A Tradition of Talent: A look at the VPC season








THEATER PERFORMANCES

For more information or to reserve tickets, call the Visual, Performing and Communication Arts Department
at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 6932, or visit www.triton.edu/entertainment.

 

 Big Love

BIG LOVE
by Charles L. Mee
Directed by Andrew Gallant


Dec. 2-4 and 9-11, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 p.m.
Sundays - 2 p.m.

Cox Auditorium - Fine Arts Building (J Building, Room 108)
$10 General Admission
$5 Students, Faculty/Staff and Seniors
Auditions: September 13, 14 and 15, 2016, 6-10 p.m. - Cox Auditorium - Fine Arts Building (J Building, Room 108)
Callbacks: September 17, Time TBD - Cox Auditorium - Fine Arts Building (J Building, Room 108)


Auditions are open to Triton students, faculty, staff and community members.
For audition information and appointments, contact Andrew Gallant, andrewgallant@triton.edu
 

Based on the ancient Greek play, The Danaids, Big Love tells the madcap story of 50 brides who flee their 50 grooms. The ensuing battle royale of the sexes involves helicopters, pop songs, dancing and murder. Big Love is disarmingly funny, hip and a dazzlingly theatrical exploration of the power of love.

 

 Steve Jobs

THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY OF STEVE JOBS
By Mike Daisey
Directed by Andrew Gallant

Feb. 24-26 and March 3-5, 2017
Friday and Saturdays - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday - 2 p.m.

Cox Auditorium - Fine Arts Building (J Building, Room108)
$10 General Admission
$5 Students, Faculty/Staff and Seniors
Auditions: Dec. 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2016, 6-10 p.m. - Cox Auditorium - Fine Arts Building (J Building, Room 108)
Callbacks: TBD


Auditions are open to Triton students, faculty, staff and community members. 
For audition information and appointments, contact Sommer Austin, sommeraustin@triton.edu.
 

Called the “most notorious and controversial play of the decade,” The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs is part gonzo journalism and part autobiography. Hilarious and razor sharp, writer Mike Daisey tells the story on his personal odyssey to the site of Apple’s factory in China, a captivating journey into the heart of technology and consumerism.

 

Festival

THE TRITONYSIA PLAY FESTIVAL
By Various Artist
Directed by Sommer Austin


May 5-7  and May 12-14, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 p.m.
Sundays - 2 p.m.

Cox Auditorium - Fine Arts Building (J Building, Room 108)
$10 General Admission
$5 Students, Faculty/Staff and Seniors
Auditions: Dec. 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2016 , 6-10 p.m.- Cox Auditorium - Fine Arts Building (J Building, Room 108)
Callbacks: TBD

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact Sommer Austin, sommeraustin@triton.edu.
Auditions are open to Triton students, faculty, staff and community members.
 

Triton students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to submit a play to be considered for the festival. In order to submit a play for consideration, please adhere to the following guidelines: plays must be no more than 10 pages long (double-spaced), must have no more than four characters, and the only furniture pieces available are a table and four chairs. Please e-mail your play in either Word or PDF form to Sommer Austin at sommeraustin@triton.edu.

 


ART GALLERY EXHIBITS

All art gallery exhibits are free!
For more information call
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3506
or visit www.triton.edu/entertainment.

 ALL exhibits take place in Triton College Art Gallery (Room J-108) and are
presented without charge. Please visit frequently.

Art Gallery Hours
Available for viewing by appointment only.
Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3506.

 

THE FANTASY SELF, PHOTOGRAPHS BY JILL JOBIANCO-BARTALIS
Dates:
 Aug. 22 through Sept. 23, 2016
Public Reception for the artist: Sept. 15, 6-8 p.m.

If you could be anything what would you be? The Fantasy Self is a visual and psychological examination of fantasy personas, analyzed using the vehicles of photography and Jungian psychology. The subjects are photographed as their fantasy self and then psychoanalyzed with the intention of making the connections between the subconscious mind and the conscious mind. The Collective Unconscious is comprised of 12 major archetypes, each with their own set of distinct characteristics.

 

BERWYN ART LEAGUE
Dates:
Sept. 26 thought Oct. 21, 2016
Public Reception for the artists: Oct. 21, 7 p.m.

Great work and great people. And they know how to host a reception. Each year the artists of the Berwyn Art League please and surprise us with a new collection of work in all media. The artists are on hand for the reception and welcome questions about their work and their methods. Please join us for one of the Triton Gallery’s best traditions, you will be happy you did.

 

FALL STUDENT ART SHOW
Dates:
Nov. 7 through Dec. 7, 2016
Public Reception for the artists: Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m.

We love showing off the work of our students! Twice a year we dedicate our gallery space to an exhibition of current student work. Drawings, paintings, photographs, ceramics and sculpture will compete for your attention. Please come and help us be proud of our students’ accomplishments.

 

ANNUAL DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION
Dates:
Jan. 23 through Feb. 16, 2017
Reception and Awards Ceremony: Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m.

