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Exhibitions, Performances & Conversations

Currently, all of Corcoran's artist events, exhibitions and main stage productions across music, theatre and dance will be held virtually.
Please RSVP below to participate virtually in our upcoming season. We hope to see you soon!




Border South

Hostile Terrain 94

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 – Monday, February 1, 2021

Sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León. The exhibit will be built through community participation, and is accompanied by virtual programming, teaching resources, and more.

Throughout the fall semester we will be completing the toe tags representing lives lost and installing them on the map of the Sonoran Desert of Arizona installed in the atrium of the Corcoran Flagg Building.

Fridays at 5


April 9, 23;
May 7

5:00 p.m.

The Corcoran Program of Music's Fridays @ 5 is back for Spring with everything from Jazz to Chamber, Electronic to Spoken Word,  representing all that we learn together and building community online! It's fun, laidback and popular with faculty, students, alumni, and anyone who drops in!

All the cool kids will be there – just bring your own pizza!


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ACA Acting Workshop Series


No experience necessary; all GW undergraduates are welcome at any session!

Email [email protected] to RSVP or for further information.

Saturday, Jan 30, 2-3:30 p.m. Eeastern Warm Up Your Cold Reads

Saturday, Feb 6, 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern Take a Breath! You are Okay: A Relaxation Workshop

Wednesday, Feb 10, 8-9:30 p.m. Eastern Combat for Stage & Screen

Saturday, Feb 20, 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern Acting the Song

Saturday, Feb 27, 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern Bringing Yourself to Any Text

Sunday, Mar 7, 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern A 5, 6, 7, 8:  A Dance Audition Workshop!

Sunday, Mar 28, 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern Me, Inc.: Managing Yourself in the Arts

Wednesday, Mar 31, 8-9:30 p.m. Eastern Musical Theatre Mix/Belt 101

Saturday, Apr 10, 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern Theatre of the Oppressed

Saturday, Apr 17, 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern What the Heck is “Meisner Technique”?

Monday, Apr 19, 8-9:30 p.m. Eastern Practicing with Partners: Contemporary Scenes

Hearts of Gold

Probable Cause

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
7 – 9 p.m. Eastern

Lately, SPORTS has been preoccupied with the elasticity of the built environment.  How can the world of objects and spaces alternate between the functional and ordinary on one hand and the playful and poetic on the other?  In this talk SPORTS will discuss their work's ambition to flexibly flicker between these states and in doing so, embrace ideas of ambiguity, novelty, and discovery.


Image: Hearts of Gold: Buttonwillow Rest Area, 2018

Movement Posters

Movement Posters — Moving Posters

Session 1: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
7 – 8:30 p.m. ET
Session 2: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
7 – 8:30 p.m. ET
Session 3: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
7 – 98:30 p.m. ET

This event is open to all GW and Corcoran students, with a few spaces open for non-GW students.

After you RSVP, you'll be sent the links to attend.

A workshop where students will learn about a social movement and design a poster expressing how “creativity is power” in shaping collective action through narratives (and counternarratives). Students will explore animation techniques in their posters, resulting in a poster design that is a looping animation.

Ricky Altizer, Senior Visual Designer at Purpose

Elena Scott, Senior Visual Designer at Purpose

James Surdam, Visual Editor at the New York Times


Dr. Kaira M. Cabañas

(VASC) Lecture: Meaning, Materiality, and Methods in Modern and Contemporary Art

Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:30 p.m. Eastern

This lecture is free and open to the public

Dr. Kaira M. Cabañas’s lecture draws from her recent book Immanent Vitalities: Meaning and Materiality in Modern and Contemporary Art, in which she describes how shifts in conceptions of art’s materiality came to occur, exploring key artistic practices in Venezuela, Brazil, and Western Europe from the mid-twentieth century to the present day. She charts how artists, ranging from Gego to Laura Lima, distance themselves from dualisms such as mind-matter, culture-nature, human-nonhuman, and even western-nonwestern in order to impact our understanding of what is animate.

This lecture is presented by the Visiting Artists and Scholars Committee and the Art History department.

Contact: Leah Brand


Image courtesy of Bruce Soyez-Bernard


NEXT 2021-Program of Theatre & Dance - ACT ONE!

Thursday, April 15, 2021
7:30 – 9 p.m. Eastern

Seniors of the Program of Theatre & Dance take center stage with their NEXT projects and productions.

Act One features Gabriella Dubois, Marketa Hlouskova, Calista Ragland, and Elizabeth Wang.



NEXT 2021-Program of Theatre & Dance - ACT TWO!

Friday, April 16, 2021
7:30 – 9 p.m. Eastern

Seniors of the Program of Theatre & Dance take center stage with their NEXT projects and productions.

Act Two features Alicia Januzzi, Jolien Louis, Melanie Malson and Hannah Sturgis.


THE WOLVES Auditions


Video audition clips are due by Sunday, April 25th, 2021
11:59 p.m. Eestern.

GW's Theatre & Dance program will produce Sarah Delappe's THE WOLVES in October 2021 (slated as an in-person, outdoor show!), directed by Prof. Jodi Kanter. THE WOLVES is a Pulitzer Prize finalist centering the voices of a high school women's soccer team.

audition guidelines

Spring 2021 Dance

Dance Film Shorts Spring 2021

Thursday, April 22, 2021
7:30 p.m. Eastern

Artistic Director and Faculty Choreographer, Maida Withers.

Guest Artist, Robin Bell
Faculty Choreographer,
Anthony Gongora.

Featuring Honor's Thesis Film Projects by Alison Janega and Arielle Ostry, along with works by Student Choreographer /Filmmakers: Chloe Davis, Gracie Fletcher, with Aaron Mancus, Hannah Jacobson, Julia Chodyla, Kinaya McEady, Madelyn Sell, and Marney O’Connor.

Anthea Hartig

Doing Our Work in a Time of Multiple Pandemics and Cascading Crises

Friday, April 23, 2021 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Open to the GW community and to the public

Dr. Hartig is the first woman to hold the Director position since the museum opened in 1964. Now two years into her tenure, Hartig is an award-winning public history and cultural heritage expert. She has announced her intention to make the nation's history accessible and relevant and will discuss these ideas with us at the Malaro event.

Email [email protected] to RSVP or for more information.


Meeting password: gkP3JxWuy53

NEXT 2021

NEXT Online

Opening May 10, 2021

Over the last decade, NEXT has been held every spring as an innovative end-of-year thesis and capstone show that gives D.C.’s art community the opportunity to see the latest in contemporary art. Visitors get to see student work in the fields of studio arts, art history, interior architecture, design, dance, theatre, music and museum studies and more. The COVID-19 pandemic prevented the Corcoran from hosting NEXT 2020, but many student artists still found creative ways to complete or rework their projects. In 2021, for the first time in its history, NEXT will be a virtual experience, with a website and online performances and shows, launching on May 10, 2021.

Check back for the website link over the next few weeks.

Corcoran Graduation party

Corcoran Graduation Party (Virtual)

Friday, May 14, 2021
7 – 8 p.m. Eastern

Graduating students will take the first step of their lifelong journey as GW Corcoran alumni by celebrating with their friends, family, professors and fellow students. Come raise a (virtual) glass to the class of 2021! This online event will have speeches from the Corcoran Interim Director, Kym Rice, student highlights and memories, and awards given out by the programs. Selected work from NEXT, the year-end series of student exhibitions and performances, will also be shown. RSVPs are required; we hope that you and your families will join us.