Student Productions

Summer Theater Lab, 2019: Frost & Dodd Student Play Festival

The 2019 Frost & Dodd Student Play Festival

Friday-Saturday July 26-27 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday July 28 @ 4:00 & 8:00 pm
The Bentley Theater
All tickets $5; available at the Hop Box Office

The culmination of the 92nd annual Frost Student Playwriting Competition and the 44th annual Ruth & Loring Dodd Student Playwriting Competition. The winning one-act plays will be performed in repertory over the course of the July 26-28 weekend. The complete performance schedule is listed below; please click here for more information about the Frost & Dodd Competitions.

THE 2019 RUTH AND LORING DODD PLAYWRITING COMPETITION WINNER

Dr. Superman
by Kayshav Prakash '22
Friday & Sunday, July 26 & 28, 8 pm
A Fully-produced Production
Jamie Horton, director

Tickets available here

Upcoming Auditions: The Frost & Dodd Student Play Festival

UPCOMING AUDITIONS
The Frost & Dodd Student Play Festival, Summer 2019:

Dr. Superman by Kayshav Prakash '22
Lost Angeles by Kavya Menon '20
The Recording by Monik Walters '19


CLICK HERE to sign up for an audition!

AUDITION DATES
Friday June 21 7:00-9:30 pm
Saturday June 22 7:00-9:00 pm
Sunday June 23 4:00-7:00 pm (callbacks)

AUDITION LOCATION
The Bentley Theater

ABOUT THE PLAYS AND THE PRODUCTION

Dr. Superman, by Kayshav Prakash '22
The 2019 Dodd Playwriting Competition winner  
Dr. Superman follows an Indian family transplanted to the rural South, as they navigate the brown experience in a community being ravaged by the rise of opiates and the loss of jobs. 
Read the most recent draft of the script HERE

Honors Thesis Workshop Production, Spring 2019: Suspended

Suspended

an original work written and performed by Brooke Goldner '19
Friday & Saturday, May 24-25 at 9:00 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Honors Thesis Workshop Production
FREE Admission

An original solo work written and performed by Brooke Goldner '19. When a girl’s acting teacher challenges her, she is forced to take a closer look at her past to determine what’s holding her back. An examination of the ways in which identity is, and is not, built upon memory and experience. 

BROOKE GOLDNER '19 writer and performer
KATIE LINDSAY '11 director
ROBERT ALTER '21 lighting designer
SAM WEST '20 sound designer
STEPHANIE EVERETT '19 stage manager

Honors Thesis Performance, Spring 2019: Water Horse

Water Horse

an original work created and performed by Anne Furman '19
Sunday, May 19 @ 2:00 pm
At the Dartmouth Riding Center

A Department of Theater Honors Thesis Performance
FREE
Advance reservations required; email the Dept of Theater to make a reservation

Inspired by the recent ecotheatre movement, Water Horse attempts to bridge the gap between human and nature through an exploration of how animals can participate in theatrical performance to tell a narrative of their own. It tells the story of the journey of a horse and a girl, as seen through the legend of the kelpie - a Scottish water horse that drowns unwary travelers. 

ANNIE FURMAN '19 creator and performer
BODIE THE HORSE performer


About this Performance 

YourSpace Performance, Spring 2019: Revival

Revival

Thursday May 16 at 7:00 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater YourSpace Project
FREE Admission 

The Black Underground Theatre & Arts Association (BUTA) presents a curated showcase celebrating Black arts on campus through poetry, song, dance, fashion, and theatre.

AWO ADU '22 president
STELLA ASA '22 director of theater
FILOMENA DASILVA '22 director of fashion
ARIELLE ISEDENU '22 producer and curator of showcase/director of music
BIYESHI KUMSA '22 vice president
JAYDEN SMITH '22 director of dance
TALIQ TILLMAN '22 director of visual arts
AGNES UGOJI '22 director of spoken word
STAGE MANAGER Millenah Nascimento '21

Honors Thesis Production, Spring 2019: The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams
May 9, 10 & 11 at 8:00 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Honors Thesis Production 
Directed by Kelleen Moriarty '19
$4 General Admission; tickets available at the Hop Box Office beginning Wednesday May 1

An iconic Tennessee Williams masterpiece, The Glass Menagerie holds a hallowed place in the American dramatic canon. This production grapples with the fragility of memory and identity and re-examines a classic depiction of disability on the American stage.

KELLEEN MORIARTY '19 director
JARED CAPE '21 scenic design
MYCHAELA ANDERSON '20 costume design
WILL MARESCO '19 lighting design
NAOMI AGNEW '20 sound design
MAYA FROST-BELANSKY '20 stage manager

Access to the Bentley Theater via the Hopkins Center’s main elevator; directions to the elevator will be available from the Moore Lobby.
Open Captioned.

Studio Lab Staged Reading, Spring 2019: Dance Nation

Dance Nation

written by Clare Barron
Saturday April 20 at 12:00 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Studio Lab Project
FREE Admission 

Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. But in Clare Barron’s raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds, because every plié and jeté is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power.

NAOMI AGNEW '20 co-director
SAM WEST '20 co-director
MILLENAH NASCIMENTO '21 stage manager

 

Solo Performance, Spring 2019: It's Fine, I'm Fine

It's Fine, I'm Fine.

an original work written and performed by Stephanie Everett '19
April 5 & 6 at 8:00 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Solo Performance
FREE Admission 

In 2016, a young soccer player was knocked in the head for the third time in as many years. The consequence: chronic traumatic brain injury and the resulting isolation, pain, and confusion. This brave, vulnerable, and timely one-woman show is a window into the tumult of modern-day adolescence, made increasingly difficult by the unseen repercussions of concussions. Presented as the culmination of an independent study project. 

Stephanie Everett '19 played Division I soccer for two years before cumulative mild concussions turned every day life upside down.

STEPHANIE EVERETT '19  writer and performer
SAMANTHA LAZAR dramaturg

Workshop Production, Winter 2019: Mr. Wolf

Mr. Wolf

By Rajiv Joseph
March 1 at 8:00 PM
March 2 at 3:00 PM
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Workshop Production 
Directed by Adam Riegler '20
$4 General Admission; tickets available at the Hop Box Office beginning February 25

A haunting and provocative psychological mystery of adaptation and survival. The universe is vast, but 15-year-old Theresa seeks to understand how and why it came to be. Her only point of reference is a man named Mr. Wolf - a man who abducted her at the age of three, believed her to be a prophet, and engineered a life in which he controlled the entirety of her knowledge and experience. But with the center of that universe gone, with Teresa back with an estranged family attempting to reconnect and heal, how can she find her place in the world?


ADAM RIEGLER '20 director
ANNIE FURMAN '19 projection designer

Honors Thesis, Winter 2019: The Cantatrice Calva

The Cantatrice Calva

AUDITIONS: January 9-10. Click here for details!

A multilingual adaptation of The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionosco
February 9 at 8 PM
February 10 at 2 PM
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Honors Thesis Workshop Production 
Conceived and adapted by Cameron Buxton '19
FREE Admission 

A multilingual adaptation of Eugène Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano done in French, Spanish, and English exploring the interactions and limitations of language. A traditional English couple, the SMITHS, have invited their friends, the MARTINS, over for dinner. The two couples are later joined by the FIRE CHIEF and MARY the maid. As the evening wears on, tensions rise over continued inability to understand what anyone else is saying. Language itself eventually dissolves into senseless non-sequiturs as the characters seek understanding in the blurred barriers separating each language. 

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