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Thursday

May 6, 2010
3:23 pm

Robinson Players present staged reading of professor's 'Nutcracker' adaptation

Student-run theater group the Robinson Players presents staged readings of a Bates professor’s adaptation of the Nutcracker story at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 16, in the Black Box Theater, Pettigrew Hall, 305 College St. The readings are open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-8294.

Tuesday

March 2, 2010
8:20 am

The New York Times describes new directing gig, with prisoners, for Arin Arbus '99

A New York Times story describes how Arin Arbus ’99, an acclaimed off-Broadway director, does theater work with prison inmates…

Tuesday

February 2, 2010
11:05 am

The Boston Globe reviews Pope.L's satiric political video at the DeCordova

Boston Globe art critic Sebastian Smee reviews the inaugural biennial at the DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum in Lincoln, Mass.,…

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.