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Having the Stuff [PDF]

NY Times Review (Eric Grode) of CHIMERA (Suli Holum '97 and Deb Stein '99) at Here Arts Center in New York.  Other reviews of the show are available at lighingandsoundamerica.com, TDF.org, Backstage.com, NewYorkTheatreReview.blogpsot.com.

 

Inventing the Abacus [PDF]

Lars Jan '00 interviewed in Interview Magazine for ABACUS at the Sundance Film Festival.

 

Abacus

Theater alum Lars Jan '00 presented his multimedia piece ABACUS, an official selection of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah in February. Jan has worked for three years on ABACUS,  which he describes as "a visually immersive, genre-bending presentation exploring the future of national borders and how contemporary persuasion works." In style, the presentation assumes a TED-talk fused with the grand gestures of megachurch media design, all while utilizing emerging technologies and stunning visual effects. From the Swarthmore News, January 2012.

 

Freedom Club [PDF]

Adriano Shaplin (Visiting Instructor of Playwriting) was interviewed and featured in Theater Journal (41:2) for his recent play FREEDOM CLUB.

 

God Save Gertrude [PDF]

Alum Deborah Stein '99 won acclaim for her play GOD SAVE GERTRUDE, which was recently published in Theatre Forum in its entirety.

 

Baby It's You

Martín Carrillo '97 won the 2010 NAACP Theatre Award in Los Angeles for  Best Sound Design for an Equity Production for his work on a production of the musical BABY IT'S YOU at the Pasadena Playhouse in their 2009-2010 season.  Martín was a Theater major and worked as a production intern in the LPAC Staff Office for several years after graduating from the College. From Variety, November 2009.

 

An Eye on the Future [PDF]

American Theatre magazine asked 26 theatre artists, "what do you imagine might happen in American Theatre over the course of the next quarter-century?" Professor Matt Saunders replies with a thoughtful discourse on evolution.

 

Now That's Entertainment

Wilson Hall '95 and Krister Johnson '95 use parody as a religious comic singing duo. From the College Bulletin, October 2009.

 

Hurlyburly in the Crum

Jacquline Vitale '09 staged a production of MACBETH Crum Meadow that featured Dan Perlstein '09's musical direction and sound design.  From the College Bulletin, July 2009.

 

Skyscrapers and Emptiness

Although he does not have any Jewish ancestry he is aware of, Zadara '99 sees Jewish-Polish culture-which once stood on the brink of annihilation-as part of his heritage. From the College Bulletin, April 2009.

 

Swarthmore at the Fringe [PDF]

A Guide to the September 2007 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe—and Their Connections to the College. From the College Bulletin, December 2007.

See Sanda Fly [PDF]

Sanda Balaban '94 helps empower New York Principals, teachers, and students.
From the College Bulletin, September 2007.

 

Books + Arts [PDF]

Comic Chaos. Includes a review of Kill Me Like You Mean It, a play by the Swarthmore-spawned Stolen Chair Theatre Company. From the College Bulletin, March 2007.

 

It's rigorous, demanding, challenging, exhausting, exhilarating [PDF]

—and that's what students love about Swarthmore's Honors Program. From the College Bulletin, September 2006.

 

Swarthmore and Oscar [PDF]

From the College Bulletin, June 2006.

 

Theater of Diplomacy [PDF]

Lars Jan '00 Engages Western and Islamic Tensions through Direct Artistic Exchange.
From the College Bulletin, March 2006.

 

Invitation to Play (Cover Story) [PDF]

The Innovative Pig Iron Theatre Co. leaps onto the national and international stage. From the College Bulletin, June 2002.

 

Comic Relief on Campus [PDF]

From the College Bulletin, December 2000.

 

Steps of Change [PDF]

Newly democratic Poland is home to Swarthmore's latest foregin study program—an unusual combination of environmental engineering and modern dance. From the College Bulletin, December 1999.