Tilda Swinton Betrayed Us

Tilda Swinton Betrayed Us by A. Rey Pamatmat and directed by Olivia Millwood, C'24 will be performed in Angel Park in downtown Sewanee.

April 16th-20th at 7:30PM
Runtime: Approximately 35 minutes

Reserve your FREE tickets.

Play Reading: "The Search for Arthur Vaughn"

Wednesday, March 27 @ 7:00pm
The Studio Theater at the Tennessee Williams Center

A staged reading of the new play The Search for Arthur Vaughan by Jack Larish C'24, Sewanee's first Creative Writing major with an emphasis in Playwriting. The reading will be directed by Ivy Francis Moore C'26, and will feature these student actors: Ben Davis, Juno Hurt, Emme Hendrix, Payne Bumpus, Charlie Grundy, & Maggie Wallace.

Perpetual Motion

Thursday and Friday, March 28 and 29 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, March 30 @ 2:00pm
Guerry Auditorium

An evening of student-choreographed dance pieces, featuring diverse styles and skill levels

Sewanee's Production of "A Streetcar Named Desire"

A landmark production of A Streetcar Named Desire-in the Tennessee Williams Center-honors the literary legacy of one of America's greatest playwrights.

Bob Fosse Workshop

On January 19, 2024, students had the opportunity to meet choreographer and dancer, Greg Butler, who worked with Bob Fosse and many other legends of musical theatre.


Thursday, February 15
Naylor Auditorium - Gailor Hall

A conversation with Barbara McAdams.
Barbara has crafted numerous professional and collegiate theatrical productions that center social justice and social change, including:
The Laramie Project (with Tectonic), #HereToo Project (Gun Violence Prevention youth activism at Western Washington Univ, Penn State and Columbia College Chicago), and others tackling topics from climate action, domestic violence, Equity, Inclusion and Diversity.  

Auditions for 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

Saturday, November 11 @ 1:00pm
Sunday, November 12 @ 2:00pm
Tennessee Williams Center

Auditions for Tennessee Williams' classic play A Streetcar Named Desire.

Rehearsals will begin January 16th, 2024. Performances will run February 28-March 3.

All are welcome.

Questions? Ask Professor Jim Crawford, who'll be directing the production, at jscrawfo@sewanee.edu

Professor Wilder Wins Tennessee Arts Commission Fellowship

Professor Elyzabeth Wilder of the Sewanee Theatre Department was awarded the prestigious Tennessee Arts Commission Fellowship for her play, Zelda in the Backyard.

Performance! Body! Self! by Tim Miller

Monday, November 6
Mary Sue Cushman Room, The Wick

Internationally-acclaimed solo performer Tim Miller will perform excerpts from his work and speak about the role performance plays in constellating identity. Known for his charged performance work which takes up the most challenging social texts of our time, Miller will share fierce and funny performance material as well as speak about how performance can be used to embolden communities, challenge injustice and connect people with one another.

She Kills Monsters

Sarah Lacy Hamilton directs She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen-a play about grief, a play about sexual identity, a play about Dungeons & Dragons.  Reserve your tickets for any of the performances, which will be at the Tennessee Williams Center on the following dates:
Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30PM
Thursday, October 5 at 7:30PM
Friday, October 6 at 8:00PM
Saturday, October 7 at 2:00PM & 7:30PM
Sunday, October 8 at 2:00PM

New Plays in 2 Days

Saturday, Sept. 2 at 7:30PM
Studio Theater of the Tennessee Williams Center

Witness student directors, writers, and actors collaborate to produce ten-minute plays within a thrillig 48-hour window.  Join us for an event that celebrates spontaneity and the magic that unfolds with artistic minds come together.

