skidmore theater living newsletter


Introducing E(X)-MAKING

Signature Course teaser for E(X)-MAKING, co-taught by Dennis Schebetta & Jared Klein

Greetings from our new Theater Dept. Chair, Dr. Lisa Jackson-Schebetta

We are thrilled to announce Lisa as our new Chair, and are so excited for her leadership and continued collaboration.

Spring ’20 Mainstage: Radium Girls

“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.

Studio Lab #1: The Gulf

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.

Glow Time: Researching and Creating the World of Radium Girls

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.

The Hour Promo Video

Here’s the promotional video of our production of Peter Handke’s The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other! Filmed and edited by Ellie Strayer and Max Grossman.

Living Theater Workshop

We were so fortunate to have the Living Theatre do a weekend workshop with some students in or department. The footage is of some rehearsals and then the final performance/demonstration. Filmed and edited by Ellie Strayer and Max Grossman.

The Harvest Promo Video

Here’s the promotional video of our production of Samual Hunter’s The Harvest! Filmed and edited by Ellie Strayer and Max Grossman.

The Harvest Dramaturg Interview

Check out this fun interview with the dramaturg from The Harvest!

Arts Quad Party 2019

2019 Arts Quad Party! Look at how much fun it was!

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!

 

STLN STAFF 2018-19

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

Founding Editor: Gabe Cohn ’16