Thomas Oldham presents at ASTR Conference

Visiting Assistant Professor Thomas Oldham will present at the American Society for Theatre Research’s annual conference in Atlanta, GA, on November 16-19. His paper is titled “Why Violence? Towards a Poetics of Violence for the 21st Century.” Tom’s research involves onstage representation of violence and the theoretical paradigms that can be used to address it.

Bess Welden’s “Not Always Happy” Performs in Portland

Bess Welden has collaborated with Kari Wagner-Peck over the last two and a half years to create Not Always Happy, a collection of 13 hilarious and heart-breaking true-life tales about finding, raising, and loving the mighty Thorin, who lives with Down Syndrome. The premiere, a full production, runs November 8-12 at 7:00 PM in Portland Stage’s Studio Series. For...

Panel on Taming of the Shrew

Yet Another “Nasty Woman”: Subverting Narrative in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew A performance of a scene and song from the Department of Theater & Dance’s upcoming production of The *Annotated* Taming: Or, Out of the Saddle, Into the Dirt, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, followed by a discussion....

John Ervin Designs ‘The Revolutionists’ for The Public Theatre

Theater & Dance Technical Director John Ervin is the Set Designer and Scenic Artist for The Public Theatre’s production of The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson in Lewiston, Maine.  The show runs from October 20-29.  More info and a brief teaser video can be found at: http://www.thepublictheatre.org/this-season/2017-18-season-schedule/event/2017-18/the-revolutionists

DeathWings Residency

Dept. of Theater and Dance Teaching Artist Bess Welden and Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance Toby Vera Bercovici are leading a three-day residency to explore Welden’s play Death Wings. Participants include Colby students Kelsey Book, Sunny Dangui, Katie Monteleone, and Kaylee Pomelow, as well as professional performers Jeannine Haas, Dana Legawiec, Myka Plunkett,...

Annie Kloppenberg Performs in Washington DC and Elsewhere

Associate Professor Annie Kloppenberg works researches performance from the inside and out. This fall she will be performing in “Mid-Tide” (tentative title/work-in-progress), an ongoing. multi-year research process choreographed by Lisa Race (Associate Professor of Dance, Connecticut College) with fellow performer/collaborators Rachel Boggia (Associate Professor of Dance, Bates College) and Kendra Portier (MFA Candidate, University of...

Old Flame at Colby

BIO Old Flame was formed in the mire of the 2017 presidential election with one unshakable intention: to make their art as an active form of resistance and never cease. Born in the DIY basements, garages and fields of Western-Mass, the indie-rock band spins grit, unapologetic politics, and honey-rasp vocals into a psychedelic punk-rock nostalgia,...

Queen Margaret in NYC

Professor Toby Bercovici’s cooperative theater company, Real Live Theatre, recently performed The Life and Death of Queen Margaret at Theater for the New City in New York.  (This show was performed at Colby in the Fall of 2016.)  Here’s a link to the review: Review: The Life and Death of Queen Margaret  

Three Projects from Toby Bercovici

Three projects from Toby Bercovici: 1)  Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance Toby Vera Bercovici will direct a ten-minute radio play in the Life in the 4-1-3 festival, Saturday April 29 at 7:00pm at the Academy of Music in Northampton, Mass. The piece, by Meryl Cohn, is titled Don’t Forget to Breathe.    ...