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One Act Play Festival offers theatre for students across communities

Whitman students perform in the annual One Act Play Festival, which featured pieces written and directed by students. Photos by Dana Kendrick.

Ann Karneus, A&E Reporter

February 20, 2020

This past weekend, the Whitman Department of Theatre put on the One Act Play Festival, where three, roughly 20-minute one act plays were showcased at the Alexander Stage in Harper Joy Theatre. Students anonymously submitted original scripts to a panel of professors and students, and three were select...

Winter Orchestra Concert connects visual arts and music

The Winter Orchestra Concert occurred on Feb. 14. Photo by Thomas Lemoine

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

February 20, 2020

Junior Grace Gutierrez, a first violinist in the Whitman orchestra, had never experienced anything like it in her three years playing at Whitman: as the orchestra played under dimmed lights, a screen behind them moved and pulsed in response to the sound. This was the work of Whitman’s Art Department C...

Accessing student-led theatre on campus

Whitman student actors portray Fred, Daphne, Velma, Scooby and Shaggy, re- spectively, as they solve mysteries in the midst of their sophomore year. Photos contributed by Fi Black.

Renny Acheson, A&E Editor

February 13, 2020

A beloved cartoon took on a new form in Maxey Auditorium on Dec. 6, 2019. The “Scooby Dooby Doosical,” written and directed by sophomore Fi Black, premiered as a one-night show with music written by senior Koby Haigerty. The Whitman student actors in the production aimed to reimagine the classic ...

Wire Watch: Feb. 13-19

Wire Watch: Feb. 13-19

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter

February 13, 2020

One Act Play Festival Thursday, Feb. 13-Sunday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.), Harper Joy Theatre The annual One Act Play Festival features three short one-acts written, directed and produced entirely by students. Come to all three then vote on your favorite.   Whitm...

Lantern Festival celebrates culture and community

Students celebrate the end of the Lunar New Year at the Lantern Festival, organized by China at Whitman.

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

February 13, 2020

Strings of lanterns decorated with riddles hung across the Reid Ballroom ceiling on Saturday, Feb. 8. Beneath them, crowds of people crossed from one activity to the next. Long lines circled the food and boba milk tea station, which featured chicken and bowls of tapioca, respectively. On the opposing...

Johanna Stoberock explores fictional worlds during Visiting Writers Reading Series

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

February 13, 2020

It’s a question out of a fairy tale: what if, instead of accumulating in the ocean or in one of the millions of man-made dumps around the world, all of humanity’s trash washed up on one island? And what if it served as food for giant, magical pigs? On Thursday, Feb. 6, Senior Adjunct Assistan...

Portland-based artist navigates identities through “Looking for Tiger Lily”

Anthony Hudson/Carla Rossi performed the one person show

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter

February 6, 2020

Last Thursday, Jan. 30, the usual humming of constant student rehearsal and performance in the Harper Joy Theatre was disrupted for a unique opportunity. Anthony Hudson, known professionally as Anthony Hudson/Carla Rossi, brought the one-person show, “Looking for Tiger Lily,” to the Alexander Stage...

Banff Mountain Film Festival in review

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Ann Karneus, A&E Reporter

February 6, 2020

Last Wednesday, Jan. 29, the Walla Walla community packed into Cordiner Hall for the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival. One of the many stops on its 285+ destination world tour, Banff showcases a variety of short films about outdoor recreation and adventure. With tickets free for Whitman students and f...

“Fire Stories” explores ecology and history

Renny Acheson, A&E Editor

February 6, 2020

The jagged remains of a ponderosa pine marked by centuries of fire stand feet away from a flourishing specimen of the same species. Entitled “Enduring Witness,” this photograph depicts two adjacent trees on a hillside, illustrative of the impacts of wildfire in Oregon’s Wallowa-Whitman National Forest...

Wire Watch: Feb. 6-13

Illustration by Sienna Axe

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

February 6, 2020

Feb. 6: Visiting Writers Reading Series: Johanna Stoberock Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m., Kimball Theatre in Hunter Conservatory Whitman’s own Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and General Studies Johanna Stoberock reads some of her own writing as part of Whitman’s Visiting Writers R...

“Ripe Frenzy” demands dialogue on school shootings

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

December 12, 2019

For senior Miranda LaFond, dramaturge (i.e. literary advisor) for “Ripe Frenzy” — a play by Jennifer Barclay telling the story of a high school shooting in a small town in upstate New York — the violence of school shootings complicates our individuated understanding of "perpetrator" and encourages...

Wire Watch: Dec. 12-19

Wire Watch: Dec. 12-19

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

December 12, 2019

"Ripe Frenzy" Thursday, Dec. 12 - Dec. 15, 8 p.m. (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) and 2 p.m. (Sunday), Harper Joy Theatre The third production of the fall semester: a play centered around a school shooting and questions how much US society is to blame for this crisis.   Faure and Brahm...

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