skidmore theater living newsletter

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 […]

A Conversation with “The Baltimore Waltz” Senior Actor Ethan Embry

Parker Mumford ’22 speaks with Senior JKB actor Ethan Embry ’19 about his experience acting in Paula Vogel’s “The Baltimore Waltz,” directed by Sarah Marlin ’20.

Alumni Workshop Weekend

Miranda Coble ’19, Kallan Dana ’19, and Philip Merrick ’19 recount their experiences at the Alumni Workshop last weekend led by Rigel Harris ’16.

ComFest Weekend 2019: 30 Years of Funny!

Staff writer Max LoSardo ’20 covers Skidmore’s 30th annual National College Comedy Festival.

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.

Study Abroad Spotlights

Two returning Juniors reflect on their experiences abroad during the fall semester.

Studio Lab #3: “Hir”

Natalie Lifson looks at the last studio lab of the semester, Taylor Mac’s “Hir,” directed by Philip Merrick ’19.

Fall 2018 Mainstage: “We Used to Wear Bonnets & Get High All The Time”

Staff Writer Em Miller ’20 explores the complex themes and character connections of “We Used To Wear Bonnets & Get High All the Time.”

A Conversation with “Hir” Dramaturge August Sylvester

By Em Miller Our final studio lab of the semester is Hir by Taylor Mac, directed by Philip Merrick ’19. The play is a complicated and sometimes surprising piece of theater, so I sat down with the dramaturge, August Sylvester ‘20, to discuss their perspective on it. EM: What is Hir by Taylor Mac? What’s it […]


STLN STAFF 2018-19

Editors-in-Chief: Kallan Dana ’19 and Philip Merrick ’19

Founding Editor: Gabe Cohn ’16