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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.
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...

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

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya
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.”...

HAIR brings sixties to Whitman

May 7, 2015

On May 7, "HAIR: The American Tribal Love - Rock Musical" opens at Harper Joy. Directed by Johnston Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Jimmy Maize, the production will present HAIR under a new light....

Actors confront life, love in new production

Three Tall Women opens the week of April 13th. Photo by Anna Dawson.
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...

‘Noises Off’ comes to Harper Joy

October 18, 2012

The lines have been memorized; door choreography is down; lights, sound and set have been perfected and the opening night of "Noises Off" is upon us. From Thursday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 21,...

Playwrights give guidance, inspiration to Instant Play Festival participants

Playwrights give guidance, inspiration to Instant Play Festival participants
September 20, 2012

The Instant Play Festival is a time-honored Whitman tradition. Entering its fifth year, the festival gives 14 Whitties the opportunity to learn from three different professional playwrights over the course...

Dramatic readings of alumni letters reveal dynamic social change

April 26, 2012

Ever read something you weren't supposed to––a private note, a journal entry, an unread text blinking on a friend's phone? Well, this Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, three Whitman alumni invite...

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