Festival Playhouse Newsletter- WI’22 Week 5

Heavy snowfall just in time for Winter Break? Sounds about right. What are you planning to do with your snowy weekend? Do y’all still sled down the quad on caf trays?

Well, the Theatre Department never rests. We are gearing up for tech week and the performance for Acting Shakespeare in the Dungeon Theatre February 9-12 at 7:30pm and Sunday February 13 at 2pm. There will be an Opening Night Talk Back after the performance on February 10. Masks and proof of vaccination required, seating is limited and tickets can be purchased in advance here: Ludus – Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College

Matthew Swarthout ‘22 will be undertaking Sir Ian McKellen’s one-person show, Acting Shakespeare.This show will encompass both Matthew’s and McKellen’s insight into Shakespeare’s plays, featuring monologues and scenes from Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, and more. This production is produced by Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College and is part of the Senior Performance Series.

Did everyone see the copy from the New York Arts Program that Ren Pruis sent out last week? Lots of good stuff happening in New York deadlines to apply are approaching: Round 1 is February 15 and Round 2 is March 1. Go straight to the application here.

Text: New York Arts Program

This is not only a great experience but opens many doors in the future. Two Alumni, Alysia Homminga and Kate Kreiss, are both working at Lee Strasberg Theatre &  Film Institute.

Audition Opportunity: Kalamazoo College Department of Theatre- Auditions for Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet are Week 1, Tues.-Wed., March 29-30. Needed: 5 Men of Color, and 5 Women of Color. For more information: https://theatre.kzoo.edu/opportunities/auditions/

Summer acting work at Dunes Arts Foundation submit audition tape by February 25. Link for more info: https://www.dunesarts.org/theatre

Employment Opportunity: Arts Midwest is hiring 2 Program Managers for virtual positions. Deadline to apply is February 24. https://www.artsmidwest.org/about/employment/2022-program-managersProgram Managers | Arts Midwest

Arts Midwest is hiring TWO Program Managers to oversee initiatives that center creativity, equity, capacity building, and community building. These positions will work as part of a collaborative and adaptive team. We are committed to maintaining a workforce that is diverse across many lines of difference. Wow! You made it to the end! Now go outside and have a sled for me.

Professor Lori Sands

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