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Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College

Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME

March 2015

Spring Dance Concert

March 6, 2015, 7:30 PMMarch 7, 2015, 7:30 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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This performance will feature Assistant Professor Annie Kloppenberg's professional company in the premiere of Entrances and Echoes and a thesis project by Sara Gibbons '15, Into the Frame of Us. Heralded by the Boston Globe as "a choreographer of nuances," Kloppenberg presents a thematic doubling in Entrances and Echoes, playing with anonymity, togetherness, and the spaces between. The cast comprises celebrated professional dancers from Boston, Washington, D.C., and New York City. Gibbons's Into the Frame of Us explores the oversaturation…

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September 2015

To Hip Hop With Love

September 26, 2015, 7:00 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Composed of three separate pieces, “Broadway to Hip-Hop,” “Sounds of Movement,” and “L.O.V.E.,” and supported by an eclectic soundtrack of music ranging from legendary rapper Busta Rhymes to the classic voice of Sammy Davis Jr. to poetry by Maya Angelou, To Hip-Hop With Love offers a kaleidoscopic view of African-American entertainment traditions. With the technical facility of hip hop, the sophistication of the glory days of the Cotton Club, the flash of Rat Pack era Las Vegas, and elements of…

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October 2015

Making Space

October 23, 2015, 7:30 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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A concert of original dance and theater works, Making Space is a new, multidisciplinary project performed by students and created by guest artists from the company The Space We Make, with a vignette by professional TSWM dancers and musicians. TSWM probes the innate sensitivity towards the connection between space and those who inhabit it in collaboration with a diverse artist collective comprising dancers, musicians, visual artists, and writers.

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Reimagining Our Relationship to the Natural World

October 26, 2015, 7:00 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Body is Earth, our bones breath and blood are the minerals, air and water inside us, not separate but same. And dance — movement — is an essential way to experience this interconnectedness. In this lecture/performance, Andrea Olsen, professor of dance at Middlebury College, will explore somatic movement practices and the process of "changing lenses" to increase awareness beyond personal, familial, and cultural views.

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November 2015

Nina

November 9, 2015, 7:30 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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What makes a happy life? The 50-year friendship of two concentration camp survivors is challenged by the death of a daughter and subsequent questions about the nature and mysteries of the human will. Nina is a journey into identity, loss, memory, and the power of female friendship. Written by Professor of Theater and Dance Lynne Conner. Tickets are free. Cosponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities.

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December 2015

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

December 4, 2015December 5, 2015
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Adapted from Salman Rushdie’s award-winning novel, Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a rollicking roller-coaster journey through strange new lands—where chatter and silence battle for control, where a child must follow an elusive path toward adulthood. It is also a celebration of stories, their value, their joy, and the need to keep them free. Three Performances: Friday, December 4, 7:30 p.m Saturday, December 5, 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. Click to reserve your free tickets.

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April 2016

In the Garden of Live Flowers

April 8, 2016, 7:30 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Colby’s Department of Theater and Dance presents a one-night-only performance of In the Garden of Live Flowers, winner of the Kennedy Center David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award.  Written by Attilio Favorini and by Professor Lynne Conner, this original play about environmentalist Rachel Carson’s valiant fight to publish Silent Spring is part of the Community, Culture, and Conservation: Sustaining Landscapes and Livelihoods Conference. Tickets are free and can be reserved here.

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The New Works Festival

April 21, 2016, 7:30 PM
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Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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What does the future of live performance look like? Find out at the 2016 New Works Festival, where emerging playwrights, choreographers, actors, dancers, designers, and stage technicians premiere new adventures in the dance+theater+design realm. The Department of Theater and Dance presents the latest findings from its ongoing performance labs showcasing the work of 69 Colby students as part of the Colby Liberal Arts Symposium. The festival runs April 21-23 at 7:30 each night. Tickets are free and can be reserved here.

