Performances & Events

Fall 2023 Events:


R.U.R. by Karel Čapek
December 7-10
Fall 2023 Mainstage Production: R.U.R. 
by Karel Čapek, adapted by Marta Rainer with Paul Michael Valley, directed by Marta Rainer. From the students of THST345! A ticket link will be available on this page starting November 29 at 12pm.


  • Thursday, December 7 at 7pm
  • Friday, December 8 at 7pm
  • Satuday, December 9 at 2pm and 7pm
  • Sunday, December 10 at 2pm

December 18
Fall 2023 Showcase for the on-campus community. Come see the combined work of all fall THST courses! Presented free in the Alumnae Hall Auditorium at 7pm.



Fall '23

September 6-8
Auditions for Fall 2023 Mainstage Production - R.U.R. by Karel Čapek, adapted by Marta Rainer

September 15
New Lighting Equipment Workshop with Production Manager David Towlun. Our Ruth Nagel Jones Black Box Theater has a brand-new lighting system! Learn more about the new equipment. 

September 16
Department Field Trip: A Raisin in the Sun at New Repertory Theatre. Featuring the work of THST faculty Lois Roach (Directing), Janie Howland (Scenic Design), and Lauren Stetson (Lighting Design). 

September 21
New Lighting Programming Workshop with Port Lighting. 

Screening of OR,. An encore videorecording presentation of WCT's Spring '23 Mainstage Production.

September 30
Department Field Trip: 
Angels in America - Part 1: Millenium Approaches at Central Square Theatre. 

October 5
Department Field Trip: 
Angels in America - Part 2: Perestroika at Central Square Theatre.

October 19
Department Field Trip: 
Fat Ham by the Huntington Theatre.

October 21
Upstage Event: Ghost Lights and Family Frights.

November 1
Stand-Up Night: Come laugh with the students of THST200: "That's What She Said"

November 16-19
Upstage Production: Wolf Play by Hansol Jung.



Spring '23

January 23-25
Auditions for Spring 2023 Mainstage Production Or, by Liz Duffy Adams.

February 9-12
Upstage Production: Trail to Oregon by Starkid Productions

February 23
Ticket Lottery: Frankenstein by Manual Cinema at ArtsEmerson. 

March 16-19
Upstage Production: Flyin' West by Pearl Cleage

April 6-8
THST Senior Thesis Production: I LIVE FOR CAP-IT-ALL by Raine Higa.

April 13
Ticket Lottery: Clyde's by Lynn Nottage at the Huntington Theatre. 

April 13-16
Upstage Production: Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl

April 28-30
Spring 2023 Mainstage Production: Or, by Liz Duffy Adams.

May 2
THST276 Cabaret Performance. The students of THST276 'Storytelling Through Song: An Actor’s Introduction to the Art of Cabaret' perform

Fall '22

October 1
Guest Performance Workshop of The Female Pope, in development with Broadway performer/writer Shannon Burkett, created with Lucille Lortel, and Drama Desk & Obie Award-winning composer/performer Heather Christian.

October 6
Department Field Trip to see Ada and the Engine at Central Square Theatre - featuring our own faculty member Diego Arciniegas!

October 11
Shakespeare Masterclass from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts with Rodney Cottier. 

October 21
Upstage Event: Fanfiction Night! 

November 6
See the 2pm performance of The Orchard (a new adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard) with the Russian Department. 

November 6
Stand-Up Night
THST200: "That's What She Said" mid-term performance. 

December 8-11
Fall 2022 Mainstage Production: Cabaret

December 19
Fall 2022 Theatre Studies Showcase