skidmore theater living newsletter


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.

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.

Celebrating the 6th Annual 24-Hour Play Festival

A look back at the sixth annual 24-Hour Play festival.

Faculty Spotlight: Carolyn Anderson

Nina Slowinski ’19 sits down with Carolyn Anderson to discuss her 40 year career at Skidmore.

A Conversation with Casey Reed

While Cabaret was still in full swing, STLN staff writer Max LoSardo ’20 spoke with the production’s musical director, guest artist Casey Reed. Read their conversation below as we celebrate the end of the semester!

Faculty Spotlight: Will Bond

Megan Muratore interviews and celebrates faculty member Will Bond as he prepares to leave Skidmore Theater after fifteen years.

Spring 2019 Playwright’s Lab: “Reach Out, Pull Back”

Joe Newman-Getzler ’21 covers this semester’s playwright’s lab: “Reach Out, Pull Back,” by Hannah Gross ’21.

Spring 2019 Mainstage: “Cabaret”

STLN Co-Editor-in-Chief takes us through our Spring 2019 production of “Cabaret,” the JKB’s first musical in six years.

Studio Lab #3: “The Author’s Voice”

Nina Slowinski ’19 covers the final studio lab of the semester, “The Author’s Voice,” directed by Nick Leonard ’20.

A Conversation with “The Author’s Voice” Stage Manager, Max Clifford

Kallan Dana speaks with Max Clifford, stage manager and lighting designer for “The Author’s Voice,” about his experience on the final studio lab of the semester.

CABARET

  Willkommen to the Kit Kat Klub and happy opening to the cast and crew of our Spring main stage! Cabaret opens now and runs until April 20th. Don’t miss your chance to see this fast paced, hot musical!   CABARET Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Joe Masteroff Directed by […]

Collaboration and Dedication: Preparing for “Cabaret”

Basil Lilien takes us backstage into the rehearsal process for “Cabaret”!

 

STLN STAFF 2018-19

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

Founding Editor: Gabe Cohn ’16