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September 2016

The Life and Death of Queen Margaret

September 23, 2016, 7:30 PM
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Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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The Life and Death of Queen Margaret is a dance-theater performance which tells the life story of Margaret of Anjou — a fierce, strong-willed, and independent woman who was both an historical figure and also one of Shakespeare's greatest characters. Her rise to leadership and subsequent downfall, portrayed through bitingly relevant and alarmingly prescient 400-year-old texts, hold a necessary mirror up to our modern society. Co-created and directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Toby Vera Bercovici, this play combines full scenes…

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October 2016

Constellations

October 7, 2016, 8:00 PM
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Constellations is a multimedia theater piece by Alexis Atkinson ’15 that aims to reflect and track the psychological and emotional development of a young black female. The one-woman play utilizes different modes of storytelling — prose, narrative anecdote, spoken word, and poetry — to explore the depth of how one can experience marginalization. An unnamed Lead takes the audience on a tour through the Garden of Dreams, a holding space for unrealized aspirations and the unresolved past. The piece travels through…

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November 2016

The Master Builder

November 17, 2016, 7:30 PM
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Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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The Master Builder is one of the later plays of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, known around the world as “the father of modern drama.” It tells the story of aging architect Halvard Solness, a man who fears being made obsolete by the younger generation, and his encounter with Hilde Wangel, a young woman come knocking on his door to claim a prize which once he promised her. The dense fabric of this play blends realism, symbolism, and magic to explore…

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December 2016

Boxers, Ethnographers, Bullfighters, Workers, Printers

December 2, 2016, 7:30 PM
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Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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This dance performance features a collection of new works. A highlight — the now annual First Year Dance Project — this year will be choreographed by Theater and Dance majors Leah Bilodeau ’17 and Kathryn Butler ’17 with light design by Lucy Soucek ’18. Also featured is new work by teaching artists Orlando Hunter and Ricarrdo Valentine of Brotherhood Dance; outcomes of Assistant Professor Sonja Thomas’ Critical Race Feminisms and Tap Dance course; and a significant new work directed by…

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February 2017

Lost With You: A New Musical

February 9, 2017, 7:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until February 11, 2017

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Thursday, February 9, 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 10, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 7:30 p.m. Lost With You is a new musical that tells the story of a family who never seem to be in sync with one another. Emulating her mother as a successful owner of a local iced tea company, Juliette sells lemonade in the hopes of getting out of the small town and becoming somebody. Meanwhile, Juliette’s older brother, Jerome, plays chess alone, never having felt like…

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March 2017

The Opulence of Integrity

March 10, 2017, 7:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until March 11, 2017

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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“To be born, branded by history, burdened by responsibility, and inspired towards greatness requires a committed heart and an opulence of integrity.” — Choreographer Christal Brown The Spring Dance Concert features guest artist Christal Brown’s company in The Opulence of Integrity and new work by Senior Theater and Dance Major Kathryn Butler. Butler’s multi-phased and multi-faceted honors thesis work takes a complex look at collaborative creative processes both in person and via mediated experience, and this project merges the research…

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April 2017

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

April 7, 2017, 7:30 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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White Rabbit Red Rabbit has been called a play. But it’s a lively, global sensation that no one is allowed to talk about. Its award-winning playwright, Nassim Soleimanpour, is Iranian. His words have escaped censorship and are awaiting your audience. Slyly humorous and audaciously pointed, this “theater-entertainment-meets-social experiment” is unlike anything and will make you question everything. Performed by Kaylee Pomelow ’19. Seating is first come, first served. This performance is recommended for mature audiences only. Talk back facilitated by Associate Professor of History John Turner with Visiting…

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Late, A Cowboy Song

April 21, 2017, 7:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until April 22, 2017

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Mary, foundering in her romantic relationship, meets a female cowboy who becomes her escape. Late, A Cowboy Song, by Sarah Ruhl, is a play about art, soup, and the freedom of learning to ride a horse. The text is lean and beautiful and includes live music. This production will be helmed by the students in the directing class, each one tackling a part of the whole. They will work in collaboration with students from the “Introduction to Design” class to create…

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July 2017

Opera Scenes

July 20, 2017, 7:00 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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AMF Opera Workshop's Vocal Institute was established with the express purpose of identifying and nurturing gifted singers for careers in the professional world of opera. Join us for an evening featuring highlights from some of the most important opera scenes.

