skidmore theater living newsletter

Interview with director Emily Moler and playwright Avery Deutsch

Check out this interview with THE WINTER GUARD PLAY director (and alum!) Emily Moler, and playwright Avery Deutsch

Alumna Profile: Bianca Thompson ’19

STLN EIC Madeline Munding ’22 catches up with the intimacy director of JPITV and alumni of the JKB Bianca Thompson ’19 to talk about her experience working on JPITV and her adventures since leaving Skidmore.

Alumna Profile: Zoe Lesser ’19

STLN EIC Eliza Kuperschmid ’21 catches up on Zoom with Zoe Lesser ’19 to hear about her adventures since leaving Skidmore.

Alumna Profile: Kallan Dana ’19

Staff writer Max LoSardo ’20 traveled to NYC to see the latest production of “Playdate” by Kallan Dana by a city theater company, and had the chance to speak with the playwright and recent Skidmore graduate herself about the piece and what she’s been up to since May!

Alumni Profile: Gabe Cohn ’16

Co-Editors in Chief of the Skidmore Theater Living Newsletter speak with founding editor and alum, Gabe Cohn ’16.

Alumni Spotlight: Sam Garwood

Olivia Bagg ’19 sits down with alumna costume designer, Sam Garwood, to talk about her background and work on “We Used To Wear Bonnets & Get High All The Time”.

Alumnus Designer: Andy Nice

A short interview with 33 Variations scenic designer Andy Nice ’11. Welcome back Andy!

Recent Alumni Spotlights: Rigel Harris ‘16, Brandon Bogle ‘16, and Shea Leavis ‘17

STLN Co-Editor-in-Chief catches up with three recent JKB alums on their experiences since graduating.

Visiting Alumni Spotlight: Sara Juli

Co-Editors-in-Chief sit down with JKB’s latest visiting artist and alumni, Sara Juli, to get the inside scoop on her most recent work, Tense Vagina: An Actual Diagnosis.

Magic To Do: A Pop-Up Theater Alumni Reunion Event

Last Wednesday, a group of Skidmore Theater Alumni from the past 25 years gathered to perform the opening number at the President’s Society Campaign Launch Gala at Gotham Hall in New York City. The idea to kick off the event with a theatrical performance came from our own Marie Glotzbach, who was able to assemble an impressive roster of Theater Alumni ranging from 1993 to 2015.

Alumni Spotlight: Katie Gould ’07

Editor-in-Chief sits down with alumnus Katie Gould ’07 about her career: as an apprentice at Actors Theater Louisville, a graduate student at Pig Iron, and a company member of Lightning Rod Special.

Chris Fleming ’09

Living Newsletter Editor Rachel Karp ’18 talks with comedian Chris Fleming ’09 about his time at Skidmore, his path to professional comedy, and the inspiration behind his character Gayle.

Jon Bernthal ’99

Living Newsletter Editor Gabe Cohn ’16 sits down for coffee with Walking Dead and Wolf of Wall Street actor Jon Bernthal ’99 to discuss Skidmore theater, Scorsese, and baseball. 

Keira Naughton ’93 and Liz Wisan ’02

Keira Naughton ’93 and Liz Wisan ’02, who recently acted together off-Broadway in These Paper Bullets, talk to Living Newsletter Editor Gabe Cohn ’16 over a between-show dinner.

Elizabeth LeCompte ’66

The award-winning theater maverick, MacArthur Genius, and doyen of downtown theater tells never-before-heard stories from the vault–from having Spalding Gray pose for her Skidmore drawing classes to her rebellious turn towards the theater and, ultimately, toward the birth of The Wooster Group.

Michael Zegen ’01

Living Newsletter Editor Gabe Cohn ’16 goes backstage on Broadway to chat with Michael Zegen ’01 about A View From the Bridge.

Special Guest: Jon Bernthal

BY MIRANDA PARK ’17 It’s a typical Friday afternoon; Theater Company is in full swing. But as the minutes tick by, the theater begins to fill more and more with students new to the department. Together, they wait excitedly for the arrival of actor and Skidmore theater alumnus Jon Bernthal ’99. I greet Bernthal at […]


STLN STAFF 2022-2023

Editor-in-Chief: Reyn Ricafort ’25

Founding Editor: Gabe Cohn ’16