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The Harvest

Film/Edited: Ellie Strayer and Max Grossman

Dancing and Devising: A Look Back on Fall Semester 2019

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 […]

Fall Study Abroad Spotlights

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.

A Sociological Perspective on Theater

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.

Mainstage Fall ’19: The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other

What does a play with no dialogue and over 400 characters look like? Bizarre, spectacular, and eye-opening, is director Phil Soltanoff’s answer.

Intertextuality in Mud: An Understanding of the Light Motif

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.

Faculty Spotlight: Dennis Schebetta

Esther Hibbs ’19 sits down with acting and directing professor Dennis Schebetta to hear about how he ended up as a theater educator and artist.

New Works Lab Fall 2019: Sadboy Hours

Mary Harriman ’20 wrote, co-directed, and starred in “Sadboy Hours,” a raw and personal exploration of her college life. Read on for Meg Gray ’22’s coverage of the performance!

Studio Lab #2: “Snow White”

Mac Elizalde ’23 covers Marjorie Solokoff’s “Snow White,” a children’s theater piece adapting the classic fairy tale, directed by Rebecca Schilsky ’20.

Fall 2019 Black Box: A Cycle of Fear and Structure in “The Harvest”

Staff writer Esther Hibbs ’19 explores the questions raised by this fall’s production of “The Harvest” by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by John Michael DiResta.

Speaking In Tongues, Revisiting Your Past, and Brokeback Mountain: Preparing For “The Harvest”

Max LoSardo ’20 sits down with two actors and an assistant director for the Fall 2019 Black Box show, Samuel D. Hunter’s “The Harvest” directed by John Michael DiResta, and gets an inside look at the challenges and rewards of the rehearsal process.

Faculty Spotlight: Gian-Murray Gianino

Mac Elizalde ’23 talks to Visiting Artist-in-Residence Gian-Murray Gianino about Suzuki, his experience at SITI Company, and what kind of donut he would be.

Alumna Profile: Kallan Dana ’19

Staff writer Max LoSardo ’20 traveled to NYC to see the latest production of “Playdate” by Kallan Dana by a city theater company, and had the chance to speak with the playwright and recent Skidmore graduate herself about the piece and what she’s been up to since May!

Studio Lab #1: “Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue”

Meg Gray ’22 covers our first Studio Lab of the fall semester, Quiara Alegra Hudes’ “Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue,” directed by Jamin Garcia ’20.

Intimacy Workshop Recap

Last weekend, Claire Warden, the founder of Intimacy Directors International, visited Skidmore to lead workshops on stage intimacy. In this article, we get a look at the background of this increasingly crucial aspect of theater work.

Summer Spotlights

Summer vacation isn’t going to stop Skidmore students from making theater! Read about some of their experiences here in the third installment of STLN’s Summer Spotlights.

Alumni Spotlight: Finley Martin ’19

Kallan Dana ’19 and Philip Merrick ’19 interview Finley Martin ’19, the visuals manager for Skidmore Theater from Fall 2017-Spring 2019.

 

STLN STAFF 2018-19

Editors-in-Chief: Audrey Erickson ’20 and Em Miller ’20

Founding Editor: Gabe Cohn ’16