The Darrow Theater Workshop produces and stages several performances each year, including the fall play, which in recent years has included classics such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, Doubt, and Our Town, as well as adaptations of classics such as The Wizard of Oz and The Seagull. The spring presentation, Darrow on the Fringe, consists of a series of one-act plays that are largely written, directed, produced, and acted by students.
Theater students receive a thorough grounding in acting, stage direction, set building, lighting, costuming, writing, and directing as they take courses such as:
Performance Studies: Students explore acting, visual imagination, play analysis, and theater and history. Students also study storytelling, performance art, directing, adaptation of texts, design and technology, and musical theater.
Writing for Performance: Members of Darrow’s Theater Workshop not only act, direct, and produce, they also write many of the plays that are performed. Student playwrights learn to discover and develop their own voices, understand how plays depict the human condition, and ways in which character, emotion, and action are expressed on stage.
See photos from recent plays on Darrow's Flickr site:
• Darrow on the Fringe One-Acts (2016)
• Seagull: A Work in Progress (2015)
• Darrow on the Fringe One-Acts (2015)
• Our Town (2014)
• Doubt (2013)
• Winter One-Act Plays (2012)
• A Midsummer Night's Dream (2011)