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Daniil Trifonov Plays Gershwin in Broadway Daniil Trifonov Plays Gershwin
(6/7 - 6/7)
Handel's Messiah in Broadway Handel's Messiah
(12/20 - 12/20)
New Scores: The Cone Composition Institue Concert in Broadway New Scores: The Cone Composition Institue Concert
(7/20 - 7/20)
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Certificate of Proficiency in Theater


The purpose of the Program in Theater is to engage Princeton students of all kinds in the making of theater with significant artists, faculty members and each other, through studio classes, and through our theater season; to familiarize students with the role that theater has played and could play in different cultures, including our own; and to further the field of theater making through research, innovation and engagement with artists on the leading edge of theater making. All Princeton students are invited to immerse themselves in the creative process through a course in theater. We teach studio courses ranging from South African Protest Theater to Costume and Set Design in small group classes averaging ten students, and academic courses such as Movements for Diversity in American Theater or Ghosts, Vampires and Zombies in Irish theater. Our faculty includes world class artists, critics and scholars, and we actively encourage students with little or no theatrical experience or knowledge to join us. Over one hundred students take a hands-on studio class in theater each semester. Each year about twenty-five to thirty-five committed students take a certificate in theater or music theater, working with faculty members, working artists and their peers on their own independent creative work. Most of our productions are proposed by certificate students in their junior year and offer the opportunity to write, direct, act, design, compose or stage manage projects under the guidance of visiting artists and our professional faculty and staff. Each year, we offer at least one or two additional performance projects chosen by faculty and led by faculty or guest artists, in the context of classes taken for credit. All theatrical projects in the theater and music theater programs are open for participation by all students at Princeton as performers, run crew, stage management and designers. We present these productions in the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, and in the on-campus Wallace Black Box and Drapkin Studio, as well as in other traditional and nontraditional venues on campus. In addition to our faculty, our program staff includes a full range of talented theatrical craftspeople, working in scenery, costumes, lighting and stage management. Our theater classes offer trips to New York to see a wide range of performances and sometimes to meet the artists. The Programs in Theater and Music Theater also offer a variety of extracurricular and co-curricular workshops in skills such as singing for the musical theater, movement for actors and music directing. The McCarter Theatre, one of the most active cultural centers in the nation, is on the Princeton campus and offers over two hundred performances of theater, dance and music every year. Exciting theater artists and scholars visit campus many times each year, and our vibrant student theater community participates in multiple extracurricular theater companies as well as in our program productions.

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Jane Cox, Suzanne Agins, Shariffa Ali, Elena Araoz, Stanley Bahorek, David Bengali, Michael Cadden, MIGDALIA CRUZ, Nathan Davis, Nehassaiu deGannes, JILL DOLAN, John Doyle, Sarita Fellows, Vivia Font, Rachel Hauck, Ethan Heard, BRIAN HERRERA, Mara Isaacs, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, TESS JAMES, Robert Kaplowitz, ,Peter Kim Aaron Landsman, Andrea Lauer, FLORENT MASSE, Lawrence Moten, Mark Nelson, FINTAN O'TOOLE, Jessica Paz, Sam Pinkleton, ROBERT N. SANDBERG, STACY WOLF.



