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.

2019–2020 Productions

Student Production:
Almost, Maine
September 5–6, 2019

Hamlet by William Shakespeare
October 17–19, 2019

One Act Plays
December 5-6, 2019

The Spell in the Well (An Evening of Classical Shoestring Folk Tales)
January 9-10, 2020

8th Grade Show:
An Absolutely True Story (As Told by a Bunch of Lying Liars)
February 14–15, 2020

Spamalot
February 27–March 1, 2020

Execution of Justice by Emily Mann
April 23–25, 2019

J School Show:
Comedy Tonight
May 8–9, 2020


    Past Productions

    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

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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

      403 photo(s)

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

      295 photo(s)

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

      101 photo(s)

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    • HOP HDA1718 PATSC_598012 WEB

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

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    • HOP HDA1718 SP OC_580736 WEB

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

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    • JSchool HDA presents "Alice in Wonderland"

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      HDA presents "One Man, Two Guvnors" - photos by Peter Mahakian

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      HDA presents "Godspell" - photos by Peter Mahakian

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    • HDA presents "Comedy of Errors" - photos by Peter Mahakian

      129 photo(s)

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    • HOP HDA16 OneActs_523658 WEB

      HDA presents "Student Directed One Act Plays" - photos by Peter Mahakian

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    • HDA presents "Othello" - Photos by Peter Mahakian

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