You’ll learn, create and perform in the new Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts, an inspirational space that is home to the theatre program. You’ll take part in productions that are innovative – and often provocative. Faculty will help you develop your own identity through classes, workshops, projects and productions.

The cast of The Dispute featuring Sarah Caswell ’14, Michael Breslin ’13, Torian Pope ’14 , Alex Dorer ’13, Kyra Jackson ’14, Brian Evans ’15, Wynn Van Dusen ’15, Josh Bridge ’14, Michael Gagnon ’16, Kiki Sosa ’15, Lizzie Buchanan ’15 and Louise Owens ’16.

A student’s debut: a production in New York City

At her advisor’s suggestion, Wynn Van Dusen ’15 submitted a play she’d written to a New York City theatre festival looking for 10 short pieces to produce. Van Dusen is a theatre major with a minor in creative writing. She dug out a play she’d written as a first-year student, sent it off and to her surprise it was accepted for the Second Annual Red Shirt Rooftop Reading Series.

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Michael Breslin '13, far right, at work during his year of research.

A graduate’s progress: a year of research and travel

Michael Breslin ’13, was a theatre major who won one of Hamilton College’s greatest honors: a fellowship that offers a student the rare chance to pursue a personal academic interest. For Breslin, that’s unequivocally theatre. The $22,000 William M. Bristol Fellowship encourages students to live outside the U.S. for a year of study. Breslin’s project is “Gender Play: Displaying, Transgressing, and Transcending Gender Identity in World Theatre.”

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