skidmore theater living newsletter
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.
What does a play with no dialogue and over 400 characters look like? Bizarre, spectacular, and eye-opening, is director Phil Soltanoff’s answer.
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.
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!
Mac Elizalde ’23 covers Marjorie Solokoff’s “Snow White,” a children’s theater piece adapting the classic fairy tale, directed by Rebecca Schilsky ’20.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
Kallan Dana ’19 and Philip Merrick ’19 interview Finley Martin ’19, the visuals manager for Skidmore Theater from Fall 2017-Spring 2019.
A look back at the sixth annual 24-Hour Play festival.
Nina Slowinski ’19 sits down with Carolyn Anderson to discuss her 40 year career at Skidmore.
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!
STLN STAFF 2018-19
Editors-in-Chief: Audrey Erickson ’20 and Em Miller ’20
Founding Editor: Gabe Cohn ’16