skidmore theater living newsletter

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 […]

Femininity, Family, and Ensemble in We Used To Wear Bonnets & Get High All The Time

By Megan Muratore When I walked into the mainstage for a run of We Used To Wear Bonnets & Get High All The Time, the actors had just finished warming up and were on a quick break before starting the show. The room was full of energy and a sense of community among the actors. […]

Studio Lab #2: “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.”

Emily Byrne covers the second studio lab of the semester, Alice Birch’s “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.”, directed by Zoe Lesser.

Choreographing the Mainstage with Bianca Thompson ’19

Read about the rehearsal process of “We Used to Wear Bonnets and Get High All the Time” as told by cast member and choreographer Bianca Thompson ’19.

5 Questions for “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.” Director Zoe Lesser

STLN staff writer Natalie Lifson ’21 chats with Zoe Lesser ’19, director of our second lab of the semester, Alice Birch’s Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

Fall 2018 New Works Lab: “For Sale”

Joe Newman-Getzler ’21 covers the internet escapades of our Fall 2018 New Works Lab, “For Sale.”

Fall 2018 Black Box: “33 Variations”

STLN co-editor Kallan Dana ’19 takes us into the two timelines of the Fall 2018 Black Box Production, “33 Variations.”

Orchestrating Multiple Disciplines: Interdepartmental Collaboration in “33 Variations”

Staff writer Nina Slowinski ’19 covers the interdisciplinary collaboration behind this semester’s black box production, 33 Variations.

Studio Lab #1: “Devotees in the Garden of Love”

Staff writer Emily Byrne ’22 covers Skidmore Theater’s first studio lab of the semester, Suzan-Lori Parks’s “Devotees in the Garden of Love,” directed by Grant Landau-Williams ’19.

5 Questions for “Devotees in the Garden of Love” Director Grant Landau-Williams

STLN staff writer Olivia Bagg ’19 sits down with Grant Landau-Williams ’19, the director of Susan-Lori Parks’s Devotees in the Garden of Love, to learn a little bit about our first lab of the semester.

Visit from Tectonic: An Inside Look Into the Devising Process of 33 Variations

Spencer Evett ’21 shares his experience from a workshop with Grant Varjas, a teaching artist with the Tectonic Theater Company, with a video by Hanna Yurfest ’21 and Dante Haughton ’19.

See Beyond Profiles: Jamin Garcia and Nina Slowinski

Read the accounts of our 2018 SEE-Beyond award winners, Jamin Garcia ’20 and Nina Slowinski ’19.

Summer Spotlights

It’s the start of a new semester, and JKB students are coming back after eventful summers. Read here for the personal accounts of what two actors and one stage manager did with their time away from campus!

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.”


STLN STAFF 2018-19

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

Founding Editor: Gabe Cohn ’16