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!

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Spring THDA Productions

SLUT The Play

SLUT: The Play by Katie Cappiello is a powerful piece of theatre that explores rape culture through the lens of one high school that is upturned in the wake of a violent attack. Gloria Steinem has called the work “truthful, raw and immediate.” 

Directed by Signe Harriday
Performances in the Loch
in the lower level of the Campus Center
February 16 @ 7:30 PM
February 17 @ 7:30 PM
February 18 @ 2:00PM

Scenes in the play explicitly illuminate sexual assault. The production is aware of the difficult nature of the material and encourages audience members to take any space they need.


By Anna Bruijn
March 23 & 24 @ 7:00PM
*Attention: Performances to be held OFF CAMPUS
Dreamland Arts LLC
677 Hamline Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104
*more information to come

Spring Dance Concert

April 27 @ 7:30 PM
April 28 @2:00PM & 7:30PM
* more information to come

Fall THDA productions

  • Final-poster-portrait-4x6.jpgVenus in Fur

    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

    by Anton Chekhov
    directed by Beth Cleary
    Thursday-Saturday, November 2-4, 2017
    All Performances will begin at 7:30PM
  • Fall Dance Concert
    with faculty and student choreography
    Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 7:30PM
    Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:00PM and 6:00PM

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