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
FB: Wellesley Theatre Family (group)
Wellesley Repertory Theatre
FB: @WellesleyRep (page)
Theatre Studies Happenings
All events are FREE for Wellesley students.
(Registration required as indicated below)
September 14, 2021 at 4pm at the Hay Ampitheatre
Workshop: Commedia dell'Arte with Accademia dell'Arte
Participate in a workshop and learn more about ADA's Study Abroad program in Tuscany, Italy! Sign up here.
September 15, 2021 at 3pm
British American Drama Academy- London Theatre Program Info Session & Workshop (virtual)
Learn more about BADA's London Theatre Program! Get more info and register for this free session here.
September 16, 2021 at 3pm-4:30pm
British American Drama Academy- Shakespeare in London Program Info Session (virtal)
Learn more about BADA's Shakespeare in London Study Abroad Program! Get more info and register for this free online info session here.
October - November, 2021
WCT Pop-Up Teasers
Keep an eye out all around campus for pop-up teasers from the cast of WCT's 365 Days/365 Plays. Follow @wellesleycollegetheatre on Instagram to be in the know!
November 4, 2021
Program Field Trip to see the Broadway Tour. Sign up to request a ticket here.
365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan Lori-Parks
WCT Mainstage Production / THST 345
4th Annual Fall Showcase for the Wellesley Theatre Studies Program!
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
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)
by Brigid Ames '81
Directed by Hannah McGovern Gross '13
Featuring: Lisa Foley (WRT), Jenny Caplan '01, Michelle Atwood '19)