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
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Theatre Studies Office Library
Looking for a script, book, or anthology for class? Need to find a monologue? Theatre Studies has a sizeable collection of titles available for students to borrow in the Theatre Studies Office Library (office is in Alumnae Hall Room 302).