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

2018 Performances

The Laramie Project
Fall Play: The Laramie Project
Avenue Q
Winter Musical: Avenue Q
Freshman Musical - Aladdin Jr.
Freshman Musical: Aladdin, Jr.
2018 Declamation Contest
The Declamation Contest
2018 J. Walter Reeves Speaking Contest
The J. Walter Reeves Speaking Contest
Broadway Tonight
Spring Play: Broadway Tonight!

Arts Calendar

Mariboe Gallery, Swig Arts Center

Victor Webster is an artist from New Zealand that makes prints and ink drawings, on hand made paper, that explores Polynesian, Micronesian, and New Zealand culture.

Ayer Memorial Chapel

Students, faculty and staff, alumni and their families are welcomed to Ayer Memorial Chapel to attend this age-old Peddie Tradition. Vespers marks the start of winter break and carves out a moment of peace for the community during a hectic time of year. It is an evening of readings, songs and performances both festive and reverent that culminates with a visit from Santa Claus and a community rendition of Handel's Messiah.

William Mount-Burke Theatre in Geiger Reeves Hall

One of Peddie's oldest traditions, the Declamation Contest is an adjudicated competition featuring four-minute performances from a variety of genres including theater and film.

Mariboe Gallery, Swig Arts Center

Kris Graves (b. 1982 New York, NY) is a photographer and publisher based in New York and London. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College and has been published and exhibited globally, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, England; Aperture Gallery, New York; University of Arizona, Tucson; Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon; and Brooklyn Museum, New York; among others. Permanent collections include the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Brooklyn Museum, New York; The Wedge Collection, Toronto; and Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania.

Kris Graves creates artwork that deals with what he views wrong with American society and aims to use art as a means to inform people about social issues. He also works to elevate the representation of people of color in the fine art canon; and to create opportunities for conversation about race, representation, and urban life. Graves creates photographs of landscapes and people to preserve memory.

http://krisgraves.com/info/

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
B.A., Virginia Tech
B.A., Virginia Tech
M.A., Rutgers University
Arts, Theater
John Lucs

John Lucs

Theater Technical Director
Arts, Theater

It's what they do

Our theater faculty are working artists; when they are not in the classroom, they are seeking out opportunities to perform and develop their crafts. Here's where our theater faculty were this summer:

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