Alum on Broadway

Congratulations go out to Walter Belenky ’02 for landing his first role on Broadway in the critically acclaimed Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike — winner of the 2013 Tony for best play! http://www.vanyasoniamashaspike.com/cast.php

Students in Local Show

Jordan Lorenz ’15, Jack Gobillot ’14 and Anna Doyle ’15 are all in a local show together this summer! They are doing William Inge’s Picnic with Gaslight Theater in Hallowell.  Jordan is playing Hal, Jack is Alan, and Anna is Madge. They would like to invite anyone in the area to come see the show, touting,...

“Avalanche” in New York

Annie Kloppenberg and Todd Coulter, both assistant professors of theater and dance, will perform an original dance work, “Avalanche,” at the Danspace Project, St. Mark’s Church, in New York City June 6-8. Danspace is a premier venue for dance and performance in New York that features rising and established figures of the performance world. “Avalanche”...

Writing Code for Google

Theater and Dance-Interdisciplinary Computation major, Victoria Tisdale ’15, has been accepted to the Google Summer of Code program and will be working on code for communicating with automated stage lighting instruments.  She will be testing her work using some of the equipment in Strider Theater this summer.  Congratulations Victoria!   Google’s description of the program…...

Award for Lysistrata

Conner wins Merit Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for her adaptation of Lysistrata.  Associate professor Lynne Conner has received a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Merit Award for “Excellent Adaptation of Old Greek Comedy.” Her original adaptation of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata premiered in November 2012 as part of Theater and Dance’s...

Colby Alum on Cover of American Theatre Magazine

  Reid Farrington ’99 has a new show running in New York entitiled Reid Farrington’s A Christmas Carol.  As described in the promo, A Christmas Carol is an imaginative and ghostly new show based on one of the most ubiquitous stories of all time by one of the most famous authors in the English language....

Xmas with Figures of Speech

The Colby College Department of Theater and Dance presents The Long Christmas Ride Home by Pulitzer-prize winner Paula Vogel on November 10-12, 2011 at 7:30pm. In Paula Vogel’s play, past, present and future collide on a snowy Christmas Eve for a troubled family of five. Featuring Bunraku-style puppets and live actors, the play puts an...

Accolades for ‘Passion’

Time Out New York has listed Reid Farrington’s (’99) The Passion Project as a critics pick in both the dance and theater sections.  The piece also features Shelly Kay (Wollert) (’98). Here are the links: http://newyork.timeout.com/arts-culture/theater/1925009/the-passion-project http://newyork.timeout.com/arts-culture/dance/1749549/reid-farrington  

T&D Presidential Scholars

The Department of Theater & Dance is proud to announce that beginning Fall 2011, we have a student Presidential Scholar working with faculty on a research project: Theater and Dance: “Innovation and Aesthetic Change in Scenography for Contemporary Dance.” Sponsor: James Thurston, Adjunct Associate Professor of Theater and Dance (jcthurst@colby.edu) Colby Academic Research Assistant (CARA)...

Colby at Dance Festival

Colby at ACDFA March 9-12, 2011 Keene, NH For the first time in many years, Colby students attended the American College Dance Festival Association Annual regional conference participating in a series of master classes, discussions, and performances representing New England’s best in college dance. Attendees this year included Assistant Professor Annie Kloppenberg, and T&D Dance...