Theater Dance Department

Professor Bay-Cheng Gets NEH Grant to Teach Digital Technologies in Theater Studies

Professor Sarah Bay-Cheng is heading to the campus of the University of Georgia next summer to teach other theater professors how to get the most out of digital technologies. “I’m excited about this grant because it speaks to the growing significance of digital scholarship in theater and performance studies.”

Sophie de Bruijn ’18 Jokes Her Way to an Honor’s Project on Comedy and Politics

Besides reading a lot of history and theory, Sophie de Brujin ’18 been watching three to four hours of comedy a day — and writing her own material. “I’ve always been into comedy and watched comedy but didn’t have the historical grounding or context that I’m getting now, and that has been interesting and super helpful for me as a performer,” she said.

Bowdoin Students Take Modern Dance Production to Northampton Spring Dance Festival

Assistant Professor of Dance Aretha Aoki concluded the spring semester by taking students from her modern dance class to perform in Northampton, MA, as part of a month-long festival called MAYDANCE. This gave students the opportunity to share the stage with some of the top names in contemporary dance.

Bowdoin Grads’ Shakespeare-Inspired Comedy Show Gets Rave Reviews in NYC

Maggie Seymour ’16 and Olivia Atwood ’17 have taken their show to New York City, and the reception couldn’t be better. Writing in the online theater magazine Curtain Up, Deirdre Donavon said “15 Villainous Fools has winning simplicity,” describing Atwood and Seymour as “terrific clowns,” who give the old play a “new immediacy.”

Spring Dance Concert 2017, with Guest Artist Rakiya Orange ’11

The Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance in early May presented an evening of original works performed by Bowdoin Dance students and choreographed by faculty Gwyneth Jones and Aretha Aoki. The show included guest performance by Bowdoin alumna Rakiya Orange ’11 and presentations of student choreography.

Spring Dance Concert 2017: A Preview

This year, the much heralded annual Spring Dance Concert will feature several original pieces, including one by guest artist Rakiya Orange, who graduated from Bowdoin in 2011.

Original Student Comedy Headed for NYC Theater

After a successful run at theater festivals last summer, a play by Maggie Seymour ’16 and senior Olivia Atwood has been picked up by the People’s Improv Theater in New York City.

Studying Fictional Spy James Bond Through the Lens of Critical Theory

First Year seminar examines cultural impact of James Bond, including how 007 is represented in video games.