I sit down to interview Izzy Levi ’23 — over FaceTime, of course — exactly five weeks after we both left Williams, upending our routinized lives on campus and replacing them with unstructured, quarantined lives elsewhere.
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Summer festival cancellations in Berkshire County bring uncertainty for arts students, professionals
Three weeks after receiving her acceptance into a coveted summer production internship, Erin Meadors ’20 received a second email from her new employer. This message did not contain the packet full of forms, housing information and schedules Meadors expected to receive.
“It’s like Christmas, but I’m stuck in my house and my degree got cut short,” Caroline Fairweather ’20 said in a video on her Instagram story, referring to the boxes of art supplies that she and her classmates received in the mail to complete coursework for THEA/ARTS 201: Worldbuilding for Theatre.
In a statement issued yesterday, Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) announced the cancellation of all live performances for the 2020 summer season. The seven plays set to perform this year at WTF — including a Robert O’Hara-directed revival of A Streetcar Named Desire and five world premiere works — will instead be released as readings on Audible, the popular platform for audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.
There is something in a nationwide quarantine that, for many Americans, reconfigures their collective and individual sense of time’s passage. Entering self-isolation has forced them to upend the daily routines which they so treasure — hallmarks of productivity and accomplishment — and discover new ways to differentiate each day.
Wylie Thornquist ’20 has been making art extensively in quarantine. He is an art history and studio major in the process of creating a senior thesis, which he described as “a series of prints and paintings exploring the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century witch hunts in Europe and how they relate to the transition from feudalism to capitalism.”
The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) closed its doors to visitors indefinitely on March 16, following concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and the College’s mid-semester switch to remote learning.
Stephen Sondheim is gay and Jewish.
You could likely make it out of both theatrical productions presented in the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance this weekend for the Sondheim @90 Festival without realizing this.
This past week, Williamstown community members and students alike crowded in the lecture halls beneath the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) to hear Iraqi food writer Nawal Nasrallah discuss the culture of food in the Middle East. Nasrallah’s lecture was presented in accordance with the ongoing exhibition in WCMA’s 1935 Gallery, The invisible enemy should not exist. The piece, by artist Michael Rakowitz, is an expansive reconstruction of seven limestone reliefs that once lined palace walls, using contemporary Middle Eastern food packaging from northern Iraqi brands.