Howard University's Department of Theatre Arts is an internationally acclaimed leader and producer of artistic merit. Each season the Department of Theatre Arts presents classical and contemporary plays in its two-theatre complex. These productions offer not only entertainment, but also a forum for ideas and discussion.


2021-2022 Season: SANCOFA- Restore. Reclaim. Revive.

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2020- 2021 SEASON

ACTING Performances and Showcases

The Department of Theatre Arts in association with

the Cathy Hughes School of Communications

presents The Story of 1875!


Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts and

Studio Theatre celebrate the next generation of DC artists in 'Broadview.'


Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) Presents 

Silence is Violence: The Future of the Field 

A Devised Virtual Performance Directed by YPT Artistic Director Farah Lawal Harris 

In Residency at Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts 


Silence is Violence: The Future of the Field - Episode 1: We Meet Again

Silence is Violence: The Future of the Field - Episode 2: We’re All Screaming!

Silence is Violence: The Future of the Field - Episode 3: We, the Vanguard

MUSICAL THEATRE Performances and Showcases

DANCE Performances and Showcases

RISE UP choreographed and danced by Dance Major Jordin Greene.


Good Trouble, under the direction of Jocelyn E. Cox, was presented with choreography by

Keishonna Belcher, Zanyah Dorfeuille, Deirdre Dunkin, Jordin Greene, Tanasia Lane and Nia Mapp.

View the Showcase Performance here!

View their Q&A sessions below!

"AILOPIN" Tanasia Lane


"RECLAMATION" Deirdre Dunkin

"UNHAILED" Jordin Greene

"ALL IN BLOOM" Keishonna Belcher


Our Spotlight Series is in partneship with Woolly Mammoth Theatre and the Friends of Theatre and Dance at Howard University.

Spotlight Series: Artistic Leadership

SpotLight Series: Future is Female

2019- 2020 Season


Director: Nefertiti Burton

Performances: Oct 1-5, 2019




Spell #7

Director: Roz White

Performances: Oct 30- Nov 2, 2019

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What to Send Up When It Goes Down

The Department of Theatre Arts collaborates with Woolly Mammoth to present this amazing work.

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Musical Theatre Showcase

Performances: Nov 6- 8, 2019

General Admission (First come- First served)

Doors will open at 7:30 pm nightly

DIMENSIONS (a student choreography showcase)

Performances: Nov 15 & 16, 2019

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8x10 Play Festival

Presented by the Howard Players

Nov 21 & 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Howard Players Production

Performances: Feb 10- 14, 2020

Tickets are sold onsite beginning at 6:00 pm daily.

The Nankama African Dance Conference

Artistic Director: Dr. Ofosuwa M. Abiola

Dates: February 8- 9, 2020


Director: Ricky Ramon

Musical Director: Brittany C. Johnson

Choreographer: Lashawnda Batts


March 4- 6, 2020 7:30 pm

March 7, 2020 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm

Past Productions

2018- 2019 Season

Jonkonnu by Mark Williams Director: Nicole Brewer

Milk Like Sugar by Kristen Greenidge Director: Denise J. Hart

HUES: Dance Showcase Director: Jocelyn Isaac

Howard Players Production: Lysistrata by Aristophanes Director: Kalen Robinson

Nankama African Dance Conference Director: Dr. Ofosuwa Abiola

Urinetown, The Musical, Music & Lyrics- Mark Hollman, Book & Lyrics- Greg Kotis Director: Ricky Ramon

Annual Spring Dance Concert Director: Royce Zackery

2017-2018 Season

Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau Director: Goldie Patrick

In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney Director: Eric Ruffin

Antigone by Sophocles Director: Raymond Caldwell

ECHO: Dance Showcase

Studio to Stage: MT Cabaret Director: Marty Lamar & Doug Bowles

FEMMES: Spring Dance Concert Director: Royce Zackery

2016-2017 Season

Radio Golf by August Wilson Director: Eric Ruffin

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare Director: Raymond Caldwell

Howard Players Production: ECLIPSED by Dania Gurira Director: Alric Davis

Ain’t Misbehavin’ Music & Lyrics Murray Horwitz; Richard Maltby Jr. Director: Marty Lamar

Unjust: Spring Dance Concert Director: Royce Zackery

2015-2016 Season

African Americans by Jocelyn Bioh Director: Martin Wilkins

The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman Director: Raymond Caldwell

Spektrum: Dance Showcase

Howard Players Production: Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet by Tarell Alvin McCraney Director: Alric Davis

Sarafina! by Mbongeni Ngema Director: Eric Ruffin

DRIFT: Spring Dance Concert Director: Royce Zackery