JHU Theatre’s Mainstage season features a Fall and a Spring production, at the John Astin Theatre. Our secondary season, The Playshop, brings student-led productions, experimental performances and other events into the Astin Theatre. For information on auditions, and on creating something for The Playshop, see our Playmaking page.

Poster for The Clouds. Greek columns and smoke.

Fall 2023: The Clouds, By Aristophanes

Directed by: Gerrad Alex Taylor

Devised and Adapted by the JHU Theatre 2023 Fall Ensemble: Audrey Douglas, Jiaming He, Darrel La, Benjamin Roberts, Gurtejan Swaich, Kathy Yella

Read the review in the Johns Hopkins News-Letter.

Socrates in blue robe and garland.
Strepsiades in yellow robe
Chorus member in Greek clothing.
Chorus works with the Da Vinci Machine.
Strepsiades beats on Phidippides.
The Chorus of Clouds, with Strepsiades and Socrates.
Poster for The Cherry Orchard

Spring 2023: The Cherry Orchard, By Anton Chekhov

Directed by: James Glossman

Starring: Hanna Al-Kowsi, Katherine Budinger, Allison Chen, Ander Diez, Audrey Douglas, Brianna Groch, Lulu Hassanein, Kate Ketelhohn, Noah Medina, Holly Nelson, Srigouri Oruganty, Melissa Shohet, Angela Tian, Liesel Arauz Vallecillo, Lily Wilson

Poster for student play, Untitled Sad Theatre Teens, or This is Supposed to Feel Good

Spring 2023: Untitled annoying sad theater teens, or This Is Supposed To Feel Good, By Sigrid Edson

An original play, presented by The Playshop

Written, Produced, and Directed by: Sigrid Edson

Starring: Lulu Hassanein, Max Hsu, Zari Newman

Other Recent Productions

  • Fall 22: The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams
  • Spring 22: A Doll’s House Part 2, by Lucas Hnath
  • Fall 21: Escape, by Nicky Glossman
  • Yankee Tavern
  • Sunday on the Rocks
  • Dura Mater
  • Good Television
  • U.S.A.
  • Kick the Can
  • Top Girls
  • Legion
  • The Real Inspector Hound
  • Anton in Show Business
  • Fool for Love
  • The House of Blue Leaves
  • Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow
  • Spoon River Anthology
  • Under Milkwood
  • Simpatico
  • Fuddy Meers
  • The Big Knife
  • Bus Stop
  • La Ronde
  • Twelfth Night
  • Fifth of July
  • Book of Days
  • Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
  • The Marriage of Bette and Boo
  • Crimes of the Heart
  • Boy Meets Girl
  • Krapp’s Last Tape
  • Charley’s Aunt
  • Bluff
  • Our Town