Anti-Racist Practices in the Arts

The Department of Theatre & Dance, DEI CREATE,and the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Center present ANTI-RACIST PRACTICES in the ARTS with NICOLE BREWER

Nicole Brewer comes to Sewanee from the faculty of the Yale School of Drama


Thursday, Sept. 7 at 4:30 in the Social Lodge:

A Panel Discussion on Anti-Racist Work in the Arts and in the Classroom featuring Nicole Brewer, Dr. Sylvia Gray, Chair of DEI Create, Theatre Professor Sarah Hamilton,Theology Professor David Stark, Matt Acosta C'24, and Olivia Millwood C'24


Friday, Sept. 8 in the Studio Theater at the Tennessee Williams Center

9:00-12:00 An Anti-Racist Theatre Workshop for Faculty & Staff

2:00-5:00 An Anti-Racist Theatre Workshop for Undergraduate and Theology Students

All are Welcome! Made possible by support from the University Lectures Committee and the Dakin Fund

Big Love

April 26-29 at 7:00PM
Angel Park

Please bring your own blanket / lawn chair. The show includes adult language and themes, and is not recommended for children under 12. The performance lasts 75 minutes.  Reserve your free tickets here.

In a coastal Italian villa, passions flame, rage boils over, chaos abounds, plates break, tomatoes squish, and 49 brides kill their 49 grooms - leaving one happy couple. A contemporary take on The Suppliant Women by Aeschylus, Charles Mee's Big Love is an epic and lyrical wave of a play that crashes upon the audience in a symphony of music, dancing, fighting, loving, and throwing yourself to the floor over and over and over.  Should be a fun wedding!



Thursday, April 13 at 5:00
Guerry Auditorium

Come to Dynamics, a student-produced performing arts showcase followed by free pizza.

Shakespeare in the Garth

Sunday, April 23 at 4:30
Guerry Garth

Bring a folding chair or blanket to watch student-produced Shakespeare scenes.

Urinetown: The Musical

Come see Urinetown: The Musical at the Tennessee Williams Center on the following dates:
February 16-18 at 7:30PM
February 19 at 2:00PM
February 23-25 at 7:30PM
February 26 at 2:00PM
This production is a collaboration between the Sewanee Theatre & Dance Department and the Music Department, and is directed by Jim Crawford.  
Music & lyrics by Mark Hollman; Book & lyrics by Greg Kotis.

Cameron Noel, C'21

Recent graduate, Cameron Noel, puts lessons learned at Sewanee as a Theatre major and dance minor to use as a playwright.  Read more to find out how.

Stage Management Bootcamp

Guest artist and professional stage manager Jen Nelson Lane will lead a workshop with students about how to stage manage, and will give all students interested in performance a taste of how things run in a professional environment. The workshop is designed for students to take part both days, but students who are only available one day or the other are still welcome
Friday, Oct 7 2:00PM-5:00PM
Saturday, Oct 8 10:00AM-1:00PM
Tennessee Williams Center

Sense & Sensibility

Kate Hamill's mischievous stage adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel Sense & Sensibility is directed by Sarah Hamilton, and runs October 26-30 at the Tennessee Williams Center.

New Plays in 2 Days!

Come see the work of playwrights, directors, and actors who had only 2 days to write, direct, and act in an original play.  There is only one performance on Saturday, September 3 at 7:30 at the Tennessee Williams Center.  Sorting assignments start on Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Tennessee Williams Center.

The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson

Presented by Theater/Sewanee and directed by Emily K. Harrison, The Revolutionists will ran February 24-27 at Proctor Hill Theatre in the Tennessee Williams Center. 

Things We Will Miss

THINGS WE WILL MISS is a demonstration of what we've been working on in the Devising Lab: Theatremaking for the 21st Century. The performance is a collage of collaboratively created scenes, moments, and monologues speaking to one of the most pressing issues of our time: the Climate Crisis. The work is created and performed by Nathaniel Klein, Emily K. Harrison, Emma Miller, Mary Emily Morris, and Kalia Thompson.

Dancewise: Spark!

The Department of Theatre & Dance presents Dancewise: Spark!, a dance production with choreography and performances by students, faculty, and guest artists, under the artistic direction of Courtney World at the Tennessee Williams Center's Proctor Hill Theatre in the fall semester of 2021.  Spark! features the choreography of guest artist Jean Appolon, artistic director of Jean Appolon Expressions, a Boston-based contemporary dance company deeply rooted in Haitian folkloric culture. 


