Experience a summer full of music, artistic workshops and theatrical performances that will be seen globally at Vassar College's Powerhouse Theater.
The 2023 Powerhouse Theater Season at Vassar College
From June 25-July 30, experience a summer full of music, artistic workshops and theatrical performances at Vassar College’s Powerhouse Theater.
Tickets are now on sale for the 37th Powerhouse Theater Season. The annual summer season brings together some of todayʼs most influential theatrical voices and welcomes the next generation of theater artists as members of the renowned Powerhouse Theater Training Program.
Powerhouse is thrilled to welcome new collaborators alongside the return of Vassar alums and old friends. The lineup includes new works by Broadway veterans Mimi Quillin (Sweet Charity) and Michael Berresse, who have teamed up to present Call Fosse at the Minskoﬀ. Vassar alum and writer Bill Barclay (Concert Theatre Works) presents The Chevalier, a play and concert focused on the life of composer Joseph Bologne, featuring the Harlem Chamber Players. Direct from the Broadway revival of 1776, real-life couple Ariella Serur and Sav Souza present We Start in Manhattan: A New Queer Musical. Returning to Powerhouse for the next installment of their Shapeshifters musical canon is Truth Future Bachman (Lincoln Center, The Public) and their workshop presentation of Skyward: An Endling Elegy. Powerhouse is partnering with The Tank to present Behind the Attic Wall, a puppet theater piece based on the young adult novel by Sylvia Cassedy, adapted by Peggy Staﬀord. And rounding out the Powerhouse Season will be free readings of new works by Johnny G. Lloyd (The Tank), Judson Jones (Theatre East), Vassar Drama Professor Peter Gil-Sheridan, and the winner of the Leah Ryan Fundʼs “Leah Award,” Gloria Majule.
Vassar is also pleased to welcome to campus a new cohort of young actors, directors, and writers as members of the Powerhouse Theater Training Company. These emerging artists will present a slate of free theater throughout the season including Shakespeareʼs A Midsummer Nightʼs Dream, adapted and directed by Doug Paulson, and Macbeth, directed by Caley Chase. Both will be performed outside at the Preserve at Vassar. And Max Reuben returns to direct the company in the innovative use of Soundpainting, a gestural language, in a completely devised project at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center.
“The 37th Powerhouse Season truly has something for everyone: queer-centered new musicals, a one-woman tour deforce performance as both Fosse and Verdon, the true story of composer Joseph Bologne featuring a 16-piece orchestra, a puppet theater production accessible to the whole family, and much more,” said Producing Director Michael Sheehan.
Take Amtrak to the Powerhouse Theater
Attend the Powerhouse Theater when it reopens via Amtrak to the Poughkeepsie Station—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! Vassar College is 2.6 miles away from the station, which makes it an easy and convenient option to get to the theater.
From the Poughkeepsie Station, taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Poughkeepsie office today at (845) 485-2222.
June 25 (Sunday) - July 30 (Sunday)