Navigating a career in the arts often requires students to find their own way. Partly for this reason, the Pomona theater department invites working professionals as visiting professors to teach 5C students practical skills about their craft. Lina Patel, theater lecturer and guest teacher of Playwriting I this semester, brings professional insights to the theatre department, helping students understand storytelling structures and cultivate a love of writing.
Author: Jo Keyser
Finding the modern in Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’ at the Seaver
Three Sisters, the third of four productions in “Inevitable Evolutions,” the title of Pomona’s theater department season, delivers a powerful portrait of growing up. The 5C production, which opened at the Seaver Theatre on Thursday, demonstrates why Chekhov has continued to captivate audiences for more than a century.
‘From Baltimore to Broadway’: How Bryan Terrell Clark persevered to stage and film stardom
Actor Bryan Terrell Clark was a guest speaker at a forum hosted by Scripps College in the Garrison Theater this past weekend. A seasoned actor, Clark is best known on the stage for playing George Washington in the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” as well as Marvin Gaye in “Motown: The Musical” and Cory in “Fences” opposite Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Villaintines Day Queer Cabaret subverts the musical narrative
This Valentine’s Day, Spotlight MT — the 5C student-run musical theater club — subverted expectations with a “Villaintines Day Queer Cabaret” at Dom’s Lounge on Feb. 10 and 11. In 13 acts, a cast of 16 performers re-conceived some famously nefarious roles from Disney films and Broadway musicals through a queer prism.
New multimedia exhibits at Pitzer Galleries see the past through today’s lens
Britt Ransom’s “Arise and Seek” and Maya Gurantz’s “The Plague Archives” put creative innovartion on thrilling display this past weekend.