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THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATER PRESENTS...

THE FALL 2021 SEASON

Join us back on campus for several new pieces of theater, a revolutionary rendering of a classic play, a contemporary adaptation of a Chekhov play, a night of scenes --- and that's just this fall!  Stay tuned for the announcement of our spring shows coming soon.

All performances of every production listed below are free and open to the public. There will be limited seating on a first come, first served basis.  All visitors to campus who are 12 and older are required to either be fully vaccinated or have a valid, negative PCR or rapid COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of visiting campus. Visitors may be asked to show proof of either their vaccination status or a negative test result while on campus. All visitors are required to remain masked while indoors and at designated outdoor events.  Please be aware that the performers for all in-person productions listed below will be removing their masks during the performance.

 

Night of Scenes

Directed by Simon Herz ‘23, Zivia Lichtenberg ‘23, and Neil Steinglass ‘23

Thursday, December 9th and Friday, December 10th at 8PM
LPAC Frear Ensemble Theater
 
 
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PARDESI, or The Belligerent Youth of Something-stan

by Shail Modi '22
Directed by Rohaan Unvala
 
Monday, December 13th and Tuesday, December 14th at 8PM EST
Online 
RSVP HERE
 
 
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Stupid F*cking Bird

by Aaron Posner
Directed by Rohan Hejmadi '22
and performed by Senior Company
 
Friday, December 3rd, 8PM
Saturday, December 4th, 9:30PM
Sunday, December 5th, 2:00PM and 8:00PM
LPAC Frear Ensemble Theater
 
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PRODUCTION ENSEMBLE

 
The Skin of Our Teeth
by Thornton Wilder
Directed by K. Elizabeth Stevens
 
Friday, November 12th, 8PM
Saturday, November 13th, 2PM and 8PM
Sunday, November 14th, 2PM
 
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre
Four actors on a bare stage in contemporary clothing, two in the foreground at a microphone, and two in the background dumping a bucket of water on their heads.

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. by Alice Birch, Directed by Alex Torra. From L to R: Sarah Branch '17, Emily Uhlmann '19, Citlali Pizarro '20, Rex Chang '17

Dave Tavani.
 

Annual productioNS

The Department's typical "season" of performances consists of Production Ensemble (a professionally directed and designed full length production), Acting Capstone (a faculty-directed production with advanced acting students), Senior Company (a project collectively created by Senior Majors with department support), one or more honors thesis productions, and Night of Scenes (a biannual showcase of work generated in Directing I and Directing II). In addition, we typically present at least one major residency and performance by a distinguished visiting company. The overwhelming majority of this performance activity is for academic credit with intensive involvement of faculty members and guest artists as teachers, collaborators, and mentors.

How to Get Involved

Most productions are also courses, so the best way to get involved is to sign up for the corresponding course. Students can earn up to 1 credit for working on a department show. For more information, contact the show’s director (or, for Senior Company, Laila Swanson). If you are interested in getting paid to work on the production team of a show, send an email to Scott Cassidy describing your area(s) of interest.