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The fall seasons at Ithaca College’s Department of Theatre Arts and local theaters in Ithaca will look different this year because of the coronavirus. At The Cherry Arts’ first production in September, actors will wear masks, while The Cherry’s later fall performances will be streamed live.

Ithaca theaters adjust to COVID-19

By Gabrielle Topping, Staff Writer September 11, 2020
The fall seasons at Ithaca College’s Department of Theatre Arts and local theaters in Ithaca will look different this year because of the coronavirus.
From left, Mikaela Izquierdo as Jessie, Melissa Miller as Lina and Erica Steinhagen as Adrienne rehearse for the Kitchen Theatre production Cry It Out.

Female-focused story takes the local stage in play

By Julia DiGeronimo February 6, 2020
From left, Mikaela Izquierdo as Jessie, Melissa Miller as Lina and Erica Steinhagen as Adrienne rehearse for "Cry It Out."
Marcin Mesa ’10, who plays Maks, sits with actress Kate MacCluggage, who plays Darja, at a bus stop in the play Ironbound. The cast and creative team for the play involve three Ithaca College alumni, two professors and a current student.

Local play provides insight into life as an immigrant

By Kara Bowen, Assistant Life and Culture Editor January 24, 2018
The cast and creative team of the play "Ironbound," written Martyna Majok, involve three Ithaca College alumni, two professors and a current student.
Margaret Shackell-Dowell, visiting professor at Ithaca College, set a 50-for-50 initiative to raise $50,000 for organizations before her 51st birthday in March of 2018.

Professor sets goal to raise $50,000 in one year

By Madison Moore, Contributing Writer October 2, 2017
Margaret Shackell-Dowell has raised $25,078.25 thus far in her 50-for-50 initiative to raise $50,000 for organizations before March of 2018.
Jeremiah Porter (left) and Jeremy Swift (right) intricately dance in costume during a rehearsal for Birds of East Africa, a play addressing friendship, grief and strength, at the Kitchen Theatre until Feb. 12.

Professor’s ‘Birds of East Africa’ swoops into Kitchen Theatre

By Olivia Riggio, Staff Writer February 8, 2017
The Kitchen Theatre Company is presenting a play written by Wendy Dann ’93, Ithaca College associate professor in the Department of Theatre Arts.
From left to right, sophomores Madeline Jones and Clara OConnor and junior Sarah Logsdon sand tables Jan. 30 at the New Roots Charter School as a part of the Martin Luther King day of service.

Ithaca College students celebrate MLK’s legacy with service

By Maura Aleardi, Staff Writer January 31, 2016
The sounds of power tools and laughter echoed in the halls of the New Roots Charter School Jan. 30 as Ithaca College students worked together with one goal in mind: giving back.
Courtesy of the Kitchen Theatre Company

New Kitchen Theatre play directed by Ithaca College professor

By Silas White, Contributing Writer September 22, 2015
The play was directed by Wendy Dann, associate professor of theatre arts at Ithaca College.
From left, Rachel Lampert, Keith Pillow, Lydia Gaston and David Squires perform in “Count Me In.

Semi-autobiographical play explores friendship and growth

By Steven Pirani, Life & Culture Editor January 21, 2015
"Count Me In," written by and starring Rachel Lampert and directed by Emily Jackson, is being performed at the Kitchen Theater from Jan. 14 to Feb. 1.
Review: Emphatic writing stands out in emotional play

Review: Emphatic writing stands out in emotional play

By Anna Sernau, Staff Writer April 16, 2013
Dramatic acting stumbles in Kitchen Theatre Company's production of "The Motherf**ker with the Hat."
Review: Cast drives dysfunctional family-themed play

Review: Cast drives dysfunctional family-themed play

By Anna Sernau, Contributing Writer March 5, 2013
Performances shine in Kitchen Theatre Company's "Crooked," a coming-of-age play written by Catherine Trieschmann.

Review: Historical drama shines with talented cast

By Anna Sernau, Contributing Writer February 6, 2013
Cast, setting and script leads Kitchen Theatre Company's "The Whipping Man."
Brian Dykstra, HBO def poet and award-winning playwright, performs in his solo show “Brian Dykstra Selling Out” at the Kitchen Theatre. The show is written by Dykstra and explores the American condition.

Review: One-man comedy gives exciting show in ‘Brian Dykstra Selling Out’

By Lucy Walker, Staff Writer December 5, 2012
Written and performed solely by Brian Dykstra, this play is less of a traditional theater piece and more of an extended rant on anything and everything pertinent to money and modern life.
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