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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.

Magic To Do: A Pop-Up Theater Alumni Reunion Event

Last Wednesday, a group of Skidmore Theater Alumni from the past 25 years gathered to perform the opening number at the President’s Society Campaign Launch Gala at Gotham Hall in New York City. The idea to kick off the event with a theatrical performance came from our own Marie Glotzbach, who was able to assemble an impressive roster of Theater Alumni ranging from 1993 to 2015.

Studio Lab #4: Small Mouth Sounds

Small Mouth Sounds, a play written by Bess Wohl and directed by Sam Grant ’18, examines the depths of human emotion that can be reached if only we are willing to pay attention to them.

Studio Lab #3: Antigone

STLN staff writer, Katie Jacobsen ’18, gets the scoop on Bertolt Brecht’s “Antigone,” translated by Judith Malina and directed by Rachel Karp ’18.

Looking back on: Lemons x5 [JKB LIFE]

With our Fall season pushing full speed ahead, join us as we reflect back on the second Studio Lab production of the semester.

Antigone [JKBLIFE]

Bertholt Brecht’s Antigone opens tomorrow at an… undisclosed location. If you attend, make sure you’re not tracked.

Studio Lab #2: Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

First year and staff writer, Em Miller, makes their STLN debut by covering the second studio lab of the season, Sam Steiner’s Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons.

Fall 2017 Black Box: “Let The Right One In”

“Love is difficult. Love is complicated. Love is disturbing. Love is unwanted. Love is tired. Love is timeless. Love is mortal. Love is immortal. Love is a sacrifice. And sometimes, to love is to die.”

STLN staff writer Katie Jacobsen on this semester’s Black Box production.

Let The Right One In [JKBLIFE]

A human, a vampire(?) and lots of blood await those who visit our Black Box theater this season.

“Let The Right One In” Sneak-Peek

The Skidmore Theater Newsletter was lucky enough to receive, from an anonymous source, this diary entry, along with some photos, of Hakan Kolmstun, notorious mass murderer in Let The Right One In, our fall Black Box production.

New Works Lab: Things We Both Like and Why

STLN writer Joe Newman-Getzler ’21 reflects on his experience watching the New Works Lab “Things We Both Like and Why”

Visiting Artists: The Living Theatre

This past weekend, Skidmore Theater welcomed Jerry Goralnick and Lois Kagan Mingus, members of The Living Theatre, to teach a three day workshop.

Studio Lab #1: The Zoo Story

Staff Writer Billy Winter ’18 covers the JKB’s first studio lab of the semester.

Alumni Spotlight: Katie Gould ’07

Editor-in-Chief sits down with alumnus Katie Gould ’07 about her career: as an apprentice at Actors Theater Louisville, a graduate student at Pig Iron, and a company member of Lightning Rod Special.


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