skidmore theater living newsletter


Cheers to the opening night of our Spring Mainstage, Julius Caesar!

Julius Caesar: A Dramaturg’s Perspective

Scattered about the Mainstage, the collection of stretching actors looks out of place amongst the towering, violently metal pieces of scaffolding…

16 Questions with Chloe Brush

Come HANG (get it?? a lighting pun??) out with our very own Theater Department dad Chloe Brush for a rapid-fire questions session.

Coffee Date with the JKB Management Team

Before we jump into interviews for the ’18/’19 season, why not get to know the current JKB management team over a cup of coffee?

Studio Lab #2: The Colored Museum

“Welcome aboard the Celebrity Slaveship,” says Jamin Garcia ’20, standing center stage in Studio A and speaking directly to the audience. Two actors (Bri Watts ’20 and Jordan Alvarez ’20) stand behind her holding their cell phones, flashlight mode on, moving in place as she speaks: “I’m Miss Pat and I’ll be serving you here in Cabin A. We will be crossing the Atlantic at an altitude that’s pretty high, so you must wear your shackles at all times…”


Staff writer, Kallan Dana ’19, covers the first seminar production of the Spring semester, Sheila Callaghan’s “Everything You Touch.”

18 Questions with Costume Designer Leah MIrani [JKB LIFE]

Join Leah Mirani on a tour at the Skidmore Theater Costume Shop, where she answers questions on her recent work!

Everything You Touch [JKB LIFE]

We’ve got a show! We’ve got a show! Happy opening to the cast and crew of our Spring Black Box Production, “Everything You Touch!”

Curious what’s in store? Check out this promo for a quick taste.

Behind the Scenes: Bravery and Body Image

Staff writer Em Miller ’20, prepares audiences for director Rachel Karp ’18’s JKB Black Box production of Sheila Callaghan’s “Everything You Touch.”

Studio Lab #1: This Property is Condemned / Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen

In Skidmore Theater’s first Studio Lab of the semester, Director/Lighting Designer Erica Schnitzer ’18 artfully combined two short plays by Tennessee Williams: This Property is Condemned and Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen.

The Floor is Lava: Blocking Studio Lab #1 [JKB Life]

Two short plays; completely different in time, place, and location. In an impoverished Mississippi railroad town, Willie, an independent preteen with ambitions to emulate her sister’s romanticized but tragic untimely death, attempts to regale the important parts of her life to Tom, an adolescent desperate for companionship.

Comfest Weekend: Here’s What You Missed

Staff writer Max LoSardo ’20 covers Skidmore’s 29th annual National College Comedy Festival.

Visiting Alumni Spotlight: Sara Juli

Co-Editors-in-Chief sit down with JKB’s latest visiting artist and alumni, Sara Juli, to get the inside scoop on her most recent work, Tense Vagina: An Actual Diagnosis.


To cap off Fall 2017, check out some warm and fuzzy moments from our final Studio Lab, Small Mouth Sounds by Bess Wohl.

A Star Has Burnt My Eye: Seniors Work with Artists-in-Residence

Ziggy Schulting ’18 interviews Skidmore Theater students who worked with recent Artist-in-Residence, Howard Fishman, on his NYT Critics’ Pick winning show, A Star Has Burnt My Eye.

Playwright’s Lab: Unison

While musicals are a rare sight in the Skidmore Theater Department, there is always a space for relatable plays and experimental creative endeavors. Unison, our sole Playwright’s Lab of the semester, is a musical written by Adina Kruskal ’18 and directed by Mira Klein ’18.

Fall 2017 Mainstage: “Big Love”

Caity Cook ’18 raises, and works to answer, some big questions as she covers the Fall 2017 Mainstage production, “Big Love” by Charles L. Mee.

Big Love, Bigger Fights

As this Fall’s mainstage production, Big Love, moves into the final stages of its rehearsal process the Living Newsletter sent staff writer Philip Merrick ’19 to a fight rehearsal to get the exclusive scoop.


STLN STAFF 2017-18

Editors-in-Chief: Rachel Karp ’18 and Ziggy Schulting ’18

Staff Writers:
Katie Jacobsen ’18, Em Miller ’21, Joe Newman-Getzler ’21, Philip Merrick ’19, Natalie Lifson ’21, Caity Cook ’18, Max LoSardo ’20

Founding Editor: Gabe Cohn ’16