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Saratoga Springs,NY 12866
The Skidmore Theatre Department is a pre-professional program which offers students the opportunity to pursue the serious study of the theater arts within a liberal arts setting. Courses within the department afford training in the basic demands of the discipline — physical and vocal control, technique in acting and directing, technical and design skills — as well as the opportunity for advanced study, practical production experience, study abroad, and off-campus internships. The college liberal arts requirements help the student to understand the moral, intellectual, and political context in which any artist practices.
Notable Alumni Include: Noel Allain, Catie Baumer, Michael Baldwin, Melissa Baroni, Carolina Barcos, Lake Bell, Ron Berglas, Sherie Berk, Serena Bobowski, Jon Bernthal, Jason Bowen, Ryan Bronz, Anni Bruno, Jason C. Brown, Eddie Cahill, Christine DeZinno Bruno, Finn Carter, William Sands Caleo, Victoria Chamberlin, Lisa Cartmell, Gardiner Comfort, Clayton Dowty, . Orion Delwaterman, Yehuda Duenas, Lindsey Drew, Jamie Effros, Ryan Dunn, Tim Fannon, Rachael Ernst, Justin Fayne, Nicola Fordwood, Ebba-Marie Gendron, Floryn Glass, Alex Goldberg, Tonia Georgakopoulou/Tonia Ralli, Holter Graham, Katie Gould, Shira Gregory, Maia Guest, Roxanne Hart, Matt Haynes, Jesse Hawley, Kim Helms, Casey Keeler, Valerie Issembert, Susan Kessler, Ian Kahn, Raul Julia Jr., Matt Kalman, Sari Kamin, Vincent Lamberti, Curt Kaplan, Eliza Lay, Rya Kihlstedt, Cheryl Leibert, Joe Leone, Christian Libonati, Adam Lerman, Michael McCartney, Amanda Maddock, Emily McNamara, Celia Montgomery, Beth Manspeizer, Keira Naughton, Kendra Munger, Angela Nevard, Matt Neely, Ian Roettger, Geoffrey Pomeroy, Jed Resnick, Bones Rodriguez, Doug Seldin, Daniel Sauli, John Sloan, Michael Smith, Sarah Stevens, Sylvia Stoner, Rena Strober, Ahna Tessler, Scott Sweatt, Kelly Van Zile, Maryann Urbano, Adam Wald, Alison Wachtler, Todd Waring, Jonathan Whitton, Liz Wisan, Jamie Widdoes, Reema Zaman, David Birch, Mike Zegan, Ashley Pelton, Sarah Jane Nelson, Courtney Pelton, Ariana Richards.
Musicians of Ensemble Connect to Present Second Virtual Performance This Season
February 17, 2021
The nine extraordinary young professional musicians of Ensemble Connect present their second virtual concert of the 2020-2021 season titled Up Close: What Does it Mean to be Moved? streamed live on Carnegie Hall's YouTube channel on Wednesday, February 24 at 7:30pm EST.
New Class of Ensemble Connect Fellows Debuts First Virtual Performance
December 02, 2020
Ensemble Connect has embarked on its 14th season with a new group of young professional classical musicians joining the two-year fellowship program designed to further prepare them for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community engagement and advocacy.
The Parsnip Ship Announces Sixth Season Exclusively Featuring Queer Playwrights
November 22, 2020
The Parsnip Ship (Artistic Director + Host, Iyvon Edebiri) has announced the line-up for the radio play and music series' sixth season, a selection of dynamic and powerful stories from LGBTQIA+ playwrights to be recorded in front of a live audience and streamed to listeners around the country.
Sharon Playhouse Welcomes Michael K. Baldwin as Director Of Education/Associate Artistic Director
November 11, 2020
The historic Sharon Playhouse in Sharon, CT has announced that Michael K. Baldwin will join the staff as Director of Education/Associate Artistic Director beginning on November 1, 2020.
American Ballet Theatre Partners With Chanel to Launch PAS DE DEUX Docuseries
October 29, 2020
In a new collaboration, American Ballet Theatre partners with CHANEL to launch Pas de Deux, a limited documentary series exploring the intersection of dance and other diverse art forms. The series premieres Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 7:00PM EDT on American Ballet Theatre's YouTube channel and IGTV.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center Presents Joshua Bell and Time For Three in September
August 27, 2020
Saratoga Performing Arts Center has announced 'SPAC @ Home: Concert Series,' featuring performances by violinist Joshua Bell alongside pianist Peter Dugan (SEP 12) and genre crossing ensemble Time For Three (SEP 19).
