Student Resources

FAQ

Where is Theatre Studies?

The Theatre Studies home is Alumnae Hall. The Ruth Nagel Jones Theater, our main performance space, is on the bottom floor. The Theatre Studies Office is room 302, on the third floor. All THST-run classes take place within the building, either in the theatre, or in one of the classrooms within Alumnae Hall.

Does Theatre Studies hire Student Workers?

Yes! Each semester, Theatre Studies hires a number of students to work in either the THST Office, or with our Production Manager. Responsibilities and time commitments vary, but student workers can expect to put in 5-10 hours per week. If you're interested in working in the THST Office, please contact sv104@wellesley.edu. If you are interested in working in production, please contact dtowlun@wellesley.edu.

If I want to see a local show, will Theatre Studies pay for it?

In some cases, yes! Seeing a show for class? Interested in a performance related to your studies? The Theatre Studies Program is able to purchase a limited amount of tickets each semester on students' behalfs. If you would like to request a ticket purchase, please fill out this form.

Where does Theatre Studies perform?

Our main performance space is the Ruth Nagel Jones Theater, a black-box style, 80+ capacity space which can be re-configured for each show. The RNJ is located on the bottom floor of Alumnae Hall.

Do I have to be a Theatre Studies Major to participate in productions?

Absolutely not! Many of our most dedicated students are not pursuing a major in Theatre Studies. Auditions, productions, and classes are open to all. 

Can I study abroad with a Theatre Studies Major?

You sure can! We have several pre-approved programs, and there are many other programs available for international drama studies. Check out our Study Abroad page here.

Does Theatre Studies have books and scripts I can borrow for class?

Yes! We have a sizable collection of scripts, academic texts, and more available for lending to students. Check out our Catalogue here. Stop in to the Theatre Studies Office to borrow.

Rehearsal Space

Need to practice a scene for class? Theatre Studies has a small rehearsal studio space available to THST majors and students currently enrolled in a THST class. You can find Room 202 on the second floor of the South stairs in Alumnae Hall, one floor down from the Theatre Studies Office. Reserve the studio in half hour increments here.

Theatre Studies Office Library

Looking for theatre-specific academic resources? Or to read a script? Need some monologue ideas? Check out our library of books and scripts in the Theatre Studies Office, ALH 302.

Click here to view the Online Catalogue

Other Theatre Groups on Campus

Looking for other ways to participate in Wellesley's lively performing arts community? Below are some of the on-campus groups and resources.

Upstage: Student-run theatre
upstage@wellesley.edu
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Shakespeare Society: Performing the bard's works on campus.
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