Department of Theatre
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The department of theatre at Williams combines artistic practice with scholarly inquiry, inspiring students to engage simultaneously in craft and context, creativity and critical thinking. Believing that students learn by doing, we strive to create situations where the unique talents of each can coexist with mentorship and expert artistic guidance. Students who follow appropriate course sequences, and who demonstrate sufficient ability in their work, are encouraged to engage in projects that require a high level of responsibility and skill development.
Notable Alumni Include:
Faculty Info: James Abdou, Robert Baker-White, Barbara Bell, Deborah Brothers, Corissa L. Bryant, David Eppel, Randal Fippinger, Amy S. Holzapfel, David Gürçay-Morris, Samantha E. Patterson, Omar Sangare, Nathaniel Wiessner, Laurie J. Booth, Jean-Bernard Bucky, Ethan B. Eldred, James Pethica, Shanti Pillai, Ann Marie Dorr, Carolyn Mraz, Marek S. Probosz, Kevin O’Rourke
MoBBallet Honors Black History Month With New Digital Installation
January 20, 2021
Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet (MoBBallet), the groundbreaking project documenting and transforming conversations around Black ballet artists, announces its launch of The Constellation Project: Mapping the Dark Stars of Ballet.
FOX Gives Straight-To-Series Order to Contemporary Version of FANTASY ISLAND
December 15, 2020
FOX has given a straight-to-series order to a contemporary version of the iconic drama FANTASY ISLAND, from Liz Craft and Sarah Fain (“The 100,” “The Shield,” “Lie to Me”), to air in Summer 2021, it was announced today by Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment, FOX Entertainment.
Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble Rooms Sypmosium Now Available Online
December 14, 2020
Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble's symposium on Anna Sokolow's Rooms that took place on December 5, 2020, is now available online for review. The free event was moderated by Dance Enthusiast Founder and Editor in Chief Christine Jowers, and featured speakers from the Library of Congress, Prof. Neil Baldwin, and dancers who have performed Rooms.
Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble Presents Free ROOMS Symposium Celebrating 65 Years Of Sokolow's ROOMS
November 19, 2020
Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble will present a symposium on Anna Sokolow's Rooms on December 5, 2020. This FREE event will be moderated by Dance Enthusiast Founder and Editor in Chief Christine Jowers, and feature speakers from the Library of Congress, Prof. Neil Baldwin, and dancers who have performed Rooms across a half-century.
New London Barn Playhouse Announces New Board Members And Officers
November 10, 2020
The Board of Directors of the New London Barn Playhouse has announced the nomination of three new members to the board as well as new officers.
BWW Interview: Mike Viola Talks New Album, Adam Schlesinger, and a DEWEY COX Musical
December 11, 2020
The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Mike Viola will release his latest studio album, 'Godmuffin,' on December 11th.
Berkshire Theatre Group Announces the Extension of BOBBY'S FALL SERIES
October 02, 2020
Following the success of Bobbie's Summer and Fall Series, Berkshire Theatre Group has announced the extension of Bobbie's Fall Series to include two more weekends in October. A fall inspired menu by KJ Nosh will be available for advance purchase and on site. Cider and donuts from Hilltop Orchards will be also available for purchase on site.
North Coast Rep Theatre Has New Board Leadership
September 29, 2020
Marc Tayer took over as President of North Coast Repertory Theatre Board of Directors as of September 16, 2020. Marc brings years of experience and expertise in the Arts.
Cutting Ball Theater Presents World Premiere of UTOPIA By Charles L. Mee
September 15, 2020
Cutting Ball Theater presents the virtual World Premiere of Utopia, a wildly inventive new work by Obie Award winning playwright Charles L. Mee.
600 HIGHWAYMEN's 3-Part Work A THOUSAND WAYS to be Broadcast Across the World
September 14, 2020
A THOUSAND WAYS, a 3-part work of theater from 600 HIGHWAYMEN, is bringing audiences back together in poetic and revelatory ways, will be presented this Fall by venues around the world.
Berkshire Theatre Group Announces BOBBIE'S FALL SERIES Outside Under a Tent at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge
September 08, 2020
Following the success of Bobbie's Summer Series, Berkshire Theatre Group has announced Bobbie's Fall Series, introducing outdoor afternoon entertainment on weekends, including jazz Sundays, in September and October.
New York Stage and Film Announces 2020 Artists/Projects-in-Residence
August 20, 2020
New York Stage and Film announces the 2020 Artists/Projects-in-Residence: Shairi Engle, Morgan Green, Khiyon Hursey, Monet Hurst-Mendoza, Jian Jung, Ilya Khodosh, Sandra Tsing Loh, Molly Beach Murphy, Phanésia Pharel, Brian Quijada, Christina Quintana (CQ), Nygel D. Robinson, Keenan Scott II, Susan Tenney, Lucie Tiberghien and Lily Wolff.
3-Course Play BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER' Gets Live Streamed Reading By Echo Theater Company
July 27, 2020
The Echo Theater Company, named LA Weekly's a?oeBest Bet for Ballsy Original Plays,a?? presents an online reading of a three-course play with recipes by Kira Obolensky. Ingredients: a middle-class Midwestern family, a modest urban kitchen, a larger-than-life mother who visits, a striving woman, a somewhat supportive man, and a daughter named Hurricane. Mix with the world outside, the never-ending attempt to nourish and be nourished, and a 21-year time span filled with changes, both epic and ever so small.
Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces Michael R. Jackson, Trip Cullman, Joshua Harmon and More as Artists-in-Residence
July 23, 2020
Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced its 2020 Artists-in-Residence: Trip Cullman, Joshua Harmon, Michael R. Jackson, Sylvia Khoury, Martyna Majok and Tyne Rafaeli.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces Clarence Otis As New Chair of Board of Directors
June 22, 2020
Jazz at Lincoln Center today announced that long-time Board member and respected business and civic leader Clarence Otis has been unanimously selected by its Board of Directors as its next Board chair, effective September 15, 2020.