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Inclusive Theatre and Accessibility Design

Abelson Claire and Ritter Sophie Portraits AFarid 0001Master's of Teaching students Claire Abelson '20, MAT '21 and Sophie Ritter '20, MAT '21 focus on inclusive theatre. The Colleges' first video streaming production Tone a Blind Eye was…
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HWS Theatre Creates Video Production Tone a Blind Eye

Tone a Blind Eye“What struck me about Hansel and Gretel is the narrative about the parents leaving the children because they can't afford to feed them, which Ed Hallborg brought to my attention was something that happened with regularity during the European Famine,” May says. To write Tone a Blind Eye, students grappled with topics surrounding poverty and trauma, including how hunger is weaponized against people, and the true meaning of happily ever after in a story about abandonment and famine.
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Theatre Department Stages a Supernatural Saunter

Winter Play KColton-0161BInspired by the spiritualist leanings of the founder of William Smith College, a new audio production by the HWS Theatre Department invites listeners to explore a third coordinate school on…
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Theatre in a Pandemic: Faculty Create and Connect

Variety Show 1Theatre Department faculty share the ways they continue to connect and create despite social distancing guidelines and protocols required by the coronavirus pandemic. Classes have begun and planning and rehearsals…
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Just Co Vote Educates Viewers on Voting

Just Co Vote PuppetsWith the election fast approaching, Associate Professor of Theatre Heather May has co-created a series of online videos featuring a cast of puppets meant to help people understand the ins…
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2020-2021 Season

The Vaudeville Variety Traveling Show, October 2020, directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Chris Hatch

Supernatural Saunter: The Spirit(s) of William Smith, February 2021, directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Chris Woodworth

Tone a Blind Eye, April 2021, directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Heather May

Student Profile



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