Arts & Culture

Sinclair Theatre to Open 2017-18 Season With Blues For An Alabama Sky - August 03, 2017

Sinclair Theatre will open the 2017-18 season with Blues for An Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage from October 6-14 in the newly renovated Blair Hall Theatre, Building 2, on the downtown Dayton campus. Blues examines the conflicting political currents of the Harlem Renaissance as seen through the eyes of 5 passionate African Americans who have been influenced by Josephine Baker, Margaret Sanger, Langston Hughes and othe...

Sinclair Stands Out in Annual Salute to Dayton Theatre - July 12, 2017

Sinclair Theatre received 19 nominations in Russell Florence Jr.’s Saluting Dayton’s 2016-17 Theatre Season and received two “BEST OF” awards for scenic and sound designs for Dracula-- including one for the student sound design by Isaiah Parnell, 2017 Sinclair graduate, who is transferring to University of Cincinnati’s CCM this fall and is currently doing an internship in New York. Fu...

Free Movie for a Summer Afternoon - June 09, 2017

The Diversity Office is hosting the movie Pele: Birth of a Legend on Thursday, June 22 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Charity Earley Auditorium located in Building 12 on Sinclair's downtown Dayton campus.  The movie is free and open to the public. Come and enjoy this 2016 film that chronicles the life of Brazlian soccer legend Pele. Snacks will be provided. For more information, check out the ...

Free Theatre During Lunch Hour May 25-26 - May 22, 2017

Students from the Sinclair Theatre program will perform 21 Chump Street by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda at 12 Noon Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26 in the Black Box Theatre on the third floor of Building 2, near the end of the ramp leading to Building 10. The 15 minute performance is free, and seating is on a first come-first serve basis. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. DAYTON DAILY NEWS ARTICLE Addi...

Sinclair Theatre and Dance presents Moving Spirits - May 01, 2017

Sinclair Theatre and Dance presents Moving Spirits, a dance event, for two performances only May 19-20 (both at 8 p.m.) in Blair Hall Theatre, building 2, downtown Dayton campus (Fourth St.) Directed by Rodney Veal and featuring choreography by Erin Long-Robbins, Denise Miller and Elisa Kappedal there will be 6 pieces performed by Sinclair students and the South Dayton Dance Studio. The beauty of dance begins w...

Sinclair Theatre presents The Toxic Avenger - March 24, 2017

Sinclair Theatre will present an outrageous musical comedy with an environmental twist, The Toxic Avenger, April 7-15, in Blair Hall Theatre on the downtown Dayton campus. Directed by Chris Harmon with musical direction by David McKibben, the show is based on Lloyd Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger films. This charming love story and laugh-out-loud musical features an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a cor...

Traveling Exhibition: Signs of Suicide Project (SOS) - February 07, 2017

Sinclair will host the traveling exhibition SOS: Signs of Suicide Project February 13-27 on the Library Loggia at the downtown Dayton campus.  The exhibit is presented by Dayton's K12 Gallery & TEJAS (Teen Educations and Joint Adult Studio). The goal of this project is to educate the public about the signs of suicide among young people, bring hope to those who are suffering and provide reso...

A Song for Coretta -- On Tour and in Blair Hall - February 06, 2017

In honor of Black History Month, Sinclair Theatre is touring the play A Song for Coretta by Pearl Cleage to area schools throughout the community. The story of A Song for Coretta centers five fictional African American women who share their inspirations from Coretta Scott King.  The production is made possible through a Sinclair Cultural Diversity Grant. A 20-minute selection from the show will also be per...

Sinclair Theatre to present A Midsummer Night’s Dream - February 06, 2017

Sinclair Theatre will present one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, February 10-18 in Blair Hall Theatre, Building 2 on the downtown Dayton campus. Adapted and directed by Nelson Sheeley, this version features music by Felix Mendelssohn including his well-known Wedding March. The four interconnecting plots, surrounding a wedding, include the adventures of four y...

Freedom Summer Images by Famed Photographer Herbert Randall on Display at Sinclair Library - February 03, 2017

In the spring of 1964, Herbert Eugene Randall, Jr., a talented young African and Native American photographer, was awarded a fellowship to spend a year photographically documenting contemporary Negro life.  He decided to photograph Freedom Summer activities in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. With gratitude to Mr. Randall, Sinclair will have several of the images from the Freedom Summer project on display in the lib...

Sinclair Shines at Regional Theatre Festival - January 23, 2017

Twenty-seven theatre majors represented Sinclair at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Indianapolis January 14. They competed against students from 2- and 4-year colleges from a 5-state region. Isaiah Parnell, won the Region III Theatrical Design Excellence Award for Sound Design and will compete in Washington, D.C. at the national festival in April.  In addition, he received a Stagecra...

Black History Month Events & Activities - February 02, 2016

The Sinclair Diversity Office, Student & Community Engagement and Sinclair Theatre are just some of the areas at our campuses presenting events and activities throughout February in observance of Black History Month. All events are free of charge, unless noted.  Download flyer and check website calendars for additional details on all events.  February 2 - Documentary "From Swastika to Jim ...

Sinclair Theatre to Offer Free Staged Reading of August Wilson's Fences - January 22, 2016

This special event will be presented February 16 & 17 as part of Black History Month activities.  The reading begins promptly at 6:00 p.m., and no latecomers will be seated, in consideration of the cast and audience.    Set in the 1950s, Fences is the sixth in Wilson's ten-part "Pittsburgh Cycle". Like all of the "Pittsburgh" plays, Fences explores the evolving...