Gallery from Nov. 13 - Dec. 14. Kenas will lecture on Nov. 29 at 12:30 p.m. and receptions will follow at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

A collection of paintings by Muhammad Zaman, entitled "Finding Amal" will be exhibited from Jan. 22 - Feb. 22Amal, meaning "hope" in Arabic is what Zaman hopes to inspire through his work. "Finding Amal" features compositions of urban calligraphy that combine the three languages that are the cornerstones of the artist's culture: Arabic, English and Bangla. Each individual canvas expresses a word, phrase or concept as if they were messages dedicated to the entire human race. The artist will lecture on Jan. 31 at 12:30 p.m. and receptions will follow at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The Roz Steiner Art Gallery is open to the public Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open during special events as published at www.genesee.edu/campuslife/arts. Admission is free. For more information, contact Gallery Coordinator Mary Jo Whitman at (585) 343-0055, ext. 6490, or via email: [email protected].

August 23, 2018 - 5:13pm

Press release:

The Genesee Center for the Arts at Genesee Community College in Batavia announces the confirmed events for 2018-2019 coming season.

Brighten your holidays -- literally -- with "A Very Electric Christmas," performed by Lightwire Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 18 with two shows at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Stuart Steiner Theatre in Batavia.

Audiences of all ages will love this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits. Check out the production trailer here.

Tickets for these shows are $8 for adults, and $5 for seniors (55+) and students (16+) and GCC faculty/ staff. GCC students with ID are $3, and GCC alumni with ID will receive a $2 discount on an adult ticket. To reserve seats, contact the GCC box office at [email protected] or (585) 345-6814.

The schedule at GCC's Roz Steiner Art Gallery continues to capture the wide array of dynamic work in the visual arts featuring drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and language arts in the following four exhibits:

  • The Fall exhibit schedule begins with "Portraits on Recycled Trash" by Dion Hitchings on display from Aug. 23 - Sept. 22 in the Roz Steiner Art Gallery. Through the untraditional media of children's art supplies and consumer boxes, Hitchings offers a glimpse into a unique world that is filled with altered and complex viewpoints giving the audience an opportunity to "think outside the box." Gallery receptions will be held at 1 and 5 p.m. on Aug. 30.
  • Welcoming visitors into the Stuart Steiner Theatre lobby from now through Sept. 22 is an impressive photography exhibit entitled "Landscape Interaction/ Intervention" which celebrates the work of students enrolled in GCC's Intermediate Photography; a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) class taught by Associate Professor of Photography and Art Joe Ziolkowski, in collaboration with Associate Lecturer at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's School of Art in Australia, Rebecca Najdowski. Experience the powerful images that expanded student knowledge of landscape, trans-national, trans-cultural and trans-photography concepts between the United States and Australia. The exhibit is simultaneously on display at GCC and RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. More of the student's works are visible here. Meet the talented contributing artists at the gallery receptions at 1 and 5 p.m. on Aug. 30.
  • From Oct. 4 - Oct. 25, the Galley will display a photographic exhibit by Ryan Gustman. Diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome early in life, Gustman spent most of his adolescence alone, in his own world, with no outlet until he discovered a passion for photography. While engaging in urban exploration he found a way to calm his mind and his soul through photographic documentation of abandoned buildings. Lecture will be held on Oct. 25 at 12:30 p.m. and receptions at 1 and 5 p.m. will follow.
  • Going beyond conscious intention to make coherent images from irrational juxtaposition of disparate parts is the impetus of Emily Kenas' work. While making new sense of recognizable materials, her work "Assemblage" occupies a space between painting and sculpture and will occupy the Gallery from Nov. 13 - Dec. 14. Kenas will lecture on Nov. 29 at 12:30 p.m. and receptions at 1 and 5 p.m. will follow.
  • A collection of paintings by Muhammad Zaman, entitled "Finding Amal" will be exhibited from Jan. 22 - Feb. 22. Amal, meaning "hope" in Arabic is what Zaman hopes to inspire through his work. "Finding Amal" features compositions of urban calligraphy that combine the three languages that are the cornerstones of the artist's culture: Arabic, English and Bangla. Each individual canvas expresses a word, phrase or concept as if they were messages dedicated to the entire human race. The artist will lecture on Jan. 31 at 12:30 p.m. and receptions at 1 and 5 p.m. will follow.

