Performances & Events

Spring 2024 Events:


January 31 - February 4
WCT goes to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival! Participants will present their work from past productions and compete in the Irene Ryan Scholarship Auditions.

February 1-4
Upstage Presents The Lightning Thief. Follow @wellesleycollegeupstage for more!

March 7-10
Upstage Presents Saturday Night/Sunday Morning
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March 25-28
Guest Artist Shakina Nayfack visits campus. Co-sponsored by the Music Dpt & LGBTQ+ Programs and Services, OIS

April 5-7
Capstone Performance: Abby Lienhard. An original play performed at Global Fauna.

April 8-10
Capstone Performance: Naomi Ogden. An original work.

April 12-14
Capstone Performance: Nick Pittignano. An original cabaret performance.

April 25-28
Spring 2024 Mainstage Production: Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson. Tickets will be available in April!



Spring '24

January 23-24
Auditions for the Spring 2024 Mainstage Production - Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Marta Rainer.

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.

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.

December 18
all 2023 Showcase for the on-campus community. The combined work of all fall THST courses!


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