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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...

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“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,...

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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...

Frankenstein, played by sophomore Racheal Goldsmith Zucker, ex- plores the top of the world, a location in the play. Photos contributed by Harper Joy Theatre.

“Playing With Fire” resurrects Frankenstein

Ryder Brookes , A&E Reporter October 24, 2019

This weekend, the theater department will bring Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein" back from the dead, literally. From Oct. 24 through 27, Director Annaliese Baker will bring an adapted version of the...

Visiting Professor Eva Hoffmann poses with the Walla Walla autumn. Hoffmann began working at Whitman in the fall of 2017.

Visiting Professors Enrich the Whitman Community

Sophie Leibsohn, Staff Reporter October 25, 2018

When Visiting Assistant Professor of German and Gender Studies Eva Hoffmann was growing up, she never imagined she would someday end up in small-town Walla Walla. Her path has taken her all the way from...

Illustration by Megan Waldau

Theatre reportedly not doing another musical for the next 400,000 years

Anthony Reale, Skrillex Apologist September 24, 2018

After the success of its last musical, Cats, Jarper Hoy Theatre enjoyed a brief moment in the spotlight on Whitman’s campus.  Students were violently interested in when the next show would return to...

“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,...

Wire Watch: Week of May 4th

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor May 4, 2017

"You Can't Take it With You:" The famed comedy about a dysfunctional family caps of Harper Joy Theatre's 2016-2017 season. Evening shows Thursday-Saturday, May 4-6, 8:00 p.m.; matinee show Sunday, May...

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