The Experience



This Is the Freedman at 40
Jan. 26–April 23, Freedman Gallery – must attend lecture and reception for EE credit

Curated by CFA director, David Tanner, and gallery curator, Erin Riley-Lopez along with students from ARA 390 – Project Management, the exhibition will use the Gallery’s permanent collection and vast collection of related print material to tell the 40-year story of the Freedman Gallery’s history, highlighting the artwork, major exhibitions, events and people who have contributed to 40 years of showcasing the best contemporary American art.

  • Panel Discussion, Thur., Jan. 26, 4-5 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall
  • Opening Reception, Thur., Jan. 26, 5-7 p.m. 


5th Annual Albright Improv Festival
Sat., Feb. 4

Improvisational comedy troupes from the area’s regional colleges including West Chester University, Drexel University and the University of Maryland, join Albright groups Soviet Purgatory and Less Than or Equal To, along with additional regional groups and a professional headliner, for a day of laughter and learning. Please contact the box office for tickets. 610-921-7547 or www.albright.edu/centerforthearts

  • Workshops, noon–4 p.m., Roop Hall, Green Room, Alumni Hall 

Freeze Frame Spectroscopy: A technique enabling matrix isolation spectroscopy studies using low-energy mass-selected ions.
February 16 – 4:30-5:30 pm – Science 256

Nanocatalysis has emerged as an important field for modern alternative energy and environmental applications.  In order to add detail to the mechanism of nano catalytic reactions, an understanding of the interaction between reactants and the surfaces of catalytic nano particles is required; however, these interactions are very complicated and short-lived, making their study difficulty, if not impossible, under realistic conditions.

February 17 - 7–10 pm – Roop Hall
February 18 - 7–10 pm – Roop Hall
February 19 - 2–5 pm – Roop Hall

A set of performances highlighting the issues faced in the worlds of gender and sexuality.

Students may attend all 3 performances, however only 1 Experience credit will be given.

Magic in the Unexpected: Fabric, Fashion, Feminism
February 20 - 2–3 pm - CCSL–W
This unique event features two premiere female magicians in the US today discussing women and fashion in magic on their first East Coast tour. Lynetta Welch and Kayla Drescher will share engaging insights from their perspectives as women creating and performing magic, and might perform a trick.

Tropical Ecology of Albright’s Field Station in Costa Rica
February 20 - 7–8:30 pm – Science 256
Students participating in the inaugural tropical field course at Albright’s property in Costa Rica, will present the results of their survey work in January 2017.

Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage*
Thur.–Sat., Feb. 23–25, 8 p.m., & Sun., Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
A Domino Players production directed by Julia Matthews.

In 1905, Esther, an independent but lonely African-American seamstress, earns her living making beautiful corsets for other women. When a Caribbean stranger starts a long-distance correspondence with her, Esther begins dreaming of an intimate life of her own. Against the background of a rapidly changing New York City, Esther and the other migrant characters pull against the social constraints that lace them even more tightly than corset strings. Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage chronicles the hopes and heartbreaks of ordinary people in this haunting drama.

  • Talkback & Reception, Thur., Feb. 23, follows show
  • Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Fri., Feb. 24, follows Talkback, Roop Hall
  • Panel co-hosted by the local chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW), Mon., Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Campus Center South Lounge
  • Please contact the box office for tickets. 610-921-7547 or www.albright.edu/centerforthearts

Xion Presents: Black Excellence
February 24 - 6–8 pm – CCML
In honor of Black History Month, Xion would like to hold a celebration of Black Excellence. Everyone is welcome to participate in this celebration. We would like to see everyone fellowship together and celebrate some of the monumental moments in history.

Intimate Apparel Panel Discussion
February 27 - 7–8:30 pm – Klein

A panel discussion for the upcoming Domino Players’ production of Intimate Apparel

Black Jew Dialogues
February 28 - 7–9:30 pm – CCML
The goal of Black Jew Dialogues is to promote open, honest, and respectful conversation about our differences and move audiences to action. This extraordinary two-actor play explores the absurdity of prejudice and racism and the power of diversity.

MARCH 2017

Volunteer Forum: How We Engage in Active Citizenship
March 1 - 6–7:30 pm - CCSL–W

Hosted by Albright College Volunteer Center, the mission of this forum is to gather Albright’s community to begin a dialogue about what it means to volunteer and how we can use service as liberal arts students to engage in and understand further the prospect of activism and citizenship.

The Business of Health care
March 2 - 4–5:30 pm – Science 256
Dr. Brian Nester, Albright Class of 1984, returns to talk about issues related to health-care reform and strategy.

Movie Music, a Choral Concert
Sat., March 4, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

The Albright Angels, Concert Choir, Mane Men and Women’s Chorale will perform well-known works connected to movies.

