The curtain in Brehmer Theater opened to reveal Yamai Tsunao kneeling under a single spotlight on stage. He was dressed in a stiff, dark-colored Hakama costume, and his only prop was a brightly colored fan. He sang in a deep, full voice, moving through a series of deliberate, careful gestures.
A group of ten students representing the Colgate Entertainment Group explored the worlds of film and television on January 14 and 15 in Los Angeles, while a second group of students learned more about the real estate field in New York City.
Read student accounts of the two trips below.
During the LA immersion trip, alumni explained their paths to their current positions — grads like Stephen Brown ’81, EVP of programming and development at 20th Century Fox Television; Steven Brookman ’81, head of Motion Picture Business Affairs at the Creative Arts Agency; Eugene Young ’81, president of Ryan Seacrest Productions; and Amanda Brown ’01, vice president of production at Paramount Pictures.
From a bilingual presentation to a moonlit canoe ride, here are some events to check out next week before heading out for the mid-term break.
Mirta Yáñez, a renowned writer known for her short stories, essays, and poetry will be on campus Tuesday, October 7, to read from her work in a bilingual presentation.
Colgate students are sharing their experiences conducting research with faculty members on campus and in the field. This post is by Ben Mandell ’14 who, after graduating with a theater major and Spanish minor, discovered a unique type of theater that combined both of his academic pursuits.
LONEtheater was a theatrical experience different than any other. Read more
Marjorie Bradley Kellogg, associate professor of English and scene designer at Colgate, was recently awarded The Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design. The prestigious award was presented by the Theatre Development Fund earlier this month at the Hudson Theater in New York City.
Kellogg was presented with the award by Kenny Leon, the director whose most recent Broadway work includes Holler If Ya Hear Me, A Raisin in the Sun, and Fences.
In honor of the Bard’s 450th birthday today, here are some pictures from Colgate’s production of The Taming of the Shrew. The student theater group Masque and Triangle performed the play last weekend on the Merrill House lawn. Photos by Anna Heil ’16
“Sit by my side, and let the world slip: we shall ne’er be younger.”
― William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew