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This Fall:  IN THE NEXT ROOM (or the vibrator play) directed by Jamie Horton

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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
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ANNOUNCING OPEN AUDITIONS for our Fall Mainstage production of Sarah Ruhl's IN THE NEXT ROOM (or The Vibrator Play), directed by Jamie Horton.  Auditions are from 7-10 PM on Wednesday and Thursday, September 17 and 18 (callbacks on Friday, September 19). 

Set in the late 19th century but with a very contemporary feel, this gem of a play (Tony Award nominee for Best Play in 2010) is both funny and touching. Ruhl "illuminates with a light touch a soft, flickering light rather than a moralizing glare how much control men had over women's lives, bodies and thoughts, even their most intimate sensations."(Charles Isherwood, NY Times)

Click HERE for more information about the auditions.

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YOUR SPACE:  Do you or your group want to perform in the Bentley Theater this fall?  Submit an on-line application for one of this term's two YOUR SPACE production slots.  For more information about the YOUR SPACE program and to submit an on-line application, click here.

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FALL SHOWCASE:  Want to get involved in Theater this term?  There will be plenty of on-stage and back-stage opportunities. Learn more about our fall productions from the faculty and student directors.  Join us from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM on Monday, September 22 in the Bentley Theater.

If you are interested in working backstage for any of our productions, please contact Scott Silver, our Production Manager and Technical Director.

Click HERE to see our Spring 2014  Shows.




Theater is one of the oldest undergraduate activities at Dartmouth. Our production program is built on a tradition dating back as far as 1779. The first Director of Theater was appointed by the College in 1928 and the Department of Drama was formally established in 1967. We changed our name to the Department of Theater in the spring of 2001 to better reflect our mission.

Many production opportunities are available each year. We do a faculty- or professionally-directed mainstage each fall and winter, one of which is a musical every other year. We also have any number of productions directed and designed by students each term. Production involvement, both onstage and backstage, is open to all Dartmouth students, regardless of major or the courses in which one is enrolled.

Auditions for both mainstage and student productions are held at the beginning of each term. We post updated information on this site regularly, as well as in Shakespeare Alley.


Last Updated: 9/12/14