Bess Welden Launches New Projects

In the fall of 2015, Theater and Dance Teaching Artist Bess Welden, will launch two new creative projects. Her one-act play, Madeleines, will premiere as part of Portland Stage Company’s Studio Series running November 18-22. She also received a grant from the Maine Arts Commission to develop her latest solo performance project, Legbala is a...

Farrington ’99 at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Reid Farrington ’99 opened The Return at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in July. The Return is an interactive performance designed by Reid to celebrate the restoration of Tullio Lombardo’s (ca. 1455-1532) famous sculpture of Adam. Reid assembled a team of 30+ writers, performers, digital artists, designers, computer scientists, animators, technicians, dramaturgs, and musicians to...

Clowns Without Borders

Brendon Gawel of Clowns Without Borders will present a talk “Red Noses Meet the Red Cross: The Global Aid World of Clowns Without Borders” on Tuesday, March 31st in Ostrove Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. To learn more about Clowns Without Borders see the January 2015 NPR story at: http://www.npr.org/2015/01/02/374629531/clowning-without-borders-aims-to-give-refugees-another-way-to-heal.

Avner Esienberg Workshop at Colby March 7th

Avner Esienberg will be offering a 2 hour workshop on physical comedy the morning of March 7th from 9:30-11:30 in the Runnals Dance Studio. Avner is an international performer who has studied with Jacques Lecoq, one of the premier movement instructors of the 20th century. Avner then taught at the world renowned Dell’ Arte School...

‘Orlando’ Awarded by National Festival

The Department of Theater and Dance’s production of Orlando received a special Merit Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Region I) for Design/Performance “Moment” Ensemble Work and Collaborative Design/Performance Ensemble. Orlando was developed and rehearsed as part of TD139-Stagecraft, TD264-Applied Performance/Production, and TD365-Advanced Topics in Design. Students in these courses served as designers, assistant directors, performers, and...

Gibbons ’15 Presents at National Dance Conference

Sara Gibbons ’15 recently attended the National Dance Education Organization Conference (NDEO) in Chicago, IL. Every year, NDEO hosts a national conference bringing together experts in the field of dance education and performance. This year’s theme focused on collaboration. At the conference, Sara, along with Assistant Professor Annie Kloppenberg and Maddie Kurtz ’14, presented research...

Post ’15 Attends LDI

Emily Post ’15 attended the Live Design International conference (LDI) at Las Vegas, November 19 through 23. LDI is one of the largest annual entertainment design conferences of its type. At the conference Emily researched new and emerging lighting technologies on the EXPO floor, networked with industry professionals, and attended master classes. She was also able...

Peterson Attends ASTR Conference

Dave Peterson, faculty fellow in Theater and Dance, attended the American Society for Theatre Research conference in Baltimore Maryland on November 20th-23rd. The annual conference brings together theater scholars from around the world to share their work, debate ideas, and assess the state of the profession. Dave shared his research on actor Mark Rylance’s comedic...

A Visit from the British American Drama Academy (BADA)

DAVID BYRON, faculty member of the British American Drama Academy (BADA), will be visiting the Colby theater department on Friday, October 3 at 4:00pm in Room 110. He’ll discuss the Study Abroad programs at BADA which enable Colby students to study acting and the theater in London or at Oxford for academic credit and with...

Alum Working on Tarantino Film

Junko Goda ’01 is working on a very exciting project: Quentin Tarantino’s next film — as the interpreter and personal assistant to the film’s Production Designer. In her interview, she was asked about her design experience and referenced learning the basics of lighting, design, and scenic construction in college, among other things.  Her understanding of...