The Roz Steiner Art Gallery is open to the public Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open during special events as published at www.genesee.edu/campuslife/arts. Admission is free. For more information, contact Gallery Coordinator Mary Jo Whitman at (585) 343-0055, ext. 6490, or via email: [email protected]

January 4, 2012 - 1:19pm
Event Date and Time: 
March 27, 2012 - 9:00am to March 29, 2012 - 3:00pm

GCC Center for the Arts and the Fine Arts Committee join in the celebration of Art Awareness Month with a Two-Day Arts Workshop Festival
 

Free and open to the public in the Forum at Genesee Community College Batavia Campus

January 4, 2012 - 11:10am
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April 20, 2012 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Genesee Community College;s Forum Players Children’s Theatre performance of The Princess and the Goblin by Stuart Paterson, open to the public on Friday, April 20 at 7:30pm (Daytime school performances April 18-20 for local schools by invitation only)

A magical tale of young Princess Irene finding the strength to take on the world; packed with fun and adventure! A rich and magical play for the entire family!

January 4, 2012 - 10:50am
Event Date and Time: 
March 29, 2012 - 7:30pm to April 1, 2012 - 2:00pm

Genesee Community College's Forum Players present God’s Favorite a comedy play by Neil Simon, Thursday-Saturday March 29-31 at 7:30pm and a Sunday Matinee, April 1 at 2:00pm

January 4, 2012 - 10:35am
Event Date and Time: 
February 19, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Ramblin’ Lou’s Family Band at Genesee Community College Sunday, February 19 3:00pm

Hailed as “WNY’s Father of Country Music,” Ramblin’ Lou brings his family band to the Genesee Center for the Arts for an afternoon of classic country music.

Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 high students with valid ID and $2 discount for GCC Alumni with Alumni Card.

No children under the age of 5 permitted, please. Appropriate for 12+

Length: 1 hour

January 4, 2012 - 10:29am
Event Date and Time: 
February 16, 2012 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

The Aegis Project  “Extremities”by William Mastrosimone, performed by the Aegis Project of Buffalo, NY Thursday, February 16 7:30pm

The Aegis Project is an initiative to raise rape awareness through theatrical productions on college campuses throughout the region.

Tickets: $3 all ages. Proceeds to go directly back to the Aegis Project for rape awareness projects.

Age appropriate for 16+

November 29, 2011 - 2:53pm
Event Date and Time: 
December 7, 2011 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Theatre Workshop: Viewpoints by Sara Vacin

Wednesday, Dec 07, 2011

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stuart Steiner Theatre at Genesee Community College

Viewpoints “A New Acting Technique” By Sara Vacin December 7 at 1pm in the Stuart Steiner Theatre
 

“Improvisation-based technique that provides actors with a tool box and vocabulary for exploring a play through movement and gesture”
 

Free and Open to the Public!

November 15, 2011 - 12:50pm
Event Date and Time: 
December 7, 2011 - 6:00pm to December 8, 2011 - 6:00pm
OPEN AUDITIONS: Come Try out for the Spring 2012 Theatre Performances: Stuart Steiner Theatre

HOLD THE DATE Dec 7th and Dec 8th 6pm

Auditions Scheduled Now for the Spring 2012 Performances

Auditions will consist of monologue reading!!  All are welcome! Open to the Public

Seeking actors portraying a wide variety of characters for the March 2012 "God's Favorite", a Neil Simon play and the April 2012 Children's Theatre:  "The Princess and the Goblin", by Stuart Patterson!

August 19, 2011 - 1:33pm
Event Date and Time: 
October 28, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

From En Garde to Encore: Theatrical Swordplay Workshop for GCC Students and Local Theatre Community Members

M,W,F October 24, 26 & 28 6pm-8pm E214 Studio & a final workshop production for both groups will take place on Friday, October 28th at 8pm, on stage at the Stuart Steiner Theatre

Fee Free BUT must register by October 17th – Space is Limited to 26 Students

August 19, 2011 - 1:31pm
Event Date and Time: 
October 26, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

From En Garde to Encore: Theatrical Swordplay Workshop for GCC Students and Local Theatre Community Members

M,W,F October 24, 26 & 28 6pm-8pm E214 Studio & a final workshop production for both groups will take place on Friday, October 28th at 8pm, on stage at the Stuart Steiner Theatre

Fee Free BUT must register by October 10th – Space is Limited to 26 Students

August 19, 2011 - 1:29pm
Event Date and Time: 
October 24, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

 

From En Garde to Encore: Theatrical Swordplay Workshop for GCC Students and Local Theatre Community Members

M,W,F October 24, 26 & 28 6pm-8pm E214 Studio & a final workshop production for both groups will take place on Friday, October 28th at 8pm, on stage at the Stuart Steiner Theatre

Fee Free BUT must register by October 17th – Space is Limited to 26 Students

August 19, 2011 - 1:22pm
Event Date and Time: 
October 21, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:20pm

