Current Season

Fall 2014


by Brian Friel


Directed by Marie Glotzbach

Thursday, October 16th through Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
All performances at 8:00pm except Sunday, October 19th at 2:00pm

    It is 1936 and harvest time in County Donegal. The five unmarried Mundy sisters live in a house just outside the village of Ballybeg and they are barely able to make ends meet. Their brother Jack is a missionary priest, repatriated from Africa by his superiors after twenty-five years. Brian Friel evokes not simply the interior landscape of this family, trapped in their domestic situation, but the wider landscape, interior and exterior, Christian and pagan, of which they are a part.

TICKET PRICES:  $12 General Admission / $8 Students & Seniors
Box Office: 518-580-5439 or email:


by Holly Derr


Directed by Holly Derr

Friday, November 14th and Saturday, November 15th at 8:00pm
Sunday, November 16th at 2:00pm
Thursday, November 20th through Saturday, November 22nd at 8:00pm
Sunday, November 23rd at 2:00pm

This provocative re-imagining of the Medea myth plays out deep in the heart of Texas.  When a media circus descends on the rural cow town of Corinth, TX, to cover a gruesome filicide, a community and the country must confront its own expectations and prejudices about motherhood, identity, and gender roles in a post-modern world. American Medea is an unflinching collage of story and culture, a new American myth based on our own contemporary Medeas.

TICKET PRICES:  $12 General Admission / $8 Students & Seniors
Box Office: 518-580-5439 or email:


Skidmore Theater and the students of the New Play Workshop present Upon the Fragile Shore,
a new play by Caridad Svich
Friday, Nov. 14 at 3:30 p.m., JKB Studio A
as part of an activist play reading and digital film action
that explores human rights and environmental issues.


Our workshop program provides students with the opportunity to explore their interests in acting, directing and playwriting. Each semester, students develop theater projects in consultation with a faculty advisor, culminating with performances in the Rehearsal Studios. Workshops are generally in Studio A on the second floor of the JKB Theater at 8pm unless otherwise noted.

September 28-30, 2014 in Studio A at 8:00pm
A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney
by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Kevin Barry 2015

October 26-28, 2014 in Studio A at 8:00pm
Boom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
Directed by Danielle Turner 2015

November 16-18, 2014, in Studio A at 8:00pm
Act One of Top Girls
by Caryl Churchill
Directed byJoan Lawson 2015

December 3-5,2014 in Studio A at 8:00pm
By Duncan Macmillan
Directed by Emily Moler 2015

Studio B is reserved every Friday afternoon after Theater Company Meetings from 3:30-5:30 for the presentation of any theater work by students. Reservations are on a first-come-first-served basis. The space can be approved and scheduled by Lary Opitz.

September 12
To Be Announced
September 19

To Be Announced

September 26

To Be Announced

October 3

To Be Announced

October 10
Keven Berry
October 17

To Be Announced

October 31
Playwriting Scenes
November 7
To Be Announced
November 14
To Be Announced
November 21
Grim Radio Reading
Hallie Christine & Dani Turner
December 5
To Be Announced



Reservations for Mainstage and Black Box Productions

Contact the Skidmore Theater Box Office at 518-580-5439 or email us at
Group rates are available for 10 or more
For group sales contact Kathy Mendenhall, 518-580-5430

Tickets for the SEMINAR productions in either theater are (unless otherwise noted):
$12 for General Admission
$8 for Students/Skidmore Community Members/Senior Citizens

There is no charge for Student Directed Studio Projects. Student phone numbers for making reservations for these events will be available in the Theater Office at 518-580-5430


Directions to Skidmore and the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater are available on the Skidmore College Maps & Directions Page.

Parking is available in the two parking lots which are accessible immediately after turning either left or right from the Broadway entrance to the campus. The JKB Theater is located behind the Zankel Music Building and to the south of Filene (walk through the Zankel Building lobby to the JKB Theater).

Drop-off and handicapped parking is available by turning left after entering the main entrance to the campus from North Broadway - drive past the fourth Zankel Building parking lot entrance and make the next right.