Past Productions

An Honors Thesis Project by Robert Leverett '16

Cotton Patch Gospel Book by Tom Key and Russell Treyz; music and lyrics by Harry Chapin

An Honors Project by Robert Leverett '16

Eric Love director
Kit Hattier '18 set design
Nicolle Allen '16 and Laurie Churba costume design
Will Maresco '19 lighting design
Andrew Son '18 band direction
Kyla Mermejo-Varga '17 stage management

Robert Leverett serves as dramaturg and actor in this play with music that takes the story of the Gospel and sets it in rural Georgia. This production will take the form of a potluck dinner, integrating live music, food, and the audience into the production while exploring the idea of theater as community.

May 27 and 28 @ 7 PM; May 29 @ 2 PM

An Honors Thesis Project by Carene Mekertichyan '16

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf
by Ntozake Shange

Deena Selenow, guest director

Julie Solomon '17, set design; Celeste Jennings '18, costume design; Ashley Dotson '18, lighting design; Sara Holston '17, sound design; Liza Couser '17, stage management.

An honors project by Carene Mekertichyan '16, actor and dramaturg for this production. The choreopoem by Ntozake Shange about what it meant to be of color and female in the twentieth century continues to have significant relevance today.

May 13 and 14 @ 8 PM; May 15 @ 2 PM

Bentley Theater -- Tickets ($2) on sale at the HOP Box Office beginning May 9.

WIRED: the 24 hour playwriting experience!

The Theater Department and the Displaced Theater Company present:

WIRED: the 24 hour playwriting experience!

One Prompt...

     Four Playwrights.....

            Four Directors.....

                   NO SLEEP....

See what students can create, rehearsed and perform in 24 hours!

April 30 @ 8 PM

Bentley Theater ~  Free Admission

The Frost and Dodd Student 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.


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.


Honors Thesis Project in the Bentley, April 22-24

The Milliner’s Daughters by Nicolle Allen ’16

An Honors Thesis Project

Direction by Sarah Laeuchli ’11

Set Design by Julie Solomon ’17

Costume Design by Nicolle Allen ’16

Lighting Design by Owen O’Leary ’19

Choreography by Veronica Burt ’16

Stage Management by Spencer Jorgensen ’17

FRIDAY, April 22 at 8pm

SATURDAY, April 23 at 8pm

SUNDAY, April 24 at 2pm

Bentley Theater


This performance will explore the particular way in which women construct and manipulate multiple identities or personae in order to suit their ever-changing social and political circumstances. Told from the perspective of three women, Emily Dickinson (1880s), Simone DeBeavoir (1920s) and Elizabeth Hawes (1940s and 50s).

"Cool sweats" in the Bentley Theater March 3 & 4

Join us for a free student performance in the Bentley:


A storytelling experience assembled and performed by Sam Van Wetter '16

Drawing on the theatrical traditions of Stuart Bowden, Tim Crouch, Taylor Mac, and others, Sam Van Wetter has created COOL SWEATS, an homage to storytelling and an experimenation with textual collage.  Sam combines his words with the writing of playwrights, poets and lyricists to create a whirling evening of image, character and story.

The length of the show is under 60 minutes - PG-13 for mild language.

9 PM Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4

Bentley Theater - Free Admission.

Behind the Scenes with the Designers of CHICAGO


Join us for a free presentation with members of the design team of CHICAGO.  Hear about the production concept for the show, and learn what goes into the collaborative and creative process of making theater.

Michael Ganio, Set Designer

Nicolle Allen '16 and Laurie Churba, Costumes Designers

Dan Kotlowitz, Lighting and Projection Designer

Saturday, February 20 from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM in the Moore Theater

Free Admission!

CHICAGO runs in the Moore Theater Feb 19-28. Tickets now on sale a the HOP Box Office.

The Theater Department's Your Space Program Presents....

Displaced Theater Company's "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind", this Saturday and Sunday. Join us in the Bentley Theater. Free of charge and full of talent!

"Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind"- A Your Space Production
30 plays in 60 minutes and YOU pick the order! 

Performed by Displaced Theater Company and presented by the Dartmouth Department of Theater

Saturday, January 30th @ 9pm


Sunday, January 31st @ 5PM

Bentley Theater
Free Admission