“All the world’s a stage.”
Washington College drama students play many different characters and many different roles behind-the-scenes, while learning about the theatrical arts and about themselves. As a drama major, you’ll learn the nuts and bolts of acting, directing, and production, explore the history of theater, and learn to act and think imaginatively.
Whatever your interests, there is something for you in WAC Drama. Drama majors can write a script, perform, direct, stage manage, or design a show to complete their senior capstone. Courses in history, acting, directing, design and dramaturgy prepare our students for internships in cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., graduate work, and careers in the theater and many other fields.
In Fall 2009, the renovated Gibson Center for the Arts became the centerpiece of the drama department, providing a state-of-the-art environment for performers, technicians, and audiences.
All performances begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
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FALL 2013 PRODUCTIONS
October 3 - October 6
Directed by Professor Dale Daigle
October 25 - October 26
By Keith Reddin
A Senior Thesis directed by Harris Allgeier
By Keith Aisner
A Senior Thesis directed by Hilary Leonard
By David Lindsay-Abaire
A Senior Thesis directed by Sam Bitzelberger
A Senior Thesis written by Rachel Fisher
Directed by Zach Weidner
SPRING 2014 PRODUCTIONS
January 30 - February 1
The Bearded Ladies Cabaret
By Rajiv Joseph
A Senior Thesis directed by Mike Liberto
By Noah Haidle
A Senior Thesis directed by Kristen Hammond
By Dennis Kelly
A Senior Thesis directed by Zach Weidner
By Leslye Headland
A Senior Thesis directed by Alexandra Sparco
By David Hirson
A Senior Thesis directed by Phaedra Scott
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Professor Brendon Fox
On February 28th, 2014, DC-based vocal and dialect coach Rachel Hirshorn conducted a workshop on the Fitzmaurice technique while working with the cast of ARCADIA on their British dialects.
Written by Rajiv Joseph, Gruesome Playground Injuries is a Senior Directing Thesis by Mike Liberto
In residence at the College, the talented performers in Bearded Ladies will bring their cabaret talents into the classroom and onto the stage with their brilliant musical mashup of history and identity, “Wide Awake: A Civil War Cabaret.”
Intrigued about theater in all of its forms, drama major Patrick Derrickson ’15 says the Cater Society helps him pursue that curiosity, no matter how out there.
A part of a week-long residency sponsored by the C.V. Starr Center and the Department of Drama, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret held three free performances of Wide Awake in Decker Theatre.
The Douglass Wallop Fellowship at Washington College is awarded biannually to a playwright. For the 2015 Douglass Wallop Fellowship, applications will be accepted through Saturday, March 1, 2014.