Shanks Named 2021-22 MAP Fund Awardee

Assistant Professor of Performance Studies and Curatorial Practice Gwyneth Shanks has won a $25,000 grant from the MAP Fund, one of the largest funders for live and performance-based art. The grant will help support a new project, currently in the early stages of development, that draws upon research conducted with AB Brown, assistant professor of contemporary performance,...

Welden’s Pandemic Web Series Highlighted in Portland Press Herald Article

A web series created by Bess Welden, a playwright, actress, and teaching artist in Colby’s Theater and Dance Department, was the subject of an Oct. 26 Portland Press Herald article. Welden has adapted the play The Passion of the Hausfrau, “about the chaos of raising kids, into a seven-episode web series filmed entirely in her home and available on...

Batario Includes Brown’s and White’s Writing as Brooklyn Rail Guest Critic

Jessamine Batario, the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for Artistic and Scholarly Engagement and Programs, was guest critic for the Brooklyn Rail in March, and on the publication’s “Critics Page,” Batario included writings by AB Brown, assistant professor of contemporary performance and dance, and Arisa White, assistant professor of English (creative writing).

Portland Press Herald Reports on Kloppenberg’s Collaboration with Portland Ballet

A collaboration between Associate Professor of Theater and Dance Annie Kloppenberg and the Portland Ballet was featured in a Feb. 5 Portland Press Herald article. The collaboration includes choreographer Yury Yanowsky, a French-born Spanish dancer who “has been working with dancers from Portland Ballet and Colby on a piece called ‘Origins,’ which explores society’s fascination with digital...