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.

2016–2017 Productions

Othello
by William Shakespeare
November 3–5, 2016 

Student Directed One Act Plays
by David Ives
December 9–10, 2016

Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
Theater Ensemble Class Performance
January 6–7, 2017

Godspell
Book: John-Michael Tebelak
Music/Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
March 2–5, 2017

One Man, Two Guvnors
by Richard Bean
April 27–29, 2017

Alice in Wonderland
Adapted from Lewis Carroll
May 12–13, 2017


    Past Drama Productions

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

      107 photo(s)

      Play
    • HDA presents "Godspell" - photos by Peter Mahakian

      208 photo(s)

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

      129 photo(s)

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

      117 photo(s)

      Play
    • HDA presents "Othello" - Photos by Peter Mahakian

      220 photo(s)

      Play
    • JSchool HDA presents "Annie"

      44 photo(s)

      Play
    • HDA Presents "Harvey"

      63 photo(s)

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

      94 photo(s)

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

      124 photo(s)

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

      59 photo(s)

      Play
    • HDA presents "Twelve Angry Jurors" Dress Rehearsal - Photos by Peter Mahakian

      66 photo(s)

      Play
    • JSchool HDA presents "Comedy Tonight!" - photos by Peter Mahakian

      162 photo(s)

      Play
    • HDA presents "The Crucible" Dress Rehearsal - photos by Peter Mahakian

      155 photo(s)

      Play
    • HDA presents "Gypsy" - photos by Peter Mahakian

      195 photo(s)

      Play
    • HDA presents Student Written Monologues and One Act Plays - photos by Peter Mahakian

      66 photo(s)

      Play
    • HDA presents "Shakespeare on a Shoestring: Midsummer!" - Photos by Peter Mahakian

      158 photo(s)

      Play
    • HDA Presents "Dancing at Lughnasa" - Photos by Peter Mahakian

      136 photo(s)

      Play

    Past Productions

    2015–2016
    Twelve Angry Jurors
    An Evening of Student Directed One Acts
    Cymbeline
    Legally Blonde, The Musical
    Harvey

    Annie


    2014–2015

    Vanities  images
    Dancing at Lughnasa  images
    Student Written & Directed Plays  images
    Gypsy
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    The Crucible  images
    Comedy Tonight!  images

    2013–2014
    Musical Comedy Murders  images
    Winter One-Acts (see image gallery)
    Thoroughly Modern Millie  images
    Merry Wives of Windsor  images
    Peter Pan  images

    2012–2013
    Almost Maine  images
    These are Not Skits  images
    Urinetown  images
    The Tempest  images

    The Gaslight

    2011–2012
    Broadway Bound  images
    Short Stuff Redux  images 
    Once on this Island  images 
    A Servant of Two Masters  images
    Our Town  images

    2010–2011
    The Ladies of the Camellias   images
    An Evening of One Act Plays  images
    Sweeney Todd  images
    Richard III  images
    Fiddler on the Roof  images
    Arsenic and Old Lace
      images