American Tragic Figure Roundtable

Visiting Assistant Professor Thomas Oldham will take part in an American Tragic Figure Roundtable at Portland Stage Company, accompanying the May 17th performance of Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced. This talk is a panel discussion examining Disgraced‘s Amir against the backdrop of other Tragic American characters (e.g. Willy Loman, Blanche DuBois, and Walter Younger). Tom, along with...

Bess Welden’s New Plays – May and June

Two new plays from Bess Welden… 1) After two years of collaborative creation with Hans Indigo Spencer, Dan Burson, and Leticia Plate, LEGBALA IS A RIVER will premiere at Mayo Street Arts from June 8-17. It’s full evening of lyrical text, movement, original live music, and live illustration. Step inside her installation-style set to hear...

Annie Kloppenberg Choreographs for Portland Ballet

Annie’s work is a remaking of Expert Witness, the first evening-length piece she showed here at Colby, with Jim Thurston as a collaborating light designer! Performances are Fridays at 7:30 and Saturdays at 2pm, the first two weekends in March.

Toby Bercovici to Direct Cabaret in Massachusetts

Weaving together personal stories and songs from a variety of musical genres, Here’s Where I Let Go is an original cabaret show that follows one woman’s journey through the ups and downs of mid-life as she juggles issues of family, work, health and the future. With stories both humorous and touching, Sharon Saline gives voice...

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...