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Festival Playhouse to Stage Student Body

Student Body Rehearsal The Kalamazoo College Festival Playhouse’s 55th season, featuring the theme of Assumption and Confusion, continues this week with the powerful play Student Body. Written by Frank Winters and directed by Visiting Theatre Arts Assistant Professor Bianca Washington, the play approaches […]

Senior Performance Series Runs Through Sunday

Senior Performance Series Kalamazoo College students are continuing the tradition of directing and performing in their own thought-provoking theater productions this week through the Festival Playhouse’s Senior Performance Series. This year’s Senior Performance Series shows are: The Exception and the Rule, directed by […]

American College Theatre Festival Honors 3 Students

American College Theatre Festival Honorees Three from a Kalamazoo College contingent of 15 who attended were recently honored with awards at the 51st annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival regional event in Madison, Wisconsin. During the festival, theater students from across Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, […]

Honors Day 2018 Celebrates Student Achievements

5 students and Provost on stage during Honors Day 2018 Convocation Kalamazoo College Family Weekend served as the backdrop for the Honors Day 2018 convocation. More than 250 students were recognized Friday, Nov. 2, for excellence in academics and leadership in six divisions: Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Natural Sciences and […]

Political Tale ‘It Can’t Happen Here’ Continues Through Sunday

Political tale It Cant Happen Here A political tale timely for the upcoming elections is the featured fall production for the Festival Playhouse at Kalamazoo College. “It Can’t Happen Here” is based on Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 satire of what could happen if Fascism spreads to the […]

Festival Playhouse 55th Season Tackles Assumption, Confusion

Festival Playhouse 55th Season cMUMMA THTR. Intimate Apparel 0251 The Kalamazoo College Festival Playhouse 55th season features the theme of Assumption and Confusion, highlighting the gap between what seems to happen and what really happens. The fall production, “It Can’t Happen Here,” Nov. 1-4 will be a Michigan premiere. […]

Festival Playhouse Stages ‘Intimate Apparel’

Intimate Apparel The Kalamazoo College Festival Playhouse will present its final production of the academic year, “Intimate Apparel,” May 17-20 at the Nelda K. Balch Playhouse, 129 Thompson St. The play – which addresses race, love and dreams – is set in […]

Theatre Arts Professor Menta Receives Lux Esto Award

Lux Esto Award Winner Ed Menta Ed Menta, the James A.B. Stone College Professor of Theatre Arts, is this year’s recipient of the Lux Esto Award of Excellence, which honors an employee who has served Kalamazoo College for 26 or more years for a superlative record […]

Senior Performance Series Starts Thursday

Senior Performance Series Kalamazoo College students are continuing a tradition of directing and performing in their own theater productions through the Festival Playhouse’s Senior Performance Series. This year’s shows include: • “Too Close to the Tracks,” written and directed by Sam Meyers ’18; […]

‘Fun Home’ Invited to Kennedy Center Festival

Fun Home at Kennedy Center Festival cMUMMA 2017 2 The Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College production of the Tony award-winning musical “Fun Home” will be presented at the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in Indianapolis in January, preceded by an encore performance at the College’s […]