The Programs in Theater and Music Theater present an exciting and diverse season of productions!
Fall 2022 Productions
Icarus and Other Party Tricks
New play by Sarah Grinalds ’23
September 30 at 7:30 PM
October 1 at 2 + 7:30 PM
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First semi-staged reading of a new play written and directed by Princeton theater senior Sarah Grinalds. Icarus and Other Party Tricks follows the disorienting world of an increasingly manic Ines Roget as she pieces together a life of mandated therapy sessions, fever dreams, and family confrontation. The play covers topics of grief, detachment, and therapeutic culture in a surrealist format, questioning the boundaries of what takes place, and what has a stake, in reality. Produced in collaboration with designer Frank Oliva as well as Princeton theater faculty advisors.
New play directed by Eliyana Abraham ’23, written by Eliana Cohen-Orth ’21
Featuring Rosemary Paulson ’23
October 7-8 at 8 PM
October 9 at 2 PM
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Affecting Expression is a new queer tragicomedy that tells the tale of three queer women from history — Charlotte Cushman, Matilda Hays, and Hatty Hosmer — as they navigate their intersecting artistic paths and the complexities of their relationships with each other and within the increasingly unreliable walls of their home. In THR 451, the process of creating this piece will be guided by questions such as: how can we transform historical queer experiences for modern artists and audiences? How do we, as theater-makers, maintain healthy relationships with theater-making, and make art in a way that is physically and emotionally sustainable? How can we come together to tell a story that we and other queer artists can look to and see our experiences, emotions, friendships, relationships, and artistry, reflected in an honest way?
New musical by Elliot Lee ’23 and Mel Hornyak ’23
Directed by Georgina Escobar
November 11, 12, 17, 18 +19 at 8 PM
Adamandi is a dark academia horror musical. In the haunting shadow of old institutions, a coveted prize is promised to those who deserve it the most. Students go to horrific lengths to prove their worth.
Directed by Aaron Landsman
Assoc. Director/Choreographer Ogemdi Ude ’16
December 2 at 8 PM; Dec. 3 at 6 + 8 PM; Dec. 8-9 at 8 PM
Play is a devised theater piece researched, developed and created by student performers, writers and designers in THR 451 in collaboration with athletes on campus. The creative process is fun and rooted in curiosity. What does it mean to dedicate your time to winning at all costs? To keeping your mind in the game? To making your body more ideal? What unexpected ways are art and sport similar?
Spring 2023 Productions
Academic Exploration of a Contemporary Musical
Featuring Gaea Lawton ’23
Directed by Wasif Sami ’25
New South Theater Studio
February 10-11 at 7:30 PM
New Immersive Theater Piece
Conceived and designed by Reed Leventis ’23
February 17-18, 23-25 at 8 PM
A new installation and immersive theater piece about the medical industry.
Lost Girl by Kimberly Belflower
Featuring Alexis Maze ’23
Direction and set design by Sabina Jafri ’24
February 24 at 7:30 PM; Feb. 25 at 2 + 7:30 PM
Long after returning from Neverland, Wendy decides that she must find Peter in order to reclaim her kiss and move on with her life. Along the way, she meets other girls who went to Neverland and learns she is not alone. A coming-of-age exploration of first love and lasting loss, Lost Girl continues the story of J.M. Barrie’s beloved character – the girl who had to grow up.
Felon: An American Washi Tale
By Reginald Dwayne Betts
March 2-3 at 7 PM; March 4 matinee
New Work after Heroides
Created by Katie Hameetman ’23
March 31 at 8 PM, April 1 at 2 + 8 PM
A new theater piece based on the first 15 poems of the Heroides.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Featuring Julien Alam ’23
Directed by Tamsen Wolff
King of the Yees by Lauren Yee
Lighting Design by Angelica Qin ’23
April 7-8, 13-15 at 8 PM
New Work by Jenni Lawson ’23
New Work by Halle Mitchell ’23