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...

More Exciting Internships

Theater and Dance Interdisciplinary Computation Majors Win Exciting Internships Emily Post ’15 will join the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company in southern Vermont this summer as an electrics intern. The Weston Playhouse is a nationally acclaimed theater, widely recognized for its training and mentoring programs. Emily will be working with the rest of the Electrics Department...

Kurtz ’14 Selected to Give Keynote

Top of the CLAS! Theater and Dance Major Maddie Kurtz Selected to Give Keynote Address at the Colby Liberal Arts Symposium! Maddie Kurtz, ’14, was selected to give the keynote address for the Humanities Division (representing ten departments and one program area) as part of  “Top of the CLAS”, the concluding event of the Colby Liberal...

Exciting Summer Internships for T & D Majors

Theater & Dance major Emilie Jensen (’15) will be working at Dance Place in Washington, D.C. over the summer. She will be the Assistant Director of the Energizers Dance Camp, a seven-week intensive dance camp for children ages 7-14 in the D.C. area.  Theater & Dance major Brendan Leonard (’16) has been awarded one of...

T&D Minor Lands Internship with Seth Meyer’s Late Night Show!

Maggie Bower (2015) will be interning this summer for “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Internships on a late night comedy show are, as one media blogger puts it, “the crème de la crème of the internship world.” Congratulations Maggie!

T&D Majors Off to Grad School

Ahmed Asi (2013j) has accepted an offer to join the MA/PhD program at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Ahmed was awarded a prestigious Chancellor’s Fellowship with full funding provided through the completion of his doctorate. Maddie Kurtz (2014) has accepted an offer to join the MA program at Florida State University. Maddie was awarded a...

Conner on the Radio

Theater and Dance Department Professor Lynne Conner was a featured guest on Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s “Maine Calling” show on January 29. She spoke about her new book, Audience Engagement and the Role of Arts Talk in the Digital Era (published by Palgrave Macmillan) and answered questions from callers interested in the changing role of...