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Thursday

January 7, 2010
1:04 pm

Solo show culminates actress's self-designed theater program

Tossing and turning on a simple purple couch, Lillian Sullivan ’10 delivers an ode to a pizza man. Rhythmically transforming from needy hopelessness to frantic desire, Sullivan takes her character to extremes. She prattles to the audience in iambic pentameter as she displays her dramatic talent in an intimate 18-by-20-foot space. Sullivan, an anthropology major from Telluride, Colo., performed “Three In One,” a set of three monologues, Dec. 1-3 in Bates’ Black Box Theater.

Thursday

November 19, 2009
9:31 am

Video: South African dancer and choreographer Gregory Maqoma spends a week in residence

“As a black African dancer, I am constantly expected to conform to stereotypical perceptions of the Western world and of…

Wednesday

November 11, 2009
3:37 pm

'Shakespeare's new play' to be performed at Bates College

Bates College presents John Reed’s “All the World’s a Grave,” a new play weaving together some of Shakespeare’s most compelling characters and language, in performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday, Nov. 12-13 and 15-16, and at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.

Monday

September 21, 2009
3:58 pm

One-man play at Bates College recreates Maine school for orchestral conductors

Actor and musician David Katz performs “Muse of Fire,” his one-man play about the art of conducting, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at Bates College.

Wednesday

April 1, 2009
3:39 pm

Bates students to perform 'Closer,' play that became 2004 film

Bates students perform Closer, Patrick Marber’s critically acclaimed dissection of love and lust, on April 4, 8 and 9. The performers are students in Katalin Vecsey’s “Advanced Voice and Speech” course, a study of vocal and physical techniques in the exploration of theatrical texts. Her students study characterization through voice and speech, perform cold readings, and assess and prepare for the vocal demands of different roles.

Wednesday

April 1, 2009
3:23 pm

Screening features films by 'Acting and Directing for the Camera' class

Students in the Bates course “Acting and Directing for the Camera” screen their class projects on April 3. The projects are scenes adapted from well-known motion pictures such as Armageddon, 28 Days Later, Juno, Bridget Jones’ Diary and American Beauty.

Monday

March 30, 2009
1:56 pm

Senior to use Watson award to study South African, Indonesian theater

With the ultimate aim of teaching contemporary drama in her native Sri Lanka, a Bates College senior has received a 2009 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study performance arts in South Africa and Indonesia. Sulochana Dissanayake of Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka, is one of 40 recipients of the 2009 fellowship, a $28,000 award supporting a year of independent research abroad.

Wednesday

March 4, 2009
3:57 pm

Bates to stage Ted Hughes adaptation of Euripides' 'Alcestis'

Martin Andrucki, Charles A. Dana Professor of Theater, directs the Bates College theater department production of Euripides’ tragedy “Alcestis.”

Sunday

March 1, 2009
10:23 am

Vecsey reads Holocaust memoir sequel by Isaacson '65

Last winter, Judith Isaacson ’65, LL.D. ’94 got to hear her own words during a reading at the Lewiston Public Library by Katalin Vecsey, who read selections from Isaacson’s Seed of Sarah, a memoir published in 1990 that recounted her Holocaust experiences at the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Hessisch Lichtenau concentration camps.

Friday

February 27, 2009
3:50 pm

Bates to stage Ted Hughes adaptation of Euripides' 'Alcestis'

Martin Andrucki, Charles A. Dana Professor of Theater, directs the Bates College theater department production of Alcestis, Euripides’ tragedy about a king, doomed to die, who offers up his wife in his place. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, March 6, 7, 13 and 14, and at 2 p.m. Sundays, March 8 and 15, in Gannett Theater, Pettigrew Hall, 305 College St.