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First Year Orientation Events: Class of 2023!

Wednesday, August 21 9am - 4pm

Visit our table at the First Year Expo

Where? Feldman Ballroom (Frederick Douglass Commons)

Visit the UR International Theatre Program's table at the First Year Expo and see how you can get involved in all aspects of performance and theatrical life on campus during your undergraduate years!  We're the only academic unit to have a table at the Expo, so come say hi and introduce yourself!  You won't be sorry!


Friday, August 23 at 3pm - 4.30 pm

Intro to Todd & 24@Todd Info Session (with performances & dessert reception)

Where?  Todd Theatre (above the post office and bank in Todd Union)

Enjoy performances by some of campus's top performance groups, discover all performance opportunities on campus, and find out how to become involved in 24@Todd, our very own 24 hour play festival (spoiler alert: it's the most fun you'll have during orientation!)  We'll also give you dessert!


Monday, August 26 at 7pm - Tuesday, August 27 at 7pm

24@Todd Play Festival is on the go!

Where?  Todd Theatre (above the post office and bank in Todd Union)

You'll get to write, direct, design, act and perform original short plays!  All in one 24 hour period.  Your fellow first years will be astounded by your talent and stamina!  You'll immediately become a star!  It's that easy...but it'll take a little less sleep than normal!  But we will feed you!  And you'll make friends for ever and have the time of your life!  So join in and get involved in 24@Todd.


Tuesday, August 27 at 7pm

24@Todd Play Festival performs!

Where?  Todd Theatre (above the post office and bank in Todd Union)

Strut your stuff and let the first year class stand in awe of your talents!  Now's your time to seize the spotlight!  We're keen to see what you've got to offer!


Meliora Weekend

Meliora Events: 2019!

Saturday, October 5 at noon

Life, Lunch, and the Performing Arts

Where?  Spurrier Hall Dance Studio

Join us for a light lunch and compelling conversation with a distinguished alumni panel as they discuss how their lives and careers were enriched by the performing arts at the University of Rochester.

meliora panel poster


Saturday, October 5 at 3.30pm

Talking Theatre with URITP Artistic Director, Nigel Maister

Where?  Todd Theatre

Join us after the matinee performance of Jordan Harrison's The Grown-Up for a freewheeling discussion about theatre on- and off-campus, the UR Internatiuonal Theatre Program, and more, with the Russell & Ruth Peck Artistic Director of the Theatre Program, Nigel Maister.