News & Events

  • The Department of Theater is proud to announce:

    2018 International Black Theatre Summit: Breaking New Ground Where We Stand
    September 26-29, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Monica White Ndounou, Associate Professor of Theater

    ‘Breaking New Ground Where We Stand’ is a reconvening and commemoration of August Wilson’s legendary Black Theatre Summit ‘On Golden Pond’, which took place at Dartmouth in 1998 during the famous...

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  • The Department of Theater is delighted to share the news that our colleague and friend Professor John Heginbotham has been named a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow in the field of Choreography.

    Since 1925, the The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has offered Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation. Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of past achievement and exceptional...

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  • Stop by the Bentley Theater from 6:30-7:30 pm on Monday March 26 to learn more about performance and backstage opportunities this spring. Directors and/or designers involved with each work will be presenting their concepts and plans and sharing details about how you can get involved, either on stage or behind the scenes. Upcoming productions for Spring 2018 include:

    TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN AND LET...

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  • Every spring, the Department of Theater puts its stages and spaces entirely into the hands of our graduating seniors, devoting all our resources to support the realization of their culminating productions, performances, and presentations. This term, we are honored to announce a month of powerful Honors and Fellowship performances, productions and presentations conceived, directed, designed, choreographed and/or written by Class of 2018 students.

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  • THE HOUSES WITH RAMPS

    May 25 at 8 PM
    May 26 at 2 PM
    The Bentley Theater

    An Honors Thesis Workshop Production, written by Lela Gannon ‘18
    FREE Admission 

    What happens when industry takes precedence over the health and safety of America’s children? A new work crafted from personal interviews with West Dallas residents conducted by Lela Gannon, The Houses with Ramps dramatizes the lives of key...

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  • TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN AND LET ME LISTEN

    Written by Tennessee Williams
    Composed by Larry Delinger

    Thursday, April 5 at 8:00 pm
    The Bentley Theater

    A Drama & Opera Student Performance directed by Camilla Tassi GR and Kelleen Moriarty '19
    FREE Admission

    Yhe story of an unnamed Man and Woman, bound together in an endless cycle of co-dependency and poverty even as their souls seek higher ground from the bottom of...

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  • CITRUS

    May 4-5 at 8 PM
    May 6 at 2 PM
    The Bentley Theater

    A Senior Fellowship Project by Celeste Jennings ‘18
    FREE Admission

    An original choreopoem that follows the emotional journeys of tribulation, struggle, and resilience among Black Women from 1840 to present day. The 178 years of history are contextualized by the costume design, and the piece is an homage to Black women of the past, present, and future.

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  • TEEN SUICIDE IN THE CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN MUSICAL

    May 9 at 5:00 pm
    The Bentley Theater

    An Honors Thesis Presentation by Matthew Treiber '18
    FREE Admission 

    Focused upon a detailed analysis of the musicals Spring Awakening, Dear Evan Hansen, and Heathers: The Musical, Treiber argues that the suicidal characters in each musical suffer from emotions of low self-worth and isolation rooted in mental health struggles....

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  • HAIR

    May 11-12 at 8 PM
    May 13 at 5 PM
    The Moore Theater

    An Honors Thesis Production, directed by Virginia Ogden ‘18
    Tickets $5; on sale beginning May 4

    An iconic American musical, Hair was born out of the most turbulent period in our recent history — the most turbulent, that is, up until today. Exactly fifty years later, this production points to where we are, where we’ve been, and where we might be going...

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  • SHE-WOLF OF FRANCE

    May 19 at 8 pm
    May 20 at 2 pm
    The Bentley Theater

    An Honors Thesis Performance, conceived by Claire Feuille '18
    FREE Admission 

    A one-play adaptation of Shakespeare's version of the Wars of the Roses, as dramatized in Henry VI Parts I, II, III & Richard III. She-Wolf of France illuminates Shakespeare's version of events through the eyes of Henry VI's widow,...

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