For more than 15 years, our productions
have entertained audiences across Duke
and our surrounding community.

Productions

Mainstage
Productions

We produce two Mainstage plays each year under the direction of a faculty member or visiting artist. On stage and behind the scenes, our students participate in these productions.

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  • Fall, 2022
    Qui Nguyen (Writer), Jeff Storer (Director), Torry Bend (Puppets)
  • Spring, 2022
    Pedro Calderón de la Barca (Writer), Jo Clifford (Translator), Darren Gobert (Director)
  • Fall, 2021
    Neal Bell (Writer), Jody McAuliffe (Director)

Duke Players Lab Productions

Member of our student organization, Duke Players, produce one lab production each semester, along with their annual Orientation Show for incoming students.

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Distinction Projects

Our Graduation with Distinction program enables students whose project includes a production component, to showcase their work.

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New Works
Lab

The New Works Lab is an initiative that allows students to work closely with playwrights creating new works of American theater.

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  • Spring, 2022
    Juliana Kleist-Méndez
  • Fall, 2021
    Benjamin Benne (Writer), Cat Rodriguez (Dramaturge and Director)
  • Spring, 2020
    Jennifer Kidwell, Pig Iron Theatre Company