skidmore theater living newsletter

Playwright’s Lab #3: Brecht In An Ending World; How By Design Takes Epic Drama Into its Own Hands

Madeline Munding ’22 explores the Brechtian influences on “By Design,” our third and final Playwright’s Lab of the semester.

Studio Lab #3: The Thanksgiving Play

Staff writer Maggie McGuire ’24 covers “The Thanksgiving Play,” directed by Hannah Gross ’21, and explains how the play uses ironic humor to point out real issues in both the theater world and in the way the story of Thanksgiving is taught to children.

Studio Lab #2: “The Danube”

Emily Zeller ’22 recounts the run of “The Danube,” directed by Hanna Yurfest ’21, and the innovative way in which connection was created through lights and shadows.

Playwright’s Lab #2: “The Fascists of the Future” by Catie LeCours ’22

STLN’s coverage of the Playwright’s Lab “The Fascists of the Future” by Catie LeCours ’22 highlights the magic of site-specific theater and the fun of [communist] tea parties.

Studio Lab #1: “I Talk to the Flowers”

Madeline Munding ’22 takes us on a journey into the minds of important female authors in her recap of the first studio lab of the semester: “I Talk to Flowers.”

Playwright’s Lab #1: “Everything Everywhere” by Zachary Troyanovsky ’21

Check out Emily Zeller ’22’s coverage of the first Playwright’s Lab of the season, “Everything, Everywhere,” an exploration into memory and growing up by Zachary Troyanovsky ’21.

New Works Lab Fall 2020: Our Trip to San Marino

Check out Maggie McGuire ’24’s coverage of the Fall 2020 New Works Lab “Our Trip to San Marino,” a jam-packed road trip comedy written and directed by Joe Newman-Getzler ’21.

15 Questions with Joe Newman-Getzler ’21

Tomorrow is opening night for Our Trip To San Marino! Check out this interview with writer and director Joe Newman-Getzler ’21

Faculty Spotlight: Teisha Duncan

Eliza Kuperschmid ’21 sits down with new Skidmore Theater Artist-in-Residence Teisha Duncan to talk about her life, career, and correcting the grammar of bullies.

16 Questions With Zach

Our first playwright’s lab of the Fall is having its first reading tomorrow night! Check out this interview with playwright Zachary Troyanovsky.

Sweat Zoom Reading

A bit of insight into Skidmore Artist-in-Residence John Michael DiResta’s Zoom reading of “Sweat” by Lynn Nottage.

Summer Spotlights 2020

The fourth installment of STLN’s Summer Spotlights is here and this time, there’s a twist! How did Skidmore students continue to create art and persevere during the largely virtual COVID summer? Find out here through their own personal accounts.

Introducing E(X)-MAKING

Signature Course teaser for E(X)-MAKING, co-taught by Dennis Schebetta & Jared Klein

Greetings from our new Theater Dept. Chair, Dr. Lisa Jackson-Schebetta

We are thrilled to announce Lisa as our new Chair, and are so excited for her leadership and continued collaboration.

Spring ’20 Mainstage: Radium Girls

“Radium Girls” is a dramatization of a tragic historical event. Meg Gray ’22 examines how this play captures what happens when labor rights, scientific breakthroughs, and patriarchal institutions collide.

Studio Lab #1: The Gulf

In our first of three student-directed Studio Labs this semester, Hannah Gross ’21 looks at a failing relationship written by Audrey Cefaly. Staff writer Carrie Baker ’20 examines the eroticism and power dynamics represented on stage.

Glow Time: Researching and Creating the World of Radium Girls

Joe Newman-Getzler walks us through the dramaturgy and historical research that has gone into the Spring Mainstage, “Radium Girls” directed by Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly.

The Hour Promo Video

Here’s the promotional video of our production of Peter Handke’s The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other! Filmed and edited by Ellie Strayer and Max Grossman.


STLN STAFF 2021-2022

Editors-in-Chief: Gemma Siegler ’22 and Madeline Munding ’21

Founding Editor: Gabe Cohn ’16