The faculty of our area high schools will select and join us in presenting the strongest work of their students. This show is always diverse and includes work in all media. Subject matter is widely inclusive and the artwork ranges from photorealistic to purely abstract. A brief awards ceremony will be held at 7 p.m.

 

INDIANA JEN
Dates:
Feb. 20 through March 17, 2017
Public Reception and Discussion: March 15, 6-8 p.m.

Jennifer Hasso is cool. I’ll prove it: "To hold an object in your hand that has been buried for hundreds, or thousands of years is a humbling experience. Envisioning who made the object, what it meant to them, and how or why they used it, heightens your awareness of the ingenuity and creative ability that closely binds the past to the present. I have immersed myself in diverse cultures, each with their own artifacts; some discontinued, some repurposed, and some adapted to advances in technology and communication. Let's discuss!" Please join us for Jen’s presentation during which she will discuss the objects in the show and tell tales of her adventures finding them.

 

NEVER ENOUGH NOIR
Dates:
March 27 through April 21, 2017
Public Reception for the artists: April 19, 6-8 p.m.

It will be a dark and moody night. Come and view Noir film and graphic novel inspired artwork created as a special project this spring. The show will include both individually and group created artwork specifically designed to add a thrill to the month of April. Why should we not have a Hallowe’en in the spring? You are correct, there is no good reason. Feel free to come costumed as your favorite private eye, hoodlum or femme fatale.

 

SPRING STUDENT SHOW
Dates:
April 24 through May 15, 2017 
Public Reception for the artists: May 15, 6-8 p.m.

Our students work very hard, they create great art. The next thing they have to do is finals, so come help them have fun while they still have the chance! Our traditional end of the school year event featuring work in all media created by Triton students throughout the academic year. Plan to have fun.

 


MUSIC CONCERTS

MOST concerts (see event details below) will take place in the Triton College Performing Arts Center
of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room 218).

Most are FREE Admission (see event details below)!

For more information about music concerts or to reserve tickets,
please call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3506 or e-mail music@triton.edu>
.

Learn about Triton College's Music Ensembles on the web at www.triton.edu/music.

 

WORLD MUSIC SERIES
Thai Cultural and Fine Arts Institute, Thai Music, Drama and Dance
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at 7 p.m. 

Location: Triton College Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room 218)
Admission: FREE

As the performing arts season opener and kickoff to the World Music Series, we will be presenting For Our Teacher: The Story of Prince Sung-Tong, a Thai classical dance, drama, and music production. Written by King Rama II of Thailand, The Story of Prince Sung-Tong (Golden Shell) is an epic drama involving giants, princesses, fish summons, and a powerful disguise. In addition to the folklore play, beautiful Thai dances will be presented and accompanied by live traditional Thai music. This production is part of a 25-year celebration of Thai culture in Chicagoland by the master dance instructor, Jutarut Suntharanund.

 

WORLD MUSIC SERIES
Kaben Kafo, African Djembe Ensemble

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 at 12 p.m. (NOON)
Location: Student Center Mounds
Admission: FREE

Back by popular demand, Kaben Kafo returns to the Triton campus for another lively performance on the student center mounds. Kaben Kafo (“lets play together”) is a djembe ensemble comprised of some of Chicago’s most studied and gifted djembe and dunun professionals. This concert will feature six musicians led by the Chicago-based djembe virtuoso, Taylor. The event will be moved to the Student Center Cafeteria in case of inclement weather. Website: www.holygoat.com/kabenkafo.html.

 

FACULTY ARTISTS SERIES
James Davis, trumpet; Ingrid Mikolajczyk, soprano; Brien O'Callaghan, guitar

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Triton College Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room 218)
Admission: FREE

The first faculty artist recital of the season features soprano Ingrid Mikolajczyk performing an array of classical works for soprano and piano, and a collaboration between jazz faculty members James Davis and Brien O’Callaghan on trumpet and guitar. Join us for a reception in the lobby following the event!

 

WORLD MUSIC SERIES
Tsukasa Taiko, Japanese Taiko Ensemble
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at 12 p.m. (Noon)
Location: Student Center Mounds
Admission: FREE

Tsukasa Taiko is currently one of the largest and most active community taiko groups in the Chicagoland area. Despite being one of the younger organizations, Tsukasa has over 50 professional community performances throughout the year. The event will be moved to the Student Center Cafeteria in case of inclement weather. Website: www.taikolegacy.com

 

COMMUNITY BAND
Fairytales and Scary Tales, Josh Hernday, director
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Triton College Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room 218)
Admission: FREE

Put on your favorite costume and come join the Triton Community Band for a night of creepy-crawly magical music making. Featuring Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals and much more!

 

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES
Josh Hernday, horn; Tim Burns Quartet, jazz ensemble

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Triton College Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room 218)
Admission: FREE

In this faculty recital, Josh Hernday performs classical and contemporary works written for horn, and guitar faculty member Tim Burns performs jazz works supported by his quartet. Join us for a reception in the lobby following the event!

 

COMMUNITY BAND
Music for the Holidays, Josh Hernday, director

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Triton College Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room 218)
Admission: FREE

Join the Triton Community Band this holiday season for folk-tunes and holiday jingles from around the globe.

