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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 8:00pm to Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 8:00pm

Antioch College Performance Program Presents Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth at the Foundry Theater August 27-30

Foundry Theater Open House Scheduled for Friday, August 28

This summer marks the second summer season at the Foundry Theater since its re-opening last year, when the cutting edge performance festival CALL AND RESPONSE was presented under the direction of Associate Professor of Performance, Gabrielle Civil. This year, the Antioch College Performance Program will present The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder. The show will preview Thursday, August 27 and open Friday, August 28, to run through the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 29-30.

The Skin of Our Teeth was written in the years between the Great Depression and the Second World War. It narrates the story of the Antrobus Family, who weather several catastrophes including an ice age brought on by an encroaching glacier, a destructive flood and a devastating war. Through it all, the family endures, challenged not only by the natural disasters that surround them, but the conflicts, betrayals and violence within themselves. Surreal, poignant, accessible and funny, The Skin of Our Teeth is a play ahead of its time. Wilder won the Pulitzer Prize for this unique take on human history and it is easy to see why: the play’s timelessness continues to resonate with theater artists and audiences alike.

This is the second full-length play directed by a faculty member within the Performance Program since the re-opening of the College. Louise Smith, Associate Professor of Performance, is directing a cast that includes Antioch College students, a townsperson, and additional faculty from the College. The cast includes students Sean Allen, Hannah Priscilla Craig, Jack Hassler, Cole Gentry, Alli King, Malka Berro, Soleil Sykes, Katherine Schule, Marcell Vanarsdale, Meli Osanya, Alana Guth, Will Brown, Gaerin Warman-Szvoboda, Visual Arts faculty Michael Casselli and Yellow Springs community member Abi Katz-Stein. Antioch alumna Dr. Jill Summerville, Ph.D. is providing dramaturgical assistance. Amanda Egloff, Foundry Theater Technical Director, is designing the lighting and set.

Performances of The Skin of Our Teeth are August 27-30 on the main stage of the Foundry Theater. Thursday, August 27 is a pay-what-you-can preview. Friday, August 28 will be an Open House to celebrate one year of the Foundry Theater. There will be a program before the show to highlight the many community members, groups and projects that have been housed at the Foundry this past year. Friday’s open house will start at 6:30 p.m. with an 8:00 p.m. curtain for the play.

All show times for the play are at 8:00 p.m. including Saturday and Sunday August 29-30. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children, seniors and non-Antioch College students. Community Government members (students, staff and faculty of Antioch College) are free.

LOCATION: Foundry Theater


Louise Smith,



Friday, September 11, 2015 - 7:00pm to Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 3:00pm

World House Choir, Missa Gaia: Call to Action on Climate Change/Climate Justice at Antioch College

The World House Choir (100 singers throughout the Miami Valley region: Dayton, Cincinnati, Middletown, Urbana, Xenia, Springfield and Yellow Springs) will be joined by guest dancers and instrumentalists in a production of MISSA GAIA: A Mass Celebration of Mother Earth by the Paul Winter Consort. Read the full press release here for more information.

LOCATION: Antioch College Amphitheater (Fri., Sat.), Grace United Methodist Church (Sun.)



Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 2:30pm to Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 2:30pm

Seed School Comes to Antioch College

In July, Beth Bridgeman, Instructor of Co-operative Education took a group of five students to the Seed Savers Exchange conference in Decorah, Iowa. Seed Savers Exchange is the largest non-governmental seed bank in the United States. All five students have an interest in ecological and organic agriculture and all five work on the Antioch Farm.

At the conference, students learned that 97% of all seed varieties have been lost since 1900 and that the six largest agro-chemical corporations own 85% of the world's seed. The students are interested in saving seed from the Antioch Farm and in starting a seed library.

To this end, Beth is facilitating a six-day Seed School from September 29 to October 4, on the Antioch Farm in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, featuring Bill McDorman. Another featured guest speaker is Dr. Alfredo Huerta from Miami University who will discuss his work on regionally adaptive open-pollinated corn resistant to contamination by GMO pollen.

The Antioch College Seed School is "a dynamic, six-day immersion into the history, science, craft, art, and spirit of seeds that will forever change the way you think about seeds (and food)."

Check out this flyer for more information.