Department of Theatre
Jul. 26, 2019—Vanderbilt University's longtime community partnership with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival continues with its popular "Summer Shakespeare" shows.
Apr. 3, 2019—VU Theatre has adapted a fifth-century Greek tragedy by Aeschylus to spotlight the contemporary global immigration crisis in an April 4-7 production at Neely Auditorium.
Feb. 13, 2019—Vanderbilt University Theatre opens "Twelfth Night", a Shakespearean comedy with themes of love and loss, gender roles, double identities and more, Feb. 15 at Neely Auditorium.
Nov. 1, 2018—VU Theatre will perform "Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom," a dark comedy centering on teens who become addicted to an online horror video game, Nov. 2-10.
Oct. 4, 2018—Expanding trans-institutional collaborations and strengthening support for student research were among ideas voiced at a Chancellor’s Town Hall on the impact of the arts on campus and in society.
Sep. 27, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a town hall Oct. 3 to discuss the importance of the arts, music and theatre on campus and the potential for new collaborations among these disciplines.
Aug. 8, 2018—The Nashville Shakespeare Festival will perform "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" through Sept. 9 at Centennial Park, with significant support from Vanderbilt and other community partners.
Apr. 4, 2018—VU Theatre will close its 2017-18 season with "Mrs. Warren's Profession," a late Victorian-era play by George Bernard Shaw that remains very relevant on issues related to gender and labor.
Feb. 14, 2018—'Orlando,' an adaptation of a novel by Virginia Woolf that explores love and changing gender roles, will be performed by Vanderbilt University Theatre Feb. 16–24 at Neely Auditorium.
Nov. 1, 2017—VU Theatre performs a modern adaptation of the 1920s Italian comedy "Six Characters in Search of an Author"—with five students playing slightly tweaked versions of themselves—Nov. 3-11.