Eclectic Training

Eckerd Theatre students develop skills in acting, directing, design and technical theatre.

They acquire knowledge of plays, theatrical movements and innovators. They gain real world experience by completing internships, networking at professional theaters and conferences, and producing their own work.

This eclectic training produces independent, adaptable, motivated and responsible creative thinkers – high in demand in every field of opportunity.

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Fall 2018

She Kills Monsters
by Qui Nguyen

Directed by Professor Gavin Hawk
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November 7, 8, 9 @ 8 p.m.
November 10 @ 2 p.m.

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Bininger Theatre
Tickets available at the door
General Public $10, Eckerd College/Community $5
Free for Eckerd students

Spring 2019

Scenes from Metamorphoses: A Play by Mary Zimmerman

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Based on the Myths of Ovid
Written and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Professor Cynthia Totten

Mary Zimmerman’s award-winning play Metamorphoses brings Ovid’s classic tales to glorious life by juxtaposing ancient stories of transformation with contemporary language and imagery. Scenes of humor and heartache explore the timelessness of love, loss, healing, and the inevitability of change through the myths of Midas, Alcyone & Ceyx, Erysichthon, Orpheus & Eurydice, Phaeton, Eros & Psyche, and Baucis & Philemon.

April 3, 4, 5 @ 8 p.m.
April 6 @ 2 p.m.
Bininger Theatre

Tickets available at the door
General Public $10, Eckerd College/Community $5
Free for Eckerd students

Past Productions


2018 – Failure: A Love Story

2017The Nether

2016The Best of Everything


2014 – The Tempest

2013Fuddy Meers

2012Dark Play or Stories for Boys

2011The Gamester

2010Working: A Musical

2009Rain. Some Fish. No Elephants.

2008A Stone That Sings

2007Alice Through Glass


2017 – Kimberly Akimbo

2016Stupid F***ing Bird

2015A Midsummer Night’s Dream

2014Waiting for Godot

2013 – Some Girl(s)

2012Legally Blonde: The Musical

2011Passion Play

2010Call of the Wild



2007A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Winter 2007Big Love

Theatre Spaces

Inside of Bininger Theater

Bininger Theatre

A large proscenium theater with a steeply pitched auditorium, flexible systems for lighting and staging, and lobby/gallery space.

Students in Studio Theater

Studio Theatre

An intimate black box theater adaptable to thrust, arena or round staging.