The goal of the Theatre Department is to teach students to think and express themselves creatively while at the same time learning discipline, time management, and solid group-building and leadership skills.
The Senior Program
The Senior Program is the culmination of one’s Hamilton experience in a focused project, carried out under the close supervision of a faculty member. It draws together coursework and creativity, theory and practice. Students in theatre and dance have a variety of options in writing, performance, directing, choreography and design as they pursue the senior project that concludes the Senior Program.
Each theatre student produces a senior project in which he or she not only directs and, where appropriate, acts in or writes a one-act play, but produces a major scholarly paper based on this experience.
Recent projects in theatre include:
- directing and performing, Cowboys #2 by Sam Shepard
- directing, my Golden empty soul
- staged reading, Lucy
- directing, Alice Gerstenberg’s Overtones
- directing, Tatyana
- Christopher Durang’s For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls
- Hamilton College Stage Management Handbook
- directing, Mac Wellman’s The Self-Begotten
- directing, Medea Redux by Neil LaBute performing
- directing, In On It by Daniel MacIvor
- Disgrace by John O’Keefe