skidmore theater living newsletter


Speaking In Tongues, Revisiting Your Past, and Brokeback Mountain: Preparing For “The Harvest”

Max LoSardo ’20 sits down with two actors and an assistant director for the Fall 2019 Black Box show, Samuel D. Hunter’s “The Harvest” directed by John Michael DiResta, and gets an inside look at the challenges and rewards of the rehearsal process.

Studio Lab #1: “Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue”

Meg Gray ’22 covers our first Studio Lab of the fall semester, Quiara Alegra Hudes’ “Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue,” directed by Jamin Garcia ’20.

Summer Spotlights

Summer vacation isn’t going to stop Skidmore students from making theater! Read about some of their experiences here in the third installment of STLN’s Summer Spotlights.

Alumni Spotlight: Finley Martin ’19

Kallan Dana ’19 and Philip Merrick ’19 interview Finley Martin ’19, the visuals manager for Skidmore Theater from Fall 2017-Spring 2019.

Celebrating the 6th Annual 24-Hour Play Festival

A look back at the sixth annual 24-Hour Play festival.

Spring 2019 Playwright’s Lab: “Reach Out, Pull Back”

Joe Newman-Getzler ’21 covers this semester’s playwright’s lab: “Reach Out, Pull Back,” by Hannah Gross ’21.

Spring 2019 Mainstage: “Cabaret”

STLN Co-Editor-in-Chief takes us through our Spring 2019 production of “Cabaret,” the JKB’s first musical in six years.

Studio Lab #3: “The Author’s Voice”

Nina Slowinski ’19 covers the final studio lab of the semester, “The Author’s Voice,” directed by Nick Leonard ’20.

A Conversation with “The Author’s Voice” Stage Manager, Max Clifford

Kallan Dana speaks with Max Clifford, stage manager and lighting designer for “The Author’s Voice,” about his experience on the final studio lab of the semester.

Collaboration and Dedication: Preparing for “Cabaret”

Basil Lilien takes us backstage into the rehearsal process for “Cabaret”!

Spring 2019 New Works Lab: “Mark and Beth Dish Dreams”

Max LoSardo covers dreams and dancing in this semester’s New Works Lab, “Mark and Beth Dish Dreams,” created and directed by Cara Geser ’20.

JKB and the Tang Present: “Off the Shelf”

Em Miller ’20 covers the Skidmore Theater and Tang Teaching Museum collaboration–“Off the Shelf.”

Studio Lab #2: “Playdate”

Delaney Russell ’19 takes a look at the second studio lab of the semester, “Playdate,” written and directed by Kallan Dana ’19.

The Tang Teaching Museum prepares for “Off the Shelf”

Staff writer Jessica Pavia ’20 speaks with the ensemble behind the Skidmore Theater-Tang Museum collaboration: “Off the Shelf.”

“Playdate” Moves From Page to Stage

Basil Lilien ’19 speaks with Emma Goodman, a cast member of the second studio lab of the semester.

Spring 2019 Black Box: “Men on Boats”

Philip Merrick ’19 covers Jaclyn Backhaus’s adventurous “Men on Boats,” directed by Nina Slowinski ’19.

Behind the Scenes: Designing “Men on Boats”

Em Miller speaks to the design team of Jaclyn Backhaus’s “Men on Boats,” directed by Nina Slowinski ’19, about their experiences creating the world of this reimagined historical adventure.

Studio Lab #1: The Baltimore Waltz

by Megan Muratore Walking into Studio A, we see a sparsely decorated set (a bed in the center of the room, a table and chair stage right), seating for the audience set up along three of the four walls of the room (with aisles for the actors to walk through), and an old-fashioned projector, with […]

 

STLN STAFF 2018-19

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

Founding Editor: Gabe Cohn ’16