The theater department's faculty is composed of active scholars and artists. One of the primary arenas in which we work is our own main stage production season.
Throughout the academic year, students, faculty, and guest artists collaborate on four theatrical productions. In most productions, students act, stage-manage, build costumes, sets and props under the supervision of faculty directors and designers. Recent productions include "Foundations Dreams, and Inspirations: The Centennial Project," an original ensemble-created performance exploring the last one hundred years at Connecticut College directed by Michael Lerner '89; "Our Town” by Thornton Wilder and directed by Leah Lowe; and Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's "The Threepenny Opera," directed by Peter Deffet.
One production each year, however, is directed by a senior student who works with a faculty adviser. Recent student-directed main stage productions include Mary Chase's "Harvey," directed by Kristin Kerr '11; Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House," directed by Julia Berman '10; and Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," directed by Monica Raymunt '09.