On September 23, “Strange Orchestra” will open at the Linnateater (City Theater) in Tallinn, Estonia. The production of Rodney Ackland’s play is directed by Colgate faculty member Adrian Giurgea.
ONE WAY RED, a new solo performance by Dani Solomon ’13, is inspired by the very real plans one very real organization has set in motion to establish the first human colony on Mars. Though doubted by the likes of NASA and SpaceX, this non-profit has received hundreds of thousands of applications to be among the first Martian settlers, and they’ve narrowed it down to the top 100. They’re not looking for just scientists or astronauts because the whole project will be funded through a reality TV series.
This one-woman show asks what kind of person would give anything for a one-way ticket to the red planet. ONE WAY RED is an exploration of bravery, naïveté, folk-singing, reality television and the ubiquitous search for “something else out there” amidst the creeping fog of boredom and loneliness.
- Friday, June 19th @ 7 p.m.
- Saturday, June 20th @ 7 p.m.
- Friday, June 26th @ 7 p.m.
- Saturday, June 27th @ 7 p.m.
Reservations are not required, but they are helpful. To make one, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1170 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143
PYWC: Suggested Donation of $10
This performance is part of SoLow Fest 2015.
As a student fellow with the New York Six Think Tank, Danielle Iwata ’15 created a blog to document her advocacy work with The Dance Initiative, a student-driven campaign to raise the profile of dance at Colgate.
In addition to videos of choreography by Colgate dance students, Iwata’s blog includes two short interviews with Tanya Calamoneri, visiting assistant professor of dance, and a profile of Chloe Holt ’14, a former leader of The Dance Initiative who connects her student dance experience to her matriculation at Harvard Law School this coming fall.
At the beginning of April, Lauren Harries ’11 wrapped up seven weeks of performing with the theater company Tribe of Fools on truTV’s Fake Off, which she describes as “a theatrical turn and burn for television.” Harries writes that she had an “awesome experience competing through the finals” against some of the best young dancers, puppeteers, and illusionists working in American entertainment. The first of eight episodes of the show airs on May 6th at 10:00 p.m. EST.
After graduating from Colgate, Harries studied at the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, where she honed performance skills that she first developed as a Colgate theater major. In 2013, she joined Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, an innovative ensemble of performers (including Nick Gillette ’05) that has produced critically acclaimed performances and developed educational programs for students of all ages.
Tuesday, April 21
209 Ryan Studio
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join the cast and crew of the Colgate Theater production of Really Really for a discussion of the provocative issues raised by the recent production of Paul Downs Colaizzo’s play. Lunch will be provided.
On Saturday, April 18th, Colgate University Children’s Theater will premiere Pancha-WHAT? at Colgate’s Brehmer Theater. We are adapting the Indian tales known as The Panchatantra. This wonderful collection of animal stories with important moral lessons for becoming a wise leader and a compassionate adult is one of the world’s oldest and most cherished literatures.
Our interpretation of the Indian classic, Pancha-WHAT? tells the story of two frazzled parents, a gaggle of unruly children, and a mysterious storyteller whose parables open the door to fantastic adventures for the whole family. Could these fables from long ago and far away prevent household chaos? Join us to find out!
Pancha-WHAT? is suitable for all ages.
Admission is Free
For information: 315-228-7639.
By Paul Downs Colaizzo
Directed by Simona Giurgea
April 8 & 10 at 7:00 p.m., April 11 at 2:00 p.m.
April 9 & 11 at 7:00 p.m., April 12 at 2:00 p.m.
All performances in Brehmer Theater, Dana Arts Center. Admission Free! Limited seating; advance reservations suggested.
Contact: TheaterBoxOfice@colgate.edu or call 315-228-7641.
The big party is over, and the morning-after gossip is just getting started. Come see two wonderful casts of Colgate students perform this acclaimed, insightful comedy about the live wires of sex and politics that run just beneath the surface of campus social life. A play about the contemporary college experience (written in the argot of today’s students) that both celebrates and skewers campus party culture — and all the joy, drama, and betrayal that comes along with it.
On March 29, at 12:00 p.m., Colgate University will present a staged reading of Black History (Histoire de nègre), performed by students, in Golden Auditorium, Little Hall. Admission is free, and a reception will immediately follow the event.
Black History (Histoire de nègre) is a collaboratively authored, participatory drama first performed on the Caribbean island of Martinique in 1971. The staged reading at Colgate is the first performance of this historically important play in English, and the world premiere of a new translation by Professor Andrew Daily of the University of Memphis, who will be a guest at the reading. Black History (Histoire de nègre) suggests an affinity between the anticolonial struggle in Martinique and the civil rights movement in the U.S. through repeated references to Malcolm X and Angela Davis, who appear not only in the text of the play but as part of its mise en scène. This dimension of Black History (Histoire de nègre) connects the play to the Colgate’s campus-wide initiative to reflect on the Freedom Summer of 1964 by highlighting one of the global reverberations of the American civil rights movement.
For more information, please e-mail Professor Christian DuComb at email@example.com or Professor Mahadevi Ramakrishnan at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can locate Little Hall using Colgate’s online interactive map.
Thursday, February 19
Brehmer Theater, 4:15-5:45
Hip-hop dance demonstration and talk with Duane Lee Holland, in conversation with Kermit Campbell, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric
Friday, February 20
Huntington Studio 303, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Hip-hop dance workshop with Duane Lee Holland
Sign-up required: e-mail Professor Tanya Calamoneri at email@example.com to reserve a space
Duane Lee Holland began his professional dance career at the age of 17, dancing for the first hip-hop dance theater company, Rennie Harris Puremovement. He has also worked with Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, and with Garth Fagan as part of the original Broadway cast of “The Lion King.” He also served as assistant choreographer, assistant dance captain, and featured dancer in Maurice Hines’s Broadway production of “Hot Feet.”