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

The Dance Exchange Gives an ‘Animated Keynote’ at Strider Theater

On Tuesday, October 30th, members of the Dance Exchange, a Maryland-based non-profit arts organization, visited our Department to give an ‘Animated Keynote,’ where they performed for us and told us about their amazing work. Over their forty-two year history, Dance Exchange has remained committed to breaking boundaries between stage and audience, theater and community, movement and language, tradition...

American Shakespeare Center’s ‘Antigone’ Makes a Splash at Strider Theater

On Wednesday, October 10, the American Shakespeare Center (ASC) brought their touring production of Sophocles’ Antigone to the Strider Theater Stage. The Department was excited to welcome the ASC, a theater group with which the Department has a long and successful history of hosting productions. Antigone was a moving, splendid production that left a nearly sold-out audience enthralled. Thank you...

Professor Bess Welden Interviewed by Portland Stage on her upcoming ‘Refuge Malja’

  Colby Theater and Dance Teaching Artist Bess Welden gave an interview for Portland Stage Company (PSC) on the upcoming world premiere of her play Refuge*Malja, running at Portland Stage from October 30 to November 18. In her interview, conducted by PSC Directing & Dramaturgy Intern Jae-Yeon Joo, Welden discussed her creative process in conceptualizing her play, her...

‘Ten Hairy Legs’ Master Class and Performance comes to Colby

Celebrating the artistry of the male dancer, the all-male dance company 10 Hairy Legs gave a master class and performed excerpts of recent exclusive commissions and curated works by Raja Feather Kelly, Al Blackstone, Yin Yue, Doug Elkins and Christopher Williams. They also spoke with students and members of the  Colby community about their creative process and about embodying...

Colby Theater and Dance welcomes the National Theater Institute (NTI)

On Thursday September 27, Carrigan O’Brian, Program Representative for The National Theater Institute (NTI), visited the Colby College Department of Theater and Dance to offer students a workshop entitled ‘Dive Into Devising,’ an introduction into some theories of devising, and to have an info session about the wonderful opportunities NTI offers students. An informative and...

Accademia Dell’arte Comes to Colby

On September 26, Colby Theater and Dance had the privilege of hosting two Master Classes devoted to dance and physical theater, brought to us by the Tuscany-based Accademia Dell’Arte. Students got the opportunity to move, explore, and learn about both Contemporary Dance as taught by the Laban-Bartnief Institute as well as Physical Theatre & Mask...