Performing at Dartmouth

Opportunities to take the stage abound in the Department of Theater throughout the year. MainStage productions, honors thesis performances, and student-driven projects all offer students the chance to perform.

Fall 2023



First-Year Project, directed by Carol Dunne

No Auditions! All '27s are welcome to the first meeting on Sunday, Sept. 17th at 1pm in Wilson 301.


Lost Girl by Kimberly Belflower, directed by Peter Hackett

Auditions: Tuesday, Sept. 12th and Wednesday, Sept. 13th


TBA: Student Production

Proposals are due Friday, Sept. 22nd


About Performing at Dartmouth

Auditions take place during the first week of classes each term for our MainStage productions and for the many student productions that take place throughout the year: Honors Thesis projects, student workshops or full productions, Studio Lab projects, Frost & Dodd Student Play Festival readings and staged productions, and more.

Upcoming audition details are typically posted on the second floor of Sudikoff Hall and announced via this website, as well as via campus-wide eblast, the Department's e-newsletter (click here to be added to that email list!) and on the Department's Facebook page. Callback information and final cast lists are typically distributed by email and/or posted in Sudikoff. Department auditions are open to all undergraduates, regardless of either previous theater experience or major; both first-year students and non-majors appear in department productions regularly.

Sometime during the first week of each term, the Department of Theater hosts a Theater Preview. Open to all students, the Preview is an opportunity for students across campus to learn what performance opportunities are available in that term.

We also believe that performers must be invested in creating their own opportunities, taking an active role in the creation of the projects that they are passionate about and want to be involved with. We strongly encourage student performers not to wait for the "right" part, but instead to get involved in producing their own work. Opportunities exist for both majors and non-major performers to create and drive their own performance projects via the various student production tracks: YourSpace, Studio Lab, and/or student workshops or full productions. Click here for more information about student productions.

Those interested in academic courses in performance have a range of classes to choose from each term, including Acting I & II, Acting for Musical Theater I, Acting Comedy, and/or Speaking Voice for the Stage. A complete listing of performance course descriptions can be found HERE