Department of Theatre and Dance
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Theater and Dance at Bowdoin College is founded on two key ideas: 1) the purpose of the performance is to challenge our perceptions and understanding of culture; and 2) excellence in the performing arts requires us to wrestle with both theory and practice. We therefore engage students who want not only to create new and innovative works for stage and screen, but also to use theater, dance, and media to explore and transform the world around them. Working across genres, Bowdoin's Department of Theater and Dance empowers and challenges students within an environment that fosters rigorous thinking, imaginative exploration, and the development of performing artists and thinkers who will shape performance in the 21st century.
Notable Alumni Include: Brenna Nicely, Khalil LeSaldo, Anna Morton, Rakiya Orange, Willi Yusah, Jillian Grunnah, Tyler Micoleau
Faculty Info: Aretha Aoki, Germán Cárdenas-Alaminos, Judy Gailen, Adanna Kai Jones, Gwyneth Jones, Abigail Killeen, Lindsay Livingston, Davis R. Robinson
Midcoast Symphony Orchestra Presents GABBING WITH GEORGE ABOUT GEORGE
February 02, 2021
Midcoast Symphony Orchestra has announced that it will hold online events in lieu of in-person performances through May. Up next will be Gabbing with George about George.
Activism Brunch: Climate Change To Livestream In February 2021
January 28, 2021
Mirror Stage's 2nd Saturday series continues in February with Activism Brunch: CLIMATE CHANGE.
Janet J. Ciriello, William Chase Hodge-Brokenburr And Shirley Starke-Wallace Elected To LA Opera Board Of Directors
January 14, 2021
In a time when its theater remains closed, LA Opera continues to look forward, finding new ways for a world-class opera company to connect with its audiences. To that end, three new directors — Janet J. Ciriello, William Chase Hodge-Brokenburr and Shirley Starke-Wallace — were recently elected to LA Opera's board.
BWW Interview: In Mothballs and Treading Water: Good Theater and MSMT Share Survival Strategies
November 23, 2020
“At Good Theater we have put ourselves in mothballs, declares Executive/Artistic Director Brian P. Allen. Maine State Music Theatre’s Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark concurs, “ For me the hardest part is the feeling of treading water.” “My Grandfather taught me that life was a staircase,” Clark recounts. “He would say,’ Always make sure you are moving forward; if you have to stay on a step for a while, no big deal. Try not to take a step backwards, but if you have to, figure out why, fix it, and keep moving forward.’ Right now,” Clark says sadly, “it does not feel possible to keep climbing. Everything is stacked against us and all the people we need to help us.”” On a brisk fall day nine months into the pandemic the two are taking a moment to share their experiences in this unprecedented time of crisis – a crisis that has shuttered their theatres and forced them to engage all their energies in survival of the institutions and the art form they love.
Maine State Music Theatre Announces Cancellation Of 2020 Season
April 21, 2020
After much consideration and taking direction from the Federal CDC, Maine CDC, Bowdoin College, and the Town of Brunswick in regard to the Covid-19 crisis, Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) is saddened to announce the cancellation of its 2020 summer season.
Celebrate Valentine's Day with Lantz and Kargul's TO THE DISTANT BELOVED
February 06, 2020
Violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul will celebrate Valentine's Day with a concert entitled 'To the Distant Beloved' on Sunday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Avenue in Portland. As part of the Portland String Quartet Society's annual series, this event marks the eighth time the Lantz/Kargul Duo has celebrated the holiday of romance with a concert.
POP Performance: Women in Motion Will Present ASUBTOUT, Rebecca Stern and SAME AS SISTER
January 22, 2020
POP Performance: Women in Motion, produced by The Bang Group, from Thursday, January 30 to Saturday, February 1 at 8pm at The Theater at Gibney, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers). Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and can be purchased online at
Brandon Victor Dixon, Tina Satter and Michael R. Jackson to Appear at Vineyard Theatre's Open House
January 10, 2020
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have announced that Tina Satter, Michael R. Jackson, and Brandon Victor Dixon will be among the artists to appear onstage at Vineyard Theatre's annual Open House event on Monday, January 13. The Vineyard's Open House is an opportunity for Vineyard supporters to learn more about the theatre through artist panels, rehearsal space tours, and a design exhibition. Panels include a conversation with director Tina Satter (Is This A Room), a discussion and preview of new work by Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop) and Vineyard Theatre Board Member Brandon Victor Dixon ('Rent' on Fox) in dialogue with members of Vineyard Theatre Student Ensemble.
POP PERFORMANCE: WOMEN IN MOTION Presents Asubtout, Rebecca Stenn, Same As Sister
January 03, 2020
POP Performance: Women in Motion, produced by The Bang Group, from Thursday, January 30 to Saturday, February 1 at 8pm at The Theater at Gibney, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers). Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and can be purchased online at https://gibneydance.org/event/pop-performance-women-in-motion-commission/2020-01-29/, by phone at 646-837-6809, or in person at The Theater at Gibney 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers).
The Bang Group Presents POP PERFORMANCE: WOMEN IN MOTION
December 20, 2019
The Bang Group presents POP Performance: Women in Motion from Thursday, January 30 to Saturday, February 1 at 8pm at The Theater at Gibney, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers). Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and can be purchased online at https://gibneydance.org/event/pop-performance-women-in-motion-commission/2020-01-29/, by phone at 646-837-6809, or in person at The Theater at Gibney 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers).
Erin Anne Releases Vinyl EP TOUGH LOVE
December 13, 2019
The debut album from Erin Anne, Tough Love is an unruly yet elegant collage of all the elements that make up her musical vocabulary: wildly shredded riffs and lo-fi acoustic ramblings, punk-rock energy and folky austerity, new-wave whimsy and high-flown pop theatrics. The original album arrived in June 2019, catching the attention of Carpark Records who've released a special remastered vinyl LP version today.
Maine State Music Theatre Hires Development Director
October 25, 2019
Maine State Music Theatre announces that Amanda Choate has joined Maine State Music Theatre in the year-round position of Development Director.
Erin Anne Signs To Carpark Records
October 24, 2019
The debut album from Erin Anne, Tough Love is an unruly yet elegant collage of all the elements that make up her musical vocabulary: wildly shredded riffs and lo-fi acoustic ramblings, punk-rock energy and folky austerity, new-wave whimsy and high-flown pop theatrics. The original album arrived in June 2019, quickly catching the attention of Carpark Records who have released a digital reissue of the album today, with a special remastered vinyl version slated for December.
Pontine Theatre Presents THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES
September 18, 2019
11-27 October, Pontine Theatre's co-directors, Greg Gathers & Marguerite Mathews, bring their unique approach to literary adaptation to Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1851 Gothic Romance, The House of the Seven Gables. Performances are Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 3pm and Sundays at 2pm.
Portland Stage Presents THE CLEAN HOUSE By Sarah Ruhl
September 11, 2019
Portland Stage Company presents The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl, September 24 a?" October 13, 2019