Spring 2017 Productions

"WHAT EVERY GIRL SHOULD KNOW" in the Bentley, May 26-28


by Monica Byrne

A fully-produced student production, directed by Virginia Ogden '18

Ashley Dotson ’18, Scenic Designer
Armando Ortiz '19, Costume Designer
Robert Cueva ‘17, Lighting Designer
Spencer Jorgensen ’17, Stage Manager

In a Manhattan Catholic reformatory in 1914, four teenage girls—Anne, Theresa, Lucy, and Joan—learn about themselves and the world they live in a hilarious, stunning, and heartbreaking tale about friendship, religion, fantasy, and what it is to be a woman. When the girls jokingly begin to venerate birth control activist Margaret Sanger as a saint, they undergo a profound conversion and start to experience miracles that culminate in a shocking, gut-wrenching realization about their past, their present, and their future. 

Cast includes: Laura Calderon '19, Brooke Goldner '19, Catherine Hastings '17 and Eleanor Mitchell '20

May 26 & 27 @ 8 PM; May 28 @ 2 PM

Bentley Theater

Tickets are $4 all seats (general admission) on sale beginning May 15 at the HOP Box Office.

"AWAY THIS NIGHT" - An Honors Thesis Production

Join us on the stage of the Moore Theater for an honors thesis production:

Away This Night

Conceived by Julie Solomon '17

Julie Solomon '17, Co-director and Scenic Designer
Deena Selenow, Co-director
Victoria Rowe '17, Lighting Designer
Celeste Jennings '18, Costume Designer
Will Maresco '19, Sound Designer
Danielle Piacentile '17, Stage Manager

Away This Night interweaves the stories of three Shakespearean women who cross-dress. Inspired by immersive and feminist theatre traditions, this project is a study of the intersections of gender identity, gender presentation, race, sexuality, and ability in physical space. The performance will move throughout three built environments on the Moore Stage, taking the audience on a journey through the worlds of As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and The Merchant of Venice.

"Feminist Shakespeare" (a YOUR SPACE presentation) April 29-30

The Department’s YOUR SPACE program presents:


An original piece, arranged and directed by Kelly Gaudet '17

Stage Management by Jordyn Fitch ’20

Feminist Shakespare is an exploration and reworking of women's monologues from a vast array of Shakespeare's works. Through weaving together excerpts of women's voices from many different works, the show aims to discuss gender, domestic abuse, sexual violence, and women's resiliency.

Cast includes: Justine Goggin '18, Angelina DiPaolo '17, Alexis Wallace '17, Mimi Fiertz '18, Virginia Cook '18, Lucia McGloin '17, and Maddie Dunn '17.

Saturday, April 29 @ 7 PM and Sunday, April 30 @ 2 PM

Bentley Theater - Free Admission.


"Crickets Ate the Moon" by Charli Fool Bear-Vetter '15

The Department's YOUR SPACE program presents a reading of Charli Fool Bear-Vetter's award-winning play:


Crickets Ate the Moon tells the story of Celena Bear Spirit, a 21 year old Native American woman, fighting against suppressed trauma and depression. Defiantly optimistic, Lena strives to keep herself and her family afloat despite the consuming nature of her illness. Crickets Ate the Moon speaks to erasing stigma against mental illness and the powerful resilience of Native women.

Directed by Laura Calderon '19

Produced by Danica Rodriguez '18 and Christian Dane Williams '19

Cast includes:
Kaitlyn Alvord ’20, Zachary Cooper ’17, Phoebe Hannan ’20, Savannah Maher ’17, Sanat Mohapatra ’20, Armando Ortiz ’19, Cienna Romero ’17

Friday and Saturday, April 21 & 22

7 PM in the Bentley Theater

Free Admission

Mature Themes

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.