Mike Daisey’s (’96) THE TRUMP CARD Script Now Available for Royalty Free Performances

THE TRUMP CARD, Mike Daisey’s (’96) monologue about Donald Trump and all he contains in this particular American moment, is available for download as an edited theatrical transcript under and open performance license so that anyone, anywhere can perform and give readings of it. The download link can be found under his Tuesday, September 06,...

NETC Collegiate Acting Scholarship Competition

The New England Theatre Conference is proud to announce the Collegiate Acting Scholarship competition to be held at the 65th Annual Convention & Festival on October 29th (Saturday) at the Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center in Westford, MA. The NETC Collegiate Acting Scholarship provides recognition, honor, and financial assistance to those performers who exhibit...

Alexis Atkinson ’15 to perform in NYC

Alexis Atkinson ’15 will perform her original one-woman show, Constellations, at Dixon Place in New York City on Thursday, August 25. For more information and ticket info go to: http://dixonplace.org/performances/constellations-plus-the-kind-of-thing-you-dont-talk-about/. Alexis will also be in residence at Colby from October 1-8 and will perform Constellations on Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 at 8:00...

Emilie Jensen ’15 Accepted to AMDA

Emilie Jensen ‘15 has been accepted into the musical theater conservatory at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. The program includes a rigorous integrated curriculum including musical theater techniques, acting, voice, dance, acting for the camera, musicianship, audition technique, and improvisation. Congratulations Emilie!

T&D Majors Dancing with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

Theater and Dance Majors Leah Bilodeau ’17, Julia Borges ’18, and Kathryn Butler ’17 will be performing alongside professional dancers from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company in Continuous Replay, one of the three pieces in the company’s program Play and Play presented tonight by Portland Ovations at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, ME. The dancers learned...

Professor Conner Interviewed for Carnegie Mellon University’s Arts Management and Technology Lab “Dialogues” Podcast

Professor Lynne Conner was invited to speak about her book, Audience Engagement and the Role of Arts Talk in the Digital Era, with “Dialogues” host Stewart Urist at Carnegie Mellon University’s Arts Management and Technology Lab.  In the 22 minute segment Conner discusses her theory of social interpretation through productive talk and reflects on how...

Lynne Conner Gives Talk on Generation Z Audiences at Missouri State

Colby Theater and Dance Professor Lynne Conner gave a public talk on cultural participation at Missouri State University on October 19. The keynote address was sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters and the Springfield Theatre Alliance and focused on changing expectations among Generation Z (or iGeners) audience members. While at MSU, Professor Conner...

Kathryn Butler ’17 Choreographs for Virginia Science Festival

Over the summer Kathryn Butler ’17 worked with seven dancers from Southwest Virginia Ballet (SVB), the pre-professional ballet company she was a member of before college, to choreograph a piece for the Virginia Science Festival.  The piece Like Something Out of Science Fiction is a study of dead zones in the oceans through both movement...

Lynne Conner To Give Keynote at Conference in France

Lynne Conner To Give Keynote at the International de L’Institut des Ameriques Conference in Toulouse, France on October 15 Colby Theater and Dance Professor Lynne Conner will give a keynote address for the “Resources and Innovations in the Americas” conference at the University of Toulouse’s International Institute on the Americas on October 15. The conference...