"All the best performers bring to their role something more, something different than what the author put on paper. That's what makes theatre live. That's why it persists."
- Stephen Sondheim ‘50
AD’s note for the 2013-2014 Season:
If you're finding yourself on this website, you probably know something about Cap and Bells. Or at least, you think you do.
Cap and Bells, the longest continuously-operating student theatre company in the United States, has long produced plays and musicals with companies composed entirely of students. Only occasionally, however, has the organization made any sort of serious commitment to supporting the work of student writers.
We have decided to devote Cap and Bells' Fall 2013 entirely to student-written work; these projects range from a festival of one-act plays, to an evening of cabaret, to a full production of a world premiere historical drama. We cannot think of a better way to spend our first semester as artistic directors than bringing these pieces to life.
We are embarking on this experiment with great enthusiasm, and we look forward to sharing the results with you. First and foremost, we are here to listen to you: this company exists to serve the artists who make work and those who come to see it. We are eager to hear your feedback on this season as it progresses.
Finally, we are always looking to expand our circle of collaborators; if you are looking for a way to get involved, please reach out to any one of us.
All the best,