News & Events

  • 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...

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

    Play uses physicality to explore relationships

    "Love blinds. Love wounds. Love keeps us going. The Dartmouth theater department’s production of Rajiv Joseph’s “Gruesome Playground Injuries,” directed by Nick O’Leary ’14, made these truths slowly, painfully evident this weekend in Moore Theater."

    "The play centers on two characters: Kayleen, played by Diane Chen ’14, who was also responsible...

  • FRIDAY May 30 @ 8 PM and Saturday May 31 @ 7 PM & 9 PM
    Bentley Theater
    An original solo performance piece created and performed by
    Camille van Putten '14

  • Nick O’Leary ’14 is all about theater, but not to the exclusion of everything else. Happily, he says, Dartmouth, offered him the opportunity to study theater in in the context of the liberal arts.

    “It was important for me to be able to contextualize my theater work with broader liberal arts study, and the professors and classes available at Dartmouth are hard to beat,” a perspective developed living in Hanover since the fifth grade. “But as much as there is to be learned from rigorous...