skidmore theater living newsletter
Madeline Munding ’22 explores the Brechtian influences on “By Design,” our third and final Playwright’s Lab of the semester.
Staff writer Maggie McGuire ’24 covers “The Thanksgiving Play,” directed by Hannah Gross ’21, and explains how the play uses ironic humor to point out real issues in both the theater world and in the way the story of Thanksgiving is taught to children.
Emily Zeller ’22 recounts the run of “The Danube,” directed by Hanna Yurfest ’21, and the innovative way in which connection was created through lights and shadows.
STLN’s coverage of the Playwright’s Lab “The Fascists of the Future” by Catie LeCours ’22 highlights the magic of site-specific theater and the fun of [communist] tea parties.
Madeline Munding ’22 takes us on a journey into the minds of important female authors in her recap of the first studio lab of the semester: “I Talk to Flowers.”
Check out Emily Zeller ’22’s coverage of the first Playwright’s Lab of the season, “Everything, Everywhere,” an exploration into memory and growing up by Zachary Troyanovsky ’21.
Check out Maggie McGuire ’24’s coverage of the Fall 2020 New Works Lab “Our Trip to San Marino,” a jam-packed road trip comedy written and directed by Joe Newman-Getzler ’21.
A bit of insight into Skidmore Artist-in-Residence John Michael DiResta’s Zoom reading of “Sweat” by Lynn Nottage.
The fourth installment of STLN’s Summer Spotlights is here and this time, there’s a twist! How did Skidmore students continue to create art and persevere during the largely virtual COVID summer? Find out here through their own personal accounts.
“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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
What does a play with no dialogue and over 400 characters look like? Bizarre, spectacular, and eye-opening, is director Phil Soltanoff’s answer.
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.
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