‘Strings’ Opens at Strider Theater

On Thursday, March 7, the student and faculty-led production ‘Strings’ opened in Strider Theater. Strings is the product of a student-driven interdisciplinary performance technology arts incubator led by a team of faculty, staff, and students from Computer Science, Music, and Theater and Dance, and by professional Artistic Lead Magnus Pind Bjerre. Strings student researchers and project leaders are Colleen Wright...

Theater and Dance Faculty Featured in ‘FABULOSO’ at Portland Stage!

By Luhang Sun ’22 Colby Theater and Dance Faculty Bess Welden and Christine Nilles will collaborate on Dramatic Repertory Company’s production of FABULOSO by John Kolvenbach at Portland Stage! On March 8-17, Portland Stage’s Studio Theater, Portland-based Dramatic Rep will present the Maine premiere of FABULOSO. Teaching artist at Colby Theater and Dance Department, Bess...

Vanessa Anspaugh’s ‘The End of Men; An Ode to Ocean’ Comes to Strider Theater

By Roujia Zhong ’22 On Thursday February 7th and Friday February 8th, The Department of Theater and Dance presented the show The End of Men; An Ode to Ocean in Strider Theater. With Visiting Assistant Professor Vanessa Anspaugh serving as the director Artistic Director, The End of Men; An Ode to Ocean included five male...

‘Colby On Tour’ Takes the Stage at Boston Center for the Arts

During this “JanPlan” exploratory mini-mester, The Department of Theater and Dance was proud to produce two student-led devised works. One of these was developed through our ‘Colby On Tour’ Jan Plan Course, and the resulting production, ‘Tick Tock: Memory Metamorphosis,’ was produced at the Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston,...

‘The Passion Project’ Returns to Portland Stage Co

During this “JanPlan” exploratory mini-mester, The Department of Theater and Dance was proud to produce two student-led devised works. The first was The Passion Project, which had a preview performance at the Pugh Center on January 25th and had its main run at Portland Stage Company‘s Black Box Theatre on January 30 and 31. This is...

Alumni In the Field

Colby Theater and Dance Alums find outlets to exhibit their talents and skills in the field, in Maine and beyond. The Sound Inside, a world premiere play featuring Will Hochman ’14 has been included in  The New York Times’ annual list of the best theater of 2018. Written by Adam Rapp and Directed by David Cromer,...

‘Fall Performance Projects’ Goes Up in Strider Theater

On Friday November 30 and Saturday December 1, The Department of Theater and Dance put on its annual student and faculty showcase Fall Performance Projects, in Strider Theater. With Associate Professor and Department  Chair Annie Kloppenberg serving as Artistic Director, Fall Performane Projects included new works by four student choreographers; highlighted First Year students in the First Year...

Theater and Dance Students and Faculty Featured at Special Museum Exhibit by Torkwase Dyson

On November 7, Theater and Dance major Bethany Okezie ’20, student dancer Sarah Vaughan ’20, and Professor Annie Kloppenberg danced as part of (AO), a special performance-based art exhibit featuring visiting Guest Artist Torkwase Dyson. The event, held at the lobby of Colby Museum of Art, consisted of a series of short performances including dance, poetry, and open conversation...

Professor Tom Oldham featured at Everyman Theater Company

Theater and Dance Visiting Assistant Professor Thomas Oldham will be featured at a regional theater event.   Sunday, November 11, Oldham will deliver a post-show talk following the Everyman Repertory Company (Rockland, Maine)’s production of A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath. Tickets to this production are still available at The Everyman Repertory Theatre Online Box Office....

Theater and Dance ‘Thrills’ Colby on Halloween!

On Halloween, Theater and Dance Professors Annie Kloppenberg and Tsiambwom “T” Akuchu organized a student flash mob to the tune of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ in Pulver Union. It was a ghoulishly fun event! Thank you to all who participated! (Photos courtesy Chris Kasprak ’12) ______________________________________________________________________ More Department News Back to Main Page