We are going to SMITH COLLEGE!
We are thrilled to announce that Dirty Talk and World Kin Ensemble have been invited to Smith College in Northampton, MA as guest artists for a residency during Jan Term 2015. Smith offers theatre enthusiasts extraordinary opportunities both on and off the stage. The theatre program features some 35 courses in acting, directing, design, playwriting, literature, history and dramatic theory.
The theatre department, which has between 30 and 40 majors, welcomes students to audition for and participate in its productions. It is part of the Five College Theatre Department consortium, which mounts numerous theatre productions each season, including musical theatre, opera, and a range of classic, contemporary and original works. The department season consists of four major productions, directed by faculty and students, including a festival of one-act plays.
Smith's theatre department presents an adventurous mix of plays from a variety of cultures, periods and genres on its two stages, Theatre 14 (a 490 seat proscenium stage) and its flexible black box stage, Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre. Recent seasons have featured Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour, directed by guest artist Austin Pendleton; Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House; the Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive, by Paula Vogel; an original adaptation of Isabel Allende's Stories of Eva Luna; and the world premiere of the Chinese drama The Golden Lotus, written and directed by internationally renowned artist Wang Yansong.
World Kin Ensemble will conduct workshops and classes with students over a week long period, interviewing students, faculty and community members in the five-college area. The residency will culminate in the presentation of a new piece of theatre with students and community members.