Letter from the Chair:
An army of storytellers.
That's what I would love to cultivate here at Wellesley College. Teams of trained, focused, informed players and makers - bubbling with the joyful possibility of "yes, and!"
We aim to help our students gain a deep awareness of the technical components, practical application and historical and social contexts of theatrical performance craft -- while simultaneously marveling at the wonders of human behavior which drama seeks to explore.
We strongly encourage in the inventive lives of our students a confident autonomy as creators who can envision a product, articulate their goals, and relish navigating the collaborative process towards its accomplishment.
An educational investigation of theatre provides the unique incentive to understand, engage in and challenge the many iterations of this ancient and global ritual. It puts people in a room together and forces them to address challenges and take risks in real time. It foments a productive confrontation between a student’s need to surrender to the unknown and to simultaneously embrace self-discipline – sitting the study of theatre at the crossroads of their journey here at Wellesley, and beyond.
Come play with us!
Director of Theatre and Theatre Studies, Wellesley College
Wellesley College Theatre
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Wellesley Repertory Theatre
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Theatre Studies Happenings
All events are FREE for Wellesley students.
(Registration required as indicated below to receive LINKS for virtual streaming!)
May 11 - 7pm
Virtual Directing Showcase
Original short works presented by students of THST 306: Advanced Directing (Lois Roach)
Register here: tinyurl/thst306
May 15 - 12pm
"Auditioning for Mary" - by John ADEkoje
Presented by Wellesley Repertory Theatre for the Boston Theatre Marathon
Starring: Sarah Nwafor '20, Directed by Marta Rainer
May 28, 29 and 30, 2021
Wellesley College Theatre Presents:
by Bess Wohl. Directed by Marta Rainer
Performed and designed by students of THST 345: Practicum, Theatre Production
Register here: WCTsmallmouth.bpt.me
June 4-6, 2021 (REUNION event - Virtual Reading)
LOSING THE RING IN THE RIVER
by Brigid Ames '81
Directed by Hannah McGovern Gross '13
Featuring: Lisa Foley (WRT), Jenny Caplan '01, Michelle Atwood '19)
IN THE RECENT REARVIEW MIRROR:
October 2, 2020
Theatre Studies Comedy Class Standup/(sit down) Virtual Midterm
15 students perform rapid-fire original funny for your Friday night enjoyment. Registration required.
October 14, 2020
An annual joining of the creative forces of the Fall Theatre Studies courses to produce integrated, original works! Free and one night only!
December 10 & 11, 2020
The Joy Library
An entirely original virtual performance created by the students of THST 355: Devising Theatre.
(View encore stream at Wellesley's 2021 Virtual reunion!)
March 24th, 2021 - 7:30pm
Virtual Cabaret Showcase
Presented by students of THST 276: Storytelling Through Song