Eight student discounts to start taking advantage of
A portion of the 2018 Orchid Show, "Endless Forms," at the Selby Gardens.

Eight student discounts to start taking advantage of

College is almost universally known as a time where money may be tighter than usual. Teens are taught that after high school, the more schooling you receive, the higher your salary after graduation may be—but until the student reaches the aforementioned goal they are left…

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Previewing Stupid F*cking Bird: Chekhov’s “The Seagull” Twice Removed
Second-year Mars Frambles rocking out during rehearsal. Photo taken by Sophia Brown.

Previewing Stupid F*cking Bird: Chekhov’s “The Seagull” Twice Removed

Provided one pardons the French of an old Russian play in new clothes, there’s something to be said of thesis student and director KC Casey’s rendition of Aaron Posner’s Stupid Fucking Bird—a triumph two-and-a-half years in the making—that’s managed to capture the Novo imagination. Perhaps…

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Curtains close on Venice Theater, destroyed from Hurricane Ian
Exposed infrastructure of the Venice theater after the destruction of Hurricane Ian.

Curtains close on Venice Theater, destroyed from Hurricane Ian

In the violent wake of Hurricane Ian, the nearby Venice Theater was taken from the community. Twelve inches of rain, a collapsed fly loft and damaged electrical grids left the theater a molded framework skeleton and the crushed set of The Revolutionists—the production originally set…

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The past is closer than you think: a review of God’s Country at Venice Theater
Megan Hendrick (foreground), Brennan Reisinger, and Jeremy Guerrero-Heideman. Heideman portrays Robert Mathews, founder of The Order. Hendrick, who plays multiple roles in the play, is shown here as Mathews' girlfriend, Zillah. Reisinger plays their son. Photo courtesy of the Venice Theater press release.

The past is closer than you think: a review of God’s Country at Venice Theater

It may feel like the past, yet, there is still so much hate in the present. Venice Theater presents God’s Country (1988) written by Steven Dietz which follows the story of the white supremacist group from the 1980s, The Order, that commit crimes to fund…

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Climate change education takes puppet form in The Fog
“Welcome to Icy Land” sign on the set of The Fog. Photo courtesy of Nancy Nassif.

Climate change education takes puppet form in The Fog

New College experiences a slew of productions from the likes of Performance at New College (PANC) and, starting up again this semester, the Windmill Theater Company throughout each academic school year. After two and a half years of collaboration, co-writers, co-directors, co-producers and New College…

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New Directions Short Play Festival gives student directors the spotlight
The four New Directions short plays will be shown in the Black Box Theater on Apr. 29 and 30 at 7:00. Photo courtesy of Cooper Smalley. Posters designed by Kyle Miller, K.C. Casey, Cooper Smalley and Pluto Boll.

New Directions Short Play Festival gives student directors the spotlight

New College’s Theater, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS) program usually offers four shows each academic year: one fall and one spring theatrical production, one dance performance piece and an Independent Study Project (ISP) show. This semester, however, is noticeably different. Instead of a full-fledged faculty-sponsored…

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Huzzah & Cheers! Sarasota Medieval Festival returns for its 17th season
Thesis student Antonia Ginsberg-Klemmt at the Sarasota Medieval Fair, dressed as Rapunzel and accompanied by a friend dressed as Flynn Rider.

Huzzah & Cheers! Sarasota Medieval Festival returns for its 17th season

“Welcome one and all,” boasts the Sarasota Medieval Fair website, “to four weekends of exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts and pure family fun.” As early as the return of AMC theaters in Aug. 2020, businesses and entertainment franchises have been gradually reopening under various stages of…

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Mr. Burns: New College theater’s return to the Black Box
Act one of Mr. Burns. Photo taken by: Corey Christian. Photo courtesy of: Tim O'Donnell.

Mr. Burns: New College theater’s return to the Black Box

Since the start of the pandemic, the Performance at New College (PANC) production company has had to undergo several changes in order to put on its shows safely. In spring 2020, PANC staged a production of Carrie: the Musical, which stood out as different from…

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