2017–2018 SEASON THEME: SITE/INSIGHT

Theatre and Dance at Macalester is saying 'good-bye' to the Janet Wallace Theatre building, home since 1964! The last performances in the dear old spaces will be in Fall 2017; then, we'll move our performances into the campus and community while construction is underway for a beautiful new building. 

THDA's provisional performance sites in Spring-Fall 2018 invite all to “re-perceive” performance and our assumed ways of knowing and belonging in familiar places.  We’ll make performances in un/conventional spaces, and through our re-perceptions gain insights about lecture halls, fields libraries, lobbies, gardens.  During our Wanderjahr, we invite all to experience our shared sense of place— and generate new encounters, new stories through live, ongoing theatre and dance!

Fall THDA productions

  • Venus in Fur
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    by David Ives
    September 8, 9, Black Box
    a staging project of Richard Graham '19,
    Emily Nadel '18, and Miller Shor '19
  • No Child
    ""by Nilaja Sun
    A senior capstone project in Theatre and Dance. 
    One woman. 16 characters.
    Guest directed by Faye Price '77
    with Niara Williams '18
    Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
    Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM
    Blackbox Studio Theater with limited seating
    Reservations: macalester.edu/boxoffice or 651-696-6359
  • The Cherry Orchard
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    by Anton Chekhov
    directed by Beth Cleary
    Thursday-Saturday, November 2-4, 2017 
    All Performances will begin at 7:30PM
  • Fall Dance Concert
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    with faculty and student choreography
    Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 7:30PM
    Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:00PM and 6:00PM