 

COMMUNITY CHOIR
Joann Cho, director

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Triton College Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room 218)
Admission: FREE

The Triton Community Choir, a diverse group of students and community members, performs choral music from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Holiday selections will be included in this concert.

 

JAZZ EMSEMBLE
James Davis, director

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Triton College Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room 218)
Admission: FREE

The Triton College Big Band presents an evening of jazz music, ranging from swing and bebop to Latin and contemporary selections. Along with the Triton jazz combos and special guest artists, this concert will feature the music of the jazz greats such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Miles Davis, Horace Silver and many soloists from within the Triton’s jazz ensembles.

 

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES
Akiko Konishi, piano; Jeremy Ward, cello
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Triton College Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room 218)
Admission: FREE

Pianist Akiko Konishi and cellist Jeremy Ward perform a program of music inspired by the theme of love. This event will be followed by a Valentine’s themed dessert reception in the lobby!

 

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES
Alex Beltran, saxophone; Christopher Sies, percussion

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Triton College Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room 218)
Admission: FREE

In this faculty artist recital, new faculty members Alex Beltran and Chris Sies perform contemporary classical and jazz works for saxophone and percussion. Join us for a reception in the lobby following the event!

 

COMMUNITY BAND
"Local Showcase", Josh Hernday, director
Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Triton College Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room 218)
Admission: FREE

The Triton Community Band features this year’s Concerto-Aria Competition winners in an evening featuring the community’s finest musicians.

 

WORLD MUSIC SERIES
Gordan Ivanovic Trio, guitar trio
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 12 p.m. (Noon)
Location: Student Center Cafeteria (B Building)
Admission: FREE

Credibly both multi- and counter-cultural, Goran Ivanovic – from the group Eastern Blok and AKGI GuitarDuo – comes up with a unique musical language that melts together his Balkan roots with flamenco and Latin guitar traditions. The Goran Ivanovic Trio includes Matt Ulery on bass and Pete Tashjian on drums. 

 

JAZZ SPECTACULAR
James Davis, director; Goran Ivanovic Trio, guest artist

Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Triton College Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room 218)
Admission: $7 general admission, $5 students/seniors

The Jazz Spectacular is always a highlight of our concert season, featuring nationally renowned guest artists as well as the Triton College Big Band. This year we invite the Goran Ivanovic Trio, led by virtuoso guitarist Goran Ivanovic, to our stage to perform alongside the Triton College Big Band led by James Davis. A free masterclass led by the Goran Ivanovic Trio will be held at 4 p.m., also in the Performing Arts Center. Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to engage with some of the best musicians in our region! 

 

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES
Soo-Yon Choi, piano; Nathalie Colas, soprano

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Triton College Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room 218)
Admission: FREE

Pianist Soo-Yon Choi and soprano Nathalie Colas perform a program of solo and collaborative music from the classical piano and vocal literature. Join us for a reception in the lobby following the event!

 

WORLD MUSIC SERIES
University of Chicago South Asian Music Ensemble

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 12 p.m. (NOON)
Location: Student Center Cafeteria
Admission: FREE

The University of Chicago’s South Asian Music Ensemble (SAME) rehearses weekly to learn and perform song traditions from South India as well as popular, folk, and classical songs in Kannada, Tamil, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam and Bangla. SAME performs at the University of Chicago each spring as well as in community events, such as Rockefeller Chapel’s celebration of Diwali, and commemorations of other events at temples and conventions in the Chicagoland area. Website: arts.uchicago.edu.

 

COMMUNITY CHOIR
Joann Cho, director
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: 
Triton College Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room 218)
Admission: FREE

In celebration of spring, the Triton Community Choir performs a program of music inspired by the seasons and the theme of renewal. Guest soloists join the choir in this program for an evening of both energizing and contemplative choral music.

 
COMMUNITY BAND
Future Leaders and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue
Monday, May 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: 
Triton College Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room 218)
Admission: FREE

The Triton Community Band is proud to welcome the winners of the first-ever essay competition to the podium! Three young musicians from the community will have the opportunity to lead the ensemble and showcase their talents! The concert will also feature faculty pianist Akiko Konishi in an exciting performance of George Gershwin’s quintessential work, Rhapsody in Blue.

 
JAZZ ENSEMBLE
James Davis, director
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Triton College Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room 218)
Admission: FREE

As the closing concert of the 2016-2017 season, the Triton College Big Band and jazz combos return to the Performing Arts Center to perform a concert featuring the music of historical and contemporary jazz legends.
 





 VPC ARTS DEPARTMENT FULL-TIME FACULTY
JOANN CHO - Music, ARCHAWEE DHAMAVASI - Speech, LORETTE DODT - Visual Communication,
MICHAEL ERZEN - Art, SETH McCLELLAN - Mass Communication, DENNIS McNAMARA - Art,
KATHY NAVILIO - Visual Communication, KENT RANDALL - Speech, LISA SAMRA - Speech
For more information, call the Visual, Performing and Communication Arts Department at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3506.