Dartmouth Events

"Umma", by Stella A. Asa '22: a Frost & Dodd Festival Performance

An award-winning original work, directed by Olivia Scott Kamkwamba '13. It's summer '76 in Brooklyn and times are hot, but Umma is trying to open a record store-and she's in love.

Friday, August 6, 2021
8:00pm – 9:00pm
Bentley Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Performances


by Stella A. Asa '22
directed by Olivia Scott Kamkwamba '13
Friday August 6 & Sunday August 8 at 8 pm

Department of Theater Frost and Dodd Student Play Festival 
Staged reading performance
The Bentley Theater
Free, tickets required via the Hop Box Office

Umma is the story of a young woman trying to open a record store. It's the summer of '76 in Brooklyn, New York and the times are hot, but she's in love. Winner of the 2021 Ruth & Loring Dodd Playwriting Prize.  Performance details, artist bios, ticket links, and other info at https://dartgo.org/fd2021


The Frost and Dodd Playwriting competitions are supported by a pair of longstanding endowments established by theater lovers: Eleanor Frost (1950) and Ruth and Loring Holmes Dodd (1969). Each spring, two Frost contest play submissions are selected to be produced as staged readings, while the winning Dodd contest play is mounted as a fully-produced production. Performances take place in July, in the Bentley Theater; winners also receive a cash prize.

The winning one-act plays of the 94th annual Frost Student Playwriting Competition and the 46th annual Ruth & Loring Dodd Student Playwriting Competition will be performed in the Bentley Theater the weekend of August 6-8, 2021. Click here for more information.

For more information, contact:
Milena Zuccotti

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.