These one-act plays, written by advanced playwriting students in the Creative Writing Program, are presented in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Dance, student directors and actors and other Wheaton students. Via Zoom, registration required, 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST each day.

Saturday, March 6

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

Sunday, March 7

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

These one-act plays, written by advanced playwriting students in the Creative Writing Program, are presented in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Dance, student directors and actors and other Wheaton students. Via Zoom, registration required, 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST each day.

Saturday, March 6

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

Sunday, March 7

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

These one-act plays, written by advanced playwriting students in the Creative Writing Program, are presented in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Dance, student directors and actors and other Wheaton students. Via Zoom, registration required, 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST each day.

Saturday, March 6

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

Sunday, March 7

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

These one-act plays, written by advanced playwriting students in the Creative Writing Program, are presented in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Dance, student directors and actors and other Wheaton students. Via Zoom, registration required, 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST each day.

Saturday, March 6

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

Sunday, March 7

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

Multimedia writer and performance artist James Scruggs engages in conversation with Playwright-in-Residence Charlotte Meehan about his critically acclaimed performance work, Disposable Men. He speaks from research, observation, and experience about the “weaponized Black male body” via current events and the long U.S. history of killing unarmed Black men. This event includes Scruggs sharing images of his performance, reading from his work, and a Q&A.

Register Here.

Calling all creatives, from every corner of the Wheaton College Community! The Theatre & Dance program spring 2021 mainstage production is entitled: The Wheaton X Series, and the subject of this theatrical experience is you and your responses to the events of our time.

The Wheaton X Series (xperimental/xperiential/xpression) is a multi disciplinary, community wide live virtual event spanning two nights of programming, comprised of ‘acts’. The stories reflected through the performance pieces (dance, song, word, music, and film) will be created in response to the prompt:

2020 and Beyond: Our Reflections. Our Responses.

We are inviting all Wheaton voices (students, alumnae/i, staff and faculty) to respond to the prompt through any form of creative expression.

All performances will be recorded, and edited into a two-evening event premiering April 8 & 9, 2021 celebrating the great talent and passion of our community. The premiere will be followed by a ‘Behind the Scenes’ event with the creative team on April 15.

Even if you do not wish to perform, you will have the opportunity to contribute work that may be performed by others (especially original music that can be used for dance performances, or other means of artistic expression.)

Questions? Contact Joe Wilison Jr. (wilsonjr_joe@wheatoncollege.edu)

Register here

Playwright Joyce Van Dyke, director Judy Braha, and actor Elaine Vaan Hogue talk about their collaboration on a new one-woman play featuring suffragist and abolitionist Julia Ward Howe, who asks, “What does it do to your soul if you don’t have representation?” The play is a fever dream and a call to action by Howe, who was a playwright, poet, and founder of the American Woman Suffrage Association which supported voting rights for Black women as well as white women. The conversation will draw parallels between Howe’s mission and today’s election.

Register on Zoom here.

Ten original plays—written, directed and performed by Wheaton students—will be showcased in our biannual festival.

Register on Zoom here

Interested in getting involved in the performing arts? Faculty, staff and students from the music, theatre and dance programs will be available to answer questions about academic and co-curricular opportunities.

Register via Zoom

Longer form plays—written, directed and performed by Wheaton students—will be showcased at our annual festival.