student productions

Announcing Auditions for Euripides' MEDEA

The Theater Department Announces OPEN AUDITIONS for this term's fully-produced student production:


by Euripides (trans. by Ben Power)

Directed by Kelleen Moriarty '19

Set Design by Annie Furman '19, Costume Design by Celeste Jenning '18, Lighting Design by Robert Cueva '17 and Stage Management by Naomi Agnew '20


Click HERE for Audition Information and to sign up for a time slot.

Click HERE to read the script.

**All undergraduate students are encouraged to audition - no experience necessary!**

"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.

"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)

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. 

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

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

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).