Theater Productions

Communications and Theater students present several full-scale theatrical productions during the year.

Theater activities at SUNY at Ulster are open to all students, regardless of their programs of study. They also present original programs of Reader's Theater in December and May. In addition, both student and professional touring groups are invited to the campus.

The 500 seat John Quimby Theater has been the venue for student and professional theatrical productions, concerts, dance presentations, poetry readings, guest lectures and other featured events.

Quimby Theater: VAN 127
Box office: 845.688.1959


Spring 2015 Productions:

Thom Pain poster

Directed by SUNY Ulster Theater Coordinator Stephen Balantzian


Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28
7:30 p.m.
Quimby Theater

From the dark corners of Western civilization, here comes Thom Pain, who meditates on the bleak and beautiful mysteries of the human experience, tells it like it is, like it isn’t, like it should be. A nobody, an everyman, hey, he’s just like you.

Will Eno’s Thom Pain debuted in the 2004 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer.

Suggested donation is $10 at the door. General seating. Free for students.

For information, contact Stephen Balantzian, Theater Coordinator, (845) 688-1589.


SUNY Ulster
Spring Theater Production

Mother Courage & Her Children

Written by: Bertolt Brech

Directed by: Sophia Skiles

Performed by: SUNY Ulster Students

Two Weeks, Thursday - Sunday

April 16, - 19 and April 23 - 26, 2015
Thursday-Saturday: 7:30 p.m., Sunday: 2:00 p.m.
Quimby Theater

Suggested donation is $10 at the door.
General seating.
Free for students.

What’s wartime to a woman who has a family to feed and a business to run? Even on the battlefield, there’s a deal to be made. Brecht’s 1939 play Mother Courage and Her Children gives us a scheming, swaggering, seemingly indomitable survivor of a woman who ekes out a living in the shady corners of the war’s marketplace. Is she making the best out of the war’s desperate times or do the desperate times of the war make a casualty of the best in us?

For information, contact Stephen Balantzian
Theater Coordinator
(845) 688-1589.

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