Concerts, staged literary readings, and a film and video showcase are just a part of the 13th Annual Gallatin Arts Festival at New York University. The Gallatin Arts Festival, featuring the works of more than 100 emerging student artists, will take place from Mon., April 11 through Sat., April 16 at locations at and around New York University. The festival is an annual arts forum presenting some of the freshest and edgiest creations in the areas of film, visual arts, dance, new media, theater, music, and performance. Since its debut in 1992, the festival has gained widespread momentum, support, and recognition as an exceptional showcase of creativity.

Highlights this year include Gallatin alum Evann Sieban’s award-winning documentary on Josè Limon; new plays from Keith Byron Kirk (As Reaper In Summer Grain, Ft. Lonesome, Urban Trilogy) and Eden White (School House Rock Live!); and rare performances of Beijing Opera and Classical South East Indian dance. The Master’s Thesis Showcase on April 13 is the premier opportunity to see the latest work of Simon Fortin (The Country in Her Throat), Alexia Vernon, Patrice Gerideau and Jesse Rory Quinn. For a complete listing of events and locations, visit the festival website at All festival events are free and open to the public.

Reporters interested in attending any of these events should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at (212) 998-6808 or The public should contact Lisa Biggs at 212.998.7377 or

Editor’s Note: The Gallatin School of Individualized Study is a small innovative college within New York University. Gallatin gives students the opportunity to design a program of study tailored to their own needs and interests. The key to Gallatin’s educational approach is its close supervision of the student’s course of study by its faculty advisers. Students pursue individual interests by taking courses in the various schools of NYU, engaging in self-directed education through independent studies and participating in experiential learning through internships at New York City’s countless institutions, businesses, and arts organizations. Undergraduates experience a thorough grounding in the history of ideas and great books, and graduate students pursue advanced study in interdisciplinary modes of thought.

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