Past Events

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
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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.

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"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.

Crafting a Life in the Arts

Feb. 18, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pratt Hall followed by reception at Rooke Theatre

Join us for the seventh annual Crafting a Life in the Arts. This event brings together accomplished alumnae in the fields of Art Museum, Architecture, Studio Art, Art History, Dance, Film, Music, and Theater to talk to students about their success in crafting a meaningful and fulfilling career in the arts. It will conclude with a networking reception and refreshments at the Rooke Theatre. Current students can register in LyonNet.

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Wit by Margaret Edson, director by Maria Signorelli '17 - THURS, FEB 9 PERFORMANCE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Feb. 9, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb. 10, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb. 11, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb. 12, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rooke Theatre

Tickets may also be reserved by calling the box office at:  413-538-2406 or email:

Auditions for Cabaret

Jan. 26, 2017 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at the Cabaret, John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart as the world loses its way.

Come prepared with 16 bars of a song, in a similar style to Cabaret. Be prepared to read a short monologue from the script, which will be provided. If you are called back you will be asked to dance, sing, and read from the script.

Sign up sheet on callboard outside rm. 102, Rooke Theatre

"Intimate Apparel"

Nov. 10, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov. 11, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov. 12, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov. 13, 2016 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rooke Theatre

Theatre performance open to the public.  For reservations, please call:  (413) 538-2406 or email:

Lipstick Thespians

Oct. 21, 2016 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct. 22, 2016 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

An evening of entertainment produced, directed, designed and performed by students.  Free and open to the public.  Please make a reservation at (413) 538-2406 or email:  Tickets must be picked up 1/2 hour prior to the performance.