News & Events

  • THE ELEANOR FROST AND RUTH AND LORING DODD STUDENT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

    Performances are July 28-30 in the Bentley Theater

    Tickets available at the HOP Box Office.

    Our annual summer new play festival of award-winning one-act student plays will consist of:

    If It Isn’t You by Tess McGuinness ’18
    This winner of the Ruth and Loring Dodd Play...

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  • VOXFEST 2017

    Join us for our fifth consecutive year of VOXFEST! VoxFest is a festival for the development of innovative new projects initiated by Dartmouth alumni. Vox Theater will be in residence at Dartmouth July 1-8 collaborating on four new works-in-progress involving Dartmouth students, alumni and faculty.

    All the events below are *FREE* and open to the public.

    July 5 @ 7 pm at the BEMA: Vox...

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  • The Theater Department's newest Professor, Dr. Monia White Ndounou, was recently featured in The Dartmouth. Read the interview HERE!

    Professor Ndounou is teaching THEA 1: Introduction to Theater and THEA 22: Black Theater USA for her inaugural term at Dartmouth this fall.  comes most recently from Tufts University, where she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Drama...

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  • On Monday, May 15th, 2017 at the Edison Ballroom in New York City, the New York Theatre Workshop honored its 25-year partnership with Dartmouth's Department of Theater at its annual spring gala. The ceremony was co-hosted by Rachel Dratch ’88 and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Numerous faculty, alumni and current Department of Theater students were in attendance. Current students and alumni performed in the celebration and contributed to this spectacular evening along with stars of the Broadway...

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  • THEA 65- New Plays in Development- Summer 2017

    Interview Sign-Up Information

    Please note that the sign-up sheet for interviews will be posted on the Academic Bulletin Board, Shakespeare Alley of the HOP, on TUESDAY, MAY 23rd at 9AM. Interviews will take place on WEDNESDAY, MAY 24th from 10AM-1:30PM (in ten-minute time slots) in Professor Horton's office in Shakespeare...

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  • WHAT EVERY GIRL SHOULD KNOW 

    by Monica Byrne

    A fully-produced student production, directed by Virginia Ogden '18

    Ashley Dotson ’18, Scenic Designer
    Armando Ortiz '19, Costume Designer
    Robert Cueva ‘17, Lighting Designer
    Spencer Jorgensen ’17, Stage Manager

    In a Manhattan Catholic reformatory in 1914, four teenage girls—Anne, Theresa, Lucy, and Joan—learn about themselves and the world they live in a hilarious,...

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  • Join us on the stage of the Moore Theater for an honors thesis production:

    Away This Night

    Conceived by Julie Solomon '17

    Julie Solomon '17, Co-director and Scenic Designer
    Deena Selenow, Co-director
    Victoria Rowe '17, Lighting Designer
    Celeste Jennings '18, Costume Designer
    Will Maresco '19, Sound Designer
    Danielle Piacentile '17, Stage Manager

    Away This Night interweaves the stories of...

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  • The Department’s YOUR SPACE program presents:

    FEMINIST SHAKESPEARE (or, Unsex Me Here)

    An original piece, arranged and directed by Kelly Gaudet '17

    Stage Management by Jordyn Fitch ’20

    Feminist Shakespare is an exploration and reworking of women's monologues from a vast array of Shakespeare's works. Through weaving together excerpts of women's voices from many different works, the show...

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  • The Department is proud to announce the winners of our recent one-act student written play contests:

    42nd ANNUAL RUTH & LORING DODD CONTEST

    Tess McGuinness '18 for "If It Isn't You"

    90th ANNUAL ELEANOR FROST CONTEST

    Jordyn Fitch '20 for "Everything Falls Apart"

    Elise Wien '17 for "Craters, or The Making of...

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  • The Department's YOUR SPACE program presents a reading of Charli Fool Bear-Vetter's award-winning play:

    CRICKETS ATE THE MOON

    Crickets Ate the Moon tells the story of Celena Bear Spirit, a 21 year old Native American woman, fighting against suppressed trauma and depression. Defiantly optimistic, Lena strives to keep herself and her family afloat despite the consuming nature of her illness. Crickets Ate the Moon speaks to erasing stigma against mental illness...

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