Alumni take to the stage for production of Our Town
November 06, 2013
Six Lewis & Clark alumni can be seen in the upcoming Liminal Performance Group production of Thorton Wilder’s Our Town, described as a “multimedia, multilevel makeover of the American classic.”
Jahnavi Caldwell-Green B.A. ’12 and Corey O’Hara B.A. ’13 are featured as Emily Webb and George Gibbs, and Alex Reagan B.A. ’00 plays Mr. Webb. Behind the scenes, Ryan Mooney B.A. ’12 serves as assistant director, Nick Erickson B.A. ’13 is sound designer, and kollodi B.A. ’97 is a collaborator on scenic design.
“Lewis & Clark has a strong alumni community active in the Portland theatre scene, and getting involved after graduation has been easy because so many former cohorts are up to exciting projects all around town,” O’Hara said. “I’ve been working since graduation and have projects lined up through mid-February, all through various connections while made at school. Lewis & Clark provided me with a network of young eager artists looking to support each other and make innovative theatre and art happen in Portland.”
“The Department of Theatre takes our liberal arts mission very seriously and our goal is to train ‘artist scholars’ who can pursue many different paths,” said Stephen Weeks, associate professor of theatre. “We give our students opportunities to practice the art of theatre through main stage productions, Black Box productions, classes, overseas and New York programs, and thesis work. Through experiential learning, exposure to professional practices, consistent feedback, and opportunities to take leadership roles within a production process, our graduates leave Lewis & Clark ready for the next step.”
The production runs from Thursday, November 14, through Sunday, December 1, at The Headwaters, 55 N.E. Farragut No. 9.
“Lewis & Clark should take pride in the skills represented—from acting to design and directing—which shows that we’ve nurtured a range of skills and talents,” Weeks said. “I’m proud of all of them and can’t wait to see the show myself.”