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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitmans Playwrights take Center Stage at the American College Theater Festival

Whitman’s Playwrights take Center Stage at the American College Theater Festival

Isabel Mathy, Campus Life Reporter February 29, 2024

Whitman College's playwriting course gave students the opportunity to creatively delve into complex topics through theater, providing the catalyst for Ellie Cain and Clay Johnson to use playwriting...

Confessions of a self-aware theater kid

Carmel Stephan, mouth of words April 27, 2023

The following is a statement submitted to The Wire by an unknown Whitman student: The theater is a strange place. Its physical design completely shuts off the exterior world to create a whole new world...

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 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...

The One Act Play Festival in review

Diana Issa, Campus Life Reporter February 24, 2022

At first, you are solving a mysterious murder on a cruise. Then you are growing up from teenagehood to college years while trying to deal with your own anxiety. Finally, you are far from home, feeling...

Upcoming One Acts Festival showcases student work

Upcoming One Acts Festival showcases student work

Diana Issa, Campus Life Reporter February 17, 2022

This week, the Whitman community will have the chance to attend the "One Act Play Festival." Everything in the festival, from the scripts to the productions themselves, has been made, performed and...

Photo contributed by David Lu.

“The Penelopiad” pulls back the curtain on Odysseus and Penelope

Mo Dow, Campus Life Reporter December 9, 2021

This Thursday, Dec. 9, marks the opening night of the Whitman theatre department’s last show of the semester, “The Penelopiad.” The play, as well as the book of the same name it was adapted from,...

Photo by Bridget Kennedy.

Senior theater majors reflect on their time in the spotlight

Ahmed Elsayed, Campus Life Reporter December 2, 2021

Whitman's department of theatre and dance hosts a wide range of artists and scholars, who often contribute analytically and artistically to the Whitman community through various methods of live performance....

“The Revolutionists” in review

Isabella Hunter, Campus Life Reporter October 7, 2021

Last week, "The Revolutionists" by Lauren Gunderson took the Harper Joy Theatre by storm: a feminist political comedy based somewhat in reality and packed with controversy, drama and death.  Starring...

Photo by Nathaniel Martin.

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...

Photo contributed Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Empty seats, but the show must go on: “All the Devils are Here” in review

Jaime Fields, Arts & Entertainment Reporter March 25, 2021

A man steps out onto a dark stage, facing a theatre full of empty seats. He crouches over a book, lifts a staff and strikes the stage three times. The lights shift, highlighting the actor in a striking...

Reconfiguring the arts: FSR proposes cuts and new programs

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter February 18, 2021

In the midst of getting back to in-person classes, students and faculty received a new source of stress and confusion: on Feb. 2, President Murray sent out an email containing the Financial Sustainability...

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