Coming Up In CAM: Fall 2023

Uncle Vanya Play, Masters of Dance, & Other CAM Events
September 20, 2023
Coordinated by Nifemi Bola
CAM Media Contact: Jackie Swan

The College of Arts & Media is excited to welcome audiences back into our galleries and performance venues!

Our Box Office team is currently working behind the scenes to enhance our ticketing website. Admission to the following performances is free, and general admission seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reservations are strongly recommended for performances in the Erica Starr Theatre, Dance Theater, and Showcase Theatre. All reservations must be picked up at Will Call at least 15 minutes before the show (ID required). Contact the Box Office at 936.294.2339.

We appreciate your patience and continued support of CAM! For a full list of CAM events, visit

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Uncle Vanya by Antone Chekhov (Translated by Annie Baker)
Presented by the Department of Theatre & Musical Theatre
Directed by Kevin Crouch

Sept. 28–30, 2023 | 7:30 p.m. each evening, 2 p.m. Saturday matinee
Erica Starr Theatre, University Theatre Center
Performances contain adult content.

This intimate, immersive new adaptation of Chekhov’s classic from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker, brings colloquial language to this internationally beloved story of human relationships and yearning. Two obsessive love affairs that lead nowhere and a flirtation that brings disaster. Mixing the tragic and the absurd and dealing with a form that allows for ambiguity and contradiction, Uncle Vanya has been deemed "the first modernist play." Annie Baker’s Uncle Vanya introduces twenty-first century audiences to Chekhov’s enduring wit, insight, and emotional depth. 

Free admission. Reservations recommended (936.294.2339). 

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Limitless — A Masters of Dance Concert
Presented by the Department of Dance
Sept. 29–30, 2023 | 8:00 p.m. each evening

Dance Theater, Gaertner Performing Arts Center
Performances may contain fog, haze, and strobe lighting.

This September, journey through two evenings of movement, curiosity, and conceptual investigation choreographed by 12 MFA candidates. This performance features a range of choreographic styles and dance genres, making space for audiences of all movement preferences to dive into the world of dance. 

Free admission. Reservations recommended (936.294.2339). 

School of Music Events

The School of Music hosts a variety of events and performances throughout each academic year. The following performances are free admission. For a full list of all School of Music events, visit

Wind Ensemble Concert 
Sept. 21, 2023 | 7:30 p.m. 
Payne Concert Hall, Gaertner Performing Arts Center 

Chorale Fall Concert 
Sept. 30, 2023 | 7:30 p.m. 
Payne Concert Hall, Gaertner Performing Arts Center 

Festival of Strings: Symphony Orchestra Concert 
Oct. 6, 2023 | 7:30 p.m. 
Payne Concert Hall, Gaertner Performing Arts Center 

Symphonic Band Concert 
Oct. 10, 2023 | 7:30 p.m. 
Payne Concert Hall, Gaertner Performing Arts Center 

Department of Art Exhibitions

The Department of Art hosts a variety of exhibitions throughout each academic year that are free to view during gallery hours. The following exhibition is currently on display in the University Gallery, which is open Monday–Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For a full list of all Department of Art exhibitions, visit   

64th Annual Faculty Exhibition 
Works by SHSU Department of Art faculty 
Sept. 5 – Oct. 7, 2023  
University Gallery, Dana G. Hoyt Fine Arts Building