The Program in Theater will hold auditions for 2019-20 shows in early September 2019. The theater program is emphatically committed to inclusive casting. We especially welcome students who have never performed, or haven’t performed since the first grade. We also welcome students as participants in all non-performing areas including stage management, design, musicians, backstage run crew and so on.

*Students interested in non-performing roles can also sign up for an audition slot to hold a conversation about their interests with the creative team.

For audition questions, please contact Jane Cox,



Celebrate 50 Years of Co-education at Princeton in an exciting new theater project

Princeton University’s Program in Theater is calling for students to participate in a theatrical project celebrating co-education at Princeton. The project will culminate in performances in the Berlind Theater in April 2020.

The first co-ed class arrived at Princeton fifty years ago, in the fall of 1969. In celebration of this milestone, the theater program is inviting student applications for participation in a project in which students will be paired with professional artist alumnae to research and create short performances about women who graduated from Princeton in the first few years of co-education at Princeton. The process will take place steadily over the 2019-20 academic year and will culminate in evenings of performance in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center in April 2020 and potentially at Reunions 2020. Professor Suzanne Agins, a Princeton alumna and professional director, will help the student-alumnae pairs to weave the resulting short pieces into a full-length evening of theater. This project is a recipient of a 2019-20 David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Grant for innovation.

We are looking for a strong cross-section of Princeton students of any gender to participate as student partners. The student partners and professional artist alumnae will represent a broad cross-section of lived experience at Princeton and beyond; special attention will be paid to identifying research subjects with overlooked or suppressed experiences.

APPLY BY JUNE 21, 2019 — Students interested in participating should email a proposal to Jane Cox ( and Suzanne Agins (

  • We want you to participate! Students can apply to be the student leader of a student/alumna pair; students can act as designer/assistant designer/director/stage manager on the project; or students can perform in the work of a student/alumna pair.
  • Students need not have participated in theater prior to participating in this project. Such students will need to submit an informal recommendation or reference from a faculty member in another department or program.
  • Students who might be interested in creating a live performance that is not strictly theater (dance, music, performance art, etc.) are welcome to apply.
  • Students who might be interested in writing or composing a piece (but not performing) are welcome to apply.
  • Students involved in this project must demonstrate a strong ability to research, to self-motivate, and to communicate clearly and promptly.
  • Work on this project needs to happen in a steady manner over the course of many months; students need to be willing and interested in spending time in a library as well as in a theater.
  • Students need to be able to collaborate flexibly and thoughtfully with alumnae (both the artist and the research subject) whose lives have very different deadlines and priorities than the students’. Students will take the lead in partnership as the on-campus partner in a duo.
  • The student proposal should explain why a student is interested in participating and some initial thoughts about what the student might like to do if chosen (perform, write, direct, etc.), as well as the student’s availability and interest to remount the project at Reunions 2020. Proposals should not be longer than one page.



Second floor theater studios, Wallace Dance Building at Lewis Arts complex

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Second floor theater studios, Wallace Dance Building at Lewis Arts complex

Check back for additional details soon.



Callbacks for these shows will be held over the weekend and early the following week.  You will be notified if you will be called back for a show.



All students are invited to participate in theater offstage as well! Students interested in stage management and run crew or design opportunities should contact Jane Cox at

Program in Theater & Program in Music Theater: 2019-20 Season

A full list of upcoming shows for 2019-20 will be available here soon.

Hildegard, a new piece of music theater around the stories of Hildegard von Bingen



Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage, directed by faculty member Shariffa Ali


Mother Courage by Brecht, translated by Tony Kushner and directed by faculty member Bob Sandberg