skidmore theater living newsletter


Spring ’22 Mainstage: Heddatron

On April 22, Heddatron, written by Elizabeth Merriweather and directed by Dennis Schebetta, made its debut on Skidmore College’s Mainstage.

Lab #2: “4:48 Psychosis”

April 14th and 15th, Skidmore Theatre Department presented its second studio lab of the spring semester, 4.48 PSYCHOSIS, written by Sarah Kane and directed by Isaac DeMarchi (’23)

“El Mito or The Myth of My Pain”

This past weekend, Skidmore Theater was honored to host a staged reading of El Mito De Mi Dolor or The Myth of My Pain, a new play written by visiting artist in residence Andrew Rincón and directed by Teisha Duncan.

Lab #1: “Los Vendidos”

March 24th and 25th marked the debut of Skidmore’s most recent student-directed Studio Lab: Luis Valdez’s Los Vendidos, directed by and starring Skidmore’s own Fabian Rodriguez (‘22).

Spring ’22 BlackBox: Double Feature!!

This spring, Skidmore Theater did something different from their typical season by putting up two BlackBox productions in rep with each other: And Baby Makes Seven, written by Paula Vogel, and directed by Gemma Siegler, ‘22, and The Chaparral, written and directed by Tatsu Rivera ‘22. 

Lab #3: “Swimming in the Shallows”

Last weekend we closed our final lab of the season: “Swimming in the Shallows” by Adam Bock, directed by Tatsu Rivera ’22

Fall ’21 Mainstage: SOMEWHERE: A Primer for the End of Days

On November 19, 2021, it was opening night for SOMEWHERE: A Primer for the End of Days by Marisela Treviño Orta, our first show on the mainstage since Radium Girls closed on March 5 last year.

Weekend Workshop: Intimacy, Violence, and Anti-Racist Theater Making

Guest artists Rocío Mendez and David Anzuelo held an intensive workshop focusing on intimacy, violence, and anti-racism on stage

Lab #2: “Twilight Bowl”

Last weekend our second studio lab of the season opened and closed: Twilight Bowl by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Gemma Siegler ’22

Fall ’21 Blackbox: John Proctor is the Villian

Last weekend we closed our first Blackbox production in two years: John Proctor is the Villian by Kimberly Belflower, directed by John Michael Diresta.

Studio Lab #1: “Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread”

This past weekend we mounted our first studio lab of the semester: Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread directed by Micah Pflaum.

Senior Spotlight: Taylor Jaskula ’21

EIC Eliza Kuperschmid ’21 sits down with Production Stage Manager Taylor Jaskula ’21 to learn more about her role in SpringFest’s success and to find out how she feels now that it’s all come to a close.

SpringFest Weekend Three: Wrap-Up

Weekend Three of the 2021 SpringFest is over and done! Check out what went down in this collection of write-ups by STLN’s team of Staff Writers.

SpringFest Weekend Two: Wrap-Up

Weekend two of the 2021 SpringFest is over and done! Check out what went down in this collection of write-ups by STLN’s team of Staff Writers.

SpringFest Weekend One: Wrap-Up

Weekend one of the 2021 SpringFest is over and done! Check out what went down in this collection of write-ups by STLN’s team of Staff Writers.

Skidmore Theater “First-Timers”: How the 2021 JKB SpringFest is providing new opportunities in and around the Theater Department

Opening night of the 2021 SpringFest is one month away! To celebrate, we sat down with six Skidmore Theater “First-Timers” to hear about their experiences so far.

Playwright’s Lab #3: Brecht In An Ending World; How By Design Takes Epic Drama Into its Own Hands

Madeline Munding ’22 explores the Brechtian influences on “By Design,” our third and final Playwright’s Lab of the semester.

Studio Lab #3: The Thanksgiving Play

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.

 

STLN STAFF 2021-2022

Editors-in-Chief: Gemma Siegler ’22 and Madeline Munding ’21

Founding Editor: Gabe Cohn ’16