News & Events

  • The Theater Department invites you to join them for a free event on Tuesday:

    Our Dystopian Moment: 2017 and the Politics of Urinetown (Panel Discussion)

    Tuesday, February 21, 4:30pm in the Moore Theater, Hopkins Center

    Dystopian stories are often meant to warn us of certain dangers looming on the horizon. Through its depiction of a post-apocalyptic world in which a corporation controls water consumption,...

  • The Theater Department announces the winner of the winter term YOUR SPACE production slot:


    Join us for a hour of FREE performances by the student-led dance group FUSION DANCE ENSEMBLE, along with other student groups:

    Dartmouth Asian Dance Troupe
    Middle Eastern Dance Club...

  • The Theater Department presents:


    Saturday,  January 21

    8 PM in the Bentley Theater

    Free Admission

    Four playwrights, four directors, no scripts, no sleep...

    Students write, cast, and direct their original plays -- all within 24 hours! Plays are performed at 8 PM that evening in the Bentley.

    Student producers and stage managers are Ariel Klein '17 and Naomi Lazar '17...

  • Announcing OPEN AUDITIONS for our winter term student production:


    by Susan Glaspell

    A staged reading, directed by Kelleen Moriarty '19

    Performances in the Bentley Theater,  March 4-5.

    Trifles is a short, one act play about the aftermath of a woman’s murder of her husband in rural, early 20th century America. The story follows five of the townspeople as they investigate the home/...

  • Would you like to learn about the productions the Theater Department will be doing this term?

    Come to our WINTER SHOWCASE and hear from student and faculty directors about their shows and how you might participate on stage or behind the scenes.  No experince necessary to get involved!


    Wednesday, January 11

    6:30 - 7:30 PM in the Bentley Theater (downstairs in the HOP)

    We hope you can join...

  • After founding their own film production company, three of our recent alums have created a new web series mixing high-concept sci-fi with low-budget ingenuity.

    Olivia Baptista ’12, Diane Chen ’14, and Amber H.H. Porter ’14 first collaborated as theater undergrads at Dartmouth. The trio recently reunited to found Multihyphenate, a film production company that promotes diversity while eschewing the traditional hierarchy of labor in the entertainment...

  • Would you or your student group like to perform in the Bentley Theater this October? 

    The YOUR SPACE production slot for Fall Term is the weekend of October 6-8.  (When you apply you may choose up to two dates during this weekend for your performance.) 

    **There are No prerequisites to apply for this production slot - all undergraduates/groups are eligible.**

    It's easy to apply; deadline for email applications is NOON on MONDAY,...

    Book and lyrics by Greg Kotis
    Music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann

    February 17-19 & 23-26
    The Moore Theater

    A Theater Department MainStage Production
    Tickets available at the HOP Box Office NOW!

    This hilarious and touching social musical is full of greed, love and – TOILETS!


  • Panel Discussion:

    intersectionality, black theatre, and “imagining the world anew”: the poetics and politics of Lynn Nottage

    Please join Soyica Diggs Colbert of Georgetown University, Dartmouth faculty Chanté Mouton Kinyon, and acclaimed director Tazewell Thompson for a panel discussion on how Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel resonates for U.S. audiences today.  The discussion will be moderated by Laura Edmondson, Associate...

    by Annie Baker

    November 11 & 12 @ 8 pm
    November 13 @ 2 pm
    The Bentley Theater

    A Dartmouth Student Production

    When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class in Shirley, Vermont begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in...