Peter Lobdell, senior resident artist for Amherst’s Theater department, spoke with the Daily Hampshire Gazette about his one-man show, “Scherzando,” which he was to perform Sept. 8-10 at the college. “I just really felt it was time for me to put myself out there, in the danger zone once again,” he said. Read more here.
Built in 1938, Kirby Theater has been transformed into countless worlds. Behind its ever-changing face is Robert Colby, the technical director for the Department of Theater and Dance. A self-described engineer, plumber, carpenter and teacher, Colby has been charged with nothing less than creating magic since he arrived at Amherst 35 years ago. Midway through construction for an upcoming production, Colby gives a tour of the little-seen scene shop.