Our faculty and staff is composed of professional artists and scholars, teaching an innovative and rigorous academic curriculum that places equal emphasis on both theatrical practice (acting, directing, design, playwriting, stage management) and study (history, criticism, and theory). Their collective professional experience spans work in regional, community-based, off-Broadway/Broadway, and international theater settings, as well as in film and television.
Students also study and learn from exceptional visiting artists who teach in our classrooms, offer master classes, and direct and design our productions. Recent guest artists include: Tazewell Thompson, Deena Selenow, Sarah Hughes '07, Fabian Obispo, Kathy Perkins, Miranda Haymond, and Lawrence Moten.
Beyond the Theater Department, Dartmouth also enjoys a continuous influx of preeminent visiting artists and scholars. Past guests have included Leslie Odom Jr., Nilo Cruz, Cherríe Moraga, Peter Sellars, Lynn Nottage, Suzan-Lori Parks, Alan Alda, and Anna Deavere Smith.
Our students benefit from a rich alumni network across the country. Dartmouth Theater alumni working in the profession include Niegel Smith '02, Mindy Kaling '01, David Harbour '97, Shonda Rhimes '91, Rachel Dratch '88, Melinda Lopez '86, and Jerry Zaks '68, to name just a few.