Director and scholar Anne Bogart to conduct workshops with students: This year's Artist-Scholar Resident will visit the campus early before her return next February

Posted by Julia Leef '14

Director, scholar, and this year's visiting Artist-Scholar Resident Anne Bogart will visit Skidmore College this weekend in order to lead a "composition weekend" with 30 volunteer theater students that will address the theme of storytelling. The rest of the student body is also invited to observe an open workshop from 1 to 2 p.m. in Rehearsal Studio A at the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater.

Bogart has had a long history with the College as the Artistic Director of SITI Company, which has visited the campus every June to run an intensive summer theater workshop for the past 20 years. Senior Artist-in-Residence Will Bond is a part of SITI Company, and Bogart is well-known in the Theater Department, according to Dean of Special Programs Paul Calhoun.

The McCormack Endowed Visiting Artist-Scholar Residency was created to extend the summer programming of the Office of the Dean of Special Programs to the regular academic year. The guest artists may teach and sit in on classes and seminars, interacting with both students and faculty. Previous guests have included Karole Armitage, Angela Brown, and Emanuel Ax.

Although the College welcomes a visiting artist to the campus every year, this is the first time one has chosen to perform an extra service for the student body. Bogart will make her official, public appearance Feb. 5 to 7.

Bogart's visits will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 11 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, the final hour of which will be devoted to the open workshop.

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