skidmore theater living newsletter


Intertextuality in Mud: An Understanding of the Light Motif

 By Aymon E. Langlois After an unexpected performance cancellation due to inclement weather on Monday, December 2nd, Skidmore College’s Theatre Department was able to present three showings over two days—Tuesday, December 3rd and Wednesday, December 4th—of Maria Irene Fornés’ Mud directed by Audrey Erickson ’20. Mud tells the poignant tale of a young woman, Mae […]

“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.

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.

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.

 

STLN STAFF 2018-19

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

Founding Editor: Gabe Cohn ’16