Past Productions

MainStage Production, Fall 2018: Eclipsed


By Danai Gurira

November 2-3 and 8-10 @ 8 pm
November 4 & 11 @ 2 pm
The Moore Theater

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

This gripping play unearths the wreckage of war and celebrates the women who navigate and survive the most hostile of circumstances. Their lives set on a nightmarish detour by civil war, the captive wives of a Liberian rebel officer form a hardscrabble sisterhood, drawing on their reserves of defiance, wit, and compassion to ask the question: when the fog of battle lifts, could a different destiny emerge? A chilling, humanizing, and surprisingly funny portrait of survival, transformation, and renewal.

Student Production, Fall 2018: Tragedy: a tragedy

Tragedy: a tragedy

By Will Eno

November 9-10 @ 8 pm
November 11 @ 2 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Student Production, directed by Owen O'Leary '19
Tickets available at the HOP Box Office 

The sun has set over the neighborhoods, government buildings and American backyards everywhere. And for some reason, this time it seems to have gone down for good. The Governor appeals for calm, and a news team is on the way. Their report: someone left the lawn sprinklers on; someone's horse is on the loose; a seashell is lying in the grass; dogs are running by. With little information and nothing new to share, newscasters attempting to reckon with the situation search for some guidance or meaning as the possibly endless night wears on and on.  

Summer Theater Lab, 2018: 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.

by Jennifer West '20

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

Summer Theater Lab, 2018: New York Theatre Workshop Residency


August 4 @ 4:00 & 7:30 pm
August 11 @ 4:00 & 7:30 pm
August 18 @ 4:00 & 7:30 pm
The Bentley Theater

Tickets $13
Dartmouth students $5; all other students $9
General admission; available at the Hop Box Office

The New York Theatre Workshop produces challenging and unpredictable new theatre, fostering the creative work of both established and emerging artists. Every August, the company brings their work to Dartmouth for a three-week residency, developing and performing six new works-in-progress by some of today’s most iinnovative professional playwrights and directors.

Summer Theater Lab, 2018: VoxFest


Friday June 29 @ 5:00 and 8:00 pm
Saturday June 30 @ 4:00 and 7:30 pm
The Bentley Theater

All performances FREE to the public

The annual summer festival of innovative, experimental, and daring new works returns for the 6th consecutive year. Dartmouth alumni will return to camous to workshop and perform projects in development. This year’s projects include a look at police shootings of African-Americans, a site-specific installation, a musical about an Australian outlaw, and a reading of the winner of the first annual Neukom Literary Prize for best play exploring the meaning of humanity in a digitized world.

The 2018 VoxFest Schedule

Friday June 29 at 5:00 pm
Created by Mikaal Sulaiman, in collaboration with Hannah Chodos '06

Honors Thesis Production, Spring 2018: The Houses with Ramps


May 25 at 8 PM
May 26 at 2 PM
The Bentley Theater

An Honors Thesis Workshop Production, written by Lela Gannon ‘18
FREE Admission 

What happens when industry takes precedence over the health and safety of America’s children? A new work crafted from personal interviews with West Dallas residents conducted by Lela Gannon, The Houses with Ramps dramatizes the lives of key community members and activists who waged a decades-long battle against environmental racism that reached all the way to the Supreme Court.

BRENNA GOURGEOT '18 scenic designer
WILL MARESCO '19 lighting designer
VIRGINIA COOK '18 projections designer
OWEN O'LEARY '18 stage manager

Honors Thesis Production, Spring 2018: She-Wolf of France


May 19 at 8 pm
May 20 at 2 pm
The Bentley Theater

An Honors Thesis Performance, conceived by Claire Feuille '18
FREE Admission 

A one-play adaptation of Shakespeare's version of the Wars of the Roses, as dramatized in Henry VI Parts I, II, III & Richard III. She-Wolf of France illuminates Shakespeare's version of events through the eyes of Henry VI's widow, Margaret of Anjou.

CLAIRE FEUILLE '18 adaptation
MICHAEL GANIO scenic designer
RON PIRETTI fight choreographer
CAMERON BUXTON '19 stage manager

Honors Thesis Production, Spring 2018: Hair


May 11-12 at 8 PM
May 13 at 5 PM
The Moore Theater

An Honors Thesis Production, directed by Virginia Ogden ‘18
Tickets $5; on sale beginning May 4

An iconic American musical, Hair was born out of the most turbulent period in our recent history — the most turbulent, that is, up until today. Exactly fifty years later, this production points to where we are, where we’ve been, and where we might be going...

VIRGINIA OGDEN '18 director and choreographer
ZACHARY GOTTSCHALL '20 music director
AVA GIGLIO '19 associate choreographer
EVAN WETZEL '19 scenic designer
ARMANDO ORTIZ '19 costume designer
JONATHAN BRIFFAULT '21 lighting designer
CAMILLA TASSI GR projections designer
WILL MARESCO '19 sound designer
MAYA FROST-BELANSKY '20 stage manager


Honors Thesis Presentation, Spring 2018: Matthew Treiber '18


May 9 at 5:00 pm
The Bentley Theater

An Honors Thesis Presentation by Matthew Treiber '18
FREE Admission 

Focused upon a detailed analysis of the musicals Spring Awakening, Dear Evan Hansen, and Heathers: The Musical, Treiber argues that the suicidal characters in each musical suffer from emotions of low self-worth and isolation rooted in mental health struggles. Treiber takes note of the psychosocial context surrounding the characters’ medical diagnoses and preexisting suicidal tendencies, and analyzes the aftermath of the suicides. The goal of this presentation is to trace trends in the causes of teen suicide as they appear on Broadway, stressing the power the platform holds in representing mental unhealth.

BROOKE BAZARIAN '20 performer
ALICE BENNETT '20 performer
ENI OYELEYE '20 performer
MATTHEW TREIBER '18 performer
HENRY DANAHER accompanist
IRMA MAYORGA honors thesis advisor

Senior Fellowship Production, Spring 2018: Citrus


May 4-5 at 8 PM
May 6 at 2 PM
The Bentley Theater

A Senior Fellowship Project by Celeste Jennings ‘18
FREE Admission

An original choreopoem that follows the emotional journeys of tribulation, struggle, and resilience among Black Women from 1840 to present day. The 178 years of history are contextualized by the costume design, and the piece is an homage to Black women of the past, present, and future.

BRENNA GOURGEOT '18 scenic designer
CELESTE JENNINGS '18 costume designer
ASHLEY DOTSON '18 lighting designer
JACLYN PAGEAU '18 sound designer
RAEGINA HILL '18 hair and makeup designer
MILLENAH NASCIMENTO '21 stage manager