Theater

Nicole Stodard '99 (far right) works with members of the cast.

April 1, 2014

Nicole Stodard ’99 Directs Award-Winning Theatre That ‘Explodes with Thought’

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By Kevin Gray A logo with a grenade image that declares “theatre exploding with thought” is a clue that Thinking Cap is not typical community arts fare. Founded by Nicole Stodard ’99, the Ft. Lauderdale company is being lauded by critics and audiences for its daring approach. Stodard  received “best director” awards from the New [...]

Chanel Mowatt '17 and Darius Glover '14

March 12, 2014

Photo Gallery: College Theater Presents Clybourne Park

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Lafayette College Theater presented its production of Clybourne Park last week in the Williams Center for the Arts. View more images of Clybourne Park on Flickr The show was part of a theater series during Black Heritage Month examining the changing racial makeup of American cities across many generations. It was supported by Lafayette’s START [...]

Julia Campbell '15 performs on the flute.

January 24, 2014

A Community of Artists: CaPA Provides Students with Financial and Creative Support

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By Sean Grim ’14 Elizabeth Anderson ’14 (Madison, N.J.) spent the spring 2013 semester in Florence, capturing Italian architecture with her handheld camera. Using the stipend from her Creative and Performing Arts (CaPA) fellowship, the art and English double major was able to expand her horizons beyond Florence, traveling to cities such as Vienna, Berlin, Prague, [...]

Professor Suzanne Westfall

January 24, 2014

Prof. Suzanne Westfall Provides Great Opportunities in the Arts

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When Suzanne Westfall steps into the classroom, she’s driven to develop students’ appreciation of theater and the arts. “I try to explore with them the expanse of the human spirit as it has expressed itself in the arts and sciences over the centuries, to show them that human beings in other times and places have [...]

An audience volunteer is consoled by Marcus Vilmé ’17 as Mitch Mahoney

October 30, 2013

Photo Gallery: College Theater Presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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College Theater presented its production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Oct. 2-5 in the Williams Center for the Arts Black Box Theater. The interactive musical calls upon audience members to come up on stage and compete with the cast as guest spellers vying for the championship of a lifetime. The production was [...]

Professor Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger teaches a class in the Max Kade Center.

September 19, 2013

Max Kade Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary with German Theater and Writing

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The Max Kade Center for German Studies is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. To mark this milestone, students from the German 441 seminar staged a theater performance during the spring semester that they created under the guidance of Oliver Kluck, the 2013 Max Kade writer-in-residence and an award-winning playwright from Berlin. The unconventional performance [...]

Mary Jo Lodge

August 20, 2013

Prof. Mary Jo Lodge Receives Fulbright Fellowship to Lecture and Conduct Research in London

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Mary Jo Lodge, associate professor of English (theater), has received a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to lecture at the University of Roehampton in London and to conduct research on musical theater theory and structure for her book project during the fall semester. On leave the entire academic year, Lodge will spend the spring semester in New [...]

A rendering shows new facilities at the Williams Arts Campus.

July 11, 2013

New College Theater Will be Named for Daniel and Sandra Weiss

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The black box theater planned for Lafayette’s Williams Arts Campus will be named for former College president Daniel H. Weiss and his wife, Sandra Jarva Weiss, thanks to a donation by the Board of Trustees honoring the couple’s eight years of service to the College and community. Among the signature accomplishments of Weiss’ presidency is [...]

Stephanie Bateman ’13 films a session where a professional make-up artist demonstrates the effects of aging on students.

April 19, 2013

Stephanie Bateman ’13 Documents the Creation of On Aging Production through Film

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“Did you know that our hands are actually the part of the body that shows age the most?” asks Stephanie Bateman ’13 (Neshanic Station, N.J.) excitedly. Bateman is documenting the creation of the theatrical production On Aging, which is being staged by students in the interdisciplinary Making Theater: On Aging course. Taught by Suzanne Westfall, professor [...]

Arabian Nights

March 19, 2013

Photo Gallery: College Theater Presents Arabian Nights

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Lafayette College Theater presented its production of Arabian Nights March 6-9 at the Williams Center for the Arts. Magical, poignant, bawdy, and cruel, the classic tales known around the world came to stunning theatrical life in an abridged version of Mary Zimmerman’s inventive and ingenious adaptation. The production was directed by Mary Jo Lodge, associate [...]