John Heginbotham

John Heginbotham featured in the New York Times

A Dark ‘Oklahoma!’ Brings Barefoot Modern Dance to Broadway

By Gia Kourlas , New York Times - April 16, 2019.

How long has it been since a dance changed the temperature of a Broadway show?

In Daniel Fish’s unnerving production of “Oklahoma!,” the second act opens with a rumble of electric guitar. Its brooding, sexy sound fills the space until a familiar melody takes over: “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin.’”

But is it really a beautiful day? By this point, a fog machine has created enough haze to sink a ship.

Theater Faculty Take Center Stage in New York City

The Department of Theater faculty is in the New York theater spotlight this month!

Following its successful world premiere, Northern Stage's 2017 production of Trick or Treat opened last week at 59E59, an off-Broadway theater dedicated to the production of innovative and invigorating new work created by emerging and established not-for-profit theatres. A professional regional theater led by Artistic Director Professor Carol Dunne, Northern Stage maintains a close partnership with the Department of Theater, including hosting Dartmouth theater students for experiential learning terms and regularly featuring them in their productions. Trick or Treat, which recently received a stellar review from Broadway World, was directed by Carol and features a set design by Professor Michael Ganio.

John Heginbotham honored with a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship

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 promise for future accomplishment. The Foundation receives approximately 3,000 applications each year, and roughly 175 Fellowships are awarded each year.