Arm of the Sea Theater presents "Dirt: the Secret Life of Soil"

Fusing cutting-edge science and age-old puppetry, DIRT takes audiences on an extravagant journey of discovery into the Great Underneath—opening the curtain on the epic alchemy of plants, the fungi's dance of mutual delight, and the microbes' herculean labors. Featuring live music and a myriad of puppets ranging from 12" to 12' tall, the show reminds earthly residents of all ages quintessential truths from the ground beneath their feet.


Vassar & New York Stage and Film announce lineup for the 34th Powerhouse Theater season

Vassar & New York Stage and Film are thrilled to announce the programming lineup for their upcoming 34th Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season which brings to the Hudson Valley some of the most influential theatrical voices working today for fully-staged productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress. The programming includes new works by Spring Awakening creators and 2-time Tony® winners Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik; three-time Tony® winner Jason Robert Brown, playwright Halley Feiffer, among many others. The 34th Powerhouse Season will be presented at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY from June 22 through July 29, 2018. For more information, visit


New Focus Gallery exhibition at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Reflections: Portrayals of and by African Americans, on view April 10–August 19, 2018

This special exhibition is part of “Buildings and Belonging: Mapping the African American Experience at Vassar College since 1861,” a campus-wide project initiated by the African American Alumnae/i of Vassar College (AAAVC) to illuminate the enduring contributions and presence of African Americans on campus. The exhibition will display select works by African American artists from Vassar’s permanent collection.



Vassar trustees honor retiring chair with $1 million gift for Posse scholars.

Current and former trustees of Vassar College have thanked retiring Chair William Plapinger ’74 for his more than two decades of service to the college by sustaining one of his most cherished initiatives: a program enabling military veterans to enroll at Vassar through The Posse Foundation. Newly elected Chair Anthony Friscia ’78 announced that more than 50 current and former trustees have created a $1-million scholarship fund for Posse vets in Plapinger’s name.

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