About the Program
The Theater Program is housed within the Department of Theater, Dance and Film Studies at W&L. Students who wish to deepen their understanding or hone their craft can choose to major or minor in theater.
The department produces a number of theatrical events each year, including plays and musicals. Participation in any department production is open to all students at Washington and Lee. Students do not have to be a major or minor to be involved in a show.
Opportunities for Students
Theater productions take place throughout the academic year. Past productions include:
- 2018-19 “The Cherry Orchard”
- 2018-19 “Vana, Sona, Marsha and Spike”
- 2017-18 “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”
- 2017-18 “James and the Giant Peach”
- 2016-17 “Sense and Sensibility”
- 2016-17 “Dracula”
Past productions founded by the Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley Endowment for the Performing Arts include:
- 2018-19 “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”
- 2017-18 “The Addams Family, a New Musical”
- 2016-17: “Theory of Relativity”
- 2015-6: “Legally Blonde”
- 2014-15: “Monty Python's Spamalot”
The Richard B. Sessoms Fund for Student Experiences helped to support the following opportunities:
- 2018-19 February Break trip to Washington, D.C.
- 2017-18 February Break trip to Chicago, Illinois
- 2016-17 February Break trip to New York, New York