Theatre program


Fact or Truth? History-Based Playwriting: A talk by Syracuse Stage Associate Artistic Director Kyle Bass

Kyle Bass PhotoJoin HWS Theatre for a talk by playwright, screenwriter and dramaturg Kyle Bass on creating history-based theatre.  HWS Theatre, in collaboration with the Summer Research Fellowship Program, will host a…
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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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