Toby Bercovici

Visiting Assistant Professor

Specialties

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Physical Theater
  • Theater Appreciation

Addresses

Education

MFA in Directing, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
BA in Theatre, Smith College.

Bio

Toby Vera Bercovici is a director whose work utilizes a rigorous authenticity and playful relationship with the elements of time to help tell important stories. She has created several dance-theater adaptations of classic texts, including Spring Awakening: A Sin of Omission (co-created with Emily Denison…

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Lynne Conner

Professor of Theater and Dance

Specialties

  • Theater and Dance History and Theory
  • Audience Studies
  • Dramatic Literature
  • Playwriting
  • Directing
  • Acting

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Education

Ph.D. in Theatre History and Performance Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1994.
M.A. in Theatre Arts, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1986.
B.A. in English Literature, Oberlin College, 1980.

Bio

Lynne Conner is a theater and dance historian, cultural policy theorist and playwright. Her publications include the books Audience Engagement and the Role of Arts Talk in the Digital Era (Palgrave Macmillan 2013), Pittsburgh in Stages:Two Hundred Years of Theater (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007)…

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John D. Ervin

Technical Director

Specialties

  • Theater Technology
  • Scenic, Lighting, and Sound Design
  • Scene Painting
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • MIDI and Show Control
  • Computer Assisted (CNC) Woodworking

Addresses

Education

M.A., The University of Maine, 1992.
B.A., Trenton State College, 1987.
(Now known as The College of New Jersey)

Bio

Professional Design and Technical Direction experiences include scenery for The Public Theatre in Lewiston, Maine and six seasons as Technical Director, Scenery, Lighting, and/or Sound Designer for The Theater At Monmouth. Elsewhere, John’s designs and technical direction have been seen at…

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Shannon Hodgdon

Administrative Assistant

Specialties

  • Business Management / Accounting
  • Customer Service
  • Scheduling
  • Contracts
  • Work Study Supervision
  • Licensed Inspection Mechanic

Addresses

  • Telephone: (207) 859-4520
  • Fax: (207) 859-4533
  • E-mail: shodgdon@colby.edu
  • Office: Runnals 104a

 

Annie Kloppenberg

Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance

Specialties

  • Dance History and Theory
  • Contemporary Choreographic Practice
  • Improvisation
  • Contemporary/Modern Dance Technique Practices
  • Dance Performance
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Addresses

Bio

Annie Kloppenberg’s creative and theoretical research hinges on improvisation and investigates pedagogies of choreography. She teaches and performs nationally with the Improvisational trio Like You Mean It (www.lymitrio.com) and has presented her collaborative performance, workshop…

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Christine Nilles

Costume Shop Manager

Specialties

  • Costuming
  • Costume Design
  • Illustration
  • Fiber Art

Addresses

Bio

Christine is a costume designer, fiber artist and illustrator. She has exhibited her cloth sculptures and fiber art in galleries across the United States and has won many awards, most notably twice for The Arkansas Arts Center’s ‘Toys Designed by Artists’ competition. Her work is in…

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Nina Pleasants

House Manager

Specialties

  • House Management
  • Voice and Speech
  • Directing

Addresses

  • Telephone: (207) 859-4537
  • Office: Runnals 101

Bio

Nina Pleasants has spent her life in the theater working as an actress with companies in Maine, Boston, London and New York.  In 1997, she was hired by Boston University’s School of Theatre to teach, voice and speech, dialects, heightened text and acting.  She worked as a…

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Thomas A. Oldham

Visiting Assistant Professor

Specialties

  • Performance History
  • Dramatic Literature
  • Dramaturgy
  • Playwriting

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Education

Ph.D. in Theatre (History/Theory/Literature), Indiana University-Bloomington, 2012.
M.F.A. in Theatre Arts (Dramaturgy/Script Development), Columbia, 2007.
B.A in English and History, University of Nebraska, 2004.

Bio

Tom is a scholar whose focus is violence in the tragedies of Elizabethan/Jacobean/Caroline England and the In-Yer-Face Theater of the 1990s. Other interests include religion and performance, contemporary American drama, and contemporary Irish drama. His writing…

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James C. Thurston

Adjunct Associate Professor of Theater and Dance, Chair

Specialties

  • Scenography
  • Scene Design
  • Light Design
  • Projection Design
  • Theater Architetcture and Performance Space
  • Computer Aided Design for Theater
  • Live Performance and Digital Media

Addresses

 

Bess Welden

Teaching Artist

Specialties

  • Voice and Speech
  • Acting
  • Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Audition Coaching
  • Theater/Arts Administration

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Sabbatical and Leave Information through Spring 2017

Faculty Member On Sabbatical
Lynne Conner 2016-2017
(on leave)
Annie Kloppenberg
Jim Thurston