Newsletter 1/7

Hello everyone!

We hope you all had a wonderful winter break! For those of you who are abroad, have great time in far off lands, and for those of you returning from abroad, we’re so happy to have you back with us! We have some big things coming up:

Red-Eye Film Festival: This Saturday, January 10th starting at 9:00 AM, we will begin the 24-hour Red Eye Film Festival. You and a group of friends will have 24 hours to write, film and edit a short 10 minute film in a randomly given style. You will likely be given your own camera equipment, but phones will also be sufficient for recording. Here are the rules:
Show up at 9:00 in Runnals Lobby with a group of friends (around 4-6 people). Or, just come alone and find a group when you get there!  This will be your Red Eye team.
You will be given a film genre, a location you must use, a prop you must use, and a quote you must include in the film.
You and your team will spend the next 24 hours writing, recording, and putting together your film. Please, try to keep it around 10 minutes long.
Someone from your team must come into Runnals at 9:00 AM the next morning and turn in your film on a flash drive (they will likely be too big to email to us).
The films will all be shown at 7:00 on Sunday night in Lovejoy 100. Awards and prizes will be given out to all the groups, and we’ll see which group had the best movie!
Tell all your friends about it!

The Vagina Monologues: We are now accepting applications for our production of The Vagina Monologues. To all women: if you would like to participate, please fill out this form and and email it to the board by next Tuesday, January 13, by 6:00 PM. The monologues are very low key. You will all be assigned coaches to work with you, and you will be reading your monologues onstage from index cards. Men (and women), if you would like to be a coach, or want more information on what a coach does, please contact the board by email also by next Tuesday.

The Vagina Monologues are Friday, February 13th. We would also like to get a lot of non-P&W members involved, so try to get all your friends to submit.

Thanks for reading all of that! Have a great Jan Plan!

Your Board

Newsletter! Stage Manager Workshop! Fall Auditions!

Hello everyone,

This Sunday from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PMPowder & Wig will be hosting a Stage Manager Workshop open to anyone who wants to attend. In the workshop, experienced stage managers Erin Hoover and Emilie Jensen will talk about how to be an efficient stage manager, one of the most vital and complicated roles on any production team. We will go over the responsibilities of a stage manager and the relationship they should have with their director and tech team. The workshop will be held in the Mary Low Basement Lounge.
Also, Fall Auditions are tonight from 4:00-7:00  for The Chairs and R.U.R. They will be held in the Powder & Wig Office in the Mary Low Basement. Callbacks will also be tonight at 8:00.
Come audition, or tell your friends to audition!
-Powder & Wig Board


P&W Newsletter! Kiss Me Kate! Milk & Cookies! Fall Auditions!

Hi everybody!

We have a lot of important things to share with you all in this Powder & Wig newsletter:
First and foremost is the fabulous One Week Musical, Kiss Me Kate! The show is next Sunday, September 14 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Tickets are FREEand they’re going fast! Tell everybody at Colby who you know to come see all the exhausting hard work and dedication everybody has been putting into this show!
Directly after Kiss Me Kate, on Monday, September 15, is our introductory meet & greet, Milk & Cookies! It will take place from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Mary Low Coffeehouse. Here you will get to meet the entire board of Powder & Wig and learn about the rest of our 2014-2015 season, including special events such as Masquerave, Red Eye Film Festival, and our One Acts Festival. There will also be, of course, dairy and biscuits. If you have any friends who are interested in joining Powder & Wig but were not a part of the One Week, invite them along to meet everybody!
Lastly, Fall Auditions are right around the corner as well! Our Fall shows are The Chairs, directed by Zach Schutzman, and R. U. R.,directed by Tommy Kienzle. Auditions will be held in the Powder & Wig office in Mary Low Basement on Tuesday, September 16 from5:30 PM to 8:00 PM and on Wednesday, September 17 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PMAll audition materials will be provided. The dates for the shows are as follows:
   The Chairs: Oct 23-25
   R. U. R.: Nov 20-22
Hope to see you all at all of these wonderful events!
Your Board

Welcome Back! One Week Musical Auditions!!!

Greetings Powder & Wig!

Welcome back to another year! We hope that you all had fantastic summers, and we can’t wait to start a new year with you guys! Enjoy your classes!

First major order of business is: One Week Musical Auditions! Come to the Smith Lounge in Runnals between 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM or 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM TODAY to audition! Materials will be provided. Tell everybody you know to come out!
Here’s to a great year!
-Your Board 

Welcome back!

Welcome back Wiggians!

I hope all of you have had wonderful summers! We are gearing up for another incredible year at Colby with Powder and Wig!

First up, our One Week Musical is almost here! This year’s show will be Kiss Me Kate, Cole Porter’s Tony-winning musical comedy. Auditions will be September 3rd. More information can be found here.

On Monday September 15, we will be hosting Milk and Cookies, where we will introduce the rest of the season and (you guessed it) have some delicious milk and cookies!

Right after that, we will have the Fall auditions for The Chairs and R.U.R. 

Make sure to look for us at the club fair and make sure you are on the email list if you aren’t already!


Your Board

Welcome Class of 2018!

Welcome from Powder and Wig!


Do you like acting? Directing? Building sets? Just theater in general? Powder and Wig is Colby’s student-run theater club. Our upcoming season includes 7 full productions along with several other events, like a One Act festival and a 24-hour film festival. Everything we do is done entirely by students, from directing the shows to building the sets to acting. There are opportunities for everyone – techies, actors, you name it – and no experience is necessary to participate!


Our first show is the One Week Musical, Kiss Me Kate, and auditions will be the first day of classes (check out the links below for more info on that). We’re welcoming anyone interested to join in the fun! True to its name, the performances will be the next week, on Sunday, September 14th.


If you are interested in more information, check out our website ( or our Facebook page for more information! You can also sign up for our newsletter to find out about upcoming opportunities by emailing and asking to be put on the mailing list!


Lauren Stockless (

Powder and Wig President

Happy Summer!

Hi everyone!

We have all left Colby for the summer, but the Powder and Wig Board is still hard at work getting ready for next year’s season!

If you have any questions about Powder and Wig, please don’t hesitate to email anyone on the Board.

Enjoy your summer and get ready for the One Week Musical, with auditions on Wednesday September 3!


Your Board

Scab! Vagina Monologues! One Acts!

Come see Scab next Friday and Saturday, January 24th and 25th in Page! Tickets are $2, and will be on sale in Pulver next week!
The Vagina Monologues will be performed on February 15th, 2014! We are looking for actresses with any skill level to participate! Please look at the script below, fill out the preference form and send it to Emilie. If you would like to be involved but not perform and have experience on the stage, please email Emilie about being a coach! Contact Emilie at by Friday January 17thto be involved in a great show for a wonderful cause!
We are looking for submissions for our One Act Festival in the spring! If you are a director with a one act play you would like to direct, please fill out the form below. If you have written a play but don’t want to direct it, email the Board and let us know! If you would like to direct a show but don’t have a play yet, let us know that too! The forms are due for directors on Sunday January 26th by 11:59pm