News & Events


    July 27 @ 8:00 pm
    July 28 @ 8:00 pm
    July 29 @ 4:00 pm & 8:00 pm
    The Bentley Theater

    $3 General Admission; available at the HOP Box Office

    The culmination of the 91st annual Frost Student Playwriting Competition and the 43rd annual Ruth & Loring Dodd Student Playwriting Competition. Student-written one-act...


    August 4 @ 4:00 & 7:30 pm
    August 11 @ 4:00 & 7:30 pm
    August 18 @ 4:00 & 7:30 pm
    The Bentley Theater

    Tickets $13
    Dartmouth students $5; all other students $9
    General admission; available at the Hop Box Office

    The New York Theatre Workshop produces...

  • VOXFEST 2018

    Friday June 29 @ 5:00 and 8:00 pm
    Saturday June 30 @ 4:00 and 7:30 pm
    The Bentley Theater

    All performances FREE to the public

    The annual summer festival of innovative, experimental, and daring new works returns for the 6th consecutive year. Dartmouth alumni will return to camous to workshop and perform projects in development. This year’s projects include a...

  • Sojourners

    By Mfoniso Udofia

    November 2-3 and 8-10 @ 8 pm
    November 4 & 11 @ 2 pm
    The Moore Theater

    A Theater Department MainStage Production
    Tickets available at the HOP Box Office beginning in September

    Part One of the Ufot Cycle, Udofia’s sweeping, nine-part saga chronicling the triumphs and losses of Nigerian immigrant Abasiama Ufot and her family. Abasiama arrives in America...

  • 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...

  • 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...


    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...

  • 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:



    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,...

  • 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.