The Department of Theatre remains committed to one core value - our students' intellectual and artistic growth. We believe the theatre is a unique portal that can open the minds of Davidson students to new ways of thinking. The theatre is a place where we can ponder our mortality and celebrate our humanity.
Instruction in theatre is both theatrical and practical, and as such, the department steadfastly presents theatre that matters, that continues to resound beyond the performance night. We are committed to presenting theatre that stimulates the minds of our audience members; our productions are often accompanied by symposiums and talk-back discussions, which reflectively delve into the nuances of the scripted work.
Over the last decade, our productions have won several theatre awards from the Metrolina Theatre Association and Creative Loafing magazine. We balance the highest quality production values with material that is courageous in its content, form and execution.
To support our work, we have two new state-of-the-art facilities: The Cunningham Theatre Center (renovated in 2008) and The Duke Family Performance Hall (built in 2000). Click here to see photos of these building spaces.
Productions are supported by our acting, directing, design, world theatre history, and contemporary drama classes. At Davidson our students not only actively learn skills in the classroom but they hone these skills in our productions. All Davidson students are welcome to audition for our plays and partake in our classes. Should you enjoy the arts we hope you will attend our production season.
Anything Goes, 2007
Dark Ride, 2006
Student One Acts