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With a focus on Scenic Design, Seancolin Hankins takes a comprehensive approach to scenic production, working concurrently in concept, design, construction, and scenic painting. His drive for compelling visuals is paralleled by his commitment to responsible and resourceful use of materials.

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While Lulu Mulalu ’18 was a student at Bennington College, her studies, which ranged from psychology, drama, voice, writing, and French, always circled back to the importance of language and storytelling.

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Collider Theater, a new company co-founded by Robert Murphy and Jean Randich, is dedicated to presenting work which explores the collisions of cultures. Collider has joined with HB Studio to present an EST/SLOAN Foundation commissioned play, Julie McKee's The Secret Life of Seaweed. 

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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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As a freelance producer with credits on dozens of films and television series such as Legion, Training Day, and Lucifer, Erik Holmberg '86 is an expert at navigating the many highs and lows that come with a career in the entertainment industry.

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. 

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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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Brian Lambert is the Technical Instructor in Lighting & Dance Production 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 member Sue Rees served as the technical director for the four-city tour of Karnatic Kattaikkuttu.

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Oliver Wadsworth is an award winning actor and writer who has worked extensively throughout the U.S. His upcoming projects include plays at the Fulton Theatre, White Heron Theatre, and The Rep in Albany.

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Technical Instructor of Lighting and Dance Production Mark O’Maley is the instigator and designer for the art installation A Thing is Determined by its Nature, a collaboration with WCU Theater & Dance Associate Professor Liz Staruch in the Knauer Gallery at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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Celebrating the life of artistic trailblazer and electric stage personality Carol Channing '42.

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Alumni

The original Broadway Dolly in Hello, Dolly! and matchless actress, singer, dancer, and comedian with a thousand-watt smile

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The most important qualities a film director can have, according to SJ Chiro ’87, are “an opinion, a point of view, and something urgent that you need to say.

Lily Houghton

Alumni

Playwright and member of award-winning Youngblood writers group. Resident writer at the Flea Theater. Recipient of Seattle Repertory Theatre’s emerging playwright commission.

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Alumni

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

Photograph © Walter Kurtz

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Tim Daly '79 stars alongside his real-life sister Tyne Daly in Downstairs, a new family drama by Theresa Rebeck, at Primary Stages through December 22. 

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Does a ghost roam the Visual and Performing Arts Center...or is it something even more sinister? An intrepid group of Bennington students fall into supernatural hijinks in Jeepers!, a short film directed by Miles Parsons '21.

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Though Facebook helps old friends keep up to date with each other’s lives, Hyla Matthews ’91 can attest that nothing compares to the joy of reconnecting in person.

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Many playwrights consider the theater and its network of artists as a home and family. For Lily Houghton ’17, however, this notion is particularly literal.

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Sibyl Kempson '95 is the recipient of the 2018 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for an American Playwright in Mid-career.

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The Chocolate Factory Theater, founded by Executive Director Sheila Lewandowski ’97 and Artistic Director Brian Rogers ’95, has been a staple of the Queens arts scene since its first season in 2005.

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Shawtane Bowen is a founding member of Astronomy Club, the first all-Black house team at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater in New York. Astronomy Club performs a monthly improv show at UCB East called 'Let's Talk About Race, Baby!'.

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Ernesto Cruz-Barriga '22 plays Cohen in the upcoming independent film The Bob Zula, coming in spring 2019.

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

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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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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.