Old Flame at Colby

BIO Old Flame was formed in the mire of the 2017 presidential election with one unshakable intention: to make their art as an active form of resistance and never cease. Born in the DIY basements, garages and fields of Western-Mass, the indie-rock band spins grit, unapologetic politics, and honey-rasp vocals into a psychedelic punk-rock nostalgia,...

Queen Margaret in NYC

Professor Toby Bercovici’s cooperative theater company, Real Live Theatre, recently performed The Life and Death of Queen Margaret at Theater for the New City in New York.  (This show was performed at Colby in the Fall of 2016.)  Here’s a link to the review: Review: The Life and Death of Queen Margaret  

Three Projects from Toby Bercovici

Three projects from Toby Bercovici: 1)  Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance Toby Vera Bercovici will direct a ten-minute radio play in the Life in the 4-1-3 festival, Saturday April 29 at 7:00pm at the Academy of Music in Northampton, Mass. The piece, by Meryl Cohn, is titled Don’t Forget to Breathe.    ...

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...