Whitman Wire

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...

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Emily K. Harrison and Walla Walla High School drama teacher Kristin Hessler read “Our Town.”

Contextualizing “Our Town”

Kaitlin Cho , A&E Reporter November 7, 2019

On Friday, Nov. 1, a mix of Whitman faculty, First Congregational Church members and Whitman and Walla Walla High School students stood before rows of pews at the First Congregational Church and performed...

love letters to the world as we would have it is a play by Whitman student Kenzie Spooner 18 that features love letters they have written over the past year.

The Barn Hosts Student Play “love letters to the world as we would have it”

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter April 19, 2018

Sadie, Penny and Geo, all portrayed by Whitman students, lie motionless on a few threadbare carpets. Ocean circles them, her eyes drifting over the audience; she is dressed in the sea-green of the tormented...

“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.”...

Hand of a Star written by Dani Schlenker and directed by Kristina Roy won the One Acts competition. Pictured here are Chloe Hood (left) and Ella Meyers (right).

One Act Play Festival Addresses Contemporary Issues

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter February 22, 2018

Thursday, Feb. 15 marked the first evening of Whitman’s annual One Act Play Festival performances. Thirty years after its inception, the festival continues to be an opportunity for student performers,...

“A Few Good Men” Has Honorable Themes

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter November 9, 2017

With a stunning cast and an impressive array of mystery, casework and drama, the Walla Walla Little Theater’s adaption of “A Few Good Men” is a must-see. It was originally written by Aaron Sorkin...

Photo by Samarah Uribe

“Mr. Kolpert” Brings Dark Humor to Stage

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter October 17, 2017

"Mr. Kolpert” opened in Harper Joy Theater last week to a bewildered audience of parents, faculty, community members and students alike. It will continue into this weekend at 8 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 28....

Photo by Samarah Uribe Mendez

Creative Writers Shape Instant Play Festival

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter September 28, 2017

Popping ghosts, pirates sniffing cocaine, a writer’s mind unraveling, radical love and the bargaining of lives marked the first night of the 10th annual Instant Play Festival. By the end of the weekend...

As You Like It Annual Shakespeare Performance

“As You Like It” Annual Shakespeare Performance

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor September 2, 2017
On August 31, the student theater at Whitman put on a production of Shakespeare's comedy "As You Like It" in the outdoor Amphitheater.
Photo by Tywen Kelly

Breath, Sweat, Hair, Dirt, Dust

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer April 20, 2017

A sweeping set of performances came to the stage at Harper Joy Theatre for Whitman’s annual Spring Dance Performance, titled “breath, sweat, hair, dirt, dust.” Performances ran from April 12...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
Whitman news since 1896
theater