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Theatre Season

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2022-23 Season

Note: On campus at Moravian, masks are optional. That means that in the Arena Theatre, please anticipate unmasked audiences and performers.

Fall 2022 in the Arena Theatre

September 16-17

Fri, Sat @7:30pm
The Colorism Project
An original play about the colorism epidemic within the Black community. MFA student Krystal Danielle creates a new production, based upon the stories, thoughts, opinions and findings of the Black community from all over the Bethlehem and greater Lehigh Valley community; exploring the positive and negative implications of the many different shades and hues of Black.
Arena Theatre
Admission by donation 

September 24

Fri, @8pm
Bury The Dead by Irwin Shaw
Directed by student Josiah Dalpezzo, this will be a staged reading of a classic from 1936. This stirring and eloquent anti-war play employs imaginative theatricality to convey its timeless message. In the play, a military burial is disrupted when the dead soldiers rise up, pleading not to be buried, asking to be allowed to rejoin the living. Word of their insurrection spreads rapidly—to the soldiers in the field, the generals, the news media, with alarming effect. In a series of touching scenes the dead men talk with their loved ones of the days of living, now lost forever. But must the dead yield so easily? 
Arena Theatre
Admission by donation 

October 10

Monday 4-6PM
PRESENTATION & WORKSHOP: Indigenous Activism and Hip Hop in Ecuador: a shared struggle for peace and epistemic justice
A special event for Indigenous People's Day. Our modern world has excluded, devalued and invisibilized non-Western ways of thinking and being. In Ecuador, the hip hop and Indigenous communities have worked together to challenge systemic and symbolic violence through rap, graffiti and marches in the streets. This presentation/workshop explores the relationship between hip hop culture and recent Indigenous uprisings and their shared struggle for peace and social justice. Participants will engage in conversations and activities that ask us to collectively imagine what epistemic justice would look like in our lived realities.
Arena Theatre
Free Event

December 1 – 4

Thurs, Fri, Sat @8pm, Sun @2pm 
Violent Infrastructure An Immersive Installation
This immersive art experience explores the dispersion of war’s capacity to harm over an elongated time horizon. Audiences will see and hear elements that will evoke the experience of displaced persons, as they walk through a space transformed by projections and amplified sound.  Created by Christopher Shorr and Ariel Otruba, based on Otruba’s research in the Republic of Georgia.
December 1 8pm: Opening Performance with reception to follow
Arena Theatre
Admission by donation 

Stay tuned for announcements regarding performance workshops and play readings.

Join us in Spring 2023 for the second annual "HOUND SHOW Student Cabaret!"

***Moravian's Arena Theatre now includes a wheelchair accessible viewing area.***

Moravian University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the event sponsor (, or call 610-861-1489.

Reserve Your Seat

Moravian University Theatre Company

Christopher Shorr, Director of Theatre  
Phone: 610-861-1489
Location: Arena Theater, Haupert Union Building

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