Drama

The Hopkins Drama Department offers courses in acting for the classical and modern stage, improvisation, comedy, theater studies, public speaking, set building, lighting, and stage management. 

Under the direction of Michael Calderone and Hope Hartup, the Drama Department produces five major shows each year – fall and spring dramatic plays, a musical, a series of one-act plays, and a junior school production in the spring. All productions take place in Townshend Auditorium in Lovell Hall and are open to the public. Ticket reservations are available one week prior to the first performance - call 203-397-1001 x120 or email boxoffice@hopkins.edu.  

A student-run Hopkins Drama Association helps to produce the plays and sponsors a Cabaret Night. An Improv Club occasionally performs in the evening and at school assemblies.

2020–2021 Productions

Student Production:
Actions Outlive Us
September 3–4, 2020

Maroon Cohort Show:
Boxes

Grey Cohort Show:
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Past Productions

2019–2020
Almost, Maine
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
One Act Plays
The Spell in the Well (An Evening of Classical Shoestring Folk Tales)
An Absolutely True Story (As Told by a Bunch of Lying Liars)
Spamalot
Execution of Justice by Emily Mann

2018–2019
Much Ado About Nothing 
The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket
Anon(ymous) 
Into The Woods
As You Like It 
How I Got That Part

2017–2018
Peter and the Starcatcher
Canterbury Tales
Shakespeare on a Shoestring: Macbeth
Heathers: The Musical
Once in a Lifetime
Seussical, Jr. 

2016–2017
Othello
Winter One Acts
Comedy of Errors
Godspell
One Man, Two Guvnors

Alice in Wonderland

2015–2016

Melancholy Play
Twelve Angry Jurors

An Evening of Student Directed One Acts
Cymbeline
Legally Blonde, The Musical
Harvey

Annie

2014–2015

Vanities
Dancing at Lughnasa
Student Written & Directed Plays
Gypsy

The Crucible
Comedy Tonight!

Past Drama Productions

  • HDA presents "Post-It Notes: Student Directed One Acts" - Photos by Peter Mahakian

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  • HDA presents "Hamlet" - photos by Peter Mahakian

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  • Student Productions presents "Almost Maine" - photos by Peter Mahakian

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  • JSchool Drama 2019 HIGTP & GEBAB - Photos by Matt Vinci

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  • HDA presents "As You Like It" - photos by Matt Vinci

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    HDA presents "Into the Woods" - photos by Peter Mahakian

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    HDA presents "Short Stuff"

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  • SOAS: The Tempest at Mauro-Sheridan

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  • Shakespeare on a Shoestring: The Tempest - photos by Peter Mahakian

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    HDA presents "Anon(ymous)" - photos by Peter Mahakian

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    HDA presents "The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket" - photos by Peter Mahakian

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    Student Productions presents "Much Ado About Nothing" - photos by Peter Mahakian

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  • JSchool HDA presents "Seussical, Jr." - Photos by Peter Mahakian

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  • HDA presents "Once in a Lifetime" - photos by Peter Mahakian

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  • HDA presents "Heathers: The Musical" - photos by Peter Mahakian

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  • HDA presents "Canterbury Tales" - photos by Peter Mahakian

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  • HDA's Shoestring Players present "MacBeth" - photos by Peter Mahakian

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    HDA presents "Peter & the Starcatcher" - photos by Peter Mahakian

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    Student Productions presents "The Odd Couple" - photos by Peter Mahakian

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  • JSchool HDA presents "Alice in Wonderland"

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