Theater

From the Freshman Musical to the full-year, senior-only Honors Theater Ensemble, you'll thrive on the Peddie stage.

Our instructors - who are theater professionals - teach a wide range of courses and electives and activities sure to engage any individual with an interest in performance. Beyond taking a theater class during your freshman year, there are a variety of elective course offerings and extra-curricular opportunities in which you can further develop your craft. Prefer to work behind-the-scenes? You can learn the ropes with professional stage managers, set designers, and lighting and soundboard technicians.

Our theater department stages multiple productions, including two plays, two musicals, a series of one-acts, a Public Speaking Competition and a Declamation contest each year, giving you plenty of chances to experience the world of live performance in a variety of forms. Our proximity to Broadway serves as a two-way street; not only can you attend plays regularly in New York City (and Princeton!), but you'll also learn from visiting actors, directors, musicians and producers each year.

The Arts at Peddie
PEDDIE THEATER HOLDS

4

STAGE PRODUCTIONS EACH YEAR
EACH DAY

300

STUDENTS ARE INVOLVED IN OUR ARTS PROGRAM
OUR MUSIC DEPARTMENT HAS

12

PERFORMANCE GROUPS
WE HOLD

2

SPEAKING CONTESTS ANNUALLY
OUR AUDITORIUM HOLDS

535

SEATS AND AN ORCHESTRA PIT
PEDDIE ARTS DEPARTMENT OFFERS

23

COURSES EACH YEAR

Broadway Tonight!

2018 - 2019 Performances

Fall Play: The Diviners
Fall Play: The Diviners
Freshman Musical 2019 - Peter Pan
Freshman Musical: Peter Pan

Arts Calendar

Printmaking

Born and raised in Paris, France of Haitian heritage, Edwige emigrated to the United States at the age of 9. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking with honors from the Maine College of Art. Her work has been exhibited in Maine, Connecticut, Oregon and New York. Edwige was awarded the St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist award in 2013 and a Maine Arts Commission Good Idea Grant in 2011. Edwige has printmaking art project with the Edmunds Consolidated Schools in Edmunds, ME and participated in several group shows that explored issues of race, including The Other Side of Shade (2013) and Undoing Racism in the Joanne Waxman Library at the Maine College of Art (2009). In addition to her art based projects, Edwige has been an artist resident at Tides Institute & Museum of Art in Eastport, ME, the Quimby Colony in Portland ME and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson VT. She is currently an advisor to the People of Color Fund at the Maine Community Foundation. She lives in Portland, ME with her husband and son.

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William Mount-Burke Theatre in Geiger Reeves Hall

One of Peddie's oldest traditions, the J. Walter Reeves Speaking Contest is named for a longtime teacher of drama and public speaking at Peddie. Students share personal stories in front of judges and an audience of their peers.

Chorus Room (lower level of Swig Arts Center)

Students from the Honors Theater Class produce, direct, design and act in One-Act plays

Chorus Room (lower level of Swig Arts Center)

Students from the Honors Theater Class produce, direct, design and act in One-Act plays

Meet our Faculty

Elizabeth Sherman

Elizabeth Sherman

Director of Theater
B.F.A., Ohio University
M.F.A., American Conservatory Theatre
Arts, Theater
Marilyn Anker

Marilyn Anker

Coordinator of Cultural Events
B.A., Virginia Intermont College
M.F.A., Mason Gross School of the Arts
Arts, Theater
Mark Cirnigliaro

Mark Cirnigliaro

Teacher
MFA, Rutgers University
BArch, Virginia Tech
BA, Virginia Tech
Arts, Theater
John Lucs

John Lucs

Theater Technical Director
Arts, Theater