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  • November 20, 2020

    seven dancers performing on a stage.

    ‘Spoon River Anthology’ finds life at RIT

    A story written 100 years ago featuring epitaphs from dozens of deceased individuals is finding life this week as Spoon River Anthology premieres Saturday virtually on YouTube for the fall production from NTID.

  • November 4, 2020

    poster for RIT College of Liberal Arts presents SOMNIUM, conceived and directed by Omen Sade.

    ‘SOMNIUM’ merges performing arts and video gaming at RIT

    Physical distancing and the inability to perform in front of a live audience during the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped the cast and director of SOMNIUM, which premieres online Friday. SOMNIUM features actors and a green screen, which provides a virtual reality space allowing the audience to participate.

  • October 23, 2020

    group of students on a stage holding a giant novelty check.

    Applications for Dr. Munson’s Performing Arts Challenge being accepted

    Video applications are being accepted for the fourth annual Dr. Munson’s Performing Arts Challenge, to be held virtually during Feb. 5 at FreezeFest. RIT President David Munson created the challenge to spotlight and encourage RIT students involved in performing arts to show their diverse talents.

  • October 16, 2020

    jack-o-lanterns lined up along an outdoor track.

    Tiger Alumni Week offers dozens of virtual activities

    Virtual reunions, interactive programs, talks, a 5K, e-Sports, and even Tiger Trivia are just some of the dozens of events slated for Tiger Alumni Week, beginning Monday for RIT alumni, students, families, faculty, and staff.

  • October 5, 2020

    members of concert band practicing outside.

    Performing arts interest crescendos at RIT

    Despite some restrictions due to COVID-19 precautions, interest in performing arts at RIT has continued to thrive for more than 1,000 students participating in RIT-recognized performance groups and activities.

  • October 2, 2020

    Black Lives Matter logo on yellow background.

    RIT students plan BLM rally on campus

    A Black Lives Matter rally, complete with speakers, music, poetry, and dancing groups, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3, on campus by RIT students. Performances are expected by RIT Velocity, a student-run urban dance team, and Sunshine 2.0 performance group from RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

  • September 21, 2020

    two students working in a robotics lab.

    RIT students finding ways to stay active in clubs

    Despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students at RIT are still finding ways to participate in hundreds of clubs and organizations this semester, including dancing, designing games, and even skydiving.

  • September 11, 2020

    theater troupe wearing all black and jumping in the air.

    RIT talents shine in this year’s Fringe fest @ home

    Nearly 20 artists and groups from Rochester Institute of Technology are participating in this year’s KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival @ Home, a 12-day virtual event beginning Tuesday and continuing through Sept. 26.