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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...

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...

The Gilmore Studio brings acting lessons to Walla Walla

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor October 21, 2021

If you search the Gilmore Studio on Google Maps, you’ll be taken to a supermarket parking lot. Though confusing at first, if you go through an inconspicuous side door and down a long and oddly lit hallway,...

The Revolutionists, a comedic, feminist reclamation of history, to hit Harper Joy Theater

The Revolutionists, a comedic, feminist reclamation of history, to hit Harper Joy Theater

Elise Sanders, Campus Life Reporter September 30, 2021

Four women, who’ve survived in our collective memory as mournful, headless figures of a bygone era, will live once more, resuscitated by Laura Gunderson in her 2017 play "The Revolutionists." On Thursday,...

Illustration by Anna Stone.

Theatrical clubs return to campus

Isabella Hunter, Campus Life Reporter September 23, 2021

In fall of 2019, Varsity Nordic had nine members, consistently attracted major crowds and—according to Matthew Triplett, a senior and member for the past three years—“were all working together to...

Latinx playwrights celebrate art and language in “On Borders and Hybridity: Contemporary Latinx Theater”

Latinx playwrights celebrate art and language in “On Borders and Hybridity: Contemporary Latinx Theater”

Zac Bentz , A&E Reporter April 19, 2021

With their faces luminous against luscious, floral Zoom backdrops, playwrights Migdalia Cruz, Elaine Romero, Luis Alfaro and Enrique Urueta addressed the Whitman community Friday evening in a lecture panel...

Photo contributed by Jaime Fields.

“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,...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

College theatre beyond the Whitman bubble

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter October 22, 2020

Although it can be easy for students to get stuck in the “Whitman bubble” when it comes to theatre, Walla Walla has many opportunities to get out and consume theatre — including at its two other...

Photo contributed by Michael Ensminger.

Gleason Bauer’s Moment Workshop explores the dynamics of space

Jaime Fields , A&E Reporter October 15, 2020

Although mainstage shows are the most visible, students at Whitman create theatre in a variety of ways, from classes to clubs to workshops. Gleason Bauer creates and educates about theatre as well as on...

Whitman students perform in the annual One Act Play Festival, which featured pieces written and directed by students. Photos by Dana Kendrick.

One Act Play Festival offers theatre for students across communities

Ann Karneus, A&E Reporter February 20, 2020

This past weekend, the Whitman Department of Theatre put on the One Act Play Festival, where three, roughly 20-minute one act plays were showcased at the Alexander Stage in Harper Joy Theatre. Students...

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