Theater Dance Department

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.

Behind the Scenes at the Krazy Kat Production

If you want to escape from reality for eighty minutes this week, check out the show Krazy Kat, featuring a kaleidoscope of existential characters as they explore the forces of life, love, and the pursuit of bricks against the backdrop of an enchanted desert.

How Digital Technologies Are Changing Our Relationship to History and Performance

“I make the argument that digital technologies—computers, audio recordings, smart phones and things like that—change our relationship to history and performance.”

Orientation Play Explores Class of 2020’s Diverse Perspectives

Jelin, a computer science and math major, and a theater minor, has helped produce Perspectives each year for the past three years. He said he was first inspired to get involved after seeing the production himself as a first-year student and understanding its potential. “It’s a unique and powerful way of approaching diversity,” he said, one that can ably demonstrate the breadth of experiences and outlooks contained within one college class.

Bowdoin’s Killeen in Venice for an Unusual Production of Shakespeare’s “Merchant”

Associate Professor of Theater Abigail Killeen is currently in Italy for the premiere this week of a production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, in the city where the play is set.

Watch: Spring Dance 2016 Show

The dance department staged its spring dance May 5-7, 2016,  in Pickard Theater. Five dance classes performed—from beginner to advanced—and Julian Andrews ’17 screened a work he composed in an independent study.

Faculty Collaboration Highlights Chekhov as “Thinker” as well as “Playwright”

“Some may call him (Chekhov) a proto-existentialist. He presents his characters with such problems as how to find the meaning of life in the modern world, things that I think are still relevant today.”

Bowdoin to Celebrate 400 Years of Shakespeare

To honor the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, a theater professor and an English professor will present a lecture and demonstration on the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays.

Cue Lights! New LED Lamps Enhance Bowdoin’s Theatrical Offerings, And Save Money

The Bowdoin theater and dance department’s new LED lights use up to 90 percent less power than conventional stage lighting fixtures

Killeen’s ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ Sets Shakespeare on a 1960s Campus

Assistant Professor of Theater Abigail Killeen has an original take on “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. It’s a setting, she says, which proves the timelessness of Shakespeare’s work and a fitting way to remember ‘the bard’ on the 400th anniversary of his death. “Love’s Labour’s Lost” runs March 3-5. Listen to Abigail […]

Seven Bowdoin Faculty Granted Tenure

At its recent meeting in Boston (February 4-6, 2016), the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees promoted seven faculty members to tenured positions.

Five, Six, Seven, Eight: Students Shimmy, Pivot and Pirouette in Two December Dance Shows

The Dance Department staged its traditional December dance show this year with guest artists from Laura Peterson Choreography. A week later, seven student dance groups, plus the drumming ensemble Taiko, put on their regular end-of-semester performance. Watch both shows — Student Club Winter Dance Show and the Dance Department’s December Show with Guest Artist Laura […]

Theater and Dance Dept. Presents Annual December Dance Concert Dec. 3-5

The Department of Theater and Dance presents the annual December Dance Concert Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 3, 4 and 5, at 8 p.m. in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall.

Bowdoin’s Newest Tenure-Track Faculty

Several tenure-track professors joined Bowdoin’s faculty this year to teach and do research in a number of fields — math, Romance languages, chemistry, digital and computational studies, theater and dance, Asian studies, history and sociology.

The Amish Project – Oct 5, 2015

a one-woman theatrical investigation into a shooting that shook the Amish community to its roots

Bedlam’s “Twelfth Night” – Sept 28, 2015

a contemporary, lively reappraisal of a classic

Sondheim on Sondheim – Nov 12-14, 2015

a funny, affectionate and revealing tribute to musical theater’s greatest living composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim!