Current Season

The Department of Theatre has concluded its 2013–14 season.

For photographs and details about this season's shows, please see our Production Gallery »


Coming soon in Fall 2014:

Stages of Inquiry
Jim Clayburgh, Falling down a Funnel
Monday 10/13 at 6 PM
Ella Weed Room, Milbank Hall 223, Barnard campus
In conjunction with the Theatre Department's production of Goethe's Faust II, Obie award-winning scenographer and founding member of The Wooster Group Jim Clayburgh will give a talk about his work in design.
Faust 2.0
After Goethe, with translation by David Luke
Directed by Sharon Fogarty
Dramaturgy by Hana Worthen
Thursday 10/23 – 10/25 Saturday at 8 PM
Saturday 10/25 at 3 PM
Sunday 10/26 at 1 PM
Minor Latham Playhouse, Milbank Hall, Room 118
While Goethe’s massive original places Faust at the center of the philosophical, social, and political questions of his era, questions still evocative in the twenty-first century, it also figures “women” into the gendered field of Enlightenment rationality, the field of (white, European, propertied) humanist “Man.” This adaptation inquires into the gender dynamics of Goethe’s work, imagining a counter voice to his “eternal feminine,” a voice freeing itself from a logic of extrinsic desire. Faust 2.0 is a co-production with the experimental theatre company Mabou Mines.
Stages of Inquiry
Tahrir Plays and Performance Texts: Politics, Aesthetics, Translation
Monday 11/10 at 6:30 PM
Glicker-Milstein Theatre, Diana Center, Room LL200
Stages of Inquiry will host Tahrir Plays and Performance Texts: Politics, Aesthetics, Translation. Cosponsored by the Department of Theatre and the Barnard Center For Translation Studies, the event will center on a panel discussion, chaired by NYU Professor of Drama Carol Martin—editor of the forthcoming anthology Tahrir Plays and Performance Texts from the Egyptian Revolution—with two of the volume's translators, Professor Mohammed Albakry of Middle Tennessee State University, and Assistant Professor Rebekah Maggor of Rowan University. In addition, there will be a staged reading of They Say Dancing is a Sin, a monodrama celebrating the force of dance and the empowerment of Egyptian women through the performing arts. Conceived in collaboration with Hani Abdel Nasser and written by Mohamed Abdel Mu'iz, it is one of several eye-opening works in the anthology about the important role of women during the Egyptian Revolution. For further information, please contact Casey McNamara,
The Seagull
By Anton Chekhov
Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh
Scenic Design by Sandra Goldmark
Thursday 11/20 – Saturday 11/22 at 8 PM
Saturday 11/22 at 3 PM
Minor Latham Playhouse, Milbank Hall, Room 118
Adjunct Lecturer Pirronne Yousefzadeh's production of a modern classic, Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, features scenic design by Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Sandra Goldmark. Famous as the inaugurating success of Constantin Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre, The Seagull undertakes a pinpoint anatomy of the brutality of artistic ambition, and a remarkably sensitive and self-reflexive examination of the "realistic" milieu of which Chekhov was an acknowledged master.
All events sponsored by Barnard College Department of Theatre / Columbia University Major in Drama and Theatre Arts.