Show Up Stand Up Speak Up
Theater and Dance presents Show Up Stand Up Speak Up, a brand-new evening of original, story-based performance about the issues Colby students are most passionate about in their lives. Through the JanPlan Activist Storytelling Workshop, students will write and rehearse a series of short solo and small group pieces inspired by what change they would like to see in our world, and then present their new work to audiences on campus in Strider Theater.
Written & Performed by Stacy Lovelace, Kat Mackay, Nanneke Nicholas, William O’Connor, Maddy Perfetti, and Sylvia Shelton
Directed by Dana Legawiec
Assistant Directed & Stage Managed by Brianna LaValle
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 7:30 pm
The performances are only open only to Students, Faculty, and Staff of Colby College that are in the COVID testing bubble.
Fire on the Hill
Directors: AB Brown & Jessie Laurita-Spanglet
Fire on the Hill is a collaboratively devised performance presented by Colby College’s Department of Theater and Dance and directed by AB Brown with choreography by Jessie Laurita-Spanglet. Built using interviews from those who have been involved in activism on campus, this performance weaves together text and movement to create an immersive theatre experience that explores the past, present, and future of activism at Colby. Fire on the Hill investigates Colby’s fluctuating relationship to activism, the challenge of building on the steps we have taken so far, and the frustrations that bubble up when change is slow to come. Ultimately, the production seeks to honor past activists and asks what activism can and should look like as we move forward in our current politically and socially charged moment.
October 9, 2020