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Past Student Productions

SHOW THEATER
Beethoven’s “Eroica” in Broadway Beethoven’s “Eroica”
(5/17/24 - 5/17/24)
Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University
Paivapo ’76, a new musical by Princeton senior Tanaka Dunbar Ngwara, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater & Music Theater in Broadway Paivapo ’76, a new musical by Princeton senior Tanaka Dunbar Ngwara, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater & Music Theater
(5/3/24 - 5/5/24)
Wallace Theater at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus
Mr g: A Play about the Creation, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier in Broadway Mr g: A Play about the Creation, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier
(4/19/24 - 4/19/24)
Princeton University Chapel
Sisyphus, a new play by senior Jessica Lopez, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater & Music Theater in Broadway Sisyphus, a new play by senior Jessica Lopez, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater & Music Theater
(4/4/24 - 4/6/24)
Drapkin Studio at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus
El ritmo que nos libre: Das almas assassinadas aos espíritos vivos by Carrington Johnson ‘24,
(3/29/24 - 3/30/24)
CoLab at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus
She Loves Me, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater & Music Theater in Broadway She Loves Me, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater & Music Theater
(3/29/24 - 3/30/24)
Wallace Theater at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus
Performing the Peace in Broadway Performing the Peace
(3/22/24 - 3/23/24)
Drapkin Studio at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus
Conversation with Playwright Larissa FastHorse, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater & Music Theater in Broadway Conversation with Playwright Larissa FastHorse, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater & Music Theater
(3/20/24 - 3/20/24)
Drapkin Studio at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus
Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony in Broadway Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony
(3/15/24 - 3/15/24)
Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University
Pipeline
(2/23/24 - 3/3/24)
Princeton University - Theatre Intime
The Woolgather by William Mastrosimone in Broadway The Woolgather by William Mastrosimone
(3/1/24 - 3/3/24)
Drapkin Studio at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus
Love Type Beat, a new immersive play by Nica Evans ‘24 and Tanéyah Jolly ’24, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater & Music Theater
(2/16/24 - 2/24/24)
Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University
Scenario for a Past Future, an exhibition by Josephine Meckseper, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts and Department of Art & Archaeology in Broadway Scenario for a Past Future, an exhibition by Josephine Meckseper, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts and Department of Art & Archaeology
(1/31/24 - 2/22/24)
Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University
House Guest (家客), presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater & Music Theater in Broadway House Guest (家客), presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater & Music Theater
(2/16/24 - 2/17/24)
Drapkin Studio at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus
Scenario for a Past Future and Avant-Garde Immersive Worlds, a panel discussion, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts and Department of Art & Archaeology in Broadway Scenario for a Past Future and Avant-Garde Immersive Worlds, a panel discussion, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts and Department of Art & Archaeology
(2/13/24 - 2/13/24)
Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University
silver through the grass like nothing (a new work in-process), presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts in Broadway silver through the grass like nothing (a new work in-process), presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts
(1/31/24 - 1/31/24)
Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University
Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Augustin Hadelich in Broadway Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Augustin Hadelich
(1/12/24 - 1/12/24)
Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University
Handel's Messiah in Broadway Handel's Messiah
(12/15/23 - 12/15/23)
Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University
Grief Work in Broadway Grief Work
(11/10/23 - 11/11/23)
Drapkin Studio at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus
The Winter's Tale
(11/3/23 - 11/11/23)
Princeton University
Bodywork by Juliette Carbonnier ’24, in Broadway Bodywork by Juliette Carbonnier ’24,
(11/3/23 - 11/11/23)
Wallace Theater at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus
Schumann’s Cello Concerto in Broadway Schumann’s Cello Concerto
(10/20/23 - 10/20/23)
Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University
Tularosa: An American Dreamtime in Broadway Tularosa: An American Dreamtime
(10/2/23 - 10/9/23)
Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University
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(9/29/23 - 10/8/23)
Princeton University - Theatre Intime
Not Your Buddy by Chloe Satenberg ’24, in Broadway Not Your Buddy by Chloe Satenberg ’24,
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Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in Broadway Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto
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Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University
Hamlet by William Shakespeare in Broadway Hamlet by William Shakespeare
(5/5/23 - 5/6/23)
Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University
Steven Mackey & Mozart in Broadway Steven Mackey & Mozart
(4/21/23 - 4/21/23)
Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University
New Jersey Symphony Stars in Broadway New Jersey Symphony Stars
(3/17/23 - 3/17/23)
Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University
Special Presentation - Felon: An American Washi Tale, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater in Broadway Special Presentation - Felon: An American Washi Tale, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater
(3/2/23 - 3/4/23)
Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University
Disorder, an immersive theatrical installation, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater in Broadway Disorder, an immersive theatrical installation, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater
(2/17/23 - 2/25/23)
Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University
Lost Girl by Kimberly Belflower, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater in Broadway Lost Girl by Kimberly Belflower, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater
(2/24/23 - 2/25/23)
Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University
Daniil Trifonov Performs Brahms in Broadway Daniil Trifonov Performs Brahms
(1/6/23 - 1/6/23)
Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University
Handel's Messiah in Broadway Handel's Messiah
(12/16/22 - 12/16/22)
Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University
Memphis
(12/8/22 - 12/10/22)
Princeton University Players
Xian Zhang Conducts Brahms in Broadway Xian Zhang Conducts Brahms
(10/21/22 - 10/21/22)
Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University
Affecting Expression in Broadway Affecting Expression
(10/7/22 - 10/9/22)
Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University
Party Time
(9/30/22 - 10/9/22)
Theatre Intime/Princeton University
World Premiere: Microvids, for Flute and Piano in Broadway World Premiere: Microvids, for Flute and Piano
(10/2/22 - 10/2/22)
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall, Princeton University
Shrek The Musical
(5/20/22 - 5/22/22)
Princeton University Players
Milanov and Jackiw in Broadway Milanov and Jackiw
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Athens, Georgia, a new rock musical, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier in Broadway Athens, Georgia, a new rock musical, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier
(4/20/22 - 4/20/22)
Hearst Dance Theater at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus
Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier at Large series in Broadway Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier at Large series
(4/3/22 - 4/3/22)
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall on the Princeton University campus
Princeton Symphony Orchestra: Ferrández Plays Dvořák in Broadway Princeton Symphony Orchestra: Ferrández Plays Dvořák
(3/5/22 - 3/6/22)
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University
A Doll's House (Fjelde, trans.)
(2/18/22 - 2/27/22)
Princeton University - Theatre Intime
A Doll's House (Fjelde, trans.)
(2/18/22 - 2/27/22)
Princeton University - Theatre Intime
Early Decision / Late Bloomer, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Programs in Theater and Music Theater in Broadway Early Decision / Late Bloomer, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Programs in Theater and Music Theater
(11/5/21 - 11/13/21)
Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University
A Passage in Relief, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater in collaboration with partner institutions in Broadway A Passage in Relief, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater in collaboration with partner institutions
(4/26/21 - 4/26/21)
Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University
The Chinese Lady by Lloyd Suh, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University in Broadway The Chinese Lady by Lloyd Suh, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University
(4/9/21 - 4/10/21)
Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University
Love Letters
(11/6/20 - 11/7/20)
Theatre Intime/Princeton University
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
(4/3/20 - 4/11/20)
Theatre Intime/Princeton University
Hope and Gravity
(4/2/20 - 4/5/20)
Princeton University Center for Jewish Life
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in Broadway The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
(11/22/19 - 11/23/19)
Princeton University Players
Intimate Apparel
(10/10/19 - 10/13/19)
Princeton University
CHILDREN OF EDEN
(2/6/14 - 2/8/14)
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
ELTON JOHN AND TIM RICE'S AIDA
(2/6/13 - 2/10/13)
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
New Play Festival
(4/22/11 - 4/23/11)
Princeton University
Strange Faces
(4/1/11 - 4/9/11)
Princeton University
The House of Blue Leaves
(3/26/11 - 4/2/11)
Princeton University
The Skriker
(2/11/11 - 2/19/11)
Princeton University
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