The theatre program at CSW is designed to expand our students’ knowledge of the many forms of drama and build skills in all aspects of theatre production. We believe that theatre is a reflection of our world, and we choose plays that broaden social awareness, create joy and foster collaboration and ensemble work.

Students help manage all aspects of production – from set design and lighting, to costumes and sound, as well as stage managing, directing, writing, and acting. The theatre department produces two main stages events a year – usually a dramatic production and a musical – as well as many smaller productions throughout the year in the various venues inside our Mugar Center for the Performing Arts. All main stage productions are interpreted into American Sign Language. 

To see photos from past theatre performances, check out our galleries on CSW's Inside Scoop!

Past Productions Include:

• Honk!: The Musical by Anthony Drew
• The Insect Play by Brothers Capek
• Thoroughly Modern Millie by Richard Morris
• The Ramayan by Valmiki
• Big Love by Charles Mee
• Once on This Island by Lynn Ahrens
• Party Time by Harold Pinter
• The Last Airbender by Demetri Foehl '16
• A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
• Charandas Chor by Habib Tanvir
• Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell
• The Beauty Trap, a Beijing Opera
• BFE by Julia Cho
• Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
• Chess by Tim Rice
• Dr. Faustus Lights The Lights by Gertrude Stein
• Carousel by Rogers and Hammerstein
Courses Include:

Auditioner's Tool Book
Beijing Opera
Caberet for the Acting Singer
Costume Design for Production
Lighting Design
Pocket Players (ASL)
Short Dramatic Pieces
The Masks We Are: Bodies in Performance
& more!

Upcoming Theatre Events

List of 4 members.

  • Barbara Whitney 

    Chair of the Theatre Department, Theatre Teacher
    Year Appointed: 2013
  • Lisa Hirsch 

    Theater Teacher/Mugar Center Building Manager
    Year Appointed: 1990
  • Laura Backley 

    Theater and Music Teacher
    Year Appointed: 2005
  • Stephanie Yackovetsky 

    Teaching Fellow in the Theatre Department
    Year Appointed: 2015
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