Theater Studies 2021-2022 Season

Welcome to our 2021-2022 Theater Studies season!

Every year, Duke Theater Studies produces two Mainstage shows and several other productions. All are directed by faculty members or visiting artists who train and collaborate with the student actors. Faculty focusing on design and theater technology supervise students working in those areas. Performance times will be updated as they are finalized. 


By Benjamin Benne, Theater Studies Visiting Artist 
Commissioned by South Coast Repertory
New Works Lab staged reading

September 10, 2021 | 5:00pm | Rubenstein Arts Center Gallery


Directed and designed by Torry Bend
Story by Howard L. Craft
Script by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell and Torry Bend

October 14-17, 2021 | La MaMa ETC, New York


By Neal Bell
Directed by Jody McAuliffe
Fall Mainstage Production

November 4-6 and November 11-13, 2021 | 7:30pm | Sheafer Lab Theater


By Juliana Kleist-Méndez, Theater Studies Artist in Residence (2021-2022)

February 3-5, 2022 | Sheafer Lab Theater

The Amish Project

By Jessica Dickey
A Senior Distinction Project by Tenley Seidel

February 24-26, 2022 | Brody Theater


By Ellen Hemphill

March 20-28, 2022 | Rubenstein Arts Center

Life Is a Dream

By Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Directed by Darren Gobert
Set designed by Torry Bend
Spring Mainstage Production

March 24-26 and March 31-April 2, 2022 | 7:30pm | von der Heyden Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center

this green plot shall be our stage

A Senior Distinction Project by Samantha Streit

April 14-16, 2022 | Brody Theater