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It's a Wrap

For the last 53 years Minor Theater has served as the home for countless Theatre Department programs. From productions of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House to the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama A Streetcar Named Desire, the darkly comic Etta Jenks to the fanciful Big Love, the brick building on Campus Road has provided a stage and a home for Hamilton’s aspiring actors, actresses, playwrights and stage crews.  More ...

Kelsey Crane '17, Michael Gagnon, '16, and Charlie Wilson '16 (background) in a scene from<em> Dark Play or Stories for Boys</em>.
Theatre Department Presents Dark Play or Stories for Boys

The Hamilton College Theatre Department announces the second week of the Spring Theater Production, Dark Play or Stories for Boys by Carlos Murillo. Performances will run Thursday, April 24 – Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m.  More ...

Kevin '70 and Karen Kennedy
Hamilton Receives $10 Million Gift; Arts Building Named

Hamilton College will name its theatre and studio arts building for Kevin and Karen Kennedy in recognition of their lifetime giving to the college, including $10 million for the new project. They are the lead donors to the $46.8 million building that is located directly across College Hill Road from the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, which opened in 2012.  More ...

Richard Nelson '72 met with students prior to giving the Tolles lecture on March 11.
Nelson '72 Describes the Peculiarity of Theater in Tolles Lecture

“This room holds many ghosts,” Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Nelson ’72 said as he began his talk in the Chapel on Tuesday, March 11. “Ghosts in every corner.” Nelson delivered the Tolles lecture titled “The Peculiarity of Theater.”  More ...

Workers wash down the masonry of the interior stone wall in the main lobby of the new Theatre and Studio Arts construction.
Theatre, Studio Arts Building Interior Work Underway

Construction on Hamilton’s new theatre and studio arts building continues at a rapid pace, with interior work well underway and finish work taking place in some areas.  More ...

Andrew C. Holland
Holland Designs Scenery for Boston Lyric Opera Premiere

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Andrew Holland designed the scenery for the premiere of a new version of Jack Beeson's opera Lizzie Borden for Boston Lyric Opera, directed by Christopher Alden.  More ...

A scene from <em>The Good Person of Szechwan.</em>
Theatre Department Presents The Good Person of Szechwan

The Hamilton College Theatre Department announces its Fall production, The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht, translated by John Willett. Performances will run Thursday, Nov. 7 – Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 13 – Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. There is one additional performance on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. All performances take place in Minor Theater.  More ...

Wynn Van Dusen '15, 4th from left, participates in a talkback with other writers at the Red Shirt Festival.
Play by Wynn Van Dusen ’15 Accepted to NYC Red Shirt Festival

Theatre major Wynn Van Dusen ’15 recently had a unique opportunity that many seasoned veterans work for years to obtain. Van Dusen’s play “Slow” was was one of 10 accepted at the Red Shirt Rooftop Reading series, a New York City play festival that took place Sept. 20-22.  More ...

Brian Evans '15 poses in the lobby at his internship at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Brian Evans '15 Immersed in Williamstown Theatre Internship

For an aspiring actor, forming connections with an established theater company and prominent actors is a rare opportunity. This summer, however, Brian Evans ’15 is doing just that through an apprenticeship at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. With support from the Kevin W. Kennedy ’70 Internship Fund for the Arts, he is working on sets, taking acting classes and even performing in a major production.  More ...

Nathaniel Lanman '15
Abandoned Utica School is Inspiration for Collaborative Project

An abandoned building can hold many memories, and Utica’s Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School may hold more than most. Since closing in 1992, the school has stood in disrepair, but people in the surrounding area still have strong memories of its role in the community.  With funding from the Emerson Foundation, Nathaniel Lanman ’15 is compiling a collection of creative writing about the school, which a group of students will later use in writing a script for a theater performance.  More ...

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