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The HWS Update

Students are invited to work with Playwright Brandon Monokian as he offers a mini-residency on campus to develop two of his comedies. The HWS Theatre Department will welcome playwright Brandon Monokian to campus for a mini residency to develop two of his comedies. Student actors will have a chance to read and discuss Monokian’s plays

Uprooting Medea Theatre and film production company will lead a discussion on activism and canonical texts on Monday. Members of Khameleon Production, a theatre production company that touts “Creativity is best when it is Diverse” will offer a talk at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 14 in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library. The

A livestreamed production of Memories of Overdevelopment grapples with autocracy, global politics and truth.  Hobart and William Smith’s Theatre Department will be among the first theatres in the United States to produce a fully staged developmental production of Memories of Overdevelopment, a searing insight to life under autocratic rule. OBIE award-winning playwright Caridad Svich describes

While on exchange at HWS from University Leipzig, Berit Schönegge embraces being a scholar and artist. Exchange student Berit Schönegge has been selected from a national pool of applicants to present her theatre history scholarship at the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Convention in Memphis, Tenn. Her paper, “Between Colonial Imposition and Native Christianity: Nahuatl Theatre

Associate Professor of Theatre Heather May’s short film exploring diagnosis, identity, and interdependence received two IndieFEST Film Awards of Merit in November. In Awaiting Tiresias, theatre artist and Associate Professor of Theatre Heather May presents a journey into solitude, an exploration of the boundaries between diagnosis and identity, a search for community, and a musing

HWS Theatre presents a history-based theatrical walking tour based on the real lives of past Genevans. During Homecoming and Family Weekend, catch the world premiere of “From Beyond: Geneva’s Unheard Voices,” a theatrical walking tour depicting the lives of un- and under-represented African American people who lived in Geneva, N.Y. The production will be performed

Summer research students in the HWS Theatre Department have developed a play based on the lives of historic African American Genevans. HWS Theatre will stage their work “From the Beyond: Staging Geneva’s Unheard Voices” for the fall production on Sept. 24 and 25.     This summer, HWS Theatre research students and Associate Professor of Theatre Chris Woodworth

In her first year at the Colleges, Eliyah Roberts ’24 made her mark on the HWS Theatre stage, performing in all three productions. As she hones her craft, she is also making friends, and learning how to embrace independence. What’s the biggest difference between being a high school student and a college student? The biggest

Rising sophomore Samari Brown ’24 looks back at her first year at the Colleges, including how she found her passion for theatre. Brown wrote for and performed in the fall production “Supernatural Saunter.” This summer, as a research assistant in the Theatre Department, she is studying famous BIPOC members of the Geneva community and writing

Join HWS Theatre for a talk by playwright, screenwriter and dramaturg Kyle Bass on creating history-based theatre.  HWS Theatre, in collaboration with the Summer Research Fellowship Program, will host a public lecture by Kyle Bass, playwright, Associate Artistic Director of Syracuse Stage, and Assistant Professor of Theater at Colgate University. Bass’ talk, titled “Made Out