As part of our educational mission, the Department of Theatre & Dance routinely brings guest artists to campus. These professionals contribute to productions, offer workshops, and develop new theatrical works side-by-side with our students.
The Mary Martin Fund
This lecture or performance series hosts exemplary scholars, artists, and performers of national and international stature. Such a series not only benefits students in the theatre and dance department, but the campus community as a whole, as it permits exposure to a depth and breadth of performance styles, expertise, and passions.
2019 - Raina Lucas, Benjamin Cannon, Suzanne Thuecks, & A.T. Moffett, choreographers
2018 - Brian Smallwood, entertainment wellness expert
2017 - Paula Klopcic & Kendall Davis '16, dance choreographers
2014 - Patricia Delorey, dialect coach
Through a fellowship program, visits by eminent scholars and performers for a period of time ranging from one-week to an entire year are supported. While they work on a project of their own, the scholars will be stimulated by interactions with members of the campus community and often offer workshops, deliver public lectures, visit classes, and meet informally with students.
2018 - The Bearded Ladies: Atomic Family Cabaret
2017 - Applied Mechanics: FEED
2013 - The Bearded Ladies: Wide Awake, A Civil War Cabaret
Maxcy Family Visiting Artist Endowment
The Visiting Artist Endowment has provided the departments of Theatre & Dance, Music, and Art + Art History the opportunity to bring guest artists to campus to work with students.
The Visiting Artist Endowment provides support for the arts at Washington College by bringing in professional artists to campus. The visiting artist(s) provide instruction and/or performances and interact with the students and faculty to enhance the quality of all arts programming at the College.
Established in 2001 by Edward E. Maxcy, a co-founder of The Washington College Friends of the Arts.
2019 - Chelsea Pace, intimacy & fight choreographer
2018 - Nick Coviello '16, fight choreographer
2018 - Brian Klose '17, director
2018 - Rachel Camp & Matthew Mastronardi, musicians
2018 - Alyssa Keegan, actor
2018 - Michael McDermott, Rueda dancer
2018 - Andrea Smith
2016 - Noelle Drewes, Jacob Kohut, Kelsey Mire, Cara Fleck Plewinski, and Eric Plewinski, performing original compositions by Prof. John Leupold
2015 - Rachel Dilliplane ’15, actor
2015 - Inscape Chamber Orchestra
2014 - Rachel Hirshorn, vocal and dialect coach
2013 - Chas Libretto ’06 and Louis Butelli, Psittacus Productions
2012 - Robert Bella, acting teacher/filmmaker
2011 - Forrest McClendon, actor
2008 - Christopher Kelly, actor
2006 - Christopher Kelly, actor
2002 - Fred Chappell, director