Theatre Arts & Performance Studies

2023 - 2024 Season

Book by Joe Masteroff | Based on the play by John Van Druten
and stories by Christopher Isherwood | Music by John Kander | Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Directed by Richard Waterhouse
Musical Direction by Julian Gau
Choreography by Patricia Seto-Weiss
Assistant Directed by Sierra Riley ‘24

November 2 - 12
Stuart Theatre (75 Waterman Street)

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a provocative Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee's bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally's boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. 


Produced by Deidra Braz and Shura Baryshnikov 
November 16 - 19
Ashamu Dance Studio (83 Waterman Street)


by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Josephine Miller ‘24

December  7 - 10
Leeds Theatre (83 Waterman Street)

Everyone who ever died is still here, just in a different part of here. Linda can communicate with them. And if you believe, she can make you hear them, too — in the thin place, the fragile boundary between our world and the other one. With acuity and relentless curiosity, The Thin Place transforms the theater into an intimate séance, crafting an unnerving testament to the power of the mind.


by Robert O’Hara
Directed by Jarrett Key ‘13

February 29 - March 10
Leeds Theatre (83 Waterman Street)

Barbecue centers on around the O'Mallerys, a dysfunctional group of siblings who come together for a park barbeque in order to stage an emergency intervention for their sister Barbara, whose drug habit has gotten out of hand. However, there are in fact two O'Mallery families, one white and one black. Each appears in different, yet similar scenes that juxtapose to create a dialogue about racial and family politics.


Produced by Patricia Seto-Weiss

April 11 - 14
Ashamu Dance Studio (83 Waterman Street)


a festival of new theatre
by Brown University MFA Playwrights

May 1 - 5
Various Locations