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Find Your Light.

At the School by the Sea, students run the show. Whether you prefer to be in the spotlight or assisting from behind the curtain, our theater program will help you shine. Students in Tabor’s theater department are well-versed in all aspects of theatrical productions, including performing and technical. With all course work linked to productions, students write original works, direct and stage-manage, choreograph and perform, design lighting and costumes, build props and scenery, and run the technical aspects of all performances. 

Student-Driven Productions Take Center Stage

On average, one out of five students is involved in a theater production at Tabor every year. In the fall, there are two productions in the Will Parker '04 Black Box Theater. In the winter, there are two productions: a studio show in the black box and a large-scale musical in the Fireman Center for Performing Arts. In the spring, students write, perform, and direct their “One Acts” in the black box.

Travel with Drama

During spring break, the theater department engages in a cultural exchange with a boarding school in Ellesmere, England. There, students perform one of the fall black box shows and learn about life in a different country. Learn more about theater travel opportunities, and discover our full list of global programs. (International & Global Programs - Tabor Academy)

Expert Instruction

Because of Tabor's close proximity to teaching programs at institutions such as Boston University and Brown University, and regional theaters such as the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, and the Massachusetts' Shakespeare and Company Ensemble, students have regular opportunities to meet and receive critique from directors, actors, and designers from local theatrical resources.

What is a dramaturg?

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