Student Productions

Workshop Production, Winter 2020: The Ideal Candidate

The Ideal Candidate

by Nicholas Gutierrez '20

Friday February 28 at 8 pm
Saturday February 29 at 6 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Workshop Production
Free Admission

An original work by Nick Gutierrez '20. It's Friday, and Alex has a weekend of interviews scheduled at a strip-mall Starbucks as he frantically scrambles to find a summer internship. A hilarious and moving look at the pitfalls of choosing a path forward in life, how we decide what matters, and the impact that we have on one another.

NAOMI AGNEW '20 director
MYCAELA ANDERSON '20 costume designer
GIOVANNA BOYLE '20 stage manager

 

Upcoming Auditions: The Ideal Candidate, Winter 2020

UPCOMING AUDITIONS
Workshop Production, Winter 2020:
The Ideal Candidate 
by Nicholas Gutierrez '20

CLICK HERE to sign up for an audition!

AUDITION DATE
Sunday January 19, 5:00-9:30 pm
Callbacks Tuesday January 21, 7:00-10:00 pm

LOCATION
The Bentley Theater

ABOUT THE PLAY AND THE PRODUCTION
The Ideal Candidate is an original one-act play written by NIck Gutierrez '20 that takes place over the course of one weekend in a strip-mall Starbucks. The main character, Alex, has three “recruiting-esque” interviews set up in the coffeehouse, as he frantically scrambles to find a summer internship. Employing his friend’s advice, Alex employs different strategies to try and impress interviewers, with each one ending in spectacular disaster. Ultimately, we watch Alex question the process and learn something about his personal character, and the impact he’d like to have on others.

YourSpace Project, Winter 2020: WiRED! The 24-hour Playwriting Experience

WiRED: The 24-Hour Playwriting Experience

Saturday January 18 at 8:00 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Student Project
FREE Admission 

24 hours. Four teams. Four plays. Four directors. Four casts. No sleep....

The culminating performance of the Winter 2020 term WiRED playwriting experience. In 24 hours, participants write, cast, rehearse and perform original works. The event starts at 8 pm on Friday January 17...and ends 24 hours later, with a public performance at 8 pm in the Bentley Theater. Don't miss it!

Interested in being a part of WiRED, either as a playwright, director, or performer? Email Nishanth Chalasani '20 asap! 

NISHANTH CHALASANI '20 producer

Get Involved with Theater this Winter!

WINTER 2020 DEPARTMENT OF THEATER SHOWCASE

Wednesday January 15
6:30 pm
in the Bentley Theater 

Held at the start of every term, the Department of Theater Showcases are information sessions that give students a chance for students to hear directly from faculty, staff, and/or student directors about that term's upcoming productions.

Students will hear from faculty, staff, and/or student directors about their projects and productions, and learn how they can get involved onstage and/or behind the scenes. Auditions for any and all student and productions will be announced, design and technical theater opportunities discussed, and news about other upcoming events shared. Whether onstage or behind the scenes, in the Moore or the Bentley, there is a place for every interested Dartmouth student to get involved in theater this winter!

Full Production, Fall 2019: Red Speedo

Red Speedo

by Lucas Hnath

Friday November 15 at 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday, November 16-17 at 2 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Full Student Production
Tickets available at the Hop Box Office
 

Ray’s swum his way to the eve of the Olympic trials. If he makes the team, he’ll get a deal with Speedo. If he gets a deal with Speedo, he’ll never need a real job. So when someone’s stash of performance-enhancing drugs is found in the locker room fridge, threatening the entire team’s Olympic fate, Ray has to crush the rumors or risk losing everything. A sharp and stylish play about swimming, survival of the fittest, and the American dream of a level playing field - or of leveling the field yourself.

Studio Lab Project, Fall 2019: Bla(n)ck Piranha

Fall 2019 New Works Weekend
Bla(n)ck Piranha: 
An Exploration into the Sexual Terrorscape of Black Femininity

by Stella Amuzu Asa '22

Friday October 18 at 7:30 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Studio Lab Project
FREE Admission 

Based on the playwright's life, Bla(n)ck Piranha follows main character Dot as she understands the multiple violences that befall her own black body. Dot grapples with falling in love, making her way through addiction, and figuring out how to process the recent death of her mother throughout the journey of the play. This is a story about the power of healing through love, the pain of self-actualization, and ultimately, the ramifications of asserting individuality in a society that will not hesitate to erase and homogenize black female identity. Through a combination of spoken word poetry, interlude, epilogues, music, and dialogue, Bla(n)ck Piranha is set in many locations, spaces, and figments in Dot’s imagination, memories, and thoughts that play out as physical manifestations on the stage.

Studio Lab Project, Fall 2019: Tires of a Dream

Fall 2019 New Works Weekend
Tires of a Dream

by Nicholas Gutierrez '20

Saturday October 19 at 8 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Studio Lab Project
FREE Admission 
 

An original work. An aspiring professional clown, an investment banker, and their immigrant parents navigate a chaotic world as they all prepare for their biggest nightmare– family dinner.

This performance is part of the Department of Theater's Fall 2019 New Works Weekend, presenting staged readings of two original works written by current students.

NAOMI AGNEW '20 director
 

Upcoming Audition: Red Speedo, Fall 2019

UPCOMING AUDITIONS
Full Production, Fall 2019:
Red Speedo by Lucas Hnath

CLICK HERE to sign up for an audition!

AUDITION DATES
Saturday September 28, 1-4 pm
Sunday September 29, 11 am-2 pm (callbacks)

AUDITION LOCATION
Bentley Theater

ABOUT THE PLAY AND THE PRODUCTION
Ray’s swum his way to the eve of the Olympic trials. If he makes the team, he’ll get a deal with Speedo. If he gets a deal with Speedo, he’ll never need a real job. So when someone’s stash of performance-enhancing drugs is found in the locker room fridge, threatening the entire team’s Olympic fate, Ray has to crush the rumors or risk losing everything. A sharp and stylish play about swimming, survival of the fittest, and the American dream of a level playing field—or of leveling the field yourself.

Upcoming Audition: Bla(n)ck Piranha, Fall 2019

UPCOMING AUDITIONS
Studio Lab Performance, Fall 2019:
Bla(n)ck Piranha: An Exploration into the Sexual Terrorscape of Black Femininity 
by Stella Amuzu Asa '22

CLICK HERE to sign up for a group audition slot!

AUDITION DATE
Sunday September 29, 12:00-1:15 pm and 1:45-3:00 pm 

LOCATION
Rehearsal Room, Hop 14 (basement level)

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