Dartmouth Events

The 2021 Frost One-Acts: a Frost & Dodd Student Play Festival performance

Stage reading performances of two award-winning original student works: "The Other Girls" by Mia Nelson '22 and "Seismic Change" by Katie Orenstein '22. Directed by Jamie Horton.

Saturday, August 7, 2021
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Bentley Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Performances


The Other Girls, by Mia Nelson '22
Seismic Change, by Katie Devin Orenstein '22
Saturday August 7 at 8 pm & Sunday August 8 at 4 pm
directed by Jamie Horton
staged readings

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

The Other Girls
The story of three college-aged women grappling with the intimacy and intensity of female friendships. 'The Other Girls' investigates indistinctions in adoration, admiration, and attraction.

Seismic Change 
Zoe wants someone, literally anyone, to take her seriously. Gideon wants to avoid another PR disaster. Ken doesn't want to retire. Helen got her PhD but maybe hates science now? Jason was not told public speaking would be mandatory. Isaiah simply wants the dioramas to come alive at night. It's just another stress-free day at the natural history museum! The museum will definitely not be underwater by 2050 if nobody does anything about climate change. Absolutely not. Everything's fine! Make sure to visit the gift shop before you leave! 

Winners of the 2021 Frost Playwriting Competition.  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.