Senior Thesis Performance Highlights Racial Injustices

Bryce Monroe '15
Bryce Monroe '15 rehearses his senior thesis performance The Lower Frequecies.
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“This is me telling a story based on my experience as a young black man in America,” says Bryce Monroe '15 of his senior thesis performance in theater and dance. Titled The Lower Frequencies and inspired by Ralph Ellison’s 1952 novel Invisible Man, Monroe's one-man play aims to shed light on the realities of racism in America through a series of powerful, witty and tragic vignettes.

Arts at Amherst: Faculty Collaborations

March 30 — SOUNDFEST

They say that March is "in like a lion, out like a lamb". This year's Copeland Colloquium will bid farewell to this month of transition with a program of indoor and outdoor sound installation and performance, as lively and fierce and dynamic as a lion's roar (while we hope for lamb-like weather). We will feature work by Tim Eriksen, Wendy Woodson, Jake Meginsky, Eric Leonardson, Steph Robinson & Mark Santolucito. The event is free and open to the public.

What They Are Reading

Wendy Woodson, the Roger C. Holden 1919 Professor of Theater and Dance, describes the books she’s reading.

Wendy Woodson Creates Video Installation for Australia’s Immigration Museum

Submitted on Friday, 1/6/2012, at 2:43 PM

Wendy Woodson, the Roger C. Holden 1919 Professor of Theater and Dance—in collaboration with designer Kathy Couch ’95 and sound designer Myles Mumford—has created a video installation titled Belonging: Reflections on Place, which will run in the Immigration Museum in Melbourne, Australia, until Jan. 22, 2012. The installation incorporates ambient music and street sounds, projected footage of movement and travel, and video interviews in which dozens of people from around the world reflect on their experiences as immigrants and refugees to Australia.

Letters to a Stranger

She Turned On the Light

New York Times and Broadway World raved about She Turned on the Light, a one-woman production written by Wendy Woodson of the college’s Theater and Dance Department and performed by Marina Libel ’01. Also involved in the play are Amherst’s Suzanne Dougan, set and costume creator, and Kathy Couch ’95, lighting designer.

Amherst College Theater and Dance Department to Present Faculty Dance Concert April 24, 25, 26

Submitted by Patricia M. Allen
April 14, 2008 Contact: Linda Celi ADC/Business Manager/Publicist Department of Theater and Dance 413/542-2411

Amherst College Professor Wendy Woodson To Work in Australia as Senior Fulbright Scholar