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Festival Playhouse Production Addresses Institutional Racism

Festival Playhouse Production Poster for K A Festival Playhouse production written over the past two years by Kalamazoo College students is challenging administrators and faculty to better fight institutional racism, and students to consider their own biases. In the play, simply titled K, Aija Turner ’23 […]

Honors Convocation Lauds Students’ Achievements

Honors Day Convocation More than 250 students were recognized Friday during the annual Honors Day Convocation for excellence in academics and leadership. Students were recognized in six divisions: Fine Arts, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences, […]

Kits Allow Lighting Students to Shine on

Two students assemble lighting kits with a blue filter   After assembling, shipping and delivering several large kits, Kalamazoo College Theatre Arts Professor Lanny Potts can say, “Let there be light.” Normally, Potts’ lighting design course, conducted each fall, would use a light lab filled with hundreds of lights […]

Watch Festival Playhouse’s Kokoro Online

Kokoro The Kalamazoo College Festival Playhouse is producing two plays this fall with the first available now through a performance that was recorded October 23. Kokoro, meaning True Heart, was directed by Ynika Yuag ’21 as a part of her Senior […]

Silent Sky Features Women Reaching for the Stars

Silent Sky at Festival Playhouse_fb Watch a trailer of Silent Sky on YouTube Much like an astronomer who draws constellation patterns, Aly Homminga ’20 is connecting the dots. Homminga serves as both the dramaturg and lead actor for the Kalamazoo College Festival Playhouse production of […]

Theatre Kalamazoo New PlayFest Spotlights K Talent

Theatre Kalamazoo’s 10th annual New PlayFest will highlight Kalamazoo College talent thanks to playwrights Rebecca Chan ’22 and Emma Fergusson ’22, and Director Trevor Loduem-Jackson ’21. Their plays, Record, Harold and Taco, and Old Friends respectively, will premier during the […]

Theatre Festival Welcomes 12, Honors Two From K

Theatre Festival Attendees_fb Two Kalamazoo College students were honored last week with new recognitions given at the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) Region 3 in Madison, Wisconsin. The festival is a chance for college students in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin […]

Honors Day Rewards Student Excellence

Honors Day Convocation_Facebook Family Weekend served as the backdrop for the Honors Day 2019 convocation. More than 250 students were recognized Friday, Nov. 8, for excellence in academics and leadership in six divisions: Fine Arts, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, Humanities, Natural […]

Spitfire Grill Opens Season of Women-Focused Plays

Three Performers from Spitfire Grill Can a former prison inmate one day be redeemed, have healthy relationships and feel free from the person who once attacked her? The fall Festival Playhouse production of the musical Spitfire Grill examines these issues for parolee Percy Talbott, who […]

Theatre Professor Receives Lighting Design Award

Lighting Design Award EncoreMichigan.com, a web-based publication focusing on Michigan’s professional theater industry, highlights the top productions, actors, artists, designers, writers and technicians in the state through its annual Wilde Awards. This year, the spotlight shone on Kalamazoo College Theatre Arts Professor Lanny […]