VoxFest: Dartmouth Alumni Create Innovative New Works

A week-long theater residency held each summer, VoxFest brings Dartmouth alumni back to campus in order to develop and incubate innovative new theatrical projects alongside current students and faculty.

About the Festival


Founded in 2013 by Matthew Cohn '08, Kate Mulley '05, and Thom Pasculli '05, VoxFest is a laboratory and a performance platform for the development of the daring, the innovative, and the unique. Dartmouth alumni spend a week in residence on campus, workshopping current projects and works-in-progress alongside current students and faculty. With a focus on devised theater and the experimental performance experience, VoxFest offers current students the opportunity to immerse themselves in contemporary theatrical practices and trends.

Current students participate in VoxFest as part of THEA 65: Summer Theater Lab, a remarkable and unique academic class offered by the Department of Theater each summer that also includes performance and production work on the Frost/Dodd Playwriting Festival and the New York Theater Workshop.

More on recent VoxFest Seasons:

VoxFest 2019
VoxFest 2018
VoxFest 2017

Current VoxFest producers are Nicolle Allen '16, Matthew Cohn '08, Emma Orme '15, and Thom Pasculli '05. View the complete 2020 performance schedule HERE.

The 8th annual festival

About the VoxFest 2020 Production Team


Nicolle Allen '16 is a tailor and costume designer based in New York City. She works in TV, Film, and Theater. Most recently as a tailor at SNL and on the film remake of West Side Story.






Matthew Cohn '08 is a New York-based, interdisciplinary artist. His work combines printmaking, photography, text, music, and sculpture in the pursuit of creating new theatrical forms. He is also an actor and narrator. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Vox Theater.


Emma Orme '15 is a Brooklyn-based performer and producer with a focus on new theatrical work.  Producing credits include: Time Out Critics' Pick Brief Chronicle, Books 6-8 (i am a slow tide); NYT Critics' Pick Red Emma & The Mad Monk (The Tank); Flea Fridays & SERIALS (The Flea); Polylogues (Dixon Place); and NYT Critics' Pick AGNES (Lesser America). Performance credits include: The Daughters and Black Dick [readings] (New York Theatre Workshop); Tongue Depressor (Weasel Festival @ The Public Theater);  Bad Penny and LOCKED UP BITCHES (The Flea); Napoli, Brooklyn [reading] and Song For A Future Generation (Williamstown Theatre Festival); and The Bacchae (LaMama Experimental Theatre).  She is currently the Artistic Producer of VoxFest, works in the Development Departments of Williamstown Theatre Festival and Media Art Xploration, and worked as a video producer for The New York Times and the documentary The Keptocrats.  BA: Dartmouth College.


Sam West '20 is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College with a major in theatre, and grew up in Los Angeles, CA. At school, she was involved in the department in various capacities as an actor in mainstage and student productions, a sound designer, and a writer and dramaturg for her own solo performance piece and senior honors thesis project. In the past she has worked in the education and artistic departments for Center Theatre Group and Northern Stage respectively. Now, she is the Theatre Department Summer Intern, and couldn't be more excited to kick it off with VoxFest!