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The Theater Program Presents Spring Production: The Serpent Woman

Posted April 3, 2014
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The theater program of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges will present Carlo Gozzi’s play, The Serpent Woman, opening Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Goodhart Hall. In this funny, fast-paced play, fairy Cherestani and mortal king Farruscad fall in love, and when they wed, Cherestani makes Farruscad swear that he will never look into the […]

Bryn Mawr/Haverford Theater Program Named “Best Kept Secret” by Philadelphia Citypaper

Posted January 16, 2013
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Philadelphia Citypaper named the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Theater Program as the “Best-Kept Secret” theater in the Philadelphia area. From the article: “Director Mark Lord’s small bi-college program at Bryn Mawr College never fails to astound — if you can find out what they’re doing, and when. Anyone who enjoys Fringe-y fare like Pig Iron and New […]

Photo Slideshow: Drama Among the Stacks in Bi-Co Theater’s Production of Gertrude Stein Play

Posted December 1, 2011
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If you think of Bryn Mawrters as a bookish lot, these photos of the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Program’s November  production of Gertrude Stein’s experimental play Listen to Me are unlikely to challenge your stereotype. Directed by Theater Program Director Mark Lord, fifteen student actors cavorted, orated and philosophized through Maiko Matsushima’s ingeniously designed set, which […]

Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Presents Gertrude Stein’s “Listen to Me”

Posted November 10, 2011
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The Theater Program of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges will present Gertrude Stein’s “Listen to Me” as directed by Mark Lord and designed by Maiko Matsushime Nov. 11-13 and 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. Audience members are urged to wear comfortable shoes, expect the unexpected and to make reservations in advance by emailing reservations@brynmawr.edu or calling (610) […]

Bi-Co Student Theater Festival

Posted April 6, 2011

The “sometimes-annual” Student Bi-Co Theater Festival will take place April 7, 8, 9 and April 14, 15, 16. This season’s festival features a scintillating array of plays, readings, film screenings, workshops, stand-up comedy and more. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Office for the Arts at (610) […]

Bryn Mawr Technical Director of Theater Hiroshi Iwasaki, Creator of Imaginary Worlds, Dies at 59

Posted December 2, 2010
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Bryn Mawr College and the Philadelphia theater community both suffered a great loss with the death last week of Hiroshi Iwasaki, 59, a longtime member of the College’s arts faculty and technical director of the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Program. As one of the area’s leading designers of sets, costumes, and lighting, he made imaginary worlds […]

Playwright Jessica Rizzo ’11 Wins Coveted Beinecke Scholarship

Posted April 29, 2010
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Jessica Rizzo ’11, a double major in theater and English, is one of just 20 students nationwide to have been selected for the $34,000 Beinecke scholarship. The coveted awards are given to college juniors who “have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise” during their undergraduate careers; they fund graduate study […]

To Inaugurate a Reconceived Goodhart, Bi-College Theater Production Probes Language, Space

Posted November 11, 2009
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As Mark Lord planned the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Program’s 2009 fall production, he took into account a factor he hadn’t needed to consider in previous years: a beautifully renovated, state-of-the-art theater facility. Goodhart Theater, dedicated in 1928, has always been a stunningly beautiful building, said Lord. Now it is also a great working theater, capable of transforming space in myriad ways. But Lord has chosen to inaugurate Goodhart’s new teaching theater with a text that resolutely resists the illusion of transformation. Read more»

Catherine Slusar brings Faith, Hope, and Charity to BMC

Posted November 14, 2008

In the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Company’s innovative production of the rarely performed German Expressionist play Faith, Hope, and Charity, five Bryn Mawr and Haverford students take on the roles of the playwright’s descendants, who take turns playing the lead character in each of the original play’s five acts. Performances run Nov. 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Aelwyd House on Bryn Mawr ’s Cambrian Row. Read more »