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A Rachmaninoff Retrospective

July 26, 2017, 2:00 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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AMF Opera Workshop's Vocal Institute was established with the express purpose of identifying and nurturing gifted singers for careers in the professional world of opera.

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August 2017

Community Voices: An Evening with J.P. Devine

August 17, 2017, 7:00 PM8:00 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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This evening will feature author and columnist J.P. Devine in a conversation with Morning Sentinel journalist Amy Calder. A post-interview book signing opportunity will be available. Tickets are required for this free event; for more information visit the Community Voices: An Evening with JP Devine Facebook event page. Doors open at 6:30.

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September 2017

Old Flame in Concert

September 30, 2017, 7:30 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Old Flame was formed in the mire of the 2017 presidential election with one unshakable intention: to make their art as an active form of resistance and never cease. Born in the DIY basements, garages, and fields of western Massachusetts, the indie-rock band spins grit, unapologetic politics, and honey-rasp vocals into a psychedelic punk-rock nostalgia, whose edge is a howling afterglow of raw blues. Old Flame’s debut single, folk-rock strain “Smoke Show,” has been well-worn on the airwaves of WMUA…

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February 2018

Scenes from an Execution

February 9, 2018February 10, 2018
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. What would drive a woman to paint the truth—especially when she was commissioned by the church and state to create a massive, glorified homage to the most important naval contest in human history? Perhaps it was the thousands upon thousands of Turkish Muslims, brutally slaughtered by the Holy Christian armada in only five hours. Perhaps it was something sordid and unspeakable from her personal life. Or maybe she just didn’t like having a bunch…

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Portland Ballet Collaboration: Origins

February 19, 2018, 7:30 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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In partnership with the Portland Ballet, we are pleased to present ORIGINS, a new work by internationally recognized dancer and choreographer Yury Yanowsky. Mr. Yanowsky’s professional performance career spanned two decades with Boston Ballet. He has set choreography on Boston Ballet, Boston Ballet II, and Festival Ballet Providence, along with other established companies and for international galas. In 2015, he won the Choreography Award in the prestigious Erik Bruhn Ballet Competition. He is on the faculty at Harvard University and…

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March 2018

The Wonderful World of Dissocia

March 15, 2018March 17, 2018
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 Take a trip to a curious land unlike any other. The innovative Scottish playwright Anthony Neilson has created The Wonderful World of Dissocia, where young everywoman Lisa Jones finds herself on a quest to recover a missing piece of herself. There she discovers that nothing is as it seems. A cunning mix of fantasy, comedy, music, and drama, the play entertains while it asks difficult questions. How do you make sense of a seemingly…

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April 2018

Storytelling in Old Age

April 6, 2018April 7, 2018
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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by Nick Pattison '18 Showcasing both the rich history and daily life of older people, an intergenerational audience will learn to understand ways that disease, age, and ability interact with the life of older people. Based on narratives from residents at Lakewood Nursing Home in Waterville, this show will provide some of the deepest ways of understanding our very existence, not only with regard to age, but also in relation to each of our destinies. While fostering care and comfort…

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How to Start Over

April 20, 2018April 21, 2018
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30 We’ve been waiting for you. Ephiria lies beyond the red door. Take the next step; make the Switch. A culmination of a year’s worth of research and writing, this immersive production seeks to break the boundaries of conventional performance and explores what it means to blur the lines between performer and spectator. Join us with an open mind and the willingness to say yes. A senior capstone production by Katie Monteleone ’18. FMI: Katie…

