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Opportunity

Assistant to the Department Chair Job Description: The Assistant to the Department Chair provides support services to the department by working closely with the Department Chair. Duties may include filing, editing, and copying department documents, and general office procedures...
McClenon Clark Playwriting Award The winning playwright of the One-Act Play Contest will receive a $200 cash prize and have his/her play performed as a staged reading before the end of the academic year. The runner up will receive $100 and the third place playwright will receive...
Box Office Manager Job Description: The Box Office Manager is the public face of the department. He or she is responsible for coordinating all ticketing for events taking place in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, including Theatre Department productions, Music Department...
Box Office Staff Job Description: Box Office staff members are responsible for distributing tickets for all events in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, including Theatre Department productions, Music Department concerts, Public Events engagements, and other events. Minimum of 2...
Costume Storage Coordinator Job Description: The Costume Storage Coordinator works closely with the Costume Studio Supervisor to supervise and coordinate the movement of all costuming items in and out of the department’s costume storage facilities. The Costume Storage...
Costume Studio Manager Job Description: The Costume Studio Manager works closely with the Costume Studio Supervisor to coordinate work schedules of all Stitchers to ensure smooth operation of the Costume Studio. Minimum of 3 hrs/week scheduled/flex time. Preferred Skills/...
Grinnell’s  student dance ensemble offers opportunities to work with renowned choreographers as well as to create new dances. Ensemble members study contemporary dance and related techniques and perform each semester. The company’s performances are produced by the Department of...
House Manager Job Description: The House Manager is responsible for coordinating all Front-Of-House (FOH) operations in the Theatre Department. Specific responsibilities include: coordinating usher sign-ups from acting classes; training and supervising ushers; communicating with...
The Open Space Production Season provides an opportunity for interested and qualified individuals to produce theatrical events of their own initiative.  Within a given academic year, the Department of Theatre and Dance recognizes that the co-curricular, main stage season will...
Production Assistant/Bookkeeper Job Description: The Production Assistant/Bookkeeper works closely with the Technical Director to maintain the financial records of the department. The student in this position also performs other miscellaneous tasks at the direction of the...
Production Stage Manager (PSM) Job Description: The primary responsibility of the PSM is to train and prepare mainstage stage managers for the challenges of their position and to provide support and guidance throughout the production process. The PSM’s secondary responsibility...
Properties Storage Coordinator Job Description: The Props Storage Coordinator is responsible for the organization, coordination, and security of the Theatre Department props storage. This staff member enforces a check-out/check-in system for issuing Theatre Department props to...
Scene Shop Staff Job Description: Scene Shop Staff members work closely with the Technical Director and students in Theatre 115: Introduction to Stagecraft to perform the majority of the construction (primarily carpentry), painting, electrics, and other technical work involved...
The Student Educational Policy Committee, or SEPC, is a student-faculty liaison group which provides faculty with student input on professors, candidates, curriculum, and other departmental issues. It also organizes social events within the department.
Stitcher Job Description: Stitchers in the Costume Studio perform the majority of the construction, sorting, cleaning, mending, and altering work for costumes of mainstage productions. Stitchers also work as Wardrobe Crew Chiefs, a paid position on mainstage productions. Minimum...
5th Year Internship Internship Description: The 5th Year Internship provides an opportunity for a student to have a “real world” transitional experience. The intern gains this experience by working in the scene shop (with Erik Sanning, Technical Director) and/or the costume...

Building

Recital Hall and Rehearsal Rooms Sebring-Lewis Hall in the Bucksbaum Center has elevated Grinnell's musical performance tradition by providing an intimate, accessible, and acoustically responsive space. Well suited for student and faculty recitals and concerts, the recital hall...

