skidmore theater living newsletter

Spring 2017 New Works Lab #2: Adore

Staff Writer Kallan Dana ’19 on our final New Works Lab of the semester “Adore,” written and directed by Jack Mulheron ’17.

5 Questions for Writer/Director Jack Mulhern ’17

“Adore,” the final New Works Lab of the semester, is a multi-media approach to a homecoming story. STLN writer Nina Slowinski talks with writer/director Jack Mulhern about his experience combining media and theater.

Spring 2017 Mainstage: “Balm in Gilead”

Three Rules of “Balm in Gilead”:
1.) There is an 85 cent minimum to sit at a booth.
2.) A junkie never falls off his stool.
3.) Dopey is our guide in this world of chaos, and the audience’s only hope of knowing where to look.

Spring 2017 Studio Lab #3: “Four Ten Minute Plays”

By Zoe Lesser “Ultimately, we are looking to tell four distinct truths—a task difficult enough to achieve with just one story. Yet, we also acknowledge that we cannot mask our theatrical setting, nor will we try to—we will only reveal it further.”   Director Nina Slowinski ’19 prefaces Four Ten Minute Plays with this excerpt […]

Minute-to-Minute: “Balm in Gilead” takes Compton’s

Philip Merrick ’19 attends guerilla marketing “Balm in Gilead” event at Compton’s and gives the Living Newsletter a minute-to-minute debrief of what went down.


For one night only, this motley crew of addicts, prostitutes, and thieves take over the diner for an open improv session! This is only a small taste of the dirty, rock ‘n’ roll love-parable that is Balm in Gilead, so get on over to the JKB for this theatrical slice-of-life from 1970s New York!

JKB Life: Four 10-Minute Plays

Listen to the cast and creative team discuss how they went about building their characters and approached forming a cohesive experience from four different theatrical worlds.

Creating Character in Chaos: How to Exist within Balm in Gilead

Staff writer Kallan Dana ’19 investigates how the world of Balm in Gilead acts as a petri dish for the company and characters to grow and evolve—or, rather, devolve, in this semester’s upcoming Mainstage production.

Guest Artist Spotlight: Marcus Dean Fuller

“For the past two weekends, eight fortunate, young actors got the opportunity to work closely with Shakespearean actor, director and producer Marcus Dean Fuller. In this upperclassmen intensive, sophomores, juniors, and seniors spent their Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays with Fuller focusing on the intrinsic nature of Shakespeare’s unparalleled text and the ways in which it begs to be heard, spoken, and ultimately performed.”


STLN STAFF 2016-17

Editors-in-Chief: Caity Cook '18 and Rachel Karp '18

Assistant Editors: Kelli Moore '18 and Ziggy Schulting '18

Founding Editor: Gabe Cohn '16

2016-17 Staff Writers: Kallan Dana '19, Laura McCullagh '17, Sarah Rabinowitz '17, Nina Slowinski '20