Theater & Music Theater

2024-25 Theater & Music Theater Season

The Program in Theater & Music Theater will present a diverse season of productions in the 2024-25 academic year. The breadth of theatrical ideas proposed by students, faculty and guest artists offers a season invested in the creation of new dramatic forms, invention of new genres, investigation into identity and culture, and experimentation in reimagining community.

Fall 2024 Productions

The Inheritor

Reading of the new translation by Kate Bredeson and Thalia Wolff
From the play L’héritier ou les étudiants pipes by Pierre Bourdieu and Jean-Claude Passeron
Directed by Associate Professor of Theater Brian Herrera
Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex
Week of September 16, 2024

A Thread of Golden Ashes

A new play by Le’Naya Wilkerson ’25
Directed by Wasif Sami ’25
Lighting design by Le’Naya Wilkerson ’25
Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex
October 4-6

What’s the Issue with Charlie Roth

An up-to-the-moment political-comical news report conceived, created, and performed by Charlie Roth ’25
Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex
October 28

Anon(ymous)

Written by Naomi Iizuka
Directed by faculty member Bi Jean Ngo
Scenic design by faculty member Yoshinori Tanokura
Costume design by Ariel Wang
Lighting design by Elena Milliken ’26
Set design assistant Matthew Ciccone ’25
Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center
November 1-2, 7-9

A Life Worth Living

A new musical written by and featuring Jeffery Chen ’25
Directed by Layla Williams ’25
Music direction by Vince DiMura
Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex
November 8-9, 14-16

Little Dick-ens

A new play by Molly Lopkin ’25
Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex
November 3-5

Cholla

A new play by Daniel Viorica ’25
Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex
November 22-24

The Amish Project

Written by Jessica Dickey
Performed by Caitlin Durkin ’25
Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex
December 6-7

Exploring the Relationship Between Sound, Lighting & Emotion

Research presentation by Alex Slisher ’25 (lighting) and John Wallar ’25 (sound)
Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex
December 9

 

 

Spring 2025 Productions

To Dream About Wings is a Lovely Thing

A new play by Stephenie Chen ’25
Directed by Wasif Sami ’25
Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex
February 14-15, 20-22, 2025

Safe Harbor: Choose Your Own Adventure

A new immersive experience conceived and created by Dominic Dominguez ’25
Produced and managed by Lev Ricanati ’25
Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex
February 14-16

I’m Not Ok!

A new musical by Miel Escamilla ’25
Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex
Dates in late February TBA

Princeton Playhouse Ensembles Concert

Conceived and created by student ensemble members and faculty member Solon Snider Sway
Music direction by Solon Snider Sway
Stage direction by faculty member Aaron Landsman
In collaboration with the Music Department and visiting guest artists
Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center
March 1

María Irene Fornés Institute Symposium

Conceived and organized by Associate Professor of Theater Brian Herrera in collaboration with the Fornés Institute and Latinx Theatre Commons
Performances and Events: Week of March 17
Symposium: March 22

TBA Musical

Directed by Layla Williams ’25
Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center
April 4-5, 10-12

TBA Play

Directed by abigail jean-baptiste ’18
Dramaturgy and performance by Aleena Brown ’25
Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex
April 11-12, 17-19

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Dramaturgical conception and performance by John Venegas Juarez ’25
Created with faculty member Chesney Snow
Associate direction by Ava Kronman ’26
Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex
April 11-13

One-Night Only Music, Monologue & Dance Cabaret

Produced by Lev Ricanati ’25
Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex
May 1

Scenes of Connection: An Exploration of Intimacy Direction

By Kat McLaughlin ’25
Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex
Dates TBA

Senior Independent Projects

Also in development are a series of one-night only presentations by Avi Chesler, Kate Stewart, Vincent Gerardi, and Violet Prete focused on their independent research and performance projects.

Details Coming Soon

Date, time and venue info is subject to change and will be published to our events calendar. Contact the Lewis Center by email at lewiscenter@princeton.edu with questions.

Programs for Theater Productions

Digital programs are available for most productions. Browse an archival list of digital programs to find information on cast, crew, and production teams.