This year marks the 40th anniversary of women at Bowdoin and the Department of Theater and Dance has not missed the opportunity to comment on the challenges women have faced breaking into various fields. "Top Girls," directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Abigail Killeen, tracks one driven woman's struggle to ascend the ladder of an employment agency in early-1980s Britain. The play, written by Caryl Churchill, premiered last night and will be performed again tonight and tomorrow.
Though campus audiences are used to students taking the stage as actors, it is a little rarer to find them in the director's chair. This semester, however, students enrolled in Professor of Theater Davis Robinson's directing class learned the tricks of the trade and will showcase their self-produced scenes Monday and Tuesday.
For many actors, the opportunity to perform a work by Shakesepeare elicits both excitement and trepidation. Despite the fact that performing one of the playwright's works is often the highlight of an actor's career, the Elizabethan texts can seem antiquated and inaccessible to some. Masque and Gown took the plunge in performing "Twelfth Night".
Opening night for any theatre production typically calls for its share of mishaps and flubs, yet the Department of Theater and Dance's first performance of "Doll House" left the audience begging for more.
The theatre department delayed its debut of "Doll House" after Lucas O'Neil '12 stepped down from his role as the show's male lead for personal reasons. Andre Demers, a Portland resident and 2010 graduate of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., will be taking his place.
This summer the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) offered an educational opportunity for two Bowdoin students to become engaged in museum work from the other side of the velvet ropes. Juniors Molly Clements and Max Brandstadt served as student educational assistants and assisted Curator Joachim Homann in preparing the exhibition, "Along the Yangzi River: Regional Culture of the Bronze Age from Hunan."
What song makes you most nostalgic for your childhood? MJ: When I was a little boy, my Ma had an album that had a bunch of disco hits played on Spanish guitar. "Fernando" by ABBA was one of the songs on this album. NL: My mom played a lot of Motown, especially Diana Ross and the Supremes, so I would have to go with "Where Did Our Love Go?"