Department of Performing Arts
December 15, 2021
Podcast: Making the Performing Arts Inclusive and Accessible
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 54: Jill Bradbury, chair of the Department of Performing Arts in RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and Andy Head, assistant professor in the Department of Performing Arts in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, discuss what the recent collaboration between the theater departments of NTID and CLA will mean, including more inclusive and accessible theater experiences for audience members with varying disabilities.
November 17, 2021
Live theater returns to RIT with ‘Angels in America: Millennium Approaches’
Productions at RIT and NTID have been accessible for decades to deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members. But this weekend’s production of Angels in America: Millennium Approaches in Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall will provide even more accessibility for blind and low-vision audience members.
October 20, 2021
US universities where employable liberal arts graduates are made
Study International features RIT's College of Liberal Arts and talks to Dean Anna Stenport.
September 27, 2021
New Warfield bust is one dream ‘about many dreams’
WXXI talks to RIT President David Munson and Thomas Warfield, director of dance, about a new bust of singer and actor William Warfield.
July 30, 2021
Shakespeare in Sign
Humanities, the magazine of The National Endowment for the Humanities, features Jill Bradbury, chair, NTID Department for Performing Arts.
July 14, 2021
Construction on Performing Arts Theater complex expected to start next spring
With thousands of RIT students involved in performing arts expected in the next few years, plans are moving forward for a performing arts complex that will feature a 750-seat theater and eventually a 1,500-seat orchestra hall for larger audiences.
June 16, 2021
RIT names Anna Westerstahl Stenport new dean of College of Liberal Arts
Stenport is currently a professor of global studies and chair of the School of Modern Languages at Georgia Institute of Technology’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. She was selected as the RIT dean following a nationwide search and will begin her new leadership role Sept. 1.
June 8, 2021
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, NTID Performing Arts announce 2021-2022 theatrical season
A venue for Deaf playwrights; an interpretation of a Tony Award-winning musical; performance by talented student dancers; and New Yorkers struggling with relationships and identity during the AIDS crisis are all part of a new collaborative season by NTID’s Performing Arts Department and the College of Liberal Arts.
April 15, 2021
Tiger Records: RIT record label gives students real-life experience in the music business
WROC-TV talks to mechanical engineering major Jared MacKenzie; computer science major Anthony Roberts; and Karl Stabnau, visiting lecturer for music business and performing arts initiatives, about RIT's Tiger Records initiative.
April 9, 2021
Double celebration will honor 2020 and 2021 Davis Award recipients
This year’s recognition of RIT’s Alfred L. Davis Distinguished Public Service Award winners will be a double celebration, as faculty and student recipients from 2020 and 2021 are honored April 13. Luane Davis Haggerty will receive the 2021 Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award, and Bhuvish Mehta will receive the 2021 Bruce R. James ’64 Distinguished Public Service Award. Thomas Warfield was awarded the 2020 Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award, and Çlirim Sheremeti was awarded the 2020 Bruce R. James ’64 Distinguished Public Service Award.
April 9, 2021
‘She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms’ premieres April 16-18
RIT/NTID presents “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms,” for four performances, next Friday through April 18. While the audience will watch virtually, the actors will be performing live in several “actor stations” in Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall and its Robert F. Panara Theatre.
March 17, 2021
Tiger Records offers RIT students insight into the music industry
For years, Rochester Institute of Technology students have been able to take music lessons. But now, they can also learn more about the music industry by taking a class about artist management, recording, production, and marketing.