Each year, senior majors have an opportunity to produce or collaborate on a project, representing a culmination of their work in the major. Possibilities include solo performance, an advanced directing or playwriting project, a design project or a major research paper. These capstones are undertaken as major independent studies or honors theses, are faculty mentored, and provide opportunities for other students as well. 

2017 Senior Capstone Festival

  • ‘Eurydice’ by Sarah Ruhl. A capstone in directing by Lana Richards '17. A capstone in acting by Emily Ultan '17.
  • "Deva." A capstone solo performance, created and performed by Eva Murray '17.
  • "Sprinting in Heels." A capstone solo performance, created and performed by Brenna McClain '17.
  • "Happy Ugly Comedic." A capstone solo performance, reated and performed by Ashley Giordano '17.
  • "All the World’s a Stage Run by Children." A presentation by Natalie Boles '17, based on her research.

2016 Senior Capstone Festival

  • "That's Crazy." An interactive experience by Molly Shea '16.
  • "The Phoenix." By Charlotte Weber '16; costume design by Summer Irving ‘16; acting performance by Brittany Baltay '16. Directed by Mary McWilliams '17.
  • "un.spoke.n." A play by Emma Weisberg '16. Directed by Emily Ulton '17.
  • "Destructive Behaviors." A play by Rachel Maddox '16. Directed by Hannah Boal '17.
  • "Everything the Light Touches Is . . . White." A research project and talk by Leise Trueblood '16.
  • "It's Okay Not to be Okay." A self-revelatory performance by Leah Shapiro '16.
  • "Mud. "By Maria Irene Fornes. Directing and acting by Mattie Barber-Bockelman '16, Teresa Cruz '16, Spencer Lutvak '16 and David Socolar '16.

2015 Senior Capstone Festival

  • "Gruesome Playground Injuries" by Rajiv Joseph. Directed by Madison Winey '15, featuring Terilyn Eisenhauer '15. Producted by Christophe Desorbay '15.
  • "So Brilliantly Clever." Book, music and lyrics by Andrew Marco '15.
  • of the Beast. Written by Leila Teitelman '15.

2014 Senior Capstone Festival

  • "Barely Naked." Created and performed by Jacob Rosenbaum '14.
  • "Medea of Gaza." Written by Julian Gordon '14; Medea played by Julia Larsen '14.
  • "Seminar." Written by Theresa Rebeck. Directed by Scott Pulvirent '14.