Saratoga Shakespeare Company and Saratoga Performing Arts Center Present the World Premiere of TESTAMENT
August 12, 2020
On August 22, Saratoga Shakespeare Company (SSC) will premiere the audio performance of Testament, written by Damian Lanigan and co-produced with the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in association with The Philadelphia Orchestra.
TANGLEWOOD 2020 ONLINE FESTIVAL Announces Danish String Quartet, Daniil Trifonov and More for Week 6
August 03, 2020
The Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival is being offered in response to continuing concerns over the spread of COVID-19 and official crowd restriction policies that have necessitated the cancellation of the festival's live performance series.
Up Close #8 to Feature Tomás Saraceno And Harriet A. Washington In 'Conversations On Environmental Justice'
July 27, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated connections between racial inequality, public health, and environmental health in the United States, as cases and deaths in communities of color significantly exceed those in white communities. In two conversations about the long-term, disproportionate effects of pollution on communities of color as part of The Shed's online series Up Close, artist Tomás Saraceno invites science journalist Harriet A. Washington to join him in discussion (part one) and then convenes New York City activists to reflect on the severity of the pandemic's inequitable impact in the United States (part two).
Dixon Place and American Dance Festival Will Present the NY Premiere of Sara Juli's BURNT-OUT WIFE
February 14, 2020
Dixon Place and American Dance Festival (ADF) are pleased to present Sara Juli's new comedic dance-theater work, Burnt-Out Wife. The performance runs Friday and Saturday, February 21-22, at 7:30pm, Thursday, February 27, at 7:30pm, and Friday, February 28, at 7pm, at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (between Rivington and Delancey Streets), in Manhattan.
Skidmore Theater Presents RADIUM GIRLS
February 13, 2020
The Skidmore College Theater Department is pleased to announce its Spring Mainstage production, Radium Girls, by D.W Gregory. Between the New York Times bestselling book, The Radium Girls, and the upcoming feature film RADIOACTIVE coming to theaters in March, we are excited to present this important historical story on our stage.
New York Live Arts' Will Present the World Premiere of Colleen Thomas' LIGHT AND DESIRE
February 10, 2020
New York Live Arts' (Live Arts) Live Feed creative residency and commissioning program presents the world premiere of light and desire, a new evening-length work by the NYC-based dancemaker and professor Colleen Thomas, featuring an ensemble of acclaimed international female performers and artmakers. The piece - anchored by a short film by the award-winning filmmaker Carla Forte - looks at how women artists cope under unjust and manipulative power structures. light and desire will be presented at New York Live Arts Studio (219 W 19th Street, New York, NY 10011) from Wednesday, March 25th through Saturday, March 28th; all performances at 7:30 pm.
New Amsterdam Singers Will Present THROUGH THE SEASONS
February 05, 2020
New Amsterdam Singers (NAS), led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will present Through the Seasons, featuring Robert Paterson's 'I Go Among Trees' - a World Premiere commissioned by NAS in honor of its 50th anniversary. The three-movement work by the New York-based award-winning composer is written for chorus and marimba on texts by Wendell Berry, May Sarton, and John Freeman; Makoto Nakura is the marimba soloist. The concert will be performed twice: Friday, March 20, 2020, at 8:00 pm at Broadway Presbyterian Church, Broadway at 114th Street, and Sunday, March 22, 2020, at 4:00 pm at The Theater of St. Jean Baptiste, 184 East 76th St.
The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST Will Continue with THE SPORTING LIFE OF ICARUS JONES and THE DROWNING GIRLS
January 21, 2020
The Drama League (Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Director Bevin Ross) will present the 36th annual *DirectorFest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing.
Dixon Place and American Dance Festival Present New Comedic Dance-Theater Work BURNT-OUT WIFE
December 16, 2019
Dixon Place and American Dance Festival (ADF) will present Sara Juli's new comedic dance-theater work, Burnt-Out Wife. The performance runs Friday and Saturday, February 21-22, at 7:30pm, Thursday, February 27, at 7:30pm, and Friday, February 28, at 7pm, at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (between Rivington and Delancey Streets), in Manhattan.