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Productions: A Message from the Chair

Dear Friends of the Theatre,

It is my utmost pleasure as Interim Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts to welcome you to the 2022-23 mainstage season at SUNY New Paltz. From Broadway to Shadowland, coast to coast, and stages all around the world, our voices join in the call: “Theatre is BACK!

The excitement is palpable as our students fill campus quads, classrooms, and audition halls, their smiles brighter than ever. While the health and safety of all members of our community remain our priority, change is in the air and those smiles are spectacularly contagious!

This year, the department welcomes Assistant Professor Leyla Modirzadeh and welcomes back Tony Speciale as Assistant Professor among our faculty. I am Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and I am thrilled to be working with students and colleagues alike during this time of transition for Theatre Arts.

What remains ever constant is the Department of Theatre Arts’ commitment. We strive to offer an array of stunning performances as diverse and engaging as our students themselves, honoring a broad variety of perspectives and experiences.

What also remains constant is our gratitude. Without your support the unique experience that is theatre would not be made possible. To learn more about our program and make a gift please visit: https://www.newpaltz.edu/fpa/theatre/friends/.

Join us! The 2022-23 season features musical, dramatic, and comedic performances exploring the joys and pains that unite us through human relationships. Classic, contemporary, and faculty-authored works will be staged with our unique craft. I look forward to seeing you at the theatre.

Patricia A. Fitzpatrick
Associate Professor and Interim Chair



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