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...

Coulter Wins Award

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) honored Todd Coulter, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance, with the Excellence in Directing Award for the department’s production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.  Todd wishes to extend congratulations and thanks to everyone associated with the production.

“Float” Blog

Ellie McGuire (’13) and Logan Hunter (’11) learned the dance “Float” by Julian Barnett as part of the department’s New Works Festival.  During the process, they tracked their rehearsal process in a blog, which can be found at  http://colbycontemporarycontact.wordpress.com/

Reid Farrington ’99 Returns

Reid Farrington’99 led a two-day master class at Colby on interactive digital technology and the performing arts as part of the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Collaborative Faculty Enhancement Grant funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Live Performance and Digital Media:  Expanding Creative and Pedagogical Opportunities. The classes were held Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13....