The Department of Theater encourages students to experience the many layers of theater through an array of courses that cultivate performers and playwrights, directors and producers, costumers and critics. And it invites the wider Dartmouth and Upper Valley communities to share in the results.
In the limelight and behind the scenes, theater at Dartmouth is always a transformative experience.
"What does it mean to be a Dartmouth theater major? In my experience, it meant classes with the most talented professors and theater professionals in the country, a supportive community in which you can take large risks and grow as an artist, and the resources of an Ivy League institution. Beat that."
—Wheaton Simis ’08, graduate student at Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris
"My time at Dartmouth has been invaluable in my journey as an artist. The faculty and staff are knowledgeable, caring, and accessible, the students are dedicated and passionate, and the quality of production is high. I have been nurtured and challenged, and given opportunities rarely seen in an undergraduate education. My experiences at Dartmouth, both in the classroom and out, have laid a solid foundation that I am excited to build upon in the professional world."
—Jen Reiser ’09, electrics intern at Centerstage in Baltimore for the 2009–10 season
The Rocky Horror Show
Fall 2009, with a cast of 24 Dartmouth students and over 70 students working baskstage. Learn more about Theater at Dartmouth…