Past Events

Amir Issaa: "Vivo per Questo (This is What I Live For)"

Feb. 20, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rooke Theatre, Mount Holyoke College

2018 Valentine Giamatti Lecture

Please join us for a book presentation and mini-concert with Amir Issaa. This event is in English and is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Italian program and the Valentine Giamatti Fund.

Read more

Staged Reading of Chay Yew's, "Question 27, Question 28"

Feb. 9, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb. 10, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rooke Theatre - Free and open to the public.

What happened to the women of the Japanese American internment?  How did these brave women keep their American dream alive?  This play weaves a story of the struggles, plights and courage of Japanese American female detainees in the American internment camps of World War II.  Nationally-recognized playwright Chay Yew draws from the special archives of the Japanese American National Museum to create a documentary theater project based on testimonials, transcripts, documents and interviews with female internees living in the camps during WWII. Please join us for a staged reading of Chay Yew's "Question 27, Question 28" directed by Heidi Holder.

Read more

Crafting a Life in the Arts

Feb. 10, 2018 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Considering an artistic career? Wondering how to craft a meaningful lifestyle? Want insider information on finding opportunities and connecting with established professionals? Join a campus-wide dialogue with established and emerging artists!

Read more

Performance of Bull in a China Shop

Dec. 7, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 8, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 9, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 10, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

Please join us for a performance of Bull in a China Shop by Bryna Turner '12 and directed by Molly Paige '18.  This original play is inspired by the real letters between Mary Woolley, MHC's 11th President, and Jeannette Marks, spanning 1888-1937. 

A talk-back follows the Friday evening performance.


Read more


Nov. 28, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College

Egyptian American musician, dancer and educator, Karim Nagi delivers this dynamic concert and demonstration.  He performs on various traditional Arabic percussion and melodic instruments, while including the audience to participate from their seats.  Additionally, he demonstrates various styles of folkloric dance from around the Arab world.

A Middle Eastern dinner will be served after the event.

This event is co-sponsored by MHC Asian Studies Program, MHC President's Office, MHC Dean of Students, MHC Multicultural Community and College Life Committee, MHC Dance Dept., MHC Theatre Dept., MHC Religion Dept., and the Five College Arabic Language Initiative.

Performance of Frankenstein

Oct. 19, 2017 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct. 20, 2017 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct. 21, 2017 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct. 22, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rooke Theatre

A retelling of Mary Shelley's classic novel, Frankenstein, adapted by Jonathan Yukich, directed by Noah Tuleja will be performed at Rooke Theatre. Suitable for ages 10 and up.

Read more

Five College Theater Alumnae of Color Residency

Sep. 28, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sep. 29, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kirby Theater, Amherst College

Please join us as Five College Theatre Alumnae of Color in Residency return to campuses for residencies, showcase and panel discussions where they will actively address questions of race, racism, and social justice. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Five College Theater Program.

  • Five College Theater Alumnae of Color Showcase: Thursday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., Kirby Theater, Amherst College
  • Theater Alumnae of Color Panel: “Theater in These Times”: Friday, Sept. 29, 5 p.m., Kirby Theater, Amherst College. Followed by reception and meet-and-greet for Five College students
Read more

Auditions: "Frankenstein" and "Bull in a China Shop"

Sep. 7, 2017 6:30 am – 9:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

Beyond the Doors

Apr. 21, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rooke Theatre--Mount Holyoke College

written and performed by Robyn Sutton-Fernandez FP'17
Free and Open to the Public 


Mar. 31, 2017 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 1, 2017 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 2, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Apr. 6, 2017 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 7, 2017 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 8, 2017 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 9, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

Leave your troubles behind—life is a cabaret! John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff's Tony-winning musical.

The 2017 Women of Color Traiblazers Leadership Conference

Apr. 1, 2017 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium, Mary Wooley Hall

"Empowering Voices: Breaking Boundaries, Making Change"

Featuring keynote speaker Staceyann Chin, this conference will consist of workshops that focus on the topics of peer networking, professional and personal development, and leadership opportunities. Most importantly, this conference will provide a space to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women of color. The Keynote address is open to the public and free for all MHC students, faculty, and staff and $5.00 for Five-College and non-conference attendees. Interested individuals who self-identify as women of color can register for the conference.

Read more

"A Tale of Two Wolves" - Photographer Pete Muller

Mar. 30, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building

In conversation with Jon Western, Dean of Faculty. Reception to follow.
Co-sponsored with the Departments of International Relations, Art History, Classics and Italian, English, French, German Studies, History, Politics, Theatre Arts, the Film Studies Program, the Weissman Center for Leadership, and the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.