skidmore theater living newsletter


Spring ’20 Mainstage: Radium Girls

“Radium Girls” is a dramatization of a tragic historical event. Meg Gray ’22 examines how this play captures what happens when labor rights, scientific breakthroughs, and patriarchal institutions collide.

Studio Lab #1: The Gulf

In our first of three student-directed Studio Labs this semester, Hannah Gross ’21 looks at a failing relationship written by Audrey Cefaly. Staff writer Carrie Baker ’20 examines the eroticism and power dynamics represented on stage.

Glow Time: Researching and Creating the World of Radium Girls

Joe Newman-Getzler walks us through the dramaturgy and historical research that has gone into the Spring Mainstage, “Radium Girls” directed by Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly.

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 […]

Fall Study Abroad Spotlights

With the beginning of a new semester, some familiar faces have returned to campus after participating in study abroad programs. In this article, we hear from three students who each had different, but equally rewarding experiences.

A Sociological Perspective on Theater

Sociology major Esther Hibbs talks about how her main field of study has informed her work in the Skidmore Theater Deparment as a hair designer, House Manager, and dramaturge.

Mainstage Fall ’19: The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other

What does a play with no dialogue and over 400 characters look like? Bizarre, spectacular, and eye-opening, is director Phil Soltanoff’s answer.

Intertextuality in Mud: An Understanding of the Light Motif

In the fearless spirit of the cast, crew, and creative staff of Mud, we too must “beat on” against the patriarchy

“The Hour…” Director Phil Soltanoff on Naïve Theater, the Grand Canyon, and Agonizing Existential Dilemmas

Nick Leonard ’20 interviews the director of this semester’s Mainstage production, Peter Handke’s “The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other” for a perspective on his process for this unusual play.

New Works Lab Fall 2019: Sadboy Hours

Mary Harriman ’20 wrote, co-directed, and starred in “Sadboy Hours,” a raw and personal exploration of her college life. Read on for Meg Gray ’22’s coverage of the performance!

Studio Lab #2: “Snow White”

Mac Elizalde ’23 covers Marjorie Solokoff’s “Snow White,” a children’s theater piece adapting the classic fairy tale, directed by Rebecca Schilsky ’20.

Fall 2019 Black Box: A Cycle of Fear and Structure in “The Harvest”

Staff writer Esther Hibbs ’19 explores the questions raised by this fall’s production of “The Harvest” by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by John Michael DiResta.

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.

 

STLN STAFF 2018-19

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

Founding Editor: Gabe Cohn ’16