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Theatre & Dance

Student Opportunities

Students in the Theatre & Dance Department develop a proficiency in performing, technical and theoretical areas of theatre & dance. Students build upon their academic foundation with membership in student organizations and through experiential learning in internships.

The Mary Martin Program in the Performing Arts provides research funds for faculty and students, sponsors lecturers and also establishes a student prize in drama.

And, through the Maxcy Family Visiting Artist Endowment, the College is able to bring to campus a guest actor, director, stage manager, set designer, or other gifted theater professional to work with students and enhance the program.


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    On February 16, guest Alyssa Wilmoth-Keegan visited three Washington College classes: THE 311 10 and THE 311 11 Advanced Acting: Shakespeare, taught by Professor Brendon Fox as well as ENG/THE 206 ...
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    Scott Parkinson guest taught Professor Brendon Fox’s Acting II class on Thursday October 31, 2013.

    In the class, he worked with Ryan Bailey on a Romeo speech; with Ian Flinn and Kara Henson on

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    The Departments of Drama and English, in preparation for THE TRAGEDY OF KING LEAR in April, enlisted Chas Libretto ‘06 and Louis Butelli to assist in bringing Shakespeare’s verse to life.
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    On February 28th, 2014, DC-based vocal and dialect coach Rachel Hirshorn conducted a workshop in the Fitzmaurice Voicework ©  while working with the cast of ARCADIA on their British dialects.
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    As part of their week-long residency sponsored by the C.V. Starr Center and the Department of Drama, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret held two days of workshops for students and members of the Chestertown community on...