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



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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  • Spring, 2024
    Sarah Ruhl (Writer), Jules Odendahl-James (Director)
  • Fall, 2023
    William Shakespeare (Writer), Jonathan Cullen (Director)
  • Spring, 2023
    Jonathan Larson (writer), Chauntee' Schuler Irving (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

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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