Past Productions

WIRED! (the 24-hour playwriting experience) this Saturday

Four playwrights, four directors, no scripts, no sleep...

Students write, cast, and direct their original plays -- all within 24 hours! Really. Come see the results:


Saturday, April 15

8 PM in the Bentley Theater

Free Admission

Student producers and stage managers: Ariel Klein '17, Naomi Lazar '17 and Christain Williams '19

Presented by the Department of Theater and the student Displaced Theater Company.



THIRD NIGHT, a new play by Elise Wien '17

Announcing a reading of a new full-length play by our two-time Dodd play contest winner, Elise Wien ’17


Directed by Deby Guzman-Buchness '15

Stage Management by Catherine Hasting '17

 “You are cordially invited to a Passover Seder with the Cohen family of Columbia, South Carolina. Please join us this Wednesday, April 12, 1869.”

Wednesday, April 12 at 8 PM

Bentley Theater

Free Admission

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Theater, Jewish Studies Program, Displaced Theater Company, Department of Comparative Literature, and the Samuel C. Harned 1952 Student Theater Production Fund.

Contains Mature Themes.

"Trifles" in the Bentley Theater, March 4 and 5

Join us in the Bentley for this term's Student Production:


by Susan Glaspell

A staged reading, directed by Kelleen Moriarty '19

Performances in the Bentley Theater

March 4 @ 8 PM; March 5 @ 2 PM

Free Admission!

Trifles is a short, one act play about the aftermath of a woman’s murder of her husband in rural, early 20th century America. The story follows five of the townspeople as they investigate the home/crime scene, and come to their own conclusions about the crime.

Lighting Design by Will Maresco '19

Stage Management by Claire Feuille '18

CAST:  Naomi Agnew '20, Kyle Civale '20, Tess McGuinness '18, Armando Ortiz Jr. '19 and Peter Skow '18

Student Performing Groups in the Bentley on Saturday!

The Theater Department announces the winner of the winter term YOUR SPACE production slot:


Join us for a hour of FREE performances by the student-led dance group FUSION DANCE ENSEMBLE, along with other student groups:

Dartmouth Asian Dance Troupe
Middle Eastern Dance Club
Sing Dynasty

Saturday, January 28
8 PM

Bentley Theater

FREE Admission!


WIRED! (the 24-hour playwriting experience)

The Theater Department presents:


Saturday,  January 21

8 PM in the Bentley Theater

Free Admission

Four playwrights, four directors, no scripts, no sleep...

Students write, cast, and direct their original plays -- all within 24 hours! Plays are performed at 8 PM that evening in the Bentley.

Student producers and stage managers are Ariel Klein '17 and Naomi Lazar '17

WIRED! (the 24-hour playwriting experience)

Winter 2017: Urinetown

Book and lyrics by Greg Kotis
Music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann

February 17-19 & 23-26
The Moore Theater

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

This hilarious and touching social musical is full of greed, love and – TOILETS!

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Fall 2016: Circle Mirror Transformation

by Annie Baker

November 11 & 12 @ 8 pm
November 13 @ 2 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Dartmouth Student Production

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class in Shirley, Vermont begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

"Annie Baker's play is an absolute feast. CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION is the kind of unheralded gem that sends people into the streets babbling and bright-eyed with the desire to spread the word. The play traces the lives of a handful of small-town Vermont residents who gather each week for an acting class taught at the local community center. By the play's end we seem to see to the very bottom of these souls, and feel how the artificial intimacy of the acting class has shaped their lives in substantial ways.”—NY Times. 

Fall 2016: Intimate Apparel

By Lynn Nottage

November 4-5, 10-12 @ 8 p.m.
November 6 & 13 @ 2 p.m.
The Moore Theater

A Dartmouth Mainstage Production

Lynn Nottage’s deeply moving portrait of a skilled middle-aged African American seamstress in turn-of-the-century New York who creates dreamy undergarments that, she hopes, are her ticket to a fulfilled life. With rich characters, subtle period details and an O. Henry twist, Intimate Apparel “offers poignant commentary on an era when the cut and color of one’s dress – and of course, skin – determined whom one could and could not marry, sleep with, even talk to in public.” (Variety)

Directed by Tazewell Thompson
Scenic Design by Michael Ganio
Costume Design by Laurie Churba
LIghting Design by Stephen Quandt
Sound Design and Original Music by Fabian Obispo
Stage Management by Spencer Jorgensen '17

Fall 2016: Orwell In America


by Joe Sutton '76

(Open Preview/Final Dress Rehearsal Performances)

September 29, 30 and October 1 @ 7:30 PM
The Bentley Theater

Supported by Dartmouth's Experiential Learning Initiative and the Leslie Center for the Humanities.

Free (unticketed) and open to the public.  Post-show discussions with cast follow each performance. 

Starring Jamie Horton and Jeanna de Waal, directed by Peter Hackett '75.

More information can be found HERE.

Don't miss the chance to see Final Dress Rehearsal Performances of this production in the Bentley Theater before it moves to its off-Broadway run at 59E59 Theaters in October.