Department of

Theatre & Dance

We do plays. We make dances.

Washington College theatre and dance students play many different characters and many different roles behind-the-scenes, while learning about the theatrical and dance arts and about themselves. As a theatre major, you’ll learn the nuts and bolts of acting, directing, and production, explore the history of theatre, and learn to act and think imaginatively.

Whatever your interests, there is something for you in WC Theatre & Dance. Majors can write a script, perform, direct, stage manage, or design a show to complete their senior capstone experience. 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 theatre and many other fields. Theatre and dance minors may also take advantage of the many artistic and academic opportunities available through the department. A THE or DAN minor offers students across campus an opportunity to enrich their college experience, to create interdisciplinary connections with their academic major, and to lay the foundation for lifelong participation in the arts.

In Fall 2009, the renovated Gibson Center for the Arts became the centerpiece of the department, providing a state-of-the-art environment for performers, choreographers, directors, technicians, and audiences.

2017-2018 Performances

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 

For ticket reservations, go to the eventbrite page. If you have any questions, send an email to theatre_tickets@washcoll.edu

Interested in becoming an Honorary Producer?

 

The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Professor Dale Daigle
March 1-3, Tawes Theatre

Stop Kiss by Diana Son
A Senior Directing Thesis from Mark Christie.
March 30-31, Tawes Theatre

Honorary Producers:  Kate Pynn Van Name ’91 and Joe Van Name ’90

Shakuntala by Kalidasa
A Senior Directing Thesis from Sofia Sidhu
April 6-7, Tawes Theatre 

Honorary Producer: John Beck ’05 and Carol Landis ’06

Spring Dance Concert, April 13-14,
Decker Theatre.

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
By Kristoffer Diaz. A Senior Directing Thesis from Megan Iacona.
April 20-21, Tawes Theatre

Honorary Producers:  Mike Golze ’09 and Molly O’Connell ’10

The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance
A Senior Performance Thesis from Nate Krimmel
Directed by Brian Klose ’17 
April 27-28, Tawes Theatre

Almost Maine by John Cariani.
A Senior Directing Thesis from Abigail Wark,
December 1-2, Tawes Theatre.

Dance Concert, November 17-18,
Decker Theatre.

Spring Awakening by Franz Wedekind, translated by Jonathan Franzen. A Senior Directing Thesis from Rosie Alger,
November 10-11, Tawes Theatre. 

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry.
A Senior Directing Thesis from Connor Lugo-Harris.  November 3-4, Tawes Theatre.

Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang. A Senior Directing Thesis from Emily Cao 
October 27-28, Tawes Theatre.

Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw, Directed by Professor Brendon Fox.
October 5-7 at 7:30, October 8 at 2:00
Decker Theatre (onstage seating).
October 8 at 2pm, Decker Theatre (onstage seating).

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    By Duncan Macmillan
    A Performance SCE from Jake Smith
    April 21-22, 2017

    Every Brilliant Thing starts with a young

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    A Directing SCE from Margaret Campbell
    April 14-15, 2017

    A Commedia reincarnation of the classic tale, Aladdin.  Zany characters, over the top physical comedy,

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    By Jacqueline Goldfinger
    A Directing SCE from Kristen Barnes
    March 31-April 1, 2017

    Set deep within a Florida swamp,  The Arsonists

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    A Playwriting & Music Composition SCE from Andrew Wink
    March 23 & 25, 2017
    Last September  is a serious, yet quirky musical-in-progress
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    By Lauren Gunderson
    Directed by Professor Brendon Fox
    March 7-9, 2017

    Set in the early 20 th  century, Silent Sky

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    By Tennessee Williams
    A Directing SCE from Erin Coffman
    November 18-19, 2016

    When Tom Wingfield decides to revisit a pivotal period

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    By William Shakespeare
    A Directing SCE from Kaitlyn Fowler
    November 11-12, 2016

    Macbeth, Thane of Glamis, is one of King

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    By Martin McDonagh
    A Directing SCE from Brian Klose
    November 4-5, 2016

    Honorary Producer: John R. Porter ’83
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    Co-Directed by Prof. Dale Daigle and Senior Theatre Major Maggie Campbell

    October 6-8, 2016



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  • A scene from Stop Kiss.
    Beginning this Friday, March 30, and continuing through April, come out and see WC seniors’ directing theses at the Tawes Theatre, featuring cast performances and crew support from Washington College students.
  • Theatre major Mark Christie ’18 directs a scene from his senior capstone project, Diane Son’s “Stop Kiss.”

    For his senior capstone project, theatre major Mark Christie ’18 is directing Stop Kiss, Diane Son’s 1998 drama about two young women whose first kiss changes their lives. The show runs March 30 and 31, in Tawes Theatre, beginning at 7:30 p.m.