Lucia Gagliardone ’20, a dance and sociology major during her time at Bowdoin and a dancer since she was three years old, has put on eleven of her own choreographed dance works—and is now preparing for her twelfth.
Richard Nelson's "Rhinebeck Panorama" receives recognition; a production with assistance from Gwyneth Jones, Senior Lecturer of Dance Performance at Bowdoin College who was the choreographic consultant for the play in 2019 and 2021.
Cobb visits campus to discuss his one-man play with Bowdoin students. He also gets a chance to connect with the ghost of his grandfather—one of the first African Americans to graduate from Bowdoin, more than a century ago.
“Our Town is THE high school play,” said Professor of Theater Davis Robinson. There’s probably a production happening on any given day of the school year in the US, he explained, and there’s a good reason for that.
The theater department tapped a wealth of in-house talent to stage a musical adaptation of the French play Ondine. Read about the production, see a slideshow of images by Alex Cornell du Houx '06—and watch the show and a short video featuring some of the students who helped bring it to life.
The theater and dance program at Bowdoin offers students the opportunity to examine the ways in which theater and dance provoke the imagination, tell stories, create community, and challenge assumptions.
Emphasis is placed on theater and dance’s fundamental connection to the liberal arts curriculum at Bowdoin, as well as theater and dance literacy, performance skills, and an understanding of historical and social influences on drama and dance. The aim is to develop imaginative theater practitioners who collaboratively solve problems of form and content with a passionate desire to express the human condition on stage.
No prior experience is expected to participate in Theater and Dance at Bowdoin.