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Productions


Since its founding in 1966, the Department of Drama has produced 371 productions of 381 plays. First under founder and professor Timothy Maloney, the productions continued under chairs Dale Daigle and Michele Volansky. You can view a full list of the productions here — how many do YOU know?

Recent Productions

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    Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

    Directed by Professor Brendon Fox

    April 16 - 18, 2014 at 8pm
    April 19 at 1:30pm

    Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

    Students FREE, General Admission $5



    Arcadia takes us back and forth between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, ranging over the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits in life. Focusing on the mysteries—romantic, scientific, literary—that engage the minds and hearts of characters whose passions and lives intersect across scientific planes and centuries, it is “Stoppard’s richest, most ravishing comedy to date, a play of wit, intellect, language, brio and … emotion. Exhilarating.” (Vincent Canby, The New York Times).





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    La Bête by David Hirson

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Phaedra Scott

    April 11 & April 12, 2014
    8 p.m.• Tawes Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

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    Bachelorette by Leslye Headland

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Alexandra P. Sparco

    April 4 & April 5, 2014
    8 p.m.• Tawes Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

    Cast:
    Melody Bishop ’15 (Gena)
    Kristen Barnes ’17 (Katie)
    MacKenzie Turnbull ’15 (Regan)
    Devin Taylor ’17 (Jeff)
    Nick Coviello ’16 (Joe)
    Marley Kabin ’15 (Becky)

    Artistic Team:
    Alexandra P. Sparco ’14 (Director/Costume Designer)
    Patrick Derrickson ’15 (Stage Manager)
    David Katz (Assistant Stage Manager)
    Nicholas O’Meally ’15 (Scenic Designer)
    Charlotte Cugnini ’16 (Lighting Designer)
    Andrew Wink ’17 (Sound Designer)
    Amanda Klute ’16 (Props Master)

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    DNA
    DNA by Dennis Kelly

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Zach Weidner

    March 28 & March 29, 2014
    8 p.m.• Tawes Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

    Cast:
    Nick Anstett ’16 (Mark)
    Grace O’Connor ’16 (Jan)
    Kaitlyn Fowler ’16 (Leah)
    Nicholas R. Glazewski ’15 (Phil)
    Justine Garrin ’15 (Lou)
    Dana Panczenko ’14 (Jenn Tate)
    Kelly Haswell ’15 (Dani)
    Sean A. Syme ’16 (Richard)
    Jesse Sengstacke ’16 (Cathy)
    Carissa Marcelle ’14 (BreAnn)
    Emily Klein ’16 (Girl)

    Artistic Team:
    Zach Weidner ’14 (Director)
    Nicholas O’Meally ’15 (Stage Manager)
    Alex Foxwell ’16 (Assistant Stage Manager)
    Amanda Boyer ’14 (Scenic Designer)
    Joe Samuels ’15 (Lighting Designer)
    Reilly D. Cox ’16 (Props Designer/Dramaturg)
    Fritz McGlynn ’17 (Costume Designer)

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    Mr. Marmalade by Noah Haidle

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Kristen Hammond

    March 21 & March 22, 2014
    8 p.m.• Tawes Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

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    Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Mike Liberto

    February 28 & March 1, 2014
    8 p.m.• Tawes Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

    Cast:
    Rachel Dilliplane ’15 (Kayleen)
    Nicholas Staub ’15 (Doug)

    Artistic Team:
    Mike Liberto ’14 (Director)
    Amanda Klute ’16 (Stage Manager)
    Victoria Venable ’17 (Assistant Stage Manager)
    Sam Bitzelberger ’14 (Scenic Designer)
    Matt Ridge ’15 (Lighting Designer)
    Obella Obbo ’14 and Todd Cooley ’15 (Sound Designers)
    Mike Liberto ’14 (Costume Designer)
    Leslie Rothstein ’16 (Makeup Designer)
    Francesca DiPaula ’15 (Movement Consultant)

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    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 Bearded Ladies present
    Wide Awake: A Civil War Cabaret

    January 30, January 31 & February 1, 2014
    7:30 p.m.• Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

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    The Triumph of Love and Reality Television

    A Senior Playwriting Thesis by Rachel Fisher
    Directed by Zach Weidner

    November 15 & November 16, 2013
    8 p.m.• Tawes Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

    Cast:
    Valerie Dunn ’15 (Margo)
    Alexander Madaus ’15 (Perry)
    Grace O’Connor ’16 (Mary)
    Reilly Cox ’16 (Shabby)
    Andrew Beardmore ’16 (Jim)
    Nick Coviello ’16 (Jack)
    Julia Smith ’15 (Laura)
    Nicole Capobianco ’16 (Emily)
    Kaitlyn Fowler ’16 (Action Narrator)

    Artistic Team:
    Zach Weidner ’14 (Director)
    Nicholas O’Meally ’15 (Stage Manager)
    Taylor J. Frey ’17 (Assistant Stage Manager)
    Alexandra P. Sparco ’14 (Dramaturg)
    Austin Lewis ’15 (Multimedia Consultant)
    Nicole Capobianco ’16 (Costume Designer)

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    Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Sam Bitzelberger

    November 8 & November 9, 2013
    8 p.m.• Tawes Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

    Claire has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. This morning, like all mornings, she wakes up a blank slate. Her chipper husband comes in with a cup of coffee, explains her condition, hands her a book filled with all sorts of essential information, and he disappears into the shower. A limping, lisping, half-blind, half-deaf man in a ski mask, pops out from under her bed and claims to be her brother, there to save her. Claire’s info book is quickly discarded, and she’s hustled off to the country-house of her mother, a recent stroke victim whose speech has been reduced to utter gibberish. Claire’s journey gets even more complicated when a dimwitted thug with a foul-mouthed hand puppet pops up at a window, and her driven husband and perpetually stoned son show up with a claustrophobic lady-cop that they’ve kidnapped. Every twist and turn in this funhouse plot bring Claire closer to revealing her past life and everything she thought she’d forgotten. It’s one harrowing and hilarious turn after another on this roller coaster ride through the day of an amnesiac trying to decipher her fractured life. This poignant and brutal new comedy traces one woman’s attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by a curio-cabinet of alarmingly bizarre characters.

    Cast:
    Rebecca Cozza ’14 (Claire)
    Steven Aucott ’16 (Richard)
    Dominic LaGrotta ’16 (Kenny)
    Michael Liberto ’14 (Limping Man)
    Elizabeth Wiley ’16 (Gertie)
    Nicholas Staub ’15 (Millet)
    Maddie Zins ’15 (Heidi)

    Artistic Team:
    Sam Bitzelberger ’14 (Director)
    Phaedra Scott ’14 (Stage Manager)
    Andrew Wink ’17 (Assistant Stage Manager)
    Tamayo Kamimura ’15 (Scenic Designer)
    Joseph Samuels ’16 (Lighting Designer)
    Shannon Shirk ’15 (Sound Designer)
    Leslie Rothstein ’16 (Costume and Makeup Designer)
    Sam Bitzelberger ’14 (Projection Designer)
    Lauren White ’14 (Dramaturg)

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