Theatre Sewanee presents Eurydice, written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Nathaniel Klein to be performed at the Tennessee Williams Center during the spring of 2021.

Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing was performed in Angel Park (across from the Blue Chair) at on April 19, 20, & 21.  This performance was a 1690s-meets-1960s, Muppet-y take on this classic romantic comedy!  


In this classic Shakespeare tragedy, Prince Hamlet contemplates life, death, sanity, love, and revenge after the death of his father, the king of Denmark. This production directed by James Crawford ran October 22-October 31, 2021.  View the video montage compiled by Carmen Momplet.

Men on Boats

In the first unmasked/totally vaccinated theatre production since the start of the pandemic, an ensemble of twelve Sewanee students performed Men On Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus outdoors at Angel Park May 5-9.  The performances were well-attended, and well-received.  Men On Boats is the story of Major John Wesley Powell and the nine men who accompanied him on the first government-sanctioned expedition of the Green and Colorado Rivers in 1869. A unique aspect of the play is that Backhaus asks that the cast be made up entirely by people who are not cisgender white males. Why? Historically, they got to tell all the stories. Backhaus makes room for the rest of us. 

Dancewise: 2020

November 4-7, 2020.
DanceWise: Sensational is a dance concert produced by the Department of Theatre and Dance, with artistic direction by Associate Professor of Dance Courtney World. Student performances are featured in choreography by students, faculty, and guest choreographer Aaron Allen Jr., former visiting assistant professor of Dance.

Performance of Molière's "Scapin"

Theatre/Sewanee will present Moliere's farce, SCAPIN, Wednesday thru Saturday, October 14-17, at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinee, October 18, at 2 p.m.  Due to COVID restrictions, audience size will be limited to 35 and no one will be admitted without a reservation. In addition, all audience members should be masked.

Please Stand by for Further Instruction

An accountant fights off a home invasion with the help of his husband's spy agency.  A radio play written & directed by theater student, Dakota Collins, starring Emma Miller, Tristan Ketcham, and Jackson Harwell. 



Lo Stronzo

The Sewanee Student Theatre Board presented a student-written, student-directed performance in the commedia dell’arte tradition.  Slapsticks, masks, double entendres, schemes, and disguises all culminate in a night of laughs and levity at Angel Park in downtown Sewanee on September 30 and October 1 of 2020.  

Written and directed by Finn Gallagher, Cast: Kristopher Kennedy, Nathaniel Klein, Patrick McQuaid, Emma Miller, Grace Parkhill, Dillon Sheehan, Lang Phillipi, and Finn Gallagher. Costumes by Emma Miller and Masks by Emma Miller, Nathaniel Klein, and Lang Phillipi. 

Ugly Lies The Bone

UGLY LIES THE BONE is the story of a newly discharged soldier, Jess Knox, who has finally returned to her Florida hometown. She brings with her vivid memories of her tour in Afghanistan that have left her physically and emotionally scarred. Jess soon realizes that things at home have changed even more than she has.

The American Shakespeare Center Comes to Sewanee

The American Shakespeare Center’s 2020 National Tour comes the University of the South from February 6-February 8, 2020.

The TWC Presents: STIFF

STIFF is the hit fast-paced comedy about moving slow that has been an award-winning audience favorite at festivals, conferences, and theatres across the country.

DanceWise: Backwards in High Heels

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents DanceWise: Backwards in High Heels, Friday through Sunday, November 22-24, 2019 at the Tennessee Williams Center’s Proctor Hill Theatre.

The Prophetess

Guerry Auditorium Thursday, October 24th, 6pm and 7pm (30-minute run-time) The Prophetess will take you on a musical journey into the afterlife . . . and beyond!

Our Country's Good

On October 10, Sewanee’s department of Theatre & Dance will open their 2019-2020 mainstage season with Our Country’s Good, an Olivier Award-winning play by Timberlake Wertenbaker.