WMU Theatre students Sarah Rice and Joe Cavaiani
John Lacko

Gaslighting—the act of psychologically manipulating someone to make them question their sanity. It’s a term that became popular in the turn of the century when Sigmund Freud’s theories were captivating the masses.

Play rehearsal for Theatre Kalamazoo's New Play Festival. All of the plays are staged readings to allow for more revisions
Sarah West

This weekend Kalamazoo playwrights will share their latest work at the 5th Annual Theatre Kalamazoo New Play Festival.

Cast photo for 'The Whale'
courtesy of WMU Theatre

It’s safe to say you’ve probably never heard of a protagonist like Charlie in Samuel D. Hunter’s play The Whale. He’s a 650-pound online writing instructor with a tragic past. 

courtesy All Ears Theatre

If you’re not familiar with All Ears Theatre, the group performs auditory theatre out of First Baptist Church in Kalamazoo—which later re-broadcasts on WMUK.

Courtesy photo / Jeff Blumenkrantz

If you haven’t seen Jeff Blumenkrantz on Broadway, maybe you’ve caught him on the TV show 30 Rock.