SHINING THE IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Everybody gets into the act
For more than a century, theatre has been an integral part of student life on Norwich University’s campus. Norwich gives students opportunities to study theatre academically and produce live performances.
Pegasus Players, Norwich’s oldest continuously operating student organization, typically produces two performances a year. The performances rotate every two years between musicals, comedies and serious dramas and classics. The troupe also produces student play festivals, featuring original works written and directed by students, and Norwich Voices for International Women's Day, a spoken-word event about women's issues on campus and around the world.
Norwich’s theatre program welcomes students with little or no theatre experience, and new students have opportunities to quickly advance to leadership roles. First-year students can earn leading roles and students can become lead designers, technical director, associate producers, playwrights and even directors as early as their sophomore years. Norwich offers formal internships and apprenticeships in these areas for our highest-performing students. Consequently, theatre students can quickly develop professional-level skills and leadership abilities that will benefit their careers after graduation.
At home at Mack Hall
The theatre program, housed in the 400-seat Mack Hall auditorium, offers formal theatre courses at least once a year, including classes on acting, technical theatre, introduction to theatre, Shakespeare and interdisciplinary theatre. Every semester, we offer the one-credit Play Production course, which lets students gain course credit while working on theatre productions.
- The New World Order by Harold Pinter
- Cabaret,”the musical
- Cry Havoc! by Stephan Wolfert (guest performance)
- Norwich Voices for International Women’s Day (student spoken-word event)
- Pegasus Player’s Short Play Festival
- The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”(guest performance)
- In Love and Warcraft
- Intrusion, written and performed by Qurrat Ann Kadwani (guest performance)
ABOUT THE PEGASUS PLAYERS
For over a century, theatre has been an integral and lively part of student life on the Norwich campus. Founded in 1927, the Pegasus Players are the oldest continuously operating student group on campus. Pegasus students stage multiple performances each year ranging from classical to contemporary to musicals. Recent productions include Harold Pinter’s Party Time.