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Quicksand: A Dance Concert

April 27, 2018April 28, 2018
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Live performance is ephemeral. Sometimes we slip into it and sometimes it drips through our grasp; we experience its impact more palpably than we can recreate individual moments. This evening of new work highlights that ephemeral process of meaning-making as performers, audience members, and student choreographers together negotiate performances of passing realities. The performance features a new piece by guest artist Jenna Riegel of the Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, as well as senior capstone projects by Julia Borges…

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May 2018

Shift 19

May 4, 2018May 5, 2018
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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A staged reading of a play by Kaylee Pomelow, Colby Class of '19, May 4 and 5 at 7:30. The coffee is on and the pressure is brewing. A culmination of a yearlong independent study in full-length playwriting, Shift 19 by Kaylee Pomelow ’19 explores family dynamics, youth, class, and independence through the lenses of members of a barely functional family, as their tangled web of dependence starts to collapse on itself. Tickets available online or at the door. FMI:…

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September 2018

Methtacular!

September 17, 2018, 7:30 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Methtacular! is the brutally honest story of writer/performer Steven Strafford’s three years as a crystal meth addict in Chicago. Remarkably, the account of his exploits manages to be simultaneously hilarious and devastating. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience this heartfelt, fun, and searingly honest memoir directly from someone who’s been through the worst and came out the other side…with jazz hands. This performance includes an audience talkback with Strafford after the performance. CONTENT ADVISORY: Methtacular! contains frank and explicit language regarding drug use, domestic…

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October 2018

Antigone

October 10, 2018, 7:30 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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The American Shakespeare Center and the Department of Theater and Dance present Sophocles' Antigone, directed by Doreen Bechtol and sponsored by Richard B. Smith. In the aftermath of her brothers’ bloody war, Antigone is left torn. Her brother Eteocles will be honored, but her brother Polyneices will be shamed and denied funeral rites. In this ancient tale, Antigone stands for morality in spite of punishment as one of the earliest heroines in drama. Sophocles’s drama from 441 BC holds startling relevance…

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Set in the Living Room of a Small Town American Play

October 25, 2018, 7:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until October 27, 2018

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Jaclyn Backhaus’s Set in the Living Room of a Small Town American Play is the story of a group of middle- and working-class suburbanites living in Illinois in 1947, all enmeshed in their own tragedies. The play is rooted in the American drama of the 1940s and 1950s, and it playfully explores that style, as well as the pursuit of the American dream. Tickets available online or at the door. (The opening night (10/25) performance of this show will include a…

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Set in the Living Room Talkback and Feedback

October 29, 2018, 4:15 PM5:15 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Come enjoy snacks, give your feedback, and pose questions to the cast and creative team of Set in the Living Room of a Small Town American Play. This informal meeting will be moderated by Matthew Cumbie of the Dance Exchange. Cumbie will lead us through Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process.

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The Dance Exchange

October 30, 2018, 4:30 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Over their forty-two year history, Dance Exchange has remained committed to breaking boundaries between stage and audience, theater and community, movement and language, tradition and the unexplored. They are known for innovative performance projects and creative practices that engage communities and partners across wide ranging disciplines, and for catalyzing collaborations across generations and communities that ignite inquiry and inspire change. In this animated keynote — a public event that combines performance excerpts, multimedia projections, and participatory engagements— Associate Artistic Director Matthew Cumbie, Associate Artist Bimbola…

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November 2018

Theater and Dance Fall Performance Projects

November 30, 2018, 7:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until December 1, 2018

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Fall Performance Projects includes new works by four student choreographers; highlights first year students in the first year theater and dance projects directed by senior majors Gabriella Foster and Kaylee Pomelow; and features a powerful solo by Visiting Assistant Professor Tsaibwom Akuchu. FPP highlights products of curricular creative research that emphasize experimentation, collaboration, and hybridity. Tickets available online or at the door.