Confronting Holocaust Denial and Distortion in Today’s World
March 7 – 7:30-9 pm – Wachovia

Mark Weitzman front he Simon Wiesenthal Center, an expert on Holocaust denial, will discuss modern day antisemitism, Holocaust denial and current events.  Weitzman travels the globe discussing these issues and will be on hand to discuss to the day current events on these topics.

What’s the Buzz? A Student-Faculty Discussion of Current Events
March 8 - 7–8:30 pm – CCML

From Feb 20, 2017 –March 6, 2017 students will be encouraged to submit questions to comment boxes around campus regarding current events going on in the news. On March 8, a panel of faculty will come together to answer those questions.

Using a Conformational Database to Analyze Sesquiterpene Reaction Pathways
March 9 – 4:30-5:30 pm – Science 256

We are developing a conformational database of sesquiterpene reaction pathways in order to catalog these biologically important reactions using a diagnostic structural parameter. Once completed, this database will guide future experiments designed to facilitate the synthesis of commercially important sesquiterpenes.

The Role of the Scientist in Informing Federal Policy
March 23 – 4:30-5:30 pm – Science 256
Congress grapples on a daily basis with issues of vital importance to our country and the world that can and should be informed by scientific evidence. The value placed on such evidence varies widely among the members of the House and senate.

The F Word
March 30 - 6–8 pm – Sylvan Chapel
This event will use a combination of art forms such as poetry readings, dance, and short skits as well as speeches/readings of professors to discuss feminism as it is portrayed, misrepresented versus how it is actually defined.

APRIL 2017

5th Annual Music Business Forum
Sat., April 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Roessner Hall

The fifth annual Music Business Forum will feature presentations with current music industry professionals along with special performances. FREE with advance registration required; contact amerlino@albright.edu. 

Sunday Sinfonia at Albright College
Sun., April 9, 3 p.m., Memorial Chapel

Brains in and out of sync
April 17 - 6–7 pm – Klein

Dr. Feigenson will give a presentation on his research, which centers on what happens to cognition and perception when brain regions do not communicate efficiently.

Big Cat Jazz Concert
Fri., April 21, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel 

Symphonic Band Concert
Sat., April 22, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

Phosphorus: From the Stars to Land and Sea
April 24 - 7–8 pm – Klein

Phosphorus is the least abundant of the biogenic elements that are needed in large quantities to create living organisms. We will discuss the low abundance of phosphorus in relation to nucleosynthesis, the process in stars that leads to element creation and to all the elements of the periodic table.

Berks Bar Association Lecture in Contemporary Legal Issues
April 24 – 7:30-9 pm – MPK

Professor James Duane of Regent Law School will deliver the 4th Annual berks County Bar Association Lecture in contemporary Legal Issues.

ISA Festival 2017
April 25 - 5–7 pm – CCSL

ISA Festival is an opportunity for all students at Albright to experience some of the cultural and ethnic identities and backgrounds represented in International students Association at Albright, with its diverse members represented from at least 8 countries where the students portray their history and culture with ethnic works of art.

The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan*
Thur.–Sat., April 27–29, 8 p.m. & Sun., April 30, 1 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
A Domino Players and Music Department co-production directed by Jeffrey Lentz ’85.

Lock up your daughters, the pirates are coming to town! As the curtain rises on this swashbuckling and mellifluous romance, we meet Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and searches for the maiden of his dreams. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters—mayhem ensues. This sparklingly witty operetta on the subject of romance and duty in the age of Queen Victoria makes for a perfect final act to our season.

  • Talkback & Reception, Thur., April 27, follows performance
  • Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Fri., April 28, follows performance, Roop Hall
  • Please contact the box office for tickets. 610-921-7547 or www.albright.edu/centerforthearts

MAY 2017

Green & Growing: Student Projects in Theatre
Mon., May 1, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre 

Emerging Voices from Domino Players Studio
Wed., May 3, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Domino Players’ Studio hosts the second of two short play festivals featuring original plays and projects that are written, acted, directed, designed and stage-managed by Albright students. 

Albright Student Film Festival
May 4 – 7:30-9:30 pm – Klein Lecture Hall

Albright’s Annual Fashion Showcase*
Sat., May 6, $5/$10 students advance/door, $10/$15 adult advance/door, $25 VIP advance only/reserved seating and private reception

Celebrate the hard work of Albright’s student fashion designers and merchandisers through exhibition displays and a high-energy runway show.

  • Please contact the box office for tickets. 610-921-7547 or www.albright.edu/centerforthearts
  • Runway Show #1, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
  • Exhibition, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Roop Hall
  • Runway Show #2, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
  • VIP Reception, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Freedman Gallery

Celebrate Spring, a Choral Concert
Sat., May 6, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

Say farewell to the graduating seniors in Albright Angels, Concert Choir, Mane Men and Women’s Chorale in their final performance of the season.