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
Fiddler on the Roof
Winter Musical: Fiddler on the Roof

Arts Calendar

Faculty member Joyce Chen will have pieces of her art on display alongside those of several other local artists in the show "Conversations" at Art Times Two, a gallery in Princeton, N.J. The show opening is on May 28 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the artwork will be on display through October, 2019.

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
Nell Bang-Jensen

Nell Bang-Jensen

Teacher
B.A., Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Arts, Theater
Mark Cirnigliaro

Mark Cirnigliaro

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

John Lucs

Theater Technical Director
Arts, Theater