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  • Directed by Jamie Horton
    Set Design by Georgi Alexi-Meskhishvili
    Costume Design by Laurie Churba Kohn
    Lighting Design by Dan Kotlowitz
    Sound Design by David Remedios
    Stage Management by Margot Yecies '15

    Set in the late 19th century but with a very contemporary feel, this gem of a play (Tony Award nominee for Best Play in 2010) is both funny and touching. Ruhl "illuminates with a light touch—a soft, flickering light rather than a moralizing glare—how much...

  • SATURDAY, OCT 4 at 9:30 PM and SUNDAY, OCT 5 @ 5:30 PM
    Bentley Theater - FREE ADMISSION
    Student Producers: Ariel Klein '17 and Naomi Lazar '17
    Student actors from the Displaced Theater Company collaborate to write and rehearse a 30-play show. All 30 original plays will be presented in 60 minutes -- and the audience chooses the order of the plays each night! (The concept for the show comes from a theater company in Chicago called "The Neofuurists.")

  • A story published in The Dartmouth this month:

    Student Spotlight: Emma Orme '15

    "As musical director of the Rockapellas, co-president of the Glee Club and an actress in many of Dartmouth’s main stage and student-run productions, Emma Orme ’15 is a familiar face around campus. The theater major and French minor is immersed in the arts inside and outside of the classroom."

    "Even before she enrolled, Orme knew she wanted music and theater to feature...

  • Announcing open auditions for our Fall Mainstage production of Sarah Ruhl's IN THE NEXT ROOM (or The Vibrator Play), directed by Jamie Horton.  Auditions are from 7-10 PM on Wednesday and Thursday, September 17 and 18 (callbacks on Friday, September 19).  Click here for more information about the auditions.

  • Laura Neill '13 is a rising senior at Dartmouth College. She is an English major and Theater minor as well as a member of the Dartmouth Rude Mechanicals, a student Shakespeare company. Laura's first two-act play, "Faking It," was produced at Dartmouth in Summer 2011, and her one-act and ten-minute plays have been featured in Triple Play, the 10-Minute Play Festival, and WiRED. Laura is excited to be part of the Frost and Dodd Playwriting Festival and would like to thank her family and...

  •  Maia Matsushita '13 is a member of the class of 2013 from White Plains, New York. She is a Cultural Anthropology major, and a Theater minor. At Dartmouth, she appeared in the Theater Department's 2011 production of RENT and was involved in the 2012 PRIDE Week Theater Festival. She discovered her love of playwriting through Playwriting 1 and Advanced Playwriting with Professor Sutton during her junior year, and will be taking Dramatic Storytelling this coming fall. Beyond theater, Maia also...

  • Anna Winter works in the costume shop of Dartmouth’s Department of Theater, translating designers’ visions into what actors wear on stage: drafting patterns, shaping fabric, and building costumes. She speaks with Dartmouth Now about sewing, serendipity, and being part of a great team.

    Job title: Cutter/Draper

    How long have you been at Dartmouth? It will be one year at the end of August.

    What path brought you to your field?
    I joke...

  • A selection of stories published in The Dartmouth this month:

    Students Collaborates with NYTW

    "Sitting around a table with Tony-award winning writer Lemon Andersen, students in the theater department’s “Drama in Performance” class discussed his script, suggesting a scene they wanted added or 10 pages they thought should be deleted. The meeting was part of the New York Theater Workshop’s 23rd summer residency at Dartmouth, which brings emerging directors,...

  • There’s one laboratory at Dartmouth this summer that won’t contain any scientists or chemical reagents. Instead, actors, directors, and playwrights will concoct artistic chemistry in campus performance spaces during VoxFest, a weeklong theater residency that brings together Dartmouth alumni, students, and faculty to create and present works-in-progress.
    “We call it a creative laboratory,” says Kate Mulley ’05, a New York-based playwright and co-founder of Vox Theater, which produces...

  • By Amber Porter '14

    I didn’t apply for any student jobs my freshman fall, because I wanted to have the space to enjoy my college experience. Now, four years later, I have more jobs than I know what to do with—five, to be exact—and I can’t imagine my Dartmouth experience without them.

    I came to Dartmouth with every intention of double-majoring in mathematical and social sciences on my way to becoming a political campaign manager. But I realized rather quickly that I...