Theatre Arts offers courses and creative activities in which students learn to makeunderstand, and evaluate theatrical events.

What's Happening Next?

by  Thornton Wilder

Directed by Dr. Wind Dell Woods

Created by American playwright Thornton Wilder in 1938, Our Town was described by Edward Albee as "the greatest American play ever written".  The fictional American town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913  is observed through the everyday lives of its citizens.  Frequently performed, this production will feature a new and innovative approach to a pillar of American Theatre.


Oct 27, 28, Nov 2, 3, 4 - 7:30pm

Nov 4 - 2pm

Norton Clapp Theatre

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Director's Lab


A festival of scenes selected from Full-Length Plays and directed by Students of Theatre 313: Directing Class. 

The festival features a diverse range of material and approaches that feature the exciting work of your directors and actors.

FREE Admission!


Mon/Tues/Wed - Dec 4, 5, 6 - 7:30pm

Norton Clapp Theatre

Spring Production:

Measure for Measure 

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Professor Sara Freeman

Measure for Measure is an edgy, debate-worthy play where Shakespeare explores the paradoxical way that restrictive policies produce unintended results, often exactly the opposite of the results they were trying to produce. The main character, Isabella, faces impossible choices brought forth by leaders who enforce abstractions and allow double standards for themselves. Her conflict with Angelo leaves her brother’s life hanging in the balance. It’s a play concerned with purity, mercy, good social order, and the liberty of conscience. I’m ready to find out what happens when we strip the play down to its essence and see how it uncomfortably and brilliantly resonates with our era of backlash and confusion about prohibitions and bans, both on ideas and reproductive rights; the effects of policing and the nature of safety; and the freedom to live and love with self-determination.



Feb 23, 24, 29, Mar 1, 2 - 7:30pm;  Mar 2 - 2pm

Norton Clapp Theatre

Senior Theatre Festival

Senior majors in the Department of Theatre Arts complete a culminating thesis project that requires the planning, execution, and evaluation of a four-show festival of plays, collaboratively produced. This Senior Theatre Festival is the capstone of experiential learning in the program, and draws on all areas of study in the major, while also mirroring many aspects of professional work in the field post-degree. Theatre Arts faculty provide guidance, beginning with thesis-oriented readiness assessment during junior interviews.  



Performances:  (Tentative dates only, and program TBA)

Show A:  April 5, 6 - 7:30pm; April 6 - 2pm 
Show B     April 12, 13 - 7:30pm; April 13 - 2pm