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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Disaster! gives Whitties disco fever

“Disaster!” gives Whitties disco fever

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter April 27, 2023

Whitman Musical Theater Project’s production of "Disaster!" transported audience members into a zany casino adventure that wove through the ensemble cast’s romances, secrets and fears. The musical...

Photo by Shintaro Kamura.

Harper Joy Theatre presents “The Climate Change Project”

Tenzin Uden, Campus Life Reporter April 13, 2023

On Thursday, April 6, the Whitman College Theatre and Dance department debuted its latest show, "The Climate Change Project." Through the rehearsal process, the actors, alongside guest director Annaliese...

“Old tales in new skins”: “Kissing the Witch” in review

Amelia Leach, Campus Life Reporter March 9, 2023

On Thursday, March 2, Whitman's Department of Theatre and Dance debuted their production of "Kissing the Witch," a cycle of short stories based on classic fairy tales. The play, based on the book by Emma...

“Kissing the Witch” graces the Harper Joy Theatre stage

Amelia Leach, Campus Life Reporter March 2, 2023

On Thursday, March 2, the Whitman community will  have the exciting opportunity to get the lesbian feminist perspective on classic fairy tales they didn’t know they needed. "Kissing the Witch," a play...

Photo contributed by Harper Joy Theatre.

Studio Series sparks dialogue about dance

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter December 8, 2022

Hosted during the first four days of December, this year’s Studio Series captured the natural connections between art, academics and activism. Rather than understanding dance as an art form that exists...

Photo contributed by Whitman Theatre Department.

Opening night of “bare” is here

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter November 10, 2022

After five fast weeks of preparation, Whitman’s theater department is prepared for Thursday’s opening night of the musical “bare.” Written in 2000, the musical’s themes of self discovery,...

Photo by Aidan Tribolet.

“Robbed Women” calls attention to human trafficking and exploitation

Tenzin Uden, Campus Life Reporter November 10, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, students and faculty gathered in the Freimann Studio for a staged reading of “Robbed Women,” a new one-act play by senior Sylvia Adome. Adome, an international student from...

Photo contributed by Jake Lee.

Food for thought: Opening night of “They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!” approaches

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter September 29, 2022

As September winds to a close, theater majors and other students involved in drama productions are putting in the work to prepare “They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!” for the stage. The exciting blend...

Harper Joy Theatre Dismisses 2017-18 Schedule Slash Rumors

Harper Joy Theatre Dismisses 2017-18 Schedule Slash Rumors

Zuhra Amini, Staff Reporter April 13, 2017

On April 17, 2017, Erin Lazzeri Terrall ‘11 posted an open letter to Whitman College via an email addressed to multiple constituents at Whitman, as well as Facebook. The email addressed Terrall’s concerns...

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 5th to 9th in Harper Joy Theatre (HJT) as part of the collaboration between Whitman’s Theatre Department and the Encounters faculty. This is the second year HJT has incorporated a performance of one of the texts in the Encounters syllabus.
Kelsey Yuhara 10, Taneeka Hanson 11 and Anastasia Higham 11 haunt George Stanton 10 as the furies in the final act. Credit: Bullion

‘Orestia’ shines despite constraints

C.J. Wisler October 8, 2009
“The Oresteia" is a difficult play, not one to treat lightly. It is a complex play in its poetic literacy, story and social complications. The famous Greek trilogy-tragedy by Aeschylus follows the murder of Agamemnon by his wife Clytemnestra, her subsequent murder by her son Orestes (after whom the trilogy is named), and his trial. The original play is packed with murder, psychological torture, gender roles, personal vendetta and divine fatalism. It is a daunting task to direct in a compelling way for a modern audience.

Students showcase talent, theatrical flair at One-Acts

C.J. Wisler February 5, 2009

by CJ Wisler The spring season of Harper Joy Theater opens with the One-Act Play Festival, which displays the works of three student playwrights chosen by Whitman professors from an array of hopeful...

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