Guest Artists

As part of our educational mission, the Department of Theatre & Dance routinely brings guest artists to campus. These professionals contribute to productions, offer workshops, and develop new theatrical works side-by-side with our students.

The Mary Martin Fund

Lecture/Performance Series

This lecture or performance series hosts exemplary scholars, artists, and performers of national and international stature. Such a series not only benefits students in the theatre and dance department, but the campus community as a whole, as it permits exposure to a depth and breadth of performance styles, expertise, and passions. 

2019 - Raina Lucas, Benjamin Cannon, Suzanne Thuecks, & A.T. Moffett, choreographers

2018 - Brian Smallwood, entertainment wellness expert

2017 - Paula Klopcic & Kendall Davis '16, dance choreographers

2014 - Patricia Delorey, dialect coach


Residential Fellowships

Through a fellowship program, visits by eminent scholars and performers for a period of time ranging from one-week to an entire year are supported. While they work on a project of their own, the scholars will be stimulated by interactions with members of the campus community and often offer workshops, deliver public lectures, visit classes, and meet informally with students.

2018 - The Bearded Ladies: Atomic Family Cabaret

2017 - Applied Mechanics: FEED

2013 - The Bearded Ladies: Wide Awake, A Civil War Cabaret

Maxcy Family Visiting Artist Endowment

The Visiting Artist Endowment has provided the departments of Theatre & Dance, Music, and Art + Art History the opportunity to bring guest artists to campus to work with students.  

The Visiting Artist Endowment provides support for the arts at Washington College by bringing in professional artists to campus. The visiting artist(s) provide instruction and/or performances and  interact with the students and faculty to enhance the quality of all arts programming at the College.

Established in 2001 by Edward E. Maxcy, a co-founder of The Washington College Friends of the Arts.

2019 - Chelsea Pace, intimacy & fight choreographer

2018 - Nick Coviello '16, fight choreographer
2018 - Brian Klose '17, director
2018 - Rachel Camp & Matthew Mastronardi, musicians
2018 - Alyssa Keegan, actor
2018 - Michael McDermott, Rueda dancer
2018 - Andrea Smith

2016 - Noelle Drewes, Jacob Kohut, Kelsey Mire, Cara Fleck Plewinski, and Eric Plewinski, performing original compositions by Prof. John Leupold

2015 - Rachel Dilliplane ’15, actor

2015 - Inscape Chamber Orchestra

2014 - Rachel Hirshorn, vocal and dialect coach

2013 - Chas Libretto ’06 and Louis Butelli, Psittacus Productions

2012 - Robert Bella, acting teacher/filmmaker

2011 - Forrest McClendon, actor 

2008 - Christopher Kelly, actor

2006 - Christopher Kelly, actor 

2002 - Fred Chappell, director