Department of Theater and Dance

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The following is a collection of videos and slides from recent theatre and dance department productions.

SPRING 2021

STEINMETZ VIRTUAL DANCE FESTIVAL 2021 VIDEO
with Bhangra Club, Dance Seniors, Kpop, and more.

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THE TROJAN WOMEN
by Euripides
Translation by Amlin Gray
Directed by Randy Wyatt

Click here for DIRECTOR'S NOTE

Scenic Designer: Andrew Mannion
Lighting Designer: Drew Bodd
Costume Designer: Brittney Belz
Sound Designer: Luke Krauss
Mask/Hair Design: Brittney Belz
Stage Manager: Juliet Park '21

CAST in Order of Appearance:
Poseidon/Chorus – Amber Birt.'22
Hecuba – Ginde Baker '23
Talthybius/Chorus – Lauryn West '23
Cassandra/Chorus – Chloe Savitch '22
Andromache/Chorus – Sophie Hurwitz '21
Menelaus/Soldier – Erick Miron '22
Helen/Chorus – Helen Smith '22
Voice of Poseidon/Soldier – Eli Coleman '24
Soldier – Adam Hall '21

Click here for more ABOUT THE CAST

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Sam Spade
Always Gets
Her Man
by Robin MacDuffie
Directed by Andrew Mannion
April 18 - May 30 at 6pm
WRUC 89.7 FM or wruc.union.edu

Listen to Episodes Here

In this radio noir comedy, Private Investigator Samantha Spade and her trusty secretary, Miss P., go up against Sam's nemesis to solve the case of a missing fiancé. But when Sam falls hard for her client and he turns out to be a suspect, all bets are off in this wacky mystery comedy with sexy hair..

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WINTER 2021

Winter Dance Concert 2021: RESILIENCE film projection

Students and faculty teamed up for a lively edition of the Winter Dance Concert that was a unique way to share their work with the community while following the College’s health and safety guidelines. Led by Dance Director Miryam Moutillet, students and faculty collaborators created 12 films that were projected outside Taylor Music Center. Watch a trailer of the performance here.

WDC21: Resilience

SPRING 2020

VIDEOS OF REMOTE PRODUCTIONS:

DISRUPTION: A Pandemic Decalogue
Theatre Professor and Chair Randy Wyatt devised and produced a series of short pieces performed by students about life in a pandemic.
"After a term like this, it feels vital to be able to reflect back the truth of what students have been thinking and feeling. Hope you enjoy. Maybe something will resonate." -- Randy Wyatt

STEINMETZ DANCE COLLECTIVE 2020
Gustave L. Davis '59 and Susan S. Davis Director of Dance, Miryam Moutillet, and Assistant Director/Lecturer Laurie Zabele Cawley brought together a virtual Steinmetz Dance performance with Bhangra Club, Dance Minors, Dance Team, Hip Hop Club, Kpop, LatinX Club, Step Team, Seniors, and Soloists.

WINTER 2020

American La Ronde by Steven Dietz
Directed by Kim Stauffer

A simple silver bracelet travels through the lives of ten bold and desperate lovers, giving us a glimpse of the intrigue and heartache left in its wake.

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I put the fear of mexico in em, by Matthew Paul Olmos
directed by Angel Flores ’20

When Jonah and Adray cross the border into Tijuana for a quick vacation, they stumble off the beaten path and come face to face with a Mexican couple in an alley. What ensues is a humorous and complex dance that explores and challenges notions of boundaries, safety and identity.

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WINTER DANCE CONCERT: IN DREAMS, conceived by Gustave L. Davis '59 and Susan S. Davis Director of Dance Miryam Moutillet

Winter Dance Concert : In Dreams Trailer

In Dreams is an original work that showcases solo and ensemble dances with 24 students.
Among those contributing choreographed pieces were Director of Dance Miryam Moutillet, Assistant Director Laurie Zabele Cawley, and Jazz/Broadway Dance Adjunct Freddy Ramirez; along with dance minors China Campagnuolo ’20, Madalyn Engvold ’20, Marie Lindsey ’21 and Abby Polott ’20.

FALL 2019

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Macbeth by William Shakespeare
By William Shakespeare

In a murky wood, Macbeth encounters three witches, who present him with a number of unlikely prophecies about his ascent to the throne of Scotland. Thus begins Macbeth's mad decent through blood-soaked murders, demonic visions, and unraveling deceptions that ultimately lead to a country's revolt against a fallen king.

SPRING 2019

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The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Marcus Dean Fuller

“The Importance of Being Earnest’ is a hilarious comedy,” says Sophie Hurwitz ’21, a theater and biochemistry double major. “It’s been exciting to be able to develop as an actor by working on a comedy. It's something I've put a lot of work into, and I hope others get as much joy out of watching it as I get being in it.”

