Living Davidson

Tony Richardson brings life to the part of a young black man killed by the police. Photo courtesy of Chris Record / College Communications

Davidson Theatre confronts race and privilege in five short plays

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Lucas Weals- On September 3, 2016, the New York Times ran an essay by Dr. Naomi Rosenberg, MD, called “How to Tell a Mother Her Child is Dead.” Rosenberg, an emergency medical physician in North Philadelphia, gives her advice in a harrowingly clear direct address: “After the bathroom you doRead More

Sam Bock ‘21 and Hannah Lieberman ‘18 share an intimate moment as Brad and Janet. Photo by Katie Walsh ‘20

Decidedly Dirty, Dastardly Good: Rocky Horror Is a Smash Hit

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Katie Walsh- After I heard Rocky Horror Picture Show was to be performed at Davidson, I waited, to quote Dr. Frank-N-Furter, in excited antici———pation to attend. Rocky Horror was that musical growing up. If you were a theater kid, it was the show everyone wanted to do in high school,Read More

Anmar Jerjees '18 points out an image to the assembled crowd
Photo by Jane Campbell '18

Anmar Jerjees ‘18 presents photo series of displaced persons in Iraq

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Erin Davenport- Anmar Jerjees ‘18 opened up his Spike Grant research presentation in the Hamilton W. McKay Atrium with an exciting announcement: “I don’t know if y’all know this, but I’m actually the first student to give a presentation in this space” Jerjees said to loud cheers to the crowd.Read More

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Censorship and satire in Evgeny Shvarts’s The Dragon

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Lucas Weals- In 1930—the waxing days of Stalin’s cult of personality, the age of paranoia, in a Soviet Union haunted by ‘enemies of the people’ at their perpetual and nefarious work, spreading lies undermine the state—the playwright, poet, and novelist Mikhail Bulgakov wrote a letter to Joseph Stalin. The state’sRead More

Noah Batke ‘19, flipping through a beat-up photo album, reminisces on WALT’s heyday. Photo courtesy of Katie Walsh ‘20

Spotify May Have Killed The Radio Star, But WALT Lives

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Katie Walsh- A year ago, the lump sum of WALT Radio’s possessions—housed in their dilapidated office beneath an inch of dust—consisted of a frankly alarming number of R. Kelly vinyl albums and a handful of die-hard radio-enthusiasts. Its listeners had dwindled to the single digits. Its duct-taped insignia hung limplyRead More