From En Garde to Encore: Theatrical Swordplay Workshop for Students (12+) and Adults

M,W,F October 17, 19 & 21 6pm-8pm E214 Studio & a final workshop production for both groups will take place on Friday, October 28th at 8pm, on stage at the Stuart Steiner Theatre

Fee Free BUT must register by October 10th – Space is Limited to 26 Students

Register at the Best Center by email: [email protected] or phone 585-345-6868

August 19, 2011 - 1:20pm
Event Date and Time: 
October 19, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

From En Garde to Encore: Theatrical Swordplay Workshop for Students (12+) and Adults

M,W,F October 17, 19 & 21 6pm-8pm E214 Studio & a final workshop production for both groups will take place on Friday, October 28th at 8pm, on stage at the Stuart Steiner Theatre

Fee Free BUT must register by October 10th – Space is Limited to 26 Students

Register at the Best Center by email: [email protected] or phone 585-345-6868

August 19, 2011 - 1:18pm
Event Date and Time: 
October 17, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

From En Garde to Encore: Theatrical Swordplay Workshop for Students (12+) and Adults

M,W,F October 17, 19 & 21 6pm-8pm E214 Studio & a final workshop production for both groups will take place on Friday, October 28th at 8pm, on stage at the Stuart Steiner Theatre

Fee Free BUT must register by October 10th – Space is Limited to 26 Students

Register at the Best Center by email: [email protected] or phone 585-345-6868

August 18, 2011 - 2:21pm
Event Date and Time: 
October 29, 2011 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Hobnobbin’ Goblins Halloween Theme Puppet Show
by Robert Rogers Puppet Company
Saturday, October 29th at 11am
Tickets: $8/$5/$3
Special Buy One Get One Free – Buy one adult or senior ticket get a child ticket free!

A rousingly spooky (but not scary) Halloween celebration. It's the perfect occasion for elaborate marionettes (string puppets) expertly brought to life, to bring out the mischief and fun of this special holiday. Fun for all ages!

August 18, 2011 - 2:11pm
Event Date and Time: 
October 16, 2011 - 2:00pm

Forum Players performance of six “One Acts”, Fast, Funny and Fabulous!

Thursday – Saturday, October 13 – October 15 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinee, October 16th at 2pm

Tickets: $8/$5/$3 - No Children under the age of 5!

Join the Forum Players for an evening of six one act plays! ‘The Philadelphia”, ‘The Second Beam” and “The Fifteen Minute Hamlet, directed by Norm Gayford. “Blind Date”, Naomi in the Living Room” and “Foreplay or the Art of the Fugue”, directed by Maryanne Arena.

August 18, 2011 - 2:09pm
Event Date and Time: 
October 13, 2011 - 7:30pm to October 15, 2011 - 7:30pm

Forum Players performance of six “One Acts”, Fast, Funny and Fabulous!

Thursday – Saturday, October 13 – October 15 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinee, October 16th at 2pm

Tickets: $8/$5/$3 - No Children under the age of 5!

Join the Forum Players for an evening of six one act plays! ‘The Philadelphia”, ‘The Second Beam” and “The Fifteen Minute Hamlet, directed by Norm Gayford. “Blind Date”, Naomi in the Living Room” and “Foreplay or the Art of the Fugue”, directed by Maryanne Arena.

January 11, 2011 - 1:53pm
posted by Ann Winters in GCC, concert, Genesee Center for the Arts.
Event Date and Time: 
February 25, 2011 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Tony Brown and the Faithful with Opening Act Swat
Friday, Feb 25, 2011
7:00 PM
Stuart Steiner Theatre at Genesee Community College

TONY BROWN AND THE FAITHFUL With Opening Act – SWATI 

Featuring “Tony Brown and the Faithful” with an opening act of “Swati”, presented by the Fine and Performing Arts committee, Friday, February 25, 2011 at 7:00PM

September 23, 2010 - 2:35pm
posted by Ann Winters in GCC, students, exhibit, Genesee Center for the Arts.
Event Date and Time: 
November 4, 2010 - 9:00am to 9:00pm

GCC and SUNY Brockport Study Abroad: A Documentation of the Dutch Culture

Genesee Center for the Arts, Stuart Steiner Theatre Lobby, Genesee Community College

Creative writing and photographs displaying Dutch culture by GCC and SUNY Brockport students that participated in a study abroad trip to Amsterdam in the Spring of 2010.

The show highlights students photographs that serve as a final curriculum culmination to the digital photography and sociology courses that the studens participated in on the tour.

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