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Department of Theater
Dartmouth College
6204 Hopkins Center
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-3104
Fax: 603-646-1757
Email: Department.of.Theater@Dartmouth.EDU

Welcome to the Dartmouth Department of Theater!

A Special Welcome to the Class of 2018!

Click here to see the 2014-2015 course schedule.

Students: Click here for Fall term production opportunities

Click here for Current Term Productions

poster for YOUR SPACE production on Oct 4-5
See photos from "The Alchemist" on Dartmouth Flickr here!!


 Offering a B.A. in Theater

  • Dedicated exclusively to undergraduates
  • Participation in theater productions is open to all Dartmouth undergraduates, regardless of major or course of study
  • No competition with graduate students for roles
  • First-year students may get cast in mainstage productions
  • Summer internships with the New York Theatre Workshop in residence at Dartmouth
  • Educational partners with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Outstanding faculty with both professional and academic experience

Department Mission Statement:

1) that the theater is a multidisciplinary form in which all of the arts and humanities intersect;

2) that the study of theater cultivates life skills in collaborative, creative, and critical thinking; and

3) that in a liberal arts college, the theory and practice of theater are inseparable and mutually beneficial.

In The News

Students, faculty reflect on summer arts at Hopkins Center (The Dartmouth, August 19, 2014)

Students collaborate with NYTW (The Dartmouth, August 1, 2014)

Play's dark humor draws laughs, gasps (The Dartmouth, May 26, 2014)

Nick O'Leary: Researching the World of Theater (Dartmouth Now, May 23, 2014)

McClure creates mixed media theater (The Dartmouth, May 22, 2014)

Play uses physicality to explore relationships (The Dartmouth, May 12, 2014)

Students Perform Their Own Shows: Dance, Magic, and More (Dartmouth Now, May 8th, 2014)
Featuring Walker Fisher '14, Cami van Putten '14, Jake Nevola '14 and Genevieve Mifflin '14

Student Spotlight: Xavier Curry '14 (The Dartmouth, April 29, 2014)

Nevola '14 performs sleight-of-hand tricks (The Dartmouth, April 7, 2014)

Performing artists confront anxiety (The Dartmouth, April 7, 2014)

Student Spotlight: Haley Reicher '17 (The Dartmouth, April 2, 2014)

Hop brings art to young students (The Dartmouth, March 27, 2014)

'The Alchemist' sparks laughter 400 years later (The Dartmouth, March 5, 2014)

Professor Georgi Alexi-Meskhishvili Featured in The Valley News, February 27, 2014

Coeducation enhanced College performing arts (The Dartmouth, March 6, 2014)

Drama students paved way at College (The Dartmouth, March 5, 2014)

Dartmouth's Student Thespians Deliver a Dark and Defiant 'Spring Awakening' (Seven Days Vermont)

First -Year 'Triple Threat' Stars in 'Spring Awakening' (Dartmouth Now, February 20, 2014)

Musical to explore sexual 'Awakening' (The Dartmouth, February 19, 2014)

Student spotlight: Genevieve Mifflin '14 (The Dartmouth, February 17, 2014)

Talene Monahon '13 makes off-Broadway debut (The Dartmouth, February 11, 2014)

Performers race through 30 plays in 60 minutes in Play Space show (The Dartmouth, February 3, 2014)

Professor Peter Hackett profiled in The D! (January 31, 2014)

Student Spotlight on Nick O'Leary '14 in The Dartmouth, January 28, 2014

Playwright Mulley '05 to debut new play locally (The Dartmouth, January 13, 2014)

Major Motivation: Tales from the Classroom featuring Dartmouth Theater majors, minors, and classes (Dartmouth Now, December 10, 2013)

Dunne fosters regional, campus theater projects (The Dartmouth, January 6, 2014)

Copley '07 to seek out Broadway's next hit (The Dartmouth, January 6, 2014)

Amber Porter '14 Gets a Big Opportunity in "Big Love"  (Dartmouth Now, November 13, 2013)

"Glengarry Glen Ross" to feature seven students in ensemble piece (The Dartmouth, November 13, 2013)

"Big Love" performance to deliver high energy (The Dartmouth, November 6, 2013)

Costume shop holds first sale in 6 years (The Dartmouth, October 21, 2013)

Frost and Dodd festival features student, alum playwrights (The Dartmouth, July 26, 2013)

Alumni show works in progress at experimental theater festival (The Dartmouth, July 5, 2013)

10-minute play festival gives novice actors chance to perform (The Dartmouth, February 5, 2013)

Varsity Theater (The Dartmouth, January 18, 2013)

Read about our new program "Your Space" as featured in The Dartmouth. Check out the guidelines and the on-line application.


2013-2014 Mainstage Productions

Fall 2013 - Moore Theater

image of big love audition poster

BIG LOVE by Charles Mee

"Big Love is a play by American playwright Charles L. Mee. Based on Aeschylus's The Suppliants, it is about fifty brides who flee to a manor in Italy to avoid marrying their fifty cousins. The play takes the plot of the original Greek play into modern times, including such details as having the grooms ambush the brides by helicopter. While the brides and grooms wait for their wedding day, the characters raise issues of gender politics, love, and domestic violence." - Wikipedia

Director: Tazewell Thompson

Set Design: Georgi Alexi-Meskhishvili

Costume Design: Laurie Churba Kohn

Lighting Design: Stephen Quandt

Sound Design: Fabian Obispo

Dates of Performance:

November 8, 9, 14, 15, & 16 @ 8:00 pm
November 10 & 17 @ 2:00 pm
Moore Theater

Click here for Press Release.

Winter 2013 - Moore Theater

spring awakening poster


music by Duncan Sheik

book and lyrics by Steven Sater

"Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the controversial German play Spring Awakening (1891) by Frank Wedekind which was banned in Germany for some time due to its frank portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide. Set in late-19th century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score."- Wikipedia

Director: Jamie Horton

Set Design: Georgi Alexi-Meskhishvili

Costume Design: Laurie Churba Kohn

Lighting Design: Dan Kotlowitz

Music Director: Joel Mercier

Choreographer: Keith Coughlin

Stage Manager: Victoria Fox '15


Videos from Past Theater Department Productions


by David Ives (adapted from comedy by Pierre Corneille)
Directed by Jamie Horton
Winter Term 2013


The Making of EURYDICE at Dartmouth College


Directions to the Theater Department

  • Enter the Hopkins Center lobby.
  • Head towards the Moore Theater and follow around it to the left.
  • Look for a glass door with white lettering announcing "Shakespeare Alley."
  • Go through the glass door.
  • Professors' offices, the Green Room, and the Theater Department offices are located in this hallway.

Last Updated: 9/24/14