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.

2018–2019 Productions

Student Production:
Much Ado About Nothing
by Williams Shakespeare
September 6–7, 2018, 6:00pm

The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket by Peter Parnell
October 11–13, 2018

Anon(ymous)
November 29–December 1, 2018

Into The Woods  by Stephen Sondheim
February 28–March 3, 2019

As You Like It by William Shakespeare
May 2–4, 2019


May 10–11, 2019


    Past Productions

    2017–2018
    Peter and the Starcatcher
    Canterbury Tales
    Shakespeare on a Shoestring: Macbeth
    Heathers: The Musical
    Once in a Lifetime
    Suessical, 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 "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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    • 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

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    • 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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    • JSchool HDA presents "Annie"

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    • HDA Presents "Harvey"

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    • HDA Presents "Legally Blonde" - photos by Peter Mahakian

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    • Shakespeare on a Shoestring: Cymbeline! - Photos by Peter Mahakian

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    • Winter One Acts, Shel Silverstein - Photos by Peter Mahakian

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