Theater Arts

Jameson Project Spring 2012 Season: April 10-29

The Jameson Project consistently produces some of the most provocative theater in the New Brunswick area. The intimate, 70-seat theater is operated for and by students at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at 30 Jones Avenue on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University.

Grad student depicts dad's troubles in one-man play

When Michael Thomas Walker’s father died of a suspected suicide in February 2011, the actor did what came naturally: He took his father’s story to the stage.

Rutgers Theater Company presents Suzan-Lori Parks’ "Topdog/Underdog" Feb. 24 to March 3

Serge Thony and Landon G. WoodsonMeet Lincoln and Booth, a pair of adult siblings locked in a titanic tug-of-war—with one another and with the larger world.

Rutgers Theater Company presents "Much Ado About Nothing" Feb. 3-18

Rutgers Theater Company takes William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing to post-World War I Sicily in a production featuring live jazz music. Much Ado runs from Friday, February 3, through Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the Philip J. Levin Theater. Chris O’Connor directs.

VIDEO: See Theater alum's award-winning "Dancing With the Stars" costumes in action!

Amanda Wolff
Amanda Wolff with the winning drawings

Amanda Wolff figured she’d never manage to squeeze in the time to enter a Dancing With the Stars costume contest.

Theater alum Aaron Jackson makes dreams come true on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

Aaron Jackson
Aaron Jackson

Aaron Jackson suspects this week could be his toughest yet.

Rutgers Theater Company presents Jonathan Franzen’s "House For Sale" Oct. 28 through Nov. 12

In the wake of his mother’s death, Jonathan flies to his childhood home in Missouri, saddled with the chore of sifting through his mother’s belongings and putting the property on the market. In the process, Jonathan is struck by how disconnected he feels to the place he once cherished. He is beset by memory and feeling a keen burden to sell the property for the price his exacting mother would approve of.

David Esbjornson, new chair of the Theater Department, plans on preparing students for their big break

David Esbjornson
David Esbjornson. Photo by Larry Levanti

Students, parents, educators—and most commencement speakers, for that matter—tend to represent “the real world” as a menacing neighborhood entirely divorced from the university experience.