Program Information for Mary Stuart

April 22 & 23, 2022, in Wallace Theater

Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater and Princeton University’s Department of Comparative Literature and Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication.

Mary Stuart / By Friedrich Schiller /
A New Translation by BT Hayes


Run Time

Approximately 2 hours 10 minutes, with intermission.

Content Warnings

This production incorporates strobe lights, haze, suicide depiction, sexual assault, and loud music.

Special Notes

Please silence all electronic devices including cellular phones and watches, and refrain from text messaging for the duration of the performance. No flash photography permitted.


Paulet: Alan Lin ’24
Hannah Kennedy: Kate Short ’23*
Mary: Regan McCall ’22*
Elizabeth: Kate Semmens ’22*
Shrewsbury: Elliot Lee ’23*
Burleigh: Chris Leahy ’22
Leicester: Aaron Ventresca ’24*
Aubespine/Davison/Officer/Lady: Juliette Carbonnier ’24*
Mortimer: Cooper Kofron ’24
Kent/Officer/Margaret Curle: Tiffany Huang ’23


Production Team

Director: BT Hayes ’22*
Choreographer: BT Hayes ’22*
Set Designer: Regan McCall ’22*
Costume Designer: Ines Aitshalia ’22*
Lighting Designer: Kit H. Bernard Foster ’25
Sound Designer: Minjae Kim
Dramaturg: Regan McCall ’22
Stage Manager: Magdalena Poost ’22*
Assistant Stage Manager: Charlotte Kunesh ’24*
Run Crew: Matt Gancayo ’22
Fight/Intimacy Director: Alex Might

*denotes a certificate student in the Program in Theater


Faculty Advisors

Stacy Wolf
Vivia Font
Sandra Bermann
Shariffa Ali



At a pre-show lecture starting 30 minutes before curtain time at each performance, BT Hayes will discuss her challenges in adapting and translating the verse of Schiller’s play in German as well as directorial choices in bringing this new adaptation to the stage.


Special Thanks

Special thanks to the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication.


Land Acknowledgement

An estimated 10 million Native Americans lived in North America before the arrival of European colonizers. Many thousands lived in Lenapehoking, the vast homeland of the Lenni-Lenape, who were the first inhabitants of what is now called eastern Pennsylvania and parts of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware.

Princeton stands on part of the ancient homeland and traditional territory of the Lenape people. In 1756, the College of New Jersey erected Nassau Hall with no recorded consultation with the Lenni-Lenape peoples.

Treaties and forced relocation dispersed Lenape-Delaware to Ohio, Kansas, and Oklahoma. We acknowledge the violence of settler colonialism and pay respect to Lenape peoples past, present, and future and their continuing presence in the homeland and throughout the Lenape diaspora.

Current Princeton student activists and alumni are advocating for Indigenous students and studies at the University. For more information, see the websites of Natives at Princeton and Princeton Indigenous Advocacy Coalition.


Lewis Center for the Arts

Interim Chair: Michael Cadden
Executive Director: Marion Friedman Young

Director of Program in Theater: Jane Cox
Producing Artistic Director, Theater And Music Theater Season: Elena Araoz

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The programs of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts are made possible through the generous support of many alumni and other donors. View a full list of LCA Supporters »

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