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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…

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Master’s of Teaching students Claire Abelson ’20, MAT ’21 and Sophie Ritter ’20, MAT ’21 focus on inclusive theatre. The Colleges’ first video streaming production Tone a Blind Eye was…

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Tone a Blind Eye

“What struck me about Hansel and Gretel is the narrative about the parents leaving the children because they can’t afford to feed them, which Ed Hallborg brought to my attention was something that happened with regularity during the European Famine,” May says. To write Tone a Blind Eye, students grappled with topics surrounding poverty and trauma, including how hunger is weaponized against people, and the true meaning of happily ever after in a story about abandonment and famine.

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Inspired by the spiritualist leanings of the founder of William Smith College, a new audio production by the HWS Theatre Department invites listeners to explore a third coordinate school on…

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Theatre Department faculty share the ways they continue to connect and create despite social distancing guidelines and protocols required by the coronavirus pandemic. Classes have begun and planning and rehearsals…

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With the election fast approaching, Associate Professor of Theatre Heather May has co-created a series of online videos featuring a cast of puppets meant to help people understand the ins…

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Two locations on campus transformed into outdoor stages when HWS Theatre presented the Vaudeville Variety Traveling Show last weekend. The production was the first in the 2020-2021 season, designed with…

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How do you plan a theatre season when gathering in an enclosed space is dangerous to artists and audiences? You take the show on the road, over the airwaves, or…

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Twenty-eight students in the Classes of 2020 have graduated with Honors, demonstrating academic rigor and excellence in written and oral communication. Their research topics ranged from United States foreign policy…

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In the theatre world, a ghost light is left on stage when the building is empty. It’s primarily used for safety, but as Associate Professor of Theatre Chris Woodworth notes,…

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