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James Keth ‘19 (SFA) working on his senior project in his studio at the School of Fine Arts, Art Building on March 25, 2019. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

James Keth ’19, Painting and Biology

UConn has not only allowed me to develop my skills as an interdisciplinary artist but also a well-rounded student, says James Keth.

Bart Roccoberton

‘It’s Always Pandemonium’ at The Ballard

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry will present the grand opening of its new exhibition It’s Always Pandemonium: The Puppets of Bart Roccoberton, on Saturday, April 27, 2019, with refreshments at noon followed by a free tour of the new exhibition at 12:30 p.m. It’s Always Pandemonium celebrates the ongoing puppetry career of Bart. P. Roccoberton, Jr., from his touring days performing with his troupe the Pandemonium Puppet Company; to his founding of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Institute of Professional Puppetry Arts; and now, to his work building puppets and puppeteers as Director of the UConn Puppet Arts Program. It’s […]

Sweeney Todd

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Announces 2019 Nutmeg Summer Series

The third season under the artistic leadership of three-time Tony Award nominee Mann will include, “Mamma Mia” and “Cabaret.” The Nutmeg Summer Series will run June 6 through July 21.

Puppetry Festival and Symposium to Highlight the Work of African American Object Performance

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry will celebrate the rich world of African American puppetry in the United States with a four-day series of performances, presentations, discussions, film screenings, and workshops on Feb. 7 to 10, 2019 in Hartford and Storrs. Exhibition co-curator Paulette Richards, a teaching artist and Fulbright Scholar, writes that “since their arrival in the Americas, African people have animated objects in a rich variety of forms and contexts, animating objects to represent their experiences and identity.” The Living Objects: African American Puppetry Festival and Symposium will highlight such work by contemporary African American artists, while […]

The Ballard Announces Spring Puppet Performance Series

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry will host its Spring Puppet Performance Series on four Saturdays from Feb. to May 2019, featuring outstanding works of puppet theater by professional puppeteers from across New England and beyond.

‘Good Children’ Continues CRT’s Commitment to Premiering New Dramatic Work

In “Good Children’s” dystopian world, young Val doesn’t know what to do to comfort his traumatized mother. His frantic search for answers leads him to secrets about his family’s past. But something doesn’t feel right. Val longs to overcome his constant fear of losing the people closest to him. But in a society where the secrets of the past are closely guarded, the ones who protect you most may be the ones you should fear the most.

African American Puppetry Exhibit Opens at the Ballard

'Living Objects: African American Puppetry' focuses on an often-overlooked aspect of our culture: the work of African American puppeteers.

Celebrate the African Diaspora

The UConn School of Fine Arts presents Celebrate the African Diaspora, a year long series of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the UConn African American Cultural Center.

Innovative Jazz Pianist Fred Hersch to Perform Solo

The UConn School of Fine Arts Heilig Memorial Concert series presents Fred Hersch, a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped jazz music’s course over more than three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator and recording artist.

Choral Concert Commemorates Those Lost to Gun Violence

Inspire: A Choir for Unity will perform their on-tour concert, Don’t Shoot, Just Listen, September 16th at 3:00pm at von der Mehden Recital Hall at the University of Connecticut.