The Babson Richard W. Sorenson Center for the Arts
Creativity and innovation have long been hallmarks of Babson College’s focus on entrepreneurship—and what better way to enrich the Babson experience than with an array of challenging and engaging arts events?
BabsonARTS presents performances, exhibitions, films, and conversations designed to be entertaining and to shine a spotlight on global issues, social and environmental concerns, the creative process, and the arts as a business. The generosity of Richard W. ’68 and Sandra L. Sorenson makes our programming possible.
Download the BabsonARTS Winter/Spring 2014 Calendar of Events (pdf) for a complete listing of upcoming events.
Download the Sorenson Center For The Arts / Campus Map (pdf) for event locations and parking.
Surge: Interactive Art
Artist Talk & Reception
Wednesday, March 26, 5:00 p.m.
Exhibition of view March 26 - May 20
Interactive art based on streaming energy data is created by Deb Todd Wheeler and Bec Conrad, in collaboration with Babson, Olin, and Wellesley students. Read More
Arts and Business Conversations: Michael Maso, Managing Director, Huntington Theatre Company
Thursday, March 27, 12:30 p.m.
Upper Lobby, Carling-Sorenson Theater
Arts and Business Conversations feature prominent arts leaders, discussing the challenges of the nonprofit arts sector.
Dear Sigmund and Carl by Savyon Liebrecht
Monday, March 31, 8:00 p.m.
The new play is based on letters from Freud and Jung to their songs. A script-in-hand reading presented by Israeli Stage.
Jamie Kent, Singer-Songwriter
Friday, April 18, 8:00pm
Singer-Songwriter -- and Babson Alumnus -- Jamie Kent cultivates a sound with a strong folk rock and Americana influence.
Shakespeare and Leadership
Tuesday, April 29, 7:00pm
A reading of Shakespeare's Henry V is performed by Boston-area business leaders and professional actors, followed by a lively discussion about the play's insights into leadership issues.
A Divine Evening with Charles Busch
Wednesday, April 30, 8:00 pm
The acclaimed actor, playwright, drag legend, and camp icon brings his outrageous personal stories, characters, songs, and glamour.
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Babson’s professional theater company in residence, is dedicated to bringing vital and contemporary productions of Shakespeare’s works to the people of Boston and to exploring those works with Greater Boston’s youth in innovative and creative ways. In addition to the annual free productions on Boston Common, CSC presents a series of play-reading events during the year: Theatre in the Rough; Shakespeare and Law; and Shakespeare and Leadership.
Students Participate in the Arts
Left brain, right brain, expressing your heart, feeding your soul ... the Babson experience engages and nourishes all aspects of your being. Whether purely for the joy and beauty, or to challenge you intellectually and artistically, the arts and cultural offerings at Babson add significant color and texture to campus life.
At our award-winning Carling-Sorenson Theater and the Sorenson Family Visual Arts Center, we host a variety of world-class events available to students. We also offer opportunities for students to participate in the arts through Babson College Radio (BCR), Babson Dance Ensemble (BDE), Babson Players, TEST (The Empty Space Theater), our literary magazine, and more.
You also may take advantage of arts offerings at neighboring Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and Wellesley College, and avail yourself of the many world-class museums and performing arts offerings in nearby Boston and Cambridge.