FALL 2016

The Department of Communication and Theatre Arts is proud to present "Love and information" by Caryl Churchill, directed by Prof. Roxane Revon and performed by John Jay students. The show is presented at The Black Box Theatre, on November 16th to 18th at 7pm and 21st during community hour.

 Through a series of tantalizing vignettes, chameleonic actors will embody more than 100 characters – a child who cannot feel pain, a man in love with a computer voice, a woman with a secret. Like a single beam of light refracted, each scene exposes a different facet of human nature.

 Churchill’s Love and Information is an exhilarating experience, creating a theatrical kaleidoscope that questions how connected we truly are in this ever-connected age.

Roxane Revon, Director of the Play


The play Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 centers around the community response to the beating of Rodney King, as captured on a videotape that went viral following the acquittal of four LAPD officers.  The beating may have only been a catalyst to the riots that followed.  Other tensions in the community had simmered to the surface, such as racism, classism, greed and hostility to the upwardly mobile immigrant class of Koreans, inciting a riot that resulted in retributive violence in one of the worst race riots in United States history.

On March 3, 1991, Rodney King became the face of police brutality in America.  The problem of police brutality against people of color, predominately African Americans, persists today as evidenced by the much publicized cases of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Timothy Thomas, Sean Bell and Amadou Diallo, to name just a few.

Lorraine Moller, Director of the Play


FALL 2016



CLASP 2015 Conference & Radio Broadcast

In the Black Box Theatre -- April 21 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Organizer:

Professor Alan Winson




FALL 2014


Streaming live over internet radio 

every Tuesday at 1:30pm during the regular semester

Matthew Bishop - JJAY Student -

 broadcasting over WJJCRH in our studios in the CTA Department


Winning students of the 2014 Informative and Persuasive Speech Contest

Fall 2013

Spring 2013


Directed by Jodi Van Der Horn-Gibson

Two new plays by Theater Arts

Prof. Karen Malpede 

profiled in New York Times

Extreme Whether

Theater for the New City

155 First Avenue

Readings April 8 at 7 p.m. (with James Hansen) and April 13 at 8 p.m. $5

Read what the New York Times has to say

Running in a full production is

"Another Life"

(which began at John Jay as part of the 9/11 Performance Project)

now at Time Out New York Best Bet



Performance and Justice: Representing Dangerous Truths Symposium at John Jay College

February 2013


Directed by Kathryn Wylie-Marques

A One Act Play

from the early Harlem Renaissance

The Purple Flower by Maritta Bonner

Directed by Jodi Van Der Horn-Gibson

September 2012

First Annual Multimedia Arts Festival, May 2011

Student video makers at the CTA Multimedia Arts



Second Annual Multimedia Arts Festival, May 2012


Midnight Madness 2012, 

after the reading "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky