Current Term Shows

"AWAY THIS NIGHT" - An Honors Thesis Production

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 three Shakespearean women who cross-dress. Inspired by immersive and feminist theatre traditions, this project is a study of the intersections of gender identity, gender presentation, race, sexuality, and ability in physical space. The performance will move throughout three built environments on the Moore Stage, taking the audience on a journey through the worlds of As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and The Merchant of Venice.

"Feminist Shakespeare" (a YOUR SPACE presentation) April 29-30

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 aims to discuss gender, domestic abuse, sexual violence, and women's resiliency.

Cast includes: Justine Goggin '18, Angelina DiPaolo '17, Alexis Wallace '17, Mimi Fiertz '18, Virginia Cook '18, Lucia McGloin '17, and Maddie Dunn '17.

Saturday, April 29 @ 7 PM and Sunday, April 30 @ 2 PM

Bentley Theater - Free Admission.

 

"Crickets Ate the Moon" by Charli Fool Bear-Vetter '15

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 and the powerful resilience of Native women.

Directed by Laura Calderon '19

Produced by Danica Rodriguez '18 and Christian Dane Williams '19

Cast includes:
Kaitlyn Alvord ’20, Zachary Cooper ’17, Phoebe Hannan ’20, Savannah Maher ’17, Sanat Mohapatra ’20, Armando Ortiz ’19, Cienna Romero ’17

Friday and Saturday, April 21 & 22

7 PM in the Bentley Theater

Free Admission

Mature Themes

WIRED! (the 24-hour playwriting experience) this Saturday

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

Students write, cast, and direct their original plays -- all within 24 hours! Really. Come see the results:

WiRED!!

Saturday, April 15

8 PM in the Bentley Theater

Free Admission

Student producers and stage managers: Ariel Klein '17, Naomi Lazar '17 and Christain Williams '19

Presented by the Department of Theater and the student Displaced Theater Company.

 

 

THIRD NIGHT, a new play by Elise Wien '17

Announcing a reading of a new full-length play by our two-time Dodd play contest winner, Elise Wien ’17

THIRD NIGHT

Directed by Deby Guzman-Buchness '15

Stage Management by Catherine Hasting '17

 “You are cordially invited to a Passover Seder with the Cohen family of Columbia, South Carolina. Please join us this Wednesday, April 12, 1869.”

Wednesday, April 12 at 8 PM

Bentley Theater

Free Admission

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Theater, Jewish Studies Program, Displaced Theater Company, Department of Comparative Literature, and the Samuel C. Harned 1952 Student Theater Production Fund.

Contains Mature Themes.

"Trifles" in the Bentley Theater, March 4 and 5

Join us in the Bentley for this term's Student Production:

TRIFLES

by Susan Glaspell

A staged reading, directed by Kelleen Moriarty '19

Performances in the Bentley Theater

March 4 @ 8 PM; March 5 @ 2 PM

Free Admission!

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/crime scene, and come to their own conclusions about the crime.

Lighting Design by Will Maresco '19

Stage Management by Claire Feuille '18

CAST:  Naomi Agnew '20, Kyle Civale '20, Tess McGuinness '18, Armando Ortiz Jr. '19 and Peter Skow '18

Student Performing Groups in the Bentley on Saturday!

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

FUSION DANCE ENSEMBLE

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
Sing Dynasty


Saturday, January 28
8 PM

Bentley Theater

FREE Admission!

 

WIRED! (the 24-hour playwriting experience)

The Theater Department presents:

WIRED!

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

WIRED! (the 24-hour playwriting experience)

Winter 2017: Urinetown

URINETOWN
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!

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Fall 2016: Circle Mirror Transformation

CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION
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 which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

"Annie Baker's play is an absolute feast. CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION is the kind of unheralded gem that sends people into the streets babbling and bright-eyed with the desire to spread the word. The play traces the lives of a handful of small-town Vermont residents who gather each week for an acting class taught at the local community center. By the play's end we seem to see to the very bottom of these souls, and feel how the artificial intimacy of the acting class has shaped their lives in substantial ways.”—NY Times. 

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