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Senior Project by Caleb Dowden ’21 Performed in Manhattan

As the Sun Sets was part of the New Ohio Theatre’s ICE Factory Festival this summer.

Caleb Dowden ’21 created As the Sun Sets while at Purchase as a way to cope with the research she was conducting at the time on Sundown Towns. 

“I needed a creative outlet for the research I was learning, because, at the time, I was struggling with the idea that I could step into a space, and because of my skin color, my body could be a target.”

Dowden is the the Founder and Artistic Director of Dow-Dance Company. As the Sun Sets was showcased at the New Ohio Theatre’s ICE Factory Festival.

Read more from her Q+A with Broadway World.

Dowden was also the winner of a Fulbright scholarship and a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. Read more about Dowden and her accomplishments.