Theatre Studies

Motherhood Out Loud, Wellesley College Theatre
A Civil War Christmas: an American Musical Celebration, Wellesley College Theatre
Home Front: Women's Voices from The Great War, Wellesley College Theatre
The House of Blue Leaves (student acting interns, Wellesley Rep)
Rhinoceros, Wellesley College Theatre
Rhinoceros, Wellesley College Theatre
Rhinoceros, Wellesley College Theatre

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 solve 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!

Marta Rainer 

Director of Theatre and Theatre Studies, Wellesley College



9/4-5: Student auditions for the Fall 2019 WCT Mainstage Production: STUPID F*CKING BIRD

9/19: Resurfacing - a staged reading in the RNJ led by Olin professor Jon Adler - open to the public

9/25: Movement Theatre Workshop with Nhandan Chirco of Accademia dell'Arte/Grotowski, RNJ

10/3-5: Actors from the London Stage bring Twelth Night to campus - free & open to the public

10/20: Broad Comedy brings their award-winning feminist sketch comedy to campus - free & open to the public