Students from the fall course THR 451/MTD 451: Theater Rehearsal and Performance utilized an investigative performance-driven process to joyously uplift lives that have ended, using theater, song and dance. Led by visiting theater director Sam Pinkleton and working with other professional collaborators, students created theatrical work in large groups, small groups and alone. During an ongoing global pandemic, this living archive of the dead offers up space for proposals, reflections, indictments, celebrations and imagined alternatives to a world numbed by an ambush of death. The class has culminated in student micro-projects that can be freely viewed in any order, at any time, from anywhere.


The toast event and viewing of work is open to Princeton University students, faculty and staff. To RSVP to the Oct. 30th toast event and to receive the Zoom link, please email

Visit our Virtual Events Page for the link and password to visit and browse the class website, available starting Nov. 2. Participants will need to log in to this page with Princeton University ID to gain access.


If you are in need of access accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email at least 2 weeks in advance of the event date.


Presented By

  • Program in Music Theater
  • Program in Theater