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December 2018

Theater and Dance Fall Performance Projects

December 1, 2018, 7:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until December 1, 2018

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Fall Performance Projects includes new works by four student choreographers; highlights first year students in the first year theater and dance projects directed by senior majors Gabriella Foster and Kaylee Pomelow; and features a powerful solo by Visiting Assistant Professor Tsaibwom Akuchu. FPP highlights products of curricular creative research that emphasize experimentation, collaboration, and hybridity. Tickets available online or at the door.

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February 2019

The End of Men: An Ode to Ocean

February 7, 7:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until February 8, 2019

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Interweaving demanding physicality with spoken dialogue, sonic religiosity, and sublime virtuosity, creator and Colby Theater and Dance Visiting Assistant Professor Vanessa Anspaugh investigates masculine vulnerability and the historical and unyielding dynamics of cultural domination. From her subject position as a lesbian choreographer and mother to a young son, Anspaugh, along with an all male cast, explores how power lives in, and between, all of the participating bodies. Very limited seating. Tickets available online or at the door.

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The End of Men: An Ode to Ocean

February 8, 7:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until February 8, 2019

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Interweaving demanding physicality with spoken dialogue, sonic religiosity, and sublime virtuosity, creator and Colby Theater and Dance Visiting Assistant Professor Vanessa Anspaugh investigates masculine vulnerability and the historical and unyielding dynamics of cultural domination. From her subject position as a lesbian choreographer and mother to a young son, Anspaugh, along with an all male cast, explores how power lives in, and between, all of the participating bodies. Very limited seating. Tickets available online or at the door.

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March 2019

Strings

March 7, 7:30 PM
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One event on March 8, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on March 9, 2019 at 2:00pm

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
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The Departments of Computer Science, Music and Theater and Dance Present Strings March 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at 2 p.m. How can we as individuals act meaningfully in imbalanced systems? Strings interconnects lights, sound, lasers, sensors and performers to explore our world of all-pervasive computation. Systems breathe. We are in a constant flow with the social, cultural, technological world in and around us. Strings explores this feedback loop by giving performers the power to affect the light and…

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Strings

March 8, 7:30 PM
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One event on March 8, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on March 9, 2019 at 2:00pm

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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The Departments of Computer Science, Music and Theater and Dance Present Strings March 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at 2 p.m. How can we as individuals act meaningfully in imbalanced systems? Strings interconnects lights, sound, lasers, sensors and performers to explore our world of all-pervasive computation. Systems breathe. We are in a constant flow with the social, cultural, technological world in and around us. Strings explores this feedback loop by giving performers the power to affect the light and…

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Strings

March 9, 2:00 PM
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One event on March 8, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on March 9, 2019 at 2:00pm

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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The Departments of Computer Science, Music and Theater and Dance Present Strings March 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at 2 p.m. How can we as individuals act meaningfully in imbalanced systems? Strings interconnects lights, sound, lasers, sensors and performers to explore our world of all-pervasive computation. Systems breathe. We are in a constant flow with the social, cultural, technological world in and around us. Strings explores this feedback loop by giving performers the power to affect the light and…

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April 2019

Guillermo Gómez-Peña: The Most (un) Documented Mexican Artist

April 9, 7:00 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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In his latest solo work, Guillermo Gómez-Peña draws from his 30-year-old living archive and combines new and classic performance material to present a unique perspective on the immediate future of the Americas. Combining spoken-word poetry, activist theory, radical storytelling, and language experimentation, Gómez-Peña offers critical and humorous commentary about the art world, academia, new technologies, the culture of war and violence in the U.S., organized crime in Mexico, gender and race politics, and the latest wave of complications surrounding gentrification in the…

