Off the Shelf

Installation view, The Shelf, Tang Teaching Museum, 2019
March 27–29, 2019
Performance Schedule

The performances are free and open to the public. Due to limited space, ticket reservation is required.

UPDATE:  All tickets have been reserved; however, visitors who arrive before each performance can add their names to a waiting list and be admitted if there are cancellations or no shows.


Ajani Acloque ’22, Miranda Coble ’19, Rowen Halpin ’19, Max LoSardo ’20, Finley Martin ’19, Megan Muratore ’19, Anthony Nikitopoulos ’21, Sophia Paulino ’22, Fabian Rodriguez ’22, Julian Giovanni Schepis ’22, Yael Schoenbaum ’21

Production Team:
Carolyn Anderson, Professor of Theater, Co-Creator; Garett Wilson, Theater Department Artistic Director, Co-Creator; August Sylvester ’20, Production Designer; Patty Pawliczak, Lecturer, Costume Designer; JoLynn DuBois ’19, Costume Designer and Makeup Designer; L. Esther Hibbs ’20, Hair Designer; Sarah Markley ’19, Scenic and Props Assistant; Romi Moors ’19, Scenic and Props Assistant; Jared Klein, Theater Department Technical Director, Design/Tech Consultant; Nick Leonard ’20, Associate Director; Taylor Jaskula ’21, Stage Manger

Writing Collaborators:
Jacob Levine ’19, Natalie Lifson ’21, Eliza Martin ’21, Grace Palmer ’22, Nina Slowinski ’19, The Ensemble

Special Thanks:
Marie Glotzbach, Barbara Black, Matt’s Servicenter, Liz Sylvester, Skidmore Campus Safety

About the Performance

Off the Shelf is a site-specific theater piece that examines the life and character of a museum’s permanent collection, co-created by Carolyn Anderson, Professor of Theater, and Garett Wilson, Theater Department Artistic Director. The show will be performed March 27, 28, and 29 at 7:00 and 8:30 pm each night.

Off the Shelf is organized in conjunction with the exhibition The Shelf, which presents work from the Tang Teaching Museum collection that spans place, time, material, style, and subject. Displayed together on a single shelf, the objects selected confuse distinctions between “high” and “low” art, between “decorative” and “fine,” or between work made for function or beauty. The exhibition represents a snapshot of the museum’s permanent collection—a grouping that creates new meaning about the works both individually and collectively. It asks, what defines a permanent collection of things, and what defines their connections?

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