skidmore theater living newsletter


Faculty Spotlight: Teisha Duncan

Eliza Kuperschmid ’21 sits down with new Skidmore Theater Artist-in-Residence Teisha Duncan to talk about her life, career, and correcting the grammar of bullies.

Dancing and Devising: A Look Back on Fall Semester 2019

Skidmore students have many opportunities to experience new ways of thinking about theater thanks to visiting artists that come to campus every semester and hold workshops that allow students to collaborate and expand their understanding of art. As we look ahead to the exciting experiences this semester holds, let us also look back on previous […]

Faculty Spotlight: Dennis Schebetta

Esther Hibbs ’19 sits down with acting and directing professor Dennis Schebetta to hear about how he ended up as a theater educator and artist.

Faculty Spotlight: Gian-Murray Gianino

Mac Elizalde ’23 talks to Visiting Artist-in-Residence Gian-Murray Gianino about Suzuki, his experience at SITI Company, and what kind of donut he would be.

Intimacy Workshop Recap

Last weekend, Claire Warden, the founder of Intimacy Directors International, visited Skidmore to lead workshops on stage intimacy. In this article, we get a look at the background of this increasingly crucial aspect of theater work.

Faculty Spotlight: Carolyn Anderson

Nina Slowinski ’19 sits down with Carolyn Anderson to discuss her 40 year career at Skidmore.

A Conversation with Casey Reed

While Cabaret was still in full swing, STLN staff writer Max LoSardo ’20 spoke with the production’s musical director, guest artist Casey Reed. Read their conversation below as we celebrate the end of the semester!

Faculty Spotlight: Will Bond

Megan Muratore interviews and celebrates faculty member Will Bond as he prepares to leave Skidmore Theater after fifteen years.

Visiting Artist Spotlight: Joe Diebes and “oyster”

Co-editors of STLN Kallan Dana ’19 and Philip Merrick ’19 interview Joe Diebes, creator of “oyster” about his production, his process, and Alan Lomax’s Cantometrics.

Faculty Spotlight: Marie Glotzbach

Staff writer Joe Newman-Getzler ’21 sits down with director and acting teacher Marie Glotzbach to discuss her career path, artistic values, and inspirations.

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”.

Faculty Spotlight: Lisa Jackson-Schebetta

STLN Co-Editor Philip Merrick ’19 interviews new professor of theater history and theory, Lisa Jackson-Schebetta about what led up to her coming to Skidmore.

Faculty Spotlight: Len Jenkin

STLN co-Editor-in-Chief sits down with guest artist and playwright, Len Jenkin, to talk about theatre, art, literature, and learning as you go.

Faculty Spotlight: John Michael DiResta

STLN Editor-in-Chief sits down with Skidmore Theater’s newest Artist-In-Residence, John Michael Diresta.

Guest Artist Spotlight: Marcus Dean Fuller

“For the past two weekends, eight fortunate, young actors got the opportunity to work closely with Shakespearean actor, director and producer Marcus Dean Fuller. In this upperclassmen intensive, sophomores, juniors, and seniors spent their Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays with Fuller focusing on the intrinsic nature of Shakespeare’s unparalleled text and the ways in which it begs to be heard, spoken, and ultimately performed.”

Guest Director Spotlight: Phil Soltanoff

Guest Director of Balm in Gilead, Phil Soltanoff, talks about his journey from teaching at Skidmore to following his professional career around the world, and returning back again to direct this semester’s Mainstage.

A Conversation with “The Orphan Sea” Director Eunice S. Ferreira

The Orphan Sea director and faculty member Eunice Ferreira talks to staff writer Laura McCullagh ’17 about language, home, and the timeliness of this production. 

Faculty Spotlight: Julia May Jonas

By Sarah Rabinowitz ’17 Skidmore Theater’s newest lecturer Julia May Jonas planned on being an actor when she began her undergraduate studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.  In her second year in the acting program, however, Jonas realized that she wanted to have a larger hand in all aspects of making […]

 

STLN STAFF 2018-19

Editors-in-Chief: Audrey Erickson ’20 and Em Miller ’20

Founding Editor: Gabe Cohn ’16