skidmore theater living newsletter

ComFest Weekend 2019: 30 Years of Funny!

Staff writer Max LoSardo ’20 covers Skidmore’s 30th annual National College Comedy Festival.

Visiting Artist Spotlight: Joe Diebes and “oyster”

Co-editors of STLN Kallan Dana ’19 and Philip Merrick ’19 interview Joe Diebes, creator of “oyster” about his production, his process, and Alan Lomax’s Cantometrics.

Study Abroad Spotlights

Two returning Juniors reflect on their experiences abroad during the fall semester.


Edited by Maximillian Lowe ’19 and Hanna Yurfest ’21

Studio Lab #3: “Hir”

Natalie Lifson looks at the last studio lab of the semester, Taylor Mac’s “Hir,” directed by Philip Merrick ’19.

Faculty Spotlight: Marie Glotzbach

Staff writer Joe Newman-Getzler ’21 sits down with director and acting teacher Marie Glotzbach to discuss her career path, artistic values, and inspirations.

Fall 2018 Mainstage: “We Used to Wear Bonnets & Get High All The Time”

Staff Writer Em Miller ’20 explores the complex themes and character connections of “We Used To Wear Bonnets & Get High All the Time.”

A Conversation with “Hir” Dramaturge August Sylvester

By Em Miller Our final studio lab of the semester is Hir by Taylor Mac, directed by Philip Merrick ’19. The play is a complicated and sometimes surprising piece of theater, so I sat down with the dramaturge, August Sylvester ‘20, to discuss their perspective on it. EM: What is Hir by Taylor Mac? What’s it […]

Bonnets Is Back

  Filmed and edited by Dante Haughton ’19, Hanna Yurfest ’21, and Sophia Ward ’22

Alumni Spotlight: Sam Garwood

Olivia Bagg ’19 sits down with alumna costume designer, Sam Garwood, to talk about her background and work on “We Used To Wear Bonnets & Get High All The Time”.

We Used To Wear Bonnets & Get High All The Time

Filmed and edited by Hanna Yurfest ’21 and Dante Haughton ’19 Sound by Sophia Ward ’22

Femininity, Family, and Ensemble in We Used To Wear Bonnets & Get High All The Time

By Megan Muratore When I walked into the mainstage for a run of We Used To Wear Bonnets & Get High All The Time, the actors had just finished warming up and were on a quick break before starting the show. The room was full of energy and a sense of community among the actors. […]

Studio Lab #2: “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.”

Emily Byrne covers the second studio lab of the semester, Alice Birch’s “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.”, directed by Zoe Lesser.

Choreographing the Mainstage with Bianca Thompson ’19

Read about the rehearsal process of “We Used to Wear Bonnets and Get High All the Time” as told by cast member and choreographer Bianca Thompson ’19.

Faculty Spotlight: Lisa Jackson-Schebetta

STLN Co-Editor Philip Merrick ’19 interviews new professor of theater history and theory, Lisa Jackson-Schebetta about what led up to her coming to Skidmore.

5 Questions for “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.” Director Zoe Lesser

STLN staff writer Natalie Lifson ’21 chats with Zoe Lesser ’19, director of our second lab of the semester, Alice Birch’s Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

Fall 2018 New Works Lab: “For Sale”

Joe Newman-Getzler ’21 covers the internet escapades of our Fall 2018 New Works Lab, “For Sale.”


Check out our fall new works lab FOR SALE directed and conceptualized by Graham Cook ’19 Filmed and edited by Dante Haughton ’19 and Hanna Yurfest ’21


STLN STAFF 2018-19

Editors-in-Chief: Kallan Dana ’19 and Philip Merrick ’19

Founding Editor: Gabe Cohn ’16