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Whitman theater department welcomes Aaron Chvatal as new costume shop director, readjusts to a season of live productions

Zac Bentz, Campus Life Editor September 16, 2021

As the fall semester begins, bringing with it the long-absent promise of live community performance, the Whitman theater department welcomes Aaron Chvatal as its new Costume Shop Director and Visiting...

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“Do You Think About Me, Too?” explores ghosts, grief and online theatre

Leo Polk , A&E Reporter March 11, 2021

Ghosts, grief and good intentions were three prominent themes in senior theatre majors Eva Sullivan and Oriana Golden’s thesis performance of “Do You Think About Me, Too?” This last weekend,...

Intimacy direction: An onstage chemistry essential

Sienna Axe , A&E Reporter October 3, 2019

It’s a tale as old as student theatre: two unsuspecting cast members are sent to a corner to figure out how to kiss each other and come back when they’re ready to do it onstage. Or worse, one of the...

“Trial of the Catonsville Nine” Connects Past and Present

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter March 8, 2018

Activist and poet Reverend Daniel Berrigan visited Whitman campus twice, once in the 1970s and again in the early 1980s. Each time, he directed a dramatic reading of “The Trial of the Catonsville Nine.”...

Wire Watch: Week of May 4th

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor May 4, 2017

"You Can't Take it With You:" The famed comedy about a dysfunctional family caps of Harper Joy Theatre's 2016-2017 season. Evening shows Thursday-Saturday, May 4-6, 8:00 p.m.; matinee show Sunday, May...

Wire Watch: Week of April 13th

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor April 11, 2017

"breath, sweat, hair, dirt, dust:" A mixed-bill of new contemporary choreographies, performed by Whitman students. 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, April 13-15 (matinees at 2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, April 15-16),...

Wire Watch: Week of February 2nd

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor February 8, 2017

"'The Public Thing' Goes Public" Lecture: Professor Sarah Davies, of Whitman, will present on the "image" of Rome in the second century that helped forge an empire. To be held 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on...

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“A Night of Sam Shepard:” An Interview with Erin Kirkpatrick

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor December 8, 2016

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, showings began for Harper Joy Theatre’s “A Night of Sam Shepard,” a two hour theatrical event featuring productions of Sam Shepard’s plays “Cowboy Mouth” and “Action.”...

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Keeping 400-year-old Jokes Relevant: Students Rise to Perform “Twelfth Night”

Allison Hall March 10, 2016
Taking on Shakespeare is a daunting task for anyone; but Harper Joy's production of "The Twelfth Night" kept the crowd on the edge of their seats with live music, palpable energy and an active engagement with the audience.
Three Tall Women opens the week of April 13th. Photo by Anna Dawson.

Actors confront life, love in new production

Geoffrey Leach April 16, 2015

Through April 19, the Department of Theatre will perform "Three Tall Women" in Harper Joy Theatre. Written by Edward Albee, the play tells the story of three women, named A, B and C. A, played by sophomore...

Dancers rehearse for Peter deGrasse's piece. Photo by Hannah Bashevkin.

Actually Just Kind of and Almost

James Kennedy December 4, 2014

"Actually Just Kind of and Almost," the dance performance starting Dec. 11, reflects last year's introduction of dance to the theatre department, and Harper Joy Theatre has begun introducing dance-based...

Theatre, Encounters Partner to Bring Texts to Life

Theatre, Encounters Partner to Bring Texts to Life

Lachlan Johnson March 13, 2014

Performances of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" were held March 5-9 in Harper Joy Theatre as part of the collaboration between the theatre department and the Encounters faculty. This is the second year...

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