Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State


Performing arts audience members with visual impairments might get more out of a live performance than their sighted seatmates do thanks to View Via Headphones, an audio description program created

Brushy One String wears a large brimmed hat and sits in front of his guitar with one string.

Brushy One String is Jamaica’s off-the-beaten-path national treasure. He’s so lo-fi, he plays his guitar with one string. He’s far from a rock star, but he turns heads when he plays.

Cullen, dressed as a baker, holds up a loaf of bread from his basket.

Ben Cullen, who graduated from Penn State in 2014, works as a baker, a knife, and a gargoyle. But sometimes he can be a hairy brute and a narcissist.

Delgadillo poses with her hands clasped in front of her.

Lots of young girls dream of becoming prima ballerinas. Alicia Delgadillo was one of them.

Two men and three women stand on a dirt road surrounded by trees.

Most string ensembles are content to perfect their own renditions of the masters’ compositions of multi centuries past.