In this new conversation series, current Princeton theater students interview faculty, guest artists and other members of the Princeton theater + music theater community.


  • September 14 — Lecturer in Theater Nehassaiu deGannes interviewed by BT Hayes ’22 and Kate Semmens ’22
  • September 28 — Students Maddie Wu ’21 and Katharine Matthias ’21 in conversation with Sound Designer and Audio Engineer Kay Richardson.
  • October 5 — Anna Allport ’23 in conversation with Dean of the College Jill Dolan about intersectionality, theater, and administrative power. Last portion of the meeting is open to participant questions.
  • October 12 + 19 — break
  • October 26 — Lewis Center Anti-Racism Teach-In Student Leaders Jacy Duan ’21, Silma Berrada ’22, and Glenna Jane Galarion ’21
  • November 2 — Nathan Davis
  • November 9 — Shariffa Ali


The conversations are free and open to the public.

Join the Theater Community Conversation on Zoom
Meeting ID: 910 0367 9230


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.


jill dolanJILL DOLAN is the Dean of the College at Princeton University, where she also serves as the Annan Professor in English and Professor of Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts. She directed Princeton’s Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies from 2009-2015 and became Dean in July 2015.

Along with an incredible wealth of experience and numerous accolades, she received the 2013 Distinguished Scholar Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Scholarship in the Field of Theatre Studies from the American Society for Theatre Research. In 2011, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women and Theatre Program. Dolan was inaugurated into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, in 2009. In 2016, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dolan holds a PhD in performance studies from New York University. Her research interests include theatre and drama; performance studies; women’s and feminist studies; LGBTQ studies; and American studies.

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  • Program in Theater