skidmore theater living newsletter

A Star Has Burnt My Eye: Seniors Work with Artists-in-Residence

Ziggy Schulting ’18 interviews Skidmore Theater students who worked with recent Artist-in-Residence, Howard Fishman, on his NYT Critics’ Pick winning show, A Star Has Burnt My Eye.

Playwright’s Lab: Unison

While musicals are a rare sight in the Skidmore Theater Department, there is always a space for relatable plays and experimental creative endeavors. Unison, our sole Playwright’s Lab of the semester, is a musical written by Adina Kruskal ’18 and directed by Mira Klein ’18.

Fall 2017 Mainstage: “Big Love”

Caity Cook ’18 raises, and works to answer, some big questions as she covers the Fall 2017 Mainstage production, “Big Love” by Charles L. Mee.

Big Love, Bigger Fights

As this Fall’s mainstage production, Big Love, moves into the final stages of its rehearsal process the Living Newsletter sent staff writer Philip Merrick ’19 to a fight rehearsal to get the exclusive scoop.

Studio Lab #4: Small Mouth Sounds

Small Mouth Sounds, a play written by Bess Wohl and directed by Sam Grant ’18, examines the depths of human emotion that can be reached if only we are willing to pay attention to them.

Studio Lab #3: Antigone

STLN staff writer, Katie Jacobsen ’18, gets the scoop on Bertolt Brecht’s “Antigone,” translated by Judith Malina and directed by Rachel Karp ’18.

Studio Lab #2: Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

First year and staff writer, Em Miller, makes their STLN debut by covering the second studio lab of the season, Sam Steiner’s Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons.

Fall 2017 Black Box: “Let The Right One In”

“Love is difficult. Love is complicated. Love is disturbing. Love is unwanted. Love is tired. Love is timeless. Love is mortal. Love is immortal. Love is a sacrifice. And sometimes, to love is to die.”

STLN staff writer Katie Jacobsen on this semester’s Black Box production.

“Let The Right One In” Sneak-Peek

The Skidmore Theater Newsletter was lucky enough to receive, from an anonymous source, this diary entry, along with some photos, of Hakan Kolmstun, notorious mass murderer in Let The Right One In, our fall Black Box production.

New Works Lab: Things We Both Like and Why

STLN writer Joe Newman-Getzler ’21 reflects on his experience watching the New Works Lab “Things We Both Like and Why”

Visiting Artists: The Living Theatre

This past weekend, Skidmore Theater welcomed Jerry Goralnick and Lois Kagan Mingus, members of The Living Theatre, to teach a three day workshop.

Studio Lab #1: The Zoo Story

Staff Writer Billy Winter ’18 covers the JKB’s first studio lab of the semester.

Leading Ladies: The Direction is Female

Editor-in-Chief, Ziggy Schulting ’18, gives Living Newsletter readers the run-down on this season’s fierce female directors and their projects.

Summer Spotlights

Read about what Skidmore Theater students have been up to this summer in the field, with experiences that span from right here in Saratoga to all the way across the country.

Spring 2017 New Works Lab #2: Adore

Staff Writer Kallan Dana ’19 on our final New Works Lab of the semester “Adore,” written and directed by Jack Mulheron ’17.

5 Questions for Writer/Director Jack Mulhern ’17

“Adore,” the final New Works Lab of the semester, is a multi-media approach to a homecoming story. STLN writer Nina Slowinski talks with writer/director Jack Mulhern about his experience combining media and theater.

Spring 2017 Mainstage: “Balm in Gilead”

Three Rules of “Balm in Gilead”:
1.) There is an 85 cent minimum to sit at a booth.
2.) A junkie never falls off his stool.
3.) Dopey is our guide in this world of chaos, and the audience’s only hope of knowing where to look.

Spring 2017 Studio Lab #3: “Four Ten Minute Plays”

By Zoe Lesser “Ultimately, we are looking to tell four distinct truths—a task difficult enough to achieve with just one story. Yet, we also acknowledge that we cannot mask our theatrical setting, nor will we try to—we will only reveal it further.”   Director Nina Slowinski ’19 prefaces Four Ten Minute Plays with this excerpt […]


STLN STAFF 2017-18

Editors-in-Chief: Rachel Karp ’18 and Ziggy Schulting ’18

Staff Writers:
Katie Jacobsen ’18, Em Miller ’21, Joe Newman-Getzler ’21, Philip Merrick ’19, Natalie Lifson ’21, Caity Cook ’18, Max LoSardo ’20

Founding Editor: Gabe Cohn ’16