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What: Omnibus is a monthly conversation about the Library, Dowling, and Long Island.

The Listening Tour of South Shore History is an interactive map to guide you through the local history topics discussed on our Omnibus podcast.

The Research Leadership Learning Podcast is produced in conjunction with Dowling's Doctoral Program (EdD) in Educational Administration. Topics cover research and experiences from Dowling faculty and students as well as leaders in the educational field on Long Island.

Omnibus #58

podcast icon Posted Thursday, May 13, 2010. Total length: 16:41

Today we present dramatic readings from two student plays: "Boy Band Ho" by Erica Tabachnick and "Into the Ocean" by Jolie Mohn. Both pieces were written for Dr. Kim Poppiti's ENG 2075A Playwriting course.

Several students join Erica and Jolie as they read excerpts from each play while discussing the process and challenges of playwriting.

"[writing for the] stage, you're confined to one space so finding something that works in that environment was kind of difficult."
Jolie Mohn

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Omnibus #52

podcast icon Posted Friday, January 30, 2009. Total length: 28:41

In 1967, drama instructor Ned Bobkoff and a group of students discovered a forgotten and unused corner of campus that they transformed into the Loft Theatre. Over the next several years, this venue was home to everything from existential and absurdist drama to poetry readings, jazz concerts, and comedies. In this interview, Ned describes those early days, as well as the landscape of drama in the late 1960s: Off Off Boradway, anti-war plays, happenings, and more.  He also recalls the many students who were involved in the Loft, many of whom later went on to work in the theatre.

Since leaving Dowling in the mid 1980s, Ned's work has taken him from the Institute of American Indian Arts to the National Conservatory in Turkey. He is currently adapting for the stage Ali and Nino, Kurban Said's tale of a Romeo and Juliet style romance set in Azerbaijan in the early 1920s.

This interview is cross-posted with our 40th anniversary blog, Born in the Sixties: The First Year of Dowling College 1968-69, which also includes scanned images and documents from our archives documenting the first academic year at Dowling.

"We literally went up to the loft and took it over."
Ned Bobkoff

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  • 0:04 IntroductionNed Bobkoff today.
    Chris kretz - Assitant Professor/Reference Librarian
  • 1:54 Interview
    Ned Bobkoff, drama professor at Dowling from 1967 to 1986

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  Music: "El Relicario" by Blue Jar

Slideshow of past Loft Theatre productions:

 

The Loft Theatre
 

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Omnibus #51

podcast icon Posted Tuesday, November 25, 2008. Total length: 11:30

The Loft Theatre presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Tom Stoppard's existential comedy that follows two minor characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet to their bitter end. In this episode we interview members of the cast and crew, discussing the intricacies of the play's plot, the demands of physical comedy and the importance of aerial acrobatics.

We also introduce our audio footnote technology, providing background information on Shakespeare's Hamlet and other important facts within the context of the podcast.

"There are so many layers to the piece that you can spend hours thinking and talking about..."
Larissa Lury

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  • 0:05 Introduction
    Chris Kretz - Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian 
  • Interviews
    • 1:30 Andrew Karp (Artistic Director)
    • 3:10 Jared Warner (Guildenstern)
    • 3:53 Larissa Lury (Director)
    • 4:59 Greg LoProto (Rosencrantz)
    • 5:43 Larissa Lury
    • 6:10 Christine Sullivan (Gertrude & Players)
    • 7:00 Andrew Karp
    • 7:29 Greg LoProto
    • 7:52 Christine Sullivan
    • 8:18 Andrew Karp
    • 9:11 Larissa Lury

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Songs:

"(01-01) Initially" by theStark

"Stonewall Jackson's Arm" by The Two Man Gentlemen Band

Note: The part of "The Footnote" in this episode is played by Michael Aloi

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Omnibus #50

podcast icon Posted Wednesday, November 19, 2008. Total length: 25:01

Dr. Kim Poppiti,assistant professor of drama and dance, discusses her research into 19th century hippodrama and the elaborate machinery invented to create the illusion of motion on stage. Before the introduction of cinema, hippodrama (plays with horses in them) was the public's choice for spectacular and elaborate action scenes. Kim describes her research into the stagecraft and machinery involved, as well as her use of U.S. patent images to uncover this forgotten aspect of theater history.
"...before people had experienced movies, it was just an amazing effect.
Dr. Kim Poppiti

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  • 0:02 Introduction
    Chris Kretz - Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian
  • 0:44 Interview
    Dr. Kim Poppiti, assistant professor of drama and dance
  • 22:35 50th Episode Celebration
Song: "Keep on Movin" by David Mansfield

 

Theatrical Patents
 

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Omnibus #38

podcast icon Posted Friday, November 23, 2007. Total length: 11:13

Interviews with the cast and crew of Much Ado About Nothing performed at the Loft Theatre from November 23 - December 9. Also, junior Lianne Flynn discusses her winning entry, Island of Pizza and Bagels, in the 12th Annual Library Art Contest co-sponsored with the Visual Arts department.
"...nobody dies at the end and everyone winds up pretty happy."
Teresa K. Pond, Director

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  • 0:04 Introduction
    Chris Kretz - Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian
  • 1:17 The Production
    Teresa K. Pond, Director
    Dr. Andrew Karp, Artistic Director
  • 4:08 Island of Pizza and Bagels
    Reference Librarian Kami Convery interviews Lianne Flynn, whose painting Island of Pizza and Bagels won the 12th annual art contest sponsored by the Library and Visual Arts department.
  • 7:07 Acting Shakespeare
    • William Downes
    • Juliet Brines
    • Pat Shay
    • Laura Riley
    • Joseph Matero
    • Alex Lund
Island of Pizza and Bagels

Songs: "I Found a New Baby", "Egg and Butter Man" and "Diga Do" by Yamomanem. "Zipolite Rag" by Justin Gordon.

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Omnibus #24

podcast icon Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2007. Total length: 14:10

Multiple interviews with the cast and crew of the spring production of Cabaret, brought to you by the Drama Club and the Departments of Music, Dance and Drama.
"Your goal should be to work on something every successive performance."
Stephen Doone

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 Song: Froggy Bottom by Johnny Nicholas

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Omnibus #7

podcast icon Posted Monday, May 15, 2006. Total length: 36:28

"Just before D-Day they had several...paratrooper drops in the area."
Charlie Oelkers

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Omnibus #6

podcast icon Posted Monday, March 27, 2006. Total length: 31:59

"There's always going to be a need for environmental scientists."
Dr. John Tanacredi

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