WINTER 2019

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WHEN THE PROMISE WAS BROKEN:
SHORT PLAYS INSPIRED BY THE SONGS OF
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Directed by Patricia L. Culbert

Lighting Designer: Andrew Mannion
Scenic Designer: Andrew Mannion
Costume Designer: Brittney Belz
Stage Manager: Matthew Dulchinos ’20

PLAY, SONG, AND CAST LIST

VALHALLA CORRECTIONAL by Peter Ullian, inspired by We Take Care of Our Own
CAST: Helen Smith ’22, Etienne-Marcel Giannelli ’20

BLOODY RIVER by Elaine Romero, inspired by American Skin
CAST: Amber Birt ’22, Haoyu (John) Jiang ’21, Rochelle Nuqui ’22

OBJECT PERMANENCE by Jennifer Blackmer, Inspired by Terry’s Song
CAST: Dan Gottlieb ’19, Aly Silbey ’20

DRIVE ALL NIGHT by Steven Dietz, inspired by Drive All Night
CAST: Chloe Savitch ’22, Helen Smith ’22, Zachary Christian ’20

A SEMI-AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL RESPONSE TO FEELINGS OF
SEXUAL INADEQUACY PROMPTED BY REPEATEDLY
LISTENING TO BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S “I’M ON FIRE”
OVER AND OVER FOR FOUR HOURS STRAIGHT
by Gregory Moss, inspired by I’m On Fire
CAST: Haoyu (John) Jiang ’21, Sarah White ’21,
Sophie Hurwitz ’21, Abdul Raafey Shoukat ’22

GOSPEL HOUR by Dan & Drew Caffrey inspired by State Trooper
CAST: Etienne-Marcel Giannelli, ’20, Aly Silbey ’20, Rochelle Nuqui ’22

MERRY-GO-ROUND MAN by Edward Baker, inspired by Cover Me
CAST: Abdul Raafey Shoukat ’22, Zachary Christian ’20, Sarah White ’21

PICK UP BEDS by K. Frithjof Peterson, inspired by When You’re Alone
CAST: Chloe Savitch ’22, Sophie Hurwitz ’21

GLAD FOR THE COMPANY by Tucker Rafferty, inspired by Nebraska
CAST: Emma Youmans ’20

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WINTER DANCE CONCERT 2019: COLLIDING SHADOWS
Conceived and directed by Miryam Moutillet
Laurie Zabele Cawley, Rehearsal Director

Drew Bodd, Lighting Designer
Brittney Belz, Costume Designer
Andrew Mannion, Scenic/Video Designer
Andy Iorio, Musical Director/Editor
Anat Tewari, Stage Manager
Daniel Gottlieb, Assistant Stage Manager

FACULTY CHOREOGRAPHERS
Charles Batson
Miryam Moutillet
Laurie Zabele Cawley

STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHERS
Madison Altman ’20
Shyan Brown ’19
Carly Cherches ’19
Sydney DeCesare ’19
Danielle Pinny ’20

CAST
Emily Alston, Madison Altman, Shyan Brown,
China Campagnuolo, Leigh Cavanaugh,
Carly Cherches, Sydney DeCesare, Isabella Demyan,
Madalyn Engvold, Meesha Gupta, Emma Kelly,
Alex Kucinski, Lilly Kurker, Arielle Lawton,
Rebekah Lindsey, Mary Melo, Alex Merrill,
Michela Michielli, Danielle Pinney, Felika Poblah,
Abby Polott, Virali Shah, Portia Taylor,
Larissa Umulinga, and Shannon West

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FALL 2018

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The CURIOUS INCIDENT
of the DOG
in the
NIGHT-TIME
By Simon Stephens
Based on the novel of the same name by Mark Haddon

Directed by William Finlay

Lighting Designer: Robert Bovard
Scenic Designer: Andrew Mannion
Costume Designer: Brittney Belz
Vocal Coach: Patricia Culbert
Stage Manager: Jordan Isaacs ’19

THE CAST
Christopher - Matthew Dulchinos
Siobhan - Mia Villeneuve
Ed - Etienne-Marcel Giannelli
Judy - Emma Youman
Voice One/Mrs. Shears (and others) - Helen Smith
Voice Two/Roger Shears (and others) - John Jiang
Voice Three/Policeman (and others)- Abdul Raafey Shoukat
Voice Four/Rev. Santos (and others) - Angel Flores
Voice Five/No. 40 (and others) - Chloe Savitch
Voice Six/Mrs. Alexander (and others) - Mandy Blakeman

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