2022-2023 Season

Studio Series

Dec 1 - 3

The Studio Series is in its eighth year of bringing experimental performance to the Walla Walla Valley. The annual series hosts award-winning artists who reject the notion of tidy or distinct artistic disciplines and who are selected from across the nation. While the artists are in residence at Whitman College, they visit classes and host workshops in which they share creative processes and approaches. For the last three nights of their residencies, in the intimate Freimann Theater at Harper Joy Theater, each artist will perform a work followed by moderated discussions and Q&A. Each night is a different performance, so book tickets for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!

Thursday, Dec. 1
Sadiqua Iman https://www.sadiquaiman.com/

Friday, Dec. 2
Mina Nishimura https://www.minanishimuradance.com/

Saturday, Dec. 3
Christopher Williams https://www.christopherwilliamsdance.org/

Kissing the Witch

Directed by Dr. Laura Hope

Mar 2 - 5

Adapted from her book of thirteen revisionist fairy tales of the same name, this play interweaves four classic plots - Beauty and the Beast, Donkeyskin, the Goose Girl, the Little Mermaid - with an invented one about a desperate girl going to a witch for help. Kissing the Witch finds the gritty in the fantastical, and excavates magic to find what's really going on.

The Climate Project

April 6 - 8

This will be devised theater around the climate change project. Students will work with guest artists to create a devised piece around climate change and its impact on our community.

over under on in between

Choreographed by Renée Archibald, Peter DeGrasse, and LROD

May 4 - 7

over under on in between features three yet-to-be made dances by faculty members Renée Archibald, Peter de Grasse, and returning guest artist LROD, whose hybrid dance/film work was presented in the Studio Series last year. The three student-performed works will foreground collaboration as method and subject and will consider concepts of relationality.