Auditions, Master Classes and Performances

At least two student-led productions are held each academic year!

2023-24 season

Tickets available at the door: General public $10, College community $5, free for Eckerd students

Fall 2023

The Laramie Project

By Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project

Directed by Gavin Hawk

In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside
Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.


  • Wednesday, October 25 @ 8 p.m.
  • Friday, October 27 @ 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 28 @ 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 29 @ 2 p.m.

Location: Bininger Center for Performing Arts

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Film + Shadow Cast)

Coordinator: Arlo Kiss ’24

Showings: November 3 & November 4

Location: Bininger Center for Performing Arts

Free Admission

Ordinary Days

Music & Lyrics by Adam Gwon

Directed by Kaden Potak ’26

Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. Ordinary Days is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.


  • November 15 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • November 16 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • November 17 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • November 18 @ 2 p.m.

Location: Bininger Center for Performing Arts

Spring 2024

Fun Home

Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron

Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel

Directed by Cynthia Totten

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing
understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.


  • Thursday, April 11 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13 @ 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 14 @ 2 p.m.

Location: Bininger Center for Performing Arts

The Bacchae

By Euripides

Director: Arlo Kiss ’24

One of the greatest of all ancient Greek tragedies, The Bacchae was probably written as early as around 410 BCE, but it premiered posthumously at the City Dionysia festival of 405 BCE, where it won first prize. The story is based on the myth of King Pentheus of Thebes and his mother Agave, whom the god Dionysus (Bacchus) punishes for refusing to worship him.


  • April 24 @ 7 p.m.
  • April 25 @ 7 p.m.
  • April 26 @ 7 p.m.
  • April 27 @ 2:30 p.m.

Location: Bininger Center for Performing Arts

Free Admission

Student Showcase

Coordinator: Rick Tetrault

Performances: May 2 & May 3

Location: Bininger Center for Performing Arts

Free Admission

Past productions