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The World is My Oyster, and I am the Pearl: Peer Gynt at Festival Playhouse

A scene from PEER GYNT It’s grand finale time for Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College’s golden anniversary. To close its 50th season, Festival Playhouse presents Colin Teevan’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, Thursday through Sunday, May 15-18, in the Nelda K. Balch Playhouse. Guest […]

Classmates’ Creativity

Two junior writers are getting their creative work published widely. Kate Belew ’15 published three poems (“Marrow,” “Leaning Tower of Lady Liberty,” and “God Tree”) in the Fall 2013 issue of Minetta Review. Journey was the theme of that issue. […]

Jordan Klepper ’01 joins The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Portrait of Kalamazoo College graduate Jordan Klepper Jordan Klepper ’01 has joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as the newest correspondent on the popular late-night Comedy Central show. During his March 3 debut episode, Jordan reported “live” from Ukraine, but his take on events in the […]


Three students rehearsing for The Firebugs Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College presents Max Frisch’s The Firebugs on Thursday, February 27, through Sunday, March 2, at the Nelda K. Balch Playhouse. The reprise (the play was originally staged and directed by K theatre arts professor Nelda Balch […]

Extraordinary Women: Real and Imagined

Festival Playhouse invites you to meet some extraordinary women, real and imagined. Senior and junior directors Arshia Will ’14 and Jane Huffman ’15 will share their work (Maria Irene Fornes’ Mud and a compilation of Shakespeare scenes titled What She […]

Face Time

Portrait of Kalamazoo College Psychology Professor Siu-Lan Tan We love faces; our lives depend on it from an early age. And a close-up on a face is one of the most notable differences between the experience of a movie and the experience of live theater. When we choose […]

Dream Approaches

Alexander Ross and Emma Franzel rehearsing Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College performs August Strindberg’s A Dream Play in the Nelda K. Balch Playhouse in November. The show opens on Thursday, November 7, at 7.30 PM (“pay-what-you-like-night”). A brief talk-back will follow Thursday’s performance. Additional evening performances […]

Wilde for Potts

Professor of Theatre Arts Lanny Potts received a 2013 Wilde Award for the “Best Lighting Designer Of The Year.” The award honors his work on The Light in the Piazza this past summer at Farmers Alley Theatre. The Wilde Awards […]

Writer’s Voice Rising

Alejandra Castillo ’15 will be the first in her family to graduate from college, and she is making her family proud every step of the way. “My three siblings dropped out of high school in the 9th grade. The fact […]