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A New Scholars Symposium exploring the issues of cross-cultural performance
A list of audition and performance dates for theatre department productions in fall 2019
Calling all students, both new and returning, interested in theatre and dance: come! meet! learn about! the theatre department faculty and staff.
The Theatre Department will host a series of professional development panels including Alumni and professional Theatre artists.
Associate Professor of Theatre and Department Chair Stephen Weeks was awarded the 2018 David Savage Award.
Assistant Professor of History Reiko Hillyer has been awarded a grant from the Whiting Foundation to support the expansion of her interdisciplinary project, “Theatre From the Inside-Out: Illuminating Mass Incarceration.” Specifically, the grant will enrich Hillyer’s course Crime and Punishment in U.S. History, which she teaches at the Columbia River Correctional Institution in Portland.
Sweeney Todd , a collaboration between the music and theatre departments, opens on November 2. Director Rebecca Lingafelter has transformed the traditional setting of Fleet Street into a post-apocalyptic, subterranean world where the audience and student orchestra will sit among the actors. The musical will feature Liam Beveridge BA ’20 as Sweeney in his first-ever singing role.
This meeting is designed to give you a clearer and detailed picture about the requirements for a Theater Major/Minor, about our Concentrations, our Overseas and Off-Campus programs, and about the specific scheduling of theatre courses for the next four years.
Warren Kluber BA ’12 arrived at Lewis & Clark unsure of what he wanted to study. An English degree, a passion for the power of theatre, and a summer research project studying oral traditions in West Africa clarified his path. Now a PhD candidate at Columbia University, he has published his scholarly insights in three leading academic journals. We caught up with Kluber to learn more.
Tues, Sept 4, 5:00pm
FIR ACRES THEATRE Main Stage
The Symposium, organized by the Lewis & Clark Theatre faculty Rebecca Lingafelter and Štĕpán Šimek in collaboration with the Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, will feature readings of Professor Šimek’s new translations of Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya, The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard. In addition there will be presentations and panel discussions on Chekhov in contemporary translation, Chekhov’s dramaturgy, Chekhov in performance, and Chekhov in contemporary Russia with scholars and artists from across the country.
Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Spring 2018 Main Stage Play
Lewis & Clark College screens documentary film
featuring six decades of Portland dance
by Rich Rubin, directed by Damaris Webb
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE THEATRE DEPARTMENT FOR ITS 2017-18 GUEST ARTIST RESIDENCY PUBLIC EVENTS!
The Department of Theatre is proud to announce that we will be hosting theatre artists Okwui Okpokwasili as guest artists for our 2017-18 Residency Program. This two-week program invites a Guest Artist with significant standing in our field to come to campus to work with students on a new work of theatre.
Theatre Senior Thesis Festival is the creative culmination of our Majors’ work in the Theatre Department. Audiences can expect a thrilling mix of performance, readings, presentations and more…
Working with interviews from founding company members and archival performance footage, filmmaker and dance instructor at Lewis & Clark College, Eric Nordstrom explores how today’s dancers stand on the shoulders of decades of perform
Written By Anne Carson
Directed by Rebecca Lingafelter
Performances: March 3, 4, and 9, 10, & 11 at 7:30pm
March 5, 2pm matinee
Auditions: January 18 & 19
Fresh new short plays written, directed and acted by students on a theme TBA.
Performed ONE NIGHT ONLY: Saturday, February 11 at 10pm
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE THEATRE DEPARTMENT FOR ITS 2017 GUEST ARTIST RESIDENCY PUBLIC EVENTS!
Performances: December 2 & 3 at 7:30pm & 10pm
Auditions: September 3