THE NEW GORDON CENTER FOR CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS

Here is a reprint of an article by Amy Calder of the Morning Sentinel, that ran last Wednesday about the exciting new Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts that is in the planning stage for Colby College. Our own Jim Thurston is quoted! The Waterville Planning Board on Monday is scheduled to review preliminary...

IMAGING A NEW UTOPIA FILM SERIES (Via Zoom)

Evenings of experimental & documentary shorts followed by discussion. Email gjshanks@colby.edu to R.S.V.P. SEPTEMBER SAT 9/5, 6-8 p.m. Rain (Nyesha) (1978) Dir. Melvonna Ballenger Water Ritual #1: An Urban Rite of Purification (1979) Dir. Barbara McCullough Illusions (1982) Dir. Julie Dash Black to Techno (2019) Dir. Jenn Nkiru FRI 9/18, 6-8 p.m. Laramie Project (2000)...

Fall 2020 Class Offerings

Check out the Theater and Dance Department’s Fall 2020 Course Offerings! We have some exciting new classes for you!

The New Normal!

Colby Theater and Dance Students and Staff share their new workspaces for remote learning. Please submit your photos to the T&D Department!

THE MOTHER premieres in Portland

  THE MOTHER, a new play by former Department of Theater and Dance chair Lynne Conner, premiered in Portland Friday, March 6 and runs through Sunday, March 15. Christine Nilles designed costumes and Jim Thurston designed scenery. THE MOTHER offers “a thought-provokingand heartbreaking exploration of what happens to a family in the wake of a school shooting...

“A Starship of Chameleons” New Choreography from Colby Alumni

Two Colby Theater and Dance alumni have a performance tomorrow night, Tuesday, January 28, at the CPR-Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, NYC. Kathryn Butler (’17) will be showing a new piece of choreography titled “A Starship of Chameleons” that she created collaboratively with Emery Lawrence (’17) and Julia Larcenaire. Kathryn describes their piece as...

Accolades for Visiting Assistant Professor Bess Welden

Visiting Assistant Professor Bess Welden’s new play Death Wings was workshopped with Fresh Ink Theatre this past fall culminating in a reading at the Boston Center for the Arts. The play has also been named a semi-finalist for the 2020 O’Neill Theater Center’s New Play Conference, chosen from over 1,500 submissions. Bess’ play Refuge Malja, which premiered at Portland Stage...

‘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...