Frost and Dodd

Summer Theater Lab, 2019: Frost & Dodd Student Play Festival

The 2019 Frost & Dodd Student Play Festival

Friday-Saturday July 26-27 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday July 28 @ 4:00 & 8:00 pm
The Bentley Theater
All tickets $5; available at the Hop Box Office

The culmination of the 92nd annual Frost Student Playwriting Competition and the 44th annual Ruth & Loring Dodd Student Playwriting Competition. The winning one-act plays will be performed in repertory over the course of the July 26-28 weekend. The complete performance schedule is listed below; please click here for more information about the Frost & Dodd Competitions.

THE 2019 RUTH AND LORING DODD PLAYWRITING COMPETITION WINNER

Dr. Superman
by Kayshav Prakash '22
Friday & Sunday, July 26 & 28, 8 pm
A Fully-produced Production
Jamie Horton, director

Tickets available here

Summer Theater Lab, 2018: The Frost & Dodd Student Play Festival

THE FROST & DODD STUDENT PLAY FESTIVAL

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 plays will be performed in repertory over the course of the July 27-29 weekend. The complete performance schedule is listed below; please click here for more information about the Frost & Dodd Competitions, or for biographies of the winning playwrights.

FIRST YEAR
by Jennifer West '20

Friday July 27 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday July 29 @ 8:00 PM
A Fully-Produced Production
Peter Hackett, director

The 2017 Frost and Dodd Student New Play Festival!

THE ELEANOR FROST AND RUTH AND LORING DODD STUDENT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

Performances are July 28-30 in the Bentley Theater

Tickets available at the HOP Box Office.

Our annual summer new play festival of award-winning one-act student plays will consist of:

If It Isn’t You by Tess McGuinness ’18
This winner of the Ruth and Loring Dodd Play Contest will be fully-produced, directed by Jamie Horton.

Everthing Falls Apart by Jordyn Fitch ’20 and Craters, or The Making of The Making of The Moon Landing by Elise Wien ’17
These two winning plays of the Eleanor Frost Playwriting Contest will be presented as staged readings, directed by Deby Xiadani ’15

For more information on this year's plays and performance schedule, click here.

Announcing the Winners of Our Play Contests!

The Department is proud to announce the winners of our recent one-act student written play contests:

42nd ANNUAL RUTH & LORING DODD CONTEST

Tess McGuinness '18 for "If It Isn't You"

90th ANNUAL ELEANOR FROST CONTEST

Jordyn Fitch '20 for "Everything Falls Apart"

Elise Wien '17 for "Craters, or The Making of The Making of the Moon Landing"

HONORABLE MENTION:

Virginia Odgen '18 for "I'm Here Now"

 

See these plays performed during the 2017 Frost and Dodd Student New Play Festival, July 28-30, in the Bentley Theater.

The Frost and Dodd Student Play Festival

THE 2016 ELEANOR FROST AND RUTH AND LORING DODD STUDENT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

Good Clean Holesome by Elise Wien '17

Dodd Play, directed by Jamie Horton

Set Design by Kit Hattier '18; Costume Design by Celeste Jennings '18; Lighting Design by Ashley Dotson '18; Sound Design by Nicolle Allen '16; Dramaturgy by Samantha Lazar; Stage Management by Clare Seeman '18

A tale of two tapeworms.

8 PM on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31.

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The Will by Haley Gordon '18

Frost Play, staged reading directed by Marina McClure '04

Dramaturgy by Samantha Lazar; Stage Management by Geovanni Cuevas '14

Anna attempts to reunite her disintegrated family as members gather at a reading of a will.

AND

Frost and Dodd Play Festival July 31st-August 2nd

The 2015 Eleanor Frost and Ruth and Loring Dodd Student New Play Festival will be held on Friday, July 31st-Sunday, August 2nd. The Frost winners, "In Another Country" by Mike McDavid '15 and "Slack Jambs" by Ashton Slatev '15 will be presented as readings on Friday, July 31st at 7:30 PM and again on Sunday, August 2nd at 5 PM. The fully-produced Dodd winner, "The Rosenbaum Twin Survival Musical Spectacular" by Elise Wien '17, will be presented on Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd at  7:30 PM.  All performances will be in the Bentley Theater.

The Rosenbaum Twin Survival
Musical Spectacular

(August 1 @ 7:30 PM; August 2 @ 8 PM)

The Rosenbaum twins become trapped on a deserted island.  
Just how far are they willing to go to conquer their circumstance

Full production of Dodd Play, directed by Jamie Horton
Set Design by Julie Solomon ’17
Costume Design by Hannah Collman ’15
Lighting Design by Scott Silver and Megan Ong ’17
Sound Design by Sara Holston ’17
Dramaturgy by Samantha Lazar
Stage Management  by Naomi Lazar ’17