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Arabica Vibes

April 19, 7:00 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Part of the Colby Fringe Festival, this Dabke night and poetry event features the Boston Dabke Troup, brought to Colby by Fulbright Scholar Amira Chatti in collaboration with the Theater and Dance Department, the Colby International Club, and the Colby Cultural Events Committee. FMI: Amira Chatti, achatti@colby.edu

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May 2019

bodymods

May 3, 7:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until May 4, 2019

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
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An informal showing of performative sculpture by Brit Biddle ’19, Dominic Malia ’21, and Chang Zhang ’20 Friday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. What happens when sculpture meets live performance? Students in AR/TD268 Design Thinking Studio: Performative Sculpture explored this question through the design and fabrication of body modifications based on themes explored from personal life experience. Together with professional choreographer Molly Gawler, Colby faculty Bradley Borthwick (Art) and Jim Thurston (Theater and Dance)…

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bodymods

May 4, 7:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until May 4, 2019

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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An informal showing of performative sculpture by Brit Biddle ’19, Dominic Malia ’21, and Chang Zhang ’20 Friday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. What happens when sculpture meets live performance? Students in AR/TD268 Design Thinking Studio: Performative Sculpture explored this question through the design and fabrication of body modifications based on themes explored from personal life experience. Together with professional choreographer Molly Gawler, Colby faculty Bradley Borthwick (Art) and Jim Thurston (Theater and Dance)…

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October 2019

Break, Burn, Build 2019: Fall Performance Experiments

October 5, 3:00 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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The Department of Theater and Dance presents a short program of new works that features the full range of performance research created in the department, including theater, dance, design, and hybrid dance theater. First-year students and theater and dance majors and minors will share the stage in both student- and faculty-directed new works. Developed in a short period, these projects highlight collaboration, experimentalism, and inquiry-based creative research. The performance celebrates the opportunity to share those processes on stage. Tickets are…

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Dans L’Engrenage (In the Gears)

October 8, 7:00 PM
Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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A French Hip Hop Performance with Compagnie Dyptik Finding your place, precarious as it may be. You fight for it. Fight to keep it. Beyond the inner workings of society. Beyond conventions. Beyond the common good. Beyond individual liberties. You play around the rules to keep going. Even to the point of transgression. Even if it means doing wrong. Even if those put upon rise up. They believe in something better. They are committed. In the face of all opposition.…

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November 2019

Wendy and the Neckbeards

November 14, 7:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until November 15, 2019

One event on November 16, 2019 at 2:00pm

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
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Wendy, a 17-year-old plus-sized, body-positive makeup artist with her own YouTube channel, is having her life exploded by internet trolls. In the meantime, Jess discovers that her long-term boyfriend Chad spends his time harassing young women on the internet to “blow off steam”. From here, the two stories converge in a hilarious and insightful examination of the current era of internet harassment, toxic masculinity, and the cycle of abuse towards women in America. This play by Kari Bentley-Quinn will be…

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Wendy and the Neckbeards

November 15, 7:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until November 15, 2019

One event on November 16, 2019 at 2:00pm

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Wendy, a 17-year-old plus-sized, body-positive makeup artist with her own YouTube channel, is having her life exploded by internet trolls. In the meantime, Jess discovers that her long-term boyfriend Chad spends his time harassing young women on the internet to “blow off steam”. From here, the two stories converge in a hilarious and insightful examination of the current era of internet harassment, toxic masculinity, and the cycle of abuse towards women in America. This play by Kari Bentley-Quinn will be…

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Wendy and the Neckbeards

November 16, 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until November 15, 2019

One event on November 16, 2019 at 2:00pm

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Wendy, a 17-year-old plus-sized, body-positive makeup artist with her own YouTube channel, is having her life exploded by internet trolls. In the meantime, Jess discovers that her long-term boyfriend Chad spends his time harassing young women on the internet to “blow off steam”. From here, the two stories converge in a hilarious and insightful examination of the current era of internet harassment, toxic masculinity, and the cycle of abuse towards women in America. This play by Kari Bentley-Quinn will be…

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