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

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

2016-2017: Performing Labor

  • Urinetown, Directed by Harry Waters Jr.
  • Fall Dance Concert
  • Medea, The music performed by the full Macalester Orchestra conducted by Director of Instrumental Activities Mark Mandarano, together with original choreography by Director of Dance Wynn Fricke interspersed with scenes from the play by Euripides, translated and adapted by guest director Barbra Berlovitz
  • Acute Care, Directed by Beth Cleary
  • Spring Dance Concert

2014-2015: Censorship and Inhibition

  • 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.