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Faculty

Who can turn the world on with their smile? Who can a take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile? It's not James Smith III and you should know it.

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Exeunt Magazine interviewed the performance ensemble Boom Bat Gesture, which was founded by two Bennington graduates, about everything from "failure, [to] DIY theatre, and Spiderman."

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Celebrated playwright Sherry Kramer believes every play is created in the audience, and her classes are a treasure hunt to discover how a play shapes our experience and how it makes things matter.

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A review in the Hartford Courant of Jean Randich's "The Importance of Being Earnest" highly praised the Connecticut Rep production. 

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Faculty

Charles Schoonmaker is an Emmy Award-winning costume designer for theatre, dance, opera, and television.

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Faculty

As the artistic director of the Dorset Theatre Festival, a host of the LAByrinth Theatre Company’s workshops at Bennington, and a member of the famed Actor’s Studio, Dina Janis has studied, worked with, and supported some of the most talented actors, writers, and directors working in theatre today.

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Faculty

Burcu Seyben is a theatre theorist, playwright, actress, and author of Theatre and Multimedia (Habitus, 2016). She specializes in contemporary European and Turkish performances, and directors as well as theatre and politics.

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Faculty

Gian-Murray Gianino is a critically acclaimed actor working in theatre, television and film. A member of Anne Bogart's SITI Company, he has originated roles in many of their groundbreaking shows and continues to perform and teach in NYC and throughout the world.

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Drama faculty member Jean Randich will direct Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest to open the Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s 2017-18 season.

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A public reading of the winning plays from Dorset Theatre Festival’s Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Competition, which is supported by Bennington College faculty, students, and alumni, will be held on Friday, September 29 at 7 PM.

Faculty

Brian Lambert is a dance technician and master electrician whose work in sound, lighting, and audio has taken him from the Big Apple Circus to the Dorset Theatre Festival, among many other places.

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Faculty

Janis Young is an award winning actress and Fulbright Scholar who has performed in television, film and theatre. She has worked with several noted theatre companies, such as Circle in the Square, Lincoln Center and Williamstown Theatre Festival. She likes to mix and match sensible choices with serious play.

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Faculty

Jennifer Rohn has appeared in theatre productions on and off Broadway, in the United States and Europe, and in films and television, collaborating extensively with the renowned director Robert Wilson.

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Faculty

Sue Rees has exhibited her set designs, animations, installations, and video works worldwide and has worked collaboratively with choreographers, directors, and musicians in the United States, Europe, and India.

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Faculty

Kirk Jackson is an actor/director with four decades of experience on and off Broadway and regionally. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, he has assisted Ivo van Hove on multiple productions in New York City and, recently, began to direct operas.

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Faculty

Michael Giannitti has extensive professional experience as a lighting designer and educator. He has designed lighting at many of the most prestigious venues around the country and has taught abroad as a two-time Fulbright Specialist Grant recipient.

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Faculty

A dramaturg, theater historian, and author of American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), Maya Cantu specializes in twentieth-century American theater.

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The New York Times detailed Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis’ return to acting after 13 years with his leading role in in “American Buffalo,” which is currently playing at the Dorset Theater Festival.

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Faculty

With his background in engineering, woodworking, and sawmilling, Michael Rancourt has created everything from a parasol that bursts into flames to a totally silent stage elevator for Bennington College productions.

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Faculty

Richard MacPike brings his experience working on Broadway shows such as The Lion King and companies like the Santa Fe Opera and Glimmerglass to his work as costume shop manager at Bennington.

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Sam Levit ’18 and Matt Kirby ’17, artistic associate apprentices at the Dorset Theater Festival, spoke with More Theater Talk about their experiences working on Theresa Rebeck’s new play, Downstairs, starring alumnus Tim Daly ’79 and his sister, Tyne.

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Novelist, essayist, playwright, queer activist, and Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at the College of Staten Island, Sarah Schulman.

Mercedes Herrero

Faculty

Mercedes Herrero is an award-winning actress with over 30 years of professional experience in Theatre, Film and Television. She is an ensemble member of Moisés Kaufman’s Tectonic Theatre Project, and is currently in her third season as Vanessa Morrison on House of Cards.

Jiyoun Chang

Faculty

Jiyoun Chang is a scenic and lighting designer who has worked on many new plays and classics. She cares deeply how characters live in a space and evolve with lights and sound and other visual elements as a story moves on. 

Image of Spencer Cox

Alumni

Artist, performer, and AIDS activist whose work helped create the first effective drug protocols to combat the syndrome

Photograph © Walter Kurtz

Image of Elizabeth Swados

Alumni

Composer, writer, and director who fashioned a unique style of socially engaged musical theatre

Photograph © Jack Mitchell (New York Times)

Image of Jean Randich

Faculty

Jean Randich is an award-winning director, writer, and librettist specializing in new works, musical theatre, opera, and re-envisioned classics. She is cofounder and co-artistic director of Collider Theater in New York City.

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Five local art institutions, including the Bennington Museum, have joined together to promote art awareness and economic development in the Berkshire region.

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