Select a show on the left to see photographs, watch videos, and read about the production or check the videos below to see what happens off stage around Duke.
Ragtime the musical ran in Reynolds Theater April 5-15, 2012. More than 120 students, staff, faculty and community members participated in the production.
A montage from our most recent show, A Doll's House, November 2011.
Final performances of Jay O'Berski's Black Theater class at Duke University
The final award ceremony for the American Dreams American Movies class taught by Michael Malone at Duke University spring 2011.
Check out this Laramie Project cast video!
Torry Bend, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Theater Studies at Duke University, presents her original toy theater piece, Nesting. This production took place at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, NC.
The Resurrection Dance Theater of Haiti taught a master class on drumming and dancing to theater, music and dance students and members of the community. September 2010.
Kirstin Pauka visited Duke from the university of Hawaii and lectured on and taught Randai. See what it's all about here. The demo excerpts are above and the lecture with a short introductory demo is below.
The MIser by Moliere was out most recent mainstage production. More photos are available on The Miser page.
Department of Theater Studies Professor Michael Malone discusses "The Maltese Falcon" with Frank Stasio for DukeReads.
Click here to watch The Foundations of the Earth, a film adapted from the short story by Randall Kenan by students in Elisabeth Benfey's spring '09 screenwriting class.
Watch the Stage combat class show off their new skills.
The Miles, below, created by and featuring Steven Li for his senior distinction project. February 2013
Senior Distinction Projects Spring 2012
Ali Yalgin chose to direct Creditors by August Strindberg for his senior distinction project in February 2012. The full play is above.
Mandy Lowell translated, adapted and directed a reading of The Mary Play from the N-Town Cycle for her senior disctinction project in March 2012. The full play is above.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams was a senior distinction project for four seniors: Kim Solow, director and Kirsten Johanssen, Jennifer Blocker and Kyler Griffin, actors. February 2012 in Brody Theater. Parts 1 and 2 of the play are above. (Part 1 is the top video).
Recent video clips from faculty or guest artists:
Theater Studies Professor Michael Malone dresses up as Charles Dickens to read from the author's fiction in celebration of his 200th birthday at an event February 8, 2012, in Duke University's Rare Book Room.
Ben Steinfeld of Fiasco Theater speaks about the ensemble's recent Duke University production of William Shakespeare's Cymbeline. Fiasco was in residence for two weeks following the performance, during which time they visited many theater classes and worked on a new adaptation of Measure for Measure, which will result in a reading. Fiasco was sponsored by Duke Performances and the Department of Theater Studies through grants from Duke's Council for the Arts and the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.
Why Theater at Duke?
One student's experience
What I did on my Summer Vacation
Jay O'Berski and Miriam Sauls from the theater studies department took their teaching to Haiti. The drama inherent in the lives of their students, former street children, child slaves, and orphans, made for lively and moving theater.