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Catastronauts

Catstronauts, Musical Performance

Studio Theater, Blaisdell Hall

Catstronauts is a happening, a collective of avant-jazz/ fusion musicians stretching out into dance, electronica, funk, and soul. Featuring musicians: Manu Gajanan (piano & keyboard), Jon Sampson (drums), Peter-Michel Natishan (electric & upright bass), and Michael Davis (saxophone).

 Joyful Clemantine Wamariya

Joyful Clemantine Wamariya

Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell Hall

Joyful Clemantine Wamariya is a storyteller, public speaker, and human rights advocate. Born in Kigali, Rwanda, and displaced by conflict, Clemantine migrated throughout seven African countries as a child. At age 12, she was granted refugee status in the United States and went on to receive a BA in Comparative Literature from Yale University. Clemantine now uses stories drawn from her experiences to catalyze change and create community.

Her memoir, The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After, is a New York Times bestseller and a testament to the power of seized opportunities. She is committed to creating platforms that allow individuals from diverse demographic backgrounds to build relationships and exchange ideas.

Co-Sponsored by First Year Experience, the Writing Program and Pitt-Bradford Arts

Perry Ground

Perry Ground: Stories from the People of the Longhouse

Mukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons

This storytelling presentation is filled with traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) legends that have been told for hundreds of years. These stories teach about the beliefs, customs and history of the Haudenosaunee people. Storyteller Perry Ground will bring the stories to life through vivid descriptions, his rhythmic voice and a VERY active stage presence. These stories become ‘interactive’ as Perry is known to include audience members in the stories. Elements of traditional Haudenosaunee lifestyle, pieces of historical information and LOTS of humor are woven into each story.

Concord Floral

Concord Floral by Jordan Tannahill – Student Theater Production

Studio Theater, Blaisdell Hall

The Decameron meets I Know What You Did Last Summer in this suburban thriller in which 10 teenagers flee a plague of their own making. Concord Floral is a one-million-square-foot abandoned greenhouse and a refuge for neighborhood kids, a place all to themselves in which to dream, dare, and come of age. But hidden there is a secret no one wants to confront, and when two friends stumble upon it they set off an unstoppable chain of events, from shadows in parking lots to phone calls from the grave. It's time for the teens of Concord Floral to start talking.

Note: adult content and language.

Vocal Arts Ensemble Concert

Harriett B. Wick Chapel

The Pitt-Bradford Vocal Arts Ensemble features student vocalists as soloists and choral singers. Now in its 13th year, the ensemble performs publicly on campus and in the community with programs that include seasonal favorites, traditional works, and contemporary compositions.

Advent & Christmas Organ Recital

Harriett B. Wick Chapel

Bailys Beads Cover

Baily’s Beads Literary Magazine Celebration

Mukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons

Baily’s Beads, Pitt-Bradford’s literary magazine, has been named Best University Magazine seven times by the American Scholastic Press Association and has twice been named one of the top 12 student magazines in the country by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. This year’s issue will be unveiled with refreshments, prizes, readings by Baily’s Beads contributors and an open mic for anyone who wants to share original work. Selected among the best fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction submitted by students, faculty, alumni, and area writers, the work in Baily’s Beads showcases the diverse talents of Pitt-Bradford and the surrounding community.

Faculty and Staff Recital

Faculty & Staff Recital

Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell Hall

Join our faculty and staff in their creative endeavors through both vocal and instrumental performances at this second annual event.

Edreys Wajed

On Award Tour Artwork by Ederys Wajed

KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell Hall

Ederys Wajed investigates humanity through storytelling, consumerism and social justice, with an affinity for the beauty of human error in handmade objects, mark-making and documenting human experience. Rhythm, line, vibrant color palettes, and form are elements that bind his work as a thread across practices, whether exploring sound, figurative and abstract imagery, or small wearable objects.

Mary McLaughlin Slechta

Mary McLaughlin Slechta, Visiting Author

Mukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons

Mary McLaughlin Slechta is the 2021 winner of the Kimbilio National Fiction Prize. Her upcoming book Mulberry Street: Stories will be published in the Fall of 2023. She is author of a choose-your-own-adventure-style book, The Spoonmaker's Diamond, and a poetry collection, Wreckage on a Watery Moon. She has also published several chapbooks, and her work appears in journals and anthologies, including Mom Egg Review, jelly bucket, Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora, midnight & indigo: Speculative Issue #2, and Best Small Fictions 2021.

Mary grew up in rural Connecticut in a small community of African-Americans and Jamaicans. She received her bachelor's degree from The University of Connecticut and her master's from Syracuse University.

Vocal Arts Ensemble Concerts

Harriett B. Wick Chapel

The Pitt-Bradford Vocal Arts Ensemble features student vocalists as soloists and choral singers, now in its 13th year.