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  • Upcoming MainStage Auditions, Winter 2022: Rent

    Auditions for the winter MainStage production of Jonathan Larson's iconic musical "Rent" will take place January 6 & 7, 2022. Come learn more about 'Rent' at an Info Session with director Carol Dunne, Monday November 15 at 7 pm. In-person in the Bentley Theater, or via Zoom. See you there!

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  • Accountability Update on Racial Justice

    An update on the Department of Theater's June 2020 statement on racial justice: The actions we've taken to educate ourselves, changes we've implemented, and what we plan to do to keep our department accountable. 

  • YourSpace Performance, Fall 2021: The Lucky Guest

    A staged reading performance of an original work by Nik Stahle '23 will be presented in the Bentley Theater as a YourSpace performance, Monday November 8 at 8 pm. Free admission. A young student drowning in the anxiety of his first day at college grapples with his sense of self, his family, and his past.

    The Lucky Guest, by Nik Stahle '23
  • MainStage Project, Fall 2021: Fall Staged Reading Series

    Three nights, three extraordinary plays: the department presents a weekend of intimate staged readings, including Katori Hall's 'Saturday Night/Sunday Morning', Chiara Atik's 'Poor Clare', and Charlie O'Leary's 'Ridgeway'. October 29-31, the Bentley Theater.

    Staged Readings 2021
  • Fall 2021: Special Events with Playwright Charlie O'Leary

    The Department of Theater is proud to be partnering with School House to bring "Ridgway" playwright Charlie O'Leary to campus this fall, as part of the Fall Staged Reading Series and the 2021-22 School House Anti-Racism Experience (SHARE). Events with the artist will take place October 29-31, 2021

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  • Performance, Fall 2021: The First-Year Project

    Come meet the Class of 2025! First-year students arrive on the Dartmouth stage in a showcase performance to introduce themselves to each other and to the Upper Valley. October 15 & 16, in the Bentley Theater.

  • Student Project, Fall 2021: BUTA Poetic Healing Showcase

    Members of the student-run Black Underground Theatre and Arts Association will take the stage this fall to showcase Black poetry, prose, and creativity. Come for the poems and stay for the vibes. October 9 at 8 pm, in the Moore Theater.

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  • "Razor Weaving" with Katia Tirado

    Artist and activist Katia Tirado will perform her work, "Tejido a navaja, crónicas sobre feminismos indigenas" or [Razor Weaving, Chronicles on Indigenous Feminisms] Wed. October 27, 7:00 pm in the Hop Garage.

  • Welcome Class of 2025!

    To the Class of 2025: welcome to theater at Dartmouth! Visit our orientation page here and learn everything you need to know about our department: who we are, what we do, where we go, and how you can get involved. And please join us at our Open House on Thursday September 9, 12-1:30 pm in the Moore Theater.

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