Columbia University School of the Arts returns to the Connelly with MFA student graduate productions.

All seating is general admission.

Tickets for Columbia Graduate Theatre productions are $15 General, $5 Senior, and FREE with any valid student ID. Use code "student" online to reserve.

Columbia Stages presents


By Galt Macdermot, Gerome Ragni, & James Rado
Directed by Ariel Larrea Rodriguez

March 29 - April 1

With the Viet Nam War looming over an entire generation, this rock musical explores political activism, pacifism and revolution with beloved songs such as Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, and Let the Sun Shine In. Hair has become the musical synonymous with the hippie counter culture, sexual freedom and protest of the 1960’s. In the 50th year since its debut, Hair is just as relevant today. Taking an alternative approach, this one-of-a-kind production of Hair will be performed by a cast made up entirely of Baby Boomers who lived through the Age of Aquarius to tell a story that continues to resonate with generation after generation.

May 4 - 14

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus presents

A Cardboard & Duct Tape Spectacular


May 4 - 14

Imaginative… delightfully clever… the show exudes a warmth and affection… all but irresistible.
— Spectacle Magazine

New York’s very own alternative circus is back! Bindlestiff’s terrifically talented troupe of acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, sideshow marvels, vaudevillians, musicians, adhesion specialists and corrugated engineers will present twelve performances this May.

In A Cardboard & Duct Tape Spectacular, the Bindlestiffs are ready to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. The power to make dreams into reality is rooted in their own childhood experiences, when an empty cardboard box could unleash the power of imagination.  This back-to-basics production mixes aerial performance, contortion, juggling, clowning, comedy, live original music, and more in a show that will leave audiences both amazed and amused.

Photo by Maike Schulz

May 31 - June 27

The Tank presents

Sinking Ship Productions'


Adapted from the story by Franz Kafka

Created by:
   Performer Jonathan Levin
   Writer Josh Luxenberg
   Director Joshua William Gelb

May 31 - June 27
As part of the Flint & Tinder series

Beautifully imagined... full of heart... riddled with fun surprises, unfolding with ingenuity... It left me mentally and emotionally satiated.
— Elizabeth McGuire, Culturebot

Tickets available soon.

"Are you still starving? When are you going to stop...?"

What begins as a nostalgic celebration of a lost art form—and its most famous practitioner—becomes a darkly funny trip into the very question of what it means to suffer, and what it means when suffering becomes a public spectacle. In this inventive adaptation of Kafka's tragicomic story ""A Hunger Artist,"" actor, puppeteer and Sinking Ship co-artistic director Jonathan Levin gives a playful and startling performance as the only person who remembers an artist whose act was simply… to hunger.

June 1 - June 24

The Tank presents


By Jay Stull
Directed by Andrew Neisler

June 1 - June 24
As part of the Save & Print series

Tickets available soon.

This is the true story of nine characters, once played by Meryl Streep, picked to live in a house, and have their lives taped to find out what happens when people stop being, oh I don't know, direct and start getting, well, breathy. The characters in STREEPSHOW! have no knowledge of the actress Meryl Streep and think of themselves as real people with uncannily similar, tragic biographies. But when the winner of STREEPSHOW! is promised the opportunity to rewrite her tragedy, it's every Streep for her exquisitely poised self. This is theater in reality TV drag, actors in Meryl drag, and America's pop music canon in cabaret drag. Episodes One and Two are presented together and separately from Episodes Three and Four.

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