Past Productions and Events

Image with text that reads: Experimental Theater of Vassar Collage, Mad Forest, A play from Romania, by Caryl Churchill, Directed by Christopher Grabowski. Presented through Concord Theatricals
Apr 26 through Apr 28

This timely drama resulted from a trip to Romania. Developed with students from London’s Central School of Drama, this is an incisive portrait of society in turmoil that focuses on two families to reveal what life is like under a totalitarian regime and what results when the regime collapses. Directed by Christopher Grabowski. Free and open to the public, reservations required.

Mar 29 through Apr 1

Two original plays presented by students from the playwriting course in Drama.

Campus community only, please.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright will give a talk and Q&A to the campus and public. The event is free, but reservations are required.

Feb 23 through Feb 25

An inventive retelling of a Jacobean drama, Jen Silverman’s sharp, subversive fable debates how much our souls are worth when hope is hard to come by. Directed by Claire McHarg. Senior project members: Kelly Hatfield, Louise Ambler, Jack Francis, Emma Skinner, Rose Trammell, Presley Wheeler. Free and open to the public, reservations required.

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Dec 1, 8:00 p.m. through Dec 3

In this Drama Department senior project, Mrs. Lemarchand, a well-to-do woman and a study in megalomania, draws her innocent cleaner, Hilda, into a trap from which there is no escape. 

Campus community only, please.

Nov 3, 8:00 p.m. through Nov 5

A Drama Department senior project in which the ensemble cast tells the story of Pippin, a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. Campus community only, please.


Oct 6, 8:00 p.m. through Oct 8

A story of sibling love that explores subjects closely linked to science. Reservations for performances on October 6, 7, and 8 can be made by emailing the box office. Campus community only, please.

Painting: A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat, 1884
May 7 through May 8

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by James Lapine. In collaboration with the Departments of Drama and Music. A senior project production directed by Christopher Grabowski and Drew Minter. Reservations required.
Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 at 4:30 p.m.

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Beijing Opera
Apr 9, 4:30 p.m.

Beijing opera is a colorful, spectacular performance art that dazzles and fascinates. Reservations required.

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Very limited seating—campus guests only. 
A staged reading followed by a reception.
Congratulations to the 2022 award recipients: Gabriella Kimbrough ’22, for her play True Crime, and Louis Blachman ’23, for his play Four Seasons Total Landscaping.


Steerman Festival
Mar 24 through Apr 3

Two weeks of productions of new plays written by Drama Department students. Campus community only, please.

Actress Selina Jones as Medea in the Khameleon Productions film of Euripides's Medea
Mar 21, 5:30 p.m.

Shivaike Shah, Visiting Artist and Producer/Founder of Khameleon Productions (UK), will discuss the making of Khameleon’s upcoming short film on the figure of Medea, based on Khameleon’s stage production of Euripides’s Medea at Oxford in 2018, which reimagined the ancient Greek tragedy with an all-global majority cast and crew. Campus community only, please.

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During this webinar event, students and faculty from the Drama and Music Departments’ upcoming production of Sunday in the Park with George will share their creative process of interpreting this iconic show. Registration required.

Zoom webinar

Production Archive

View all productions 1869–2022.