The Williams Record

‘Trivial’ promises innovative digital performance

'Trivial' promises innovative digital performance
Isabel Williams November 13, 2020

The actors, director, and stage manager at rehearsal for the student written play Trivial. (Photo courtesy of Shizah Kashif '24.) Trivial, a new Cap & Bells production which premieres Friday, Nov....

­The Pick-Up Pop-Up Bookshop: A visual suspension of the new coronavirus reality

­The Pick-Up Pop-Up Bookshop: A visual suspension of the new coronavirus reality
Ella Napack November 11, 2020

The new art installation and book pick-up in the lobby of Images on Spring Street. (Photo courtesy of Stacy Cochran.) “It’s almost a single freeze frame of a movie. It’s a space, cast with characters....

“Call Cutta at Home” explores performances of identity

Kaira Mediratta November 11, 2020

Āddā in Bengali refers to the fine art of discussion, originally denoting a salon-like gathering at which the thoughts and persuasions of the day could be discussed in a gregarious, if sometimes vociferous,...

‘Lock Them Up’: Students install political art outside Chapin

‘Lock Them Up’: Students install political art outside Chapin
Ella Napack November 4, 2020

Crystal Ma '21 and Kester Messan-Hilla '21 created a live experimental poster installation of Trump and his family, each individually titled “Lock Him Up” or “Lock Her Up.” (Photo courtesy of...

What can a new generation of activists learn from ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’?

Tharini Prakash October 28, 2020

Aaron Sorkin’s second film as both director and writer, The Trial of the Chicago 7, sheds light on a highly relevant historical event: the trial of eight men charged with conspiracy for inciting riots...

Sandy Williams IV: A reimagining of our shared history

Sandy Williams IV: A reimagining of our shared history
Ella Napack October 28, 2020

Miniature wax Lincoln sits in the middle of melting confederate statutes (Image courtesy of Sandy Williams.) According to artist and filmmaker Sandy Williams IV, a candle of Thomas Jefferson should...

The Clark breaks new ground with first outdoor sculpture show

The Clark breaks new ground with first outdoor sculpture show
Kaira Mediratta October 28, 2020

Kelly Akashi, “A Device to See the World Twice”. Photo courtesy of The Clark. Currently situated – or hidden – throughout the landscape of the Clark’s 140 acres of forest and field...

From Stripping to Stepping: A Discussion of Complex Blackness on the Stage and Screen

Amalia Culpepper-Wehr October 28, 2020

In a world of webinars and Zoom calls, it’s rare to be in an environment that makes us want to get up out of our chairs and dance. Yet on Friday night, I was delighted to find myself grooving along...

Drawing to a close: Lin Saeed’s must-see ‘Arrival of the Animals’

Drawing to a close: Lin Saeed’s must-see ‘Arrival of the Animals’
Erin Barry October 21, 2020

Lin May Saeed (German-Iraqi, born 1973), Panther Relief, 2017. Polystyrene foam, acrylic paint, wood, 44 1/8 × 72 1/2 × 4 1/8 in. (Photo Courtesy of the artist; Nicolas Krupp, Basel). Hidden away...

A Thousand Ways: A Review of a Theater Piece during a Pandemic

Lily Goldberg October 7, 2020

I recently went through a breakup — not with a boyfriend, or a best friend, but with a penpal. J and I had only met twice in person before I suggested we shift our budding friendship to snail mail....

Performance groups adapt to remote recruitment and rehearsal

Performance groups adapt to remote recruitment and rehearsal
Tali Natter October 7, 2020

NBC teammates taking a break from outdoor rehearsal (Photo courtesy of Iris Park ’21.) Although they won’t be singing on Mountain Day, dancing during Homecoming halftime, or performing before a...

1,000 paper cranes and a welding project: one entry’s First Days activity

1,000 paper cranes and a welding project: one entry’s First Days activity
Tali Natter September 30, 2020

Members of Mills-Dennett 4 stand in front of their finalized 1,000 origami cranes. From left to right: Charles Yang ’24, Emma Schulman ’24, Rika Nakato ’24, Syl Foisy ’24, Sarah Lindeman ’24,...

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