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Jessye McGarry '16 and Carrie Solomon '16
Two Hamilton Students Hone Comedic Skills at Second City in Chicago

While many students in the class of 2016 are either abroad or at Hamilton programs in New York City and Washington, D.C., both Carrie Solomon ’16 and Jessye McGarry ’16 opted for an alternate city experience. This fall, the two students have pursued their passion for comedy in a semester-long program, straight from the source at The Second City’s Chicago-based comedic headquarters.  More ...

Wynn VanDusen '15
Theatre Department Presents August Strindberg's A Dream Play

The Hamilton College Theatre Department announces the fall theater production, A Dream Play, by August Strindberg in a new version by Caryl Churchill. Performances will run Nov. 6 – Nov. 8, and  Nov. 12 –  Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. All performances will take place in the new state-of-the-art Romano Theatre within the Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts.  More ...

Hamilton Selected by The Acting Company New National Touring Initiative

Hamilton College is one of 25 schools selected by The Acting Company to participate in a new national consortium-based performance and education initiative comprised of universities, colleges, public/private high schools and community organizations.  Each consortium will offer professional development opportunities with playwrights, actors, designers, directors and educators over the next three years.  More ...

A view of the front of the Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts
Kennedy Center Dedication is Among Fallcoming, Family Weekend Highlights

Hamilton’s combined Fallcoming and Family Weekend, Oct. 9-12, will celebrate the arts with a number of exciting events including the dedication of The Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts, the opening of the new Alyson Shotz exhibit in the Wellin Museum, and addresses by national leaders in the arts world.  More ...

Silent film musicians and a benshi with Hamilton's performers
"The Sound of Silent Film" Resonates with Packed House

“The Sound of Silent Film: A Two-Part Benshi Event,” the second 2014 F.I.L.M. Series program, offered a packed house a multi-faceted event featuring a unique musical collaboration between international artists from Japan, France and Canada on Sunday, Sept. 28. The audience, which included numerous local Utica community members, were treated to a world premiere of a Western-style composition with traditional Japanese instruments brought together for the purpose of accompanying Japanese silent movies.  More ...

Andrew Holland
Holland Premieres Design with Kinesis Project Dance Theater

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Andrew Holland premiered his designs for the new dance piece, "Secrets and Seawalls," at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, in Garden City, N.Y., on Sept. 13.  More ...

Gene '49 and Loretta Romano
Kennedy Center’s Main Theatre to Be Named in Honor of Romano ’49

Hamilton will name its 175-seat theatre in the new Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts for F. Eugene Romano ’49 in recognition of his lifetime giving which includes a $2.5 million donation for the center’s theatre. Romano and his wife, Loretta, together with their family, have dedicated much of their lives to improving the Mohawk Valley through their Utica-based businesses and their philanthropy to numerous local non-profit organizations.  More ...

Andrew Holland
Holland's Scenic Design for Lizzie Borden Debuts at Tanglewood

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Andrew Holland's scenic design for the Boston Lyric Opera's production of Lizzie Borden was featured for a special performance in Seiji Ozawa Hall at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Mass., on July 31.  More ...

Mark Cryer
Cryer Completes Acting Program

Associate Professor of Theatre Mark Cryer recently completed a certificate program for the Meisner Acting Technique. The program was held over two summers at the True Acting Institute in Salem, Ore.  More ...

Progress on the Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts on June 9.
Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts Nears Completion

Although the school year has ended, the campus is still bustling with activity. In particular, it’s hard to miss the some 120 people working on the new Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts, which will be opening its doors this fall. The building is in its final stages of construction, representing over 13 years of planning and millions of dollars in donations and serving as a beacon for the arts on the Hill. The Kennedy Center, positioned directly  across College Hill Road from the Wellin Art Museum, will offer students and faculty incredible spaces in which to create, teach and  perform.  More ...

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