skidmore theater living newsletter

Translation and Performance Featured at Academic Festival

This past week Professor Eunice Ferreira’s 300-level Translation and Performance class had the opportunity to present their semester long research in the form of staged readings sponsored by the Academic Festival.

Spring 2018 Playwright’s Lab: “Playdate”

Staff writer, Olivia Bagg ’19, sits down with playwright Kallan Dana ’19 to reflect on the two premiere staged readings of her play-in-progress, “Playdate.”

Spring 2018 Director’s Lab: Maybe Tomorrow, Maybe Next Year

Conceived and directed by the Skidmore Theater Dept.’s newest directing faculty member, John Michael Diresta, “Maybe Tomorrow, Maybe Next Year” takes on a distinctly personal exploration of Bob Dylan’s 1975 album “Blood on the Tracks.”

Spring 2018 Mainstage: Julius Caesar

“It’s not about Caesar. This much is clear,” writes staff writer, Kallan Dana ’19, as she covers Lary Opitz’s ninety-minute seminar adaption of the famous and timeless “Julius Caesar.”

Studio Lab #3: “When They Came”

Staff writer, Megan Muratore ’19, covers Skidmore Theater’s third and final Studio Lab of the semester, “When They Came” by MT Cozzola.

Julius Caesar: A Dramaturg’s Perspective

Scattered about the Mainstage, the collection of stretching actors looks out of place amongst the towering, violently metal pieces of scaffolding…

Studio Lab #2: The Colored Museum

“Welcome aboard the Celebrity Slaveship,” says Jamin Garcia ’20, standing center stage in Studio A and speaking directly to the audience. Two actors (Bri Watts ’20 and Jordan Alvarez ’20) stand behind her holding their cell phones, flashlight mode on, moving in place as she speaks: “I’m Miss Pat and I’ll be serving you here in Cabin A. We will be crossing the Atlantic at an altitude that’s pretty high, so you must wear your shackles at all times…”


Staff writer, Kallan Dana ’19, covers the first seminar production of the Spring semester, Sheila Callaghan’s “Everything You Touch.”

Behind the Scenes: Bravery and Body Image

Staff writer Em Miller ’20, prepares audiences for director Rachel Karp ’18’s JKB Black Box production of Sheila Callaghan’s “Everything You Touch.”

Studio Lab #1: This Property is Condemned / Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen

In Skidmore Theater’s first Studio Lab of the semester, Director/Lighting Designer Erica Schnitzer ’18 artfully combined two short plays by Tennessee Williams: This Property is Condemned and Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen.

Comfest Weekend: Here’s What You Missed

Staff writer Max LoSardo ’20 covers Skidmore’s 29th annual National College Comedy Festival.

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.


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