Past Productions

Honors Thesis Performance, Spring 2019: Water Horse

Water Horse

an original work created and performed by Anne Furman '19
Sunday, May 19 @ 2:00 pm
At the Dartmouth Riding Center

A Department of Theater Honors Thesis Performance
Advance reservations required; email the Dept of Theater to make a reservation

Inspired by the recent ecotheatre movement, Water Horse attempts to bridge the gap between human and nature through an exploration of how animals can participate in theatrical performance to tell a narrative of their own. It tells the story of the journey of a horse and a girl, as seen through the legend of the kelpie - a Scottish water horse that drowns unwary travelers. 

ANNIE FURMAN '19 creator and performer

About this Performance 

YourSpace Performance, Spring 2019: Revival


Thursday May 16 at 7:00 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater YourSpace Project
FREE Admission 

The Black Underground Theatre & Arts Association (BUTA) presents a curated showcase celebrating Black arts on campus through poetry, song, dance, fashion, and theatre.

AWO ADU '22 president
STELLA ASA '22 director of theater
FILOMENA DASILVA '22 director of fashion
ARIELLE ISEDENU '22 producer and curator of showcase/director of music
BIYESHI KUMSA '22 vice president
JAYDEN SMITH '22 director of dance
TALIQ TILLMAN '22 director of visual arts
AGNES UGOJI '22 director of spoken word
STAGE MANAGER Millenah Nascimento '21

Honors Thesis Production, Spring 2019: The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams
May 9, 10 & 11 at 8:00 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Honors Thesis Production 
Directed by Kelleen Moriarty '19
$4 General Admission; tickets available at the Hop Box Office beginning Wednesday May 1

An iconic Tennessee Williams masterpiece, The Glass Menagerie holds a hallowed place in the American dramatic canon. This production grapples with the fragility of memory and identity and re-examines a classic depiction of disability on the American stage.

JARED CAPE '21 scenic design
MYCHAELA ANDERSON '20 costume design
WILL MARESCO '19 lighting design
NAOMI AGNEW '20 sound design
MAYA FROST-BELANSKY '20 stage manager

Access to the Bentley Theater via the Hopkins Center’s main elevator; directions to the elevator will be available from the Moore Lobby.
Open Captioned.

Studio Lab Staged Reading, Spring 2019: Dance Nation

Dance Nation

written by Clare Barron
Saturday April 20 at 12:00 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Studio Lab Project
FREE Admission 

Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. But in Clare Barron’s raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds, because every plié and jeté is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power.

NAOMI AGNEW '20 co-director
SAM WEST '20 co-director
MILLENAH NASCIMENTO '21 stage manager


Solo Performance, Spring 2019: It's Fine, I'm Fine

It's Fine, I'm Fine.

an original work written and performed by Stephanie Everett '19
April 5 & 6 at 8:00 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Solo Performance
FREE Admission 

In 2016, a young soccer player was knocked in the head for the third time in as many years. The consequence: chronic traumatic brain injury and the resulting isolation, pain, and confusion. This brave, vulnerable, and timely one-woman show is a window into the tumult of modern-day adolescence, made increasingly difficult by the unseen repercussions of concussions. Presented as the culmination of an independent study project. 

Stephanie Everett '19 played Division I soccer for two years before cumulative mild concussions turned every day life upside down.

STEPHANIE EVERETT '19  writer and performer

Workshop Production, Winter 2019: Mr. Wolf

Mr. Wolf

By Rajiv Joseph
March 1 at 8:00 PM
March 2 at 3:00 PM
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Workshop Production 
Directed by Adam Riegler '20
$4 General Admission; tickets available at the Hop Box Office beginning February 25

A haunting and provocative psychological mystery of adaptation and survival. The universe is vast, but 15-year-old Theresa seeks to understand how and why it came to be. Her only point of reference is a man named Mr. Wolf - a man who abducted her at the age of three, believed her to be a prophet, and engineered a life in which he controlled the entirety of her knowledge and experience. But with the center of that universe gone, with Teresa back with an estranged family attempting to reconnect and heal, how can she find her place in the world?

ADAM RIEGLER '20 director
ANNIE FURMAN '19 projection designer

MainStage Production, Winter 2019: Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

February 22-23, 28, March 1-2 @ 8 pm
February 24 & March 3 @ 2 pm
The Moore Theater

A Department of Theater MainStage Production
Tickets available at the HOP Box Office

A timeless and deeply relevant Tony Award-winning musical, and one of Sondheim's most inventive works. This sophisticated fairy-tale mash-up tells the story of a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two embark on a journey to change their fate. Many wishes are granted - but as the characters discover, every wish, and every individual action, can have far-reaching consequences. 

Honors Thesis, Winter 2019: The Cantatrice Calva

The Cantatrice Calva

AUDITIONS: January 9-10. Click here for details!

A multilingual adaptation of The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionosco
February 9 at 8 PM
February 10 at 2 PM
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Honors Thesis Workshop Production 
Conceived and adapted by Cameron Buxton '19
FREE Admission 

A multilingual adaptation of Eugène Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano done in French, Spanish, and English exploring the interactions and limitations of language. A traditional English couple, the SMITHS, have invited their friends, the MARTINS, over for dinner. The two couples are later joined by the FIRE CHIEF and MARY the maid. As the evening wears on, tensions rise over continued inability to understand what anyone else is saying. Language itself eventually dissolves into senseless non-sequiturs as the characters seek understanding in the blurred barriers separating each language. 

Studio Lab Performance, Winter 2019: Cupid & Psyche

Cupid and Psyche

Auditions January 13-14; details HERE

an original work written by Madeleine Waters '19
February 2 at 8:00 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Studio Lab Staged Reading
FREE Admission 

A dramatic, queer re-telling/reinterpretation of the classical myth Cupid and Psyche, this one-act play uses a non-linear, experimental structuire to grapple with the modern queer themes of an ancient story. 

MADELEINE WATERS '19 playwright 

PlaySpace Performance, Fall 2018: Gallery


A New Play
Written by Nick Gutierrez '2

October 13 @ 8:00 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Theater Department PlaySpace Staged Reading
FREE admission

As the world reaches its final days, three scholars are tasked with the impossible: deciding which pieces of art to preserve forever, and which to leave behind to face sure destruction. Written by Nick Gutierrez '20, this one-act drama was a finalist in the 2018 Frost & Dodd Student Playwriting Competitition.