We’ve changed our name: Stanford Repertory Theater (SRT). And high time, too! We do so much more than summer theater. Our productions are not only year-round but also tour nationally and internationally.
Here at Stanford, we have extended our work across the academic year. In 2011 we began a wonderful collaboration with Stanford’s McCoy Center for Ethics in Society, using theater to grapple with moral and ethical issues, including:
- “Ethics of War” series (2011), with productions of Betrayed and Copenhagen
- “Ethics of Wealth” series (2013), with Brecht’s The Exception and the Rule, which then traveled to local high schools and retirement communities.
- An Inspector Calls (May 15 - 24, 2014).
We have traveled the world with our productions.
- 1998: Our Brecht/Weill cabaret When the Shark Bites traveled to the Shanghai Experimental Theater Festival.
- 2009 - present: Comparative Clytemnestra, developed out of our Electra Festival, performed in San Francisco, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Cardiff, Amsterdam, Corfu, and Berlin.
- 2012: We restaged our Wanderings of Odysseus in a sold-out run at the Michael Cacoyannis Theater in Athens, Greece.
- 2013: Our staged versions of three Eudora Welty short stories played at three Mississippi colleges, as part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Medgar Evers’ assassination.
- 2013/2014: After our summer run, our bilingual version of Beckett’s Happy Days/Oh les beaux jours moved to France, then San Francisco, and will return to Paris in December 2014.
Our company has also staged productions and readings of new plays and beloved classics with our many partners at Stanford Continuing Studies, the National Center for New Plays at Stanford, and Stanford Lively Arts:
- Miss Julie by August Strindberg (Spring 2013)
- Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas (Fall 2012)
- Reykjavic by Richard Rhodes (Spring 2012)
- Taboos by Carl Djerassi (Spring 2010)
- An Evening of Saroyan (Spring 2009)
- The Othello Syndrome (Fall 2009)
Stanford Repertory Theater proudly announces our upcoming 2014 Summer Festival, celebrating the work of the incomparable Orson Welles, featuring:
- Moby Dick – Rehearsed (Welles’ adaptation of Melville’s novel, starring Rod Gnapp as Ahab), July 17 – August 10
- War of the Worlds, a theatrical recreation of Welles’ infamous 1938 radio broadcast, August 14 – 24
- “Welles on Film” (a free film series) Monday nights, June 30 – August 18
- Symposium “Transformative Stages: Sea Change in Welles and Melville,” Saturday August 2
- Continuing Studies course “Welles and his Sources,” June 25 – August 20
Join us at Stanford Repertory Theater, offering professional theater year-round!
Stanford Repertory Theater 2014
Stanford Repertory Theater proudly presents our16th summer festival, Orson Welles: Substantial Shadows, celebrating the incomparable theater, radio, and film work of an American original. Combining the energies and skills of entrepreneur, actor, designer, director, playwright, producer, and screenwriter, Welles transformed the theater, radio, and film of the last century in ways that continue to amaze us.
By the age of 25, Welles had directed spectacular successes for the Federal Theater Project (the black Macbeth in Harlem, Marc Blitzstein’s Cradle Will Rock), co-founded the groundbreaking Mercury Theater (a politically charged Julius Caesar on Broadway, radio-theater adaptations that dazzled audiences at home), and taken Hollywood by storm, directing and starring in Citizen Kane. As Orson Welles: Substantial Shadows demonstrates, Welles continued to create theater and film of extraordinary range, power, and audacity over the next 35 years.
For more information about our theater productions, Moby Dick – Rehearsed (starring Rod Gnapp as Ahab) and War of the Worlds, click on the tab This Season. For a preview of our Welles' festival in the Stanford Report, click here.