Department of

Theatre & Dance

We do plays.

Washington College theatre students play many different characters and many different roles behind-the-scenes, while learning about the theatrical 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 WAC Theatre. 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 department, providing a state-of-the-art environment for performers, 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

Interested in becoming an Honorary Producer?


The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance
A Senior Performance Thesis from Nate Krimmel
Directed by Amanda Klute ’15
April 27-28, Tawes Theatre

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

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

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

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

The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Professor Dale Daigle
March 1-3, 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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    Students in the Dance program visited Heron Point to dance with the residents.
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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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    Co-Directed by Prof. Dale Daigle and Senior Theatre Major Maggie Campbell

    October 6-8, 2016

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    The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

    A workshop adaptation written and directed by Professor Brendon Fox

    Performances April 28th and 29th at 7:30pm and May 1st at 1:00pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall

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    Angel Street (Gaslight) by Patrick Hamilton

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Ashley Warfield

    Performances April 21st - 23rd 2016 at 7:30 in Norman James Theatre in William Smith Hall

    Bella Manningham

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    The Aliens by Annie Baker

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Nick Coviello

    Performances April 7th - 9th 2016 at 7:30pm in Tawes Theatre in Gibson Center for the Arts

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    Cock  by Mike Bartlett

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Kendall Davis

    Performances March 31st - April 2nd, 2016 at 7:30pm in Tawes Theatre in Gibson Center for the Arts.

    John has been

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    This is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonnergan

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Dom LaGrotta

    Performances March 24th - March 26th at 7:30 in Tawes Theatre in Gibson Center for the Arts

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    The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds  by Paul Zindel 

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Nicole Capobianco

    Performances March 3rd - 5th at 7:30 in Tawes Theatre in Gibson Center for the