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Step outside of yourself in Emma Willard School's theatre program.

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The Emma Willard School Theatre Department opened this year’s season with an adaptation of Daphne DuMaurier’s short story, “The Birds” (also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's classic film). The adaptation is set in post-World War II in an isolated house, with several strangers sheltering from a relentless mass of attacking birds. Physically safe, but psychologically unsettling, the characters grapple with concepts of love and survival.

The cast of The Earthling giving credit to the crew

The Emma Willard School Theatre Department took a deep dive into devised theatre for their winter production, The Earthling. The story follows a time-and-space-traveling “Earthling” who arrives on Mars to help a small remnant of inhabitants solve their need for water.

Cast of Fall Play 2022 Anti-Gone

The Emma Willard School Theatre Department opened this year’s season with an adaptation of the Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles. The adaptation, set in post-World War II Greece, follows Antigone as she struggles with the decision of whether to follow her heart—be “herself”—or bow to pressure from those in power.

Better to Give Than to Receive?

The Emma Willard School Theatre department was excited to open Kiggins Auditorium up to students, employees, and families for their winter production of The Giver.

the cast of All in the Timing on a Zoom screen

During the COVID-19 lock-down in the fall of 2020, the Emma Theatre Department presented their first ever virtual play, "All in the Timing"

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Backstage: hair and makeup for the Fall 2021 production In a Grove

two students on stage in black clothing in the fall 2021 play In a Grove

The Emma Willard School Theatre Department presented its first in-person performance in over 18 months with their staging of In a Grove: Four Japanese Ghost Stories

the cast and crew of In a Grove in the black Lab Theatre

Fall 2021 production In a Grove

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