News Item

Theatre professor Craig Quintero directed four Grinnell students in Taiwan this summer. For this Mentored Advanced Project (MAP), Teddy Hoffman ‘14, Alex Hsieh ‘14Quinnita Bellows ’15, and Emma Sinai-Yunker ’15 helped develop “A Secret for a Secret: Performing the Poetry of Hsia...
Theatre professor Craig Quintero directed four Grinnell students in Taiwan this summer. For this Mentored Advanced Project (MAP), Teddy Hoffman ‘14, Alex Hsieh ‘14Quinnita Bellows ’15, and Emma Sinai-Yunker ’15 helped develop “A Secret for a Secret: Performing the Poetry of Hsia...
Emily Bergl ’97 may be Hollywood’s most famous Grinnellian actor of her generation. Perhaps best known as Annie O’Donnell in the television show Men in Trees, Beth Young in Desperate Housewives, and Tammy Bryant in the drama series Southland, she’s also acted in movies and on...
The “open exchange of ideas” described in Grinnell’s mission statement does not end at the edge of campus. Susan Sanning, director of service learning and civic engagement, facilitated a curricular service learning collaboration — a workshop for medical students at Des Moines...
The “open exchange of ideas” described in Grinnell’s mission statement does not end at the edge of campus. Susan Sanning, director of service learning and civic engagement, facilitated a curricular service learning collaboration — a workshop for medical students at Des Moines...
In honor of the upcoming 450th celebration of Shakespeare’s birth in 1564, Grinnell’s Theatre and Dance Department presents Hamlet. In its time, the play was the most popular of the revenge tragedies or “tragedies of blood,” in vogue from the 1590s through 1620. Evening: 7:30 p....
In honor of the upcoming 450th celebration of Shakespeare’s birth in 1564, Grinnell’s Theatre and Dance Department presents Hamlet. In its time, the play was the most popular of the revenge tragedies or “tragedies of blood,” in vogue from the 1590s through 1620. Evening: 7:30 p....
Balancing Acts, the theatre department’s first production of 2014, is the culmination of a year of research, collaboration, and production. Six students completed a Mentored Advanced Project (MAP) in the summer of 2013 examining how Grinnell residents relate to work. Doug...
The most popular dramatic form of the periods of Elizabeth and James I, revenge tragedy reflects an age of skepticism and lost direction. It was expressive of the intellectual ferment and spiritual upheaval brought on by: The dissolution of the medieval belief in an ordered...
The most popular dramatic form of the periods of Elizabeth and James I, revenge tragedy reflects an age of skepticism and lost direction. It was expressive of the intellectual ferment and spiritual upheaval brought on by: The dissolution of the medieval belief in an ordered...
  Benjamin Doehr ’15 spent his summer lighting up Frank N. Furter, Magenta, Brad, and Janet. Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance Justin Thomas is a professional lighting and scenic designer. This summer, he was contracted by the Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. to design...
  Benjamin Doehr ’15 spent his summer lighting up Frank N. Furter, Magenta, Brad, and Janet. Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance Justin Thomas is a professional lighting and scenic designer. This summer, he was contracted by the Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. to design...
Ana Novak ’14 loves science. She also loves dance. Through independent work and a yearlong Mentored Advanced Project (MAP), she combined her passions to both teach and learn. Dancing DNA When Novak was a second-year, Celeste Miller, associate professor of theatre and dance,...
Theatre and Dance: Courses | Department Within Theatre and Dance, there are five areas of emphasis: acting/directing, performance studies, dramaturgy, stage design, and dance/choreography. History, criticism and theory are integrated with practice in our course offerings and...
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10–12 &  2 p.m. Oct. 13, Flanagan Theatre Wit, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson, explores the manner in which a professor of English, Vivian Bearing, faces her losing battle with ovarian cancer. “In the play,” says director Craig...
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10–12 &  2 p.m. Oct. 13, Flanagan Theatre Wit, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson, explores the manner in which a professor of English, Vivian Bearing, faces her losing battle with ovarian cancer. “In the play,” says director Craig...
  Issue:  Winter 2011 Author: Kenji Yoshino '11 Is it a game? A martial art? Or a dance? Capoeira is all of those things! It originated as a fusion of the cultures of the indigenous Brazilians and enslaved Africans in colonial Brazil.Their newly synthesized culture helped...

News Release

Grinnell College has partnered with New York City’s Metropolitan Opera to offer the final three shows of the 2011-12 season “Live in HD” at the Harris Center Cinema on the Grinnell campus. Each show will be preceded by a half-hour opera talk by Jennifer Williams Brown, associate...
GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell College Department of Theatre and Dance will premiere the U.S. production of “The Contingency Plan” by British playwright Steve Waters, Oct. 7-10, in Flanagan Arena Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell campus. The play, which...
GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell College Department of Theatre and Dance will premiere the U.S. production of “The Contingency Plan” by British playwright Steve Waters, Oct. 7-10, in Flanagan Arena Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell campus. The play, which...
GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell College Department of Theatre and Dance will stage “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh, Nov. 18-21, in Flanagan Arena Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell campus. The play, directed by Craig Quintero, assistant professor of...
The Grinnell College Department of Theatre and Dance will stage “The Rimers of Eldritch” by Lanford Wilson, Mar. 10-13, in Flanagan Arena Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell campus. The play, directed by Professor Emeritus of Theatre Sandy Moffett,...

Venue

The Roberts Theatre semi-thrust stage, seating 450, was renovated and restored under the design of Cesar Pelli and Associates (New Haven, CT). The project was completed in 2000. For more information about the Roberts Theatre please call the Technical Director at 641-269-3130.
The Roberts Theatre semi-thrust stage, seating 450, was renovated and restored under the design of Cesar Pelli and Associates (New Haven, CT). The project was completed in 2000. For more information about the Roberts Theatre please call the Technical Director at 641-269-3130.
The Wall Performance Lab black box theatre was revamped as part of the Bucksbaum renovation and has since been used more for experimental and student work. Performances can usually seat up to 72 people.
The Wall Performance Lab black box theatre was revamped as part of the Bucksbaum renovation and has since been used more for experimental and student work. Performances can usually seat up to 72 people.

Group Info

You can embrace all aspects of the dramatic arts here. Majors and nonmajors dance; act; direct; design; write; choreograph; stage-manage; and design and build sets, props, and costumes. You collaborate with experienced faculty, renowned choreographers, and multitalented fellow...
You can embrace all aspects of the dramatic arts here. Majors and nonmajors dance; act; direct; design; write; choreograph; stage-manage; and design and build sets, props, and costumes. You collaborate with experienced faculty, renowned choreographers, and multitalented fellow...

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