The practice of organizing shows and concerts around a theme started in 2004-2005.

The themes and productions of the last five years are as follows:


  • The Cradle Will Rock, Directed by Harry Waters Jr.
  • Fall Dance Concert
  • Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act, Directed by James Williams III
  • Fahrenheit 451, A work devised by Professor Kanta Kochar-Lindgren & Students
  • Spring Dance Concert

2013-2014 "Staging Histories"

  • Fall Dance Concert
  • Senior directing Project: I/Macalester, Directed by Alana Horton '14
  • The Government Inspector, by Nikolai Gogel, directed by Robert Rosen
  • Arturo Ui, by Bertolt Brecht, Directed by Barbra Berlovitz
  • In the Blood, by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Prof. Harry Waters Jr.
  • Spring Dance Concert

2012-2013 “Youth Cultures”

  • Sing Protest, Sing Peace, Directed by Isabel Neslon '04
  • Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare
  • Fall Dance Concert
  • What's Going On? Hip Hop Hopes, by Harry Waters Jr.
  • RATIONS: A Performance of Hunger and the Body, a performance assemblage of many interrelated histories
  • Spring Dance Concert

2011-2012 “Voices of the Silenced”

  • The Inland Sea, by Naomi Wallace
  • Fall Dance Concert
  • Stop Kiss, by Diana Son
  • The Laramie Project, by Moises Kauffman and the Tectonic Theatre Project
  • Spring Dance Concert

2010-2011 “Control and Contain”

  • Cabaret, musical by Kander and Ebb
  • Fall Dance Concert
  • Antigone, adaptation from the Sophocles by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Judith Malina
  • Twelve Ophelias: a play with broken songs, by Caridad Svich
  • Spring Dance Concert

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Archival listing of the Theatre & Dance Department’s seasons, dating all the way back to the original “dramatics activity” of the college beginning in 1900.