FALL 2023
Main Stage


Directed by Guest Artist Erika Chong Shuch
Harry J. Elam, Jr. Theater in Roble Gym

On Stage | Thu-Sat Nov 16-18 + Nov 30-Dec 02

Performance maker, director, and choreographer Erika Chong Shuch will return to TAPS to engage a group of student collaborators to develop a new performance work that will premiere through TAPS in Fall 2023. Leaning into Jenny Odell’s book How To Do Nothing as a springboard, we’ll devise playful, performative structures that invite audiences into a contemplation of time, memory, and stillness.

This production will be produced in collaboration with the COLLEGE program. In addition to its scheduled performances, this production may be live-streamed or recorded for public viewing.

Developmental Stage


Directed By TAPS Professor Michael Rau
Pigott Theater in Memorial Auditorium Complex

On Stage | Thu-Sat Oct 19-21

TAPS Professor Michael Rau directs a modern staging of George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession. In this minimalist production, the spotlight is on the actors providing a stripped-down excavation of the text that highlights the themes of love, justice and doing what’s right.

Winter 2024
Main Stage


By Sarah DeLappe
Directed By TAPS Graduate Student Marina Johnson
Harry J. Elam, Jr. Theater in Roble Gym

On Stage | Thu-Sat Mar 7-9

The Wolves explores Saturday mornings in the lives of a suburban American high-school girls’ soccer team as they prepare for their weekly games. In their warm-ups, they negotiate their own sense of individuality while navigating what it means to be part of a team.  As they run drills, they discuss everything that feels important to them — war, menstrual products, genocide, sports, pop culture, and their relationships, ultimately navigating the triumphs and tragedies of adolescence — both minor and major.

Developmental Stage


Three directorial works by Yutsha Dahal, Connor Lifson, and María Zurita Ontiveros
Nitery Theater in Old Union

On Stage | Thu-Sat Feb 1-3 + Feb 8-10

This Year’s Graduate Repertory will consist of three new plays, all original works, directed by TAPS Second-Year PhD students Yutsha Dahal, Connor Lifson, and María Zurita Ontiveros.

Spring 2024
Main Stage


Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM | Book by JOHN WEIDMAN
ASSASSINS is based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.
Playwrights Horizons, Inc. - New York City
Produced ASSASSINS Off-Broadway in 1990
Orchestrations by Michael Starobin

Directed by Guest Director and TAPS Alum Dr. Karina Gutiérrez
Harry J. Elam, Jr. Theater in Roble Gym

Auditions | Winter Quarter
On Stage | Thu-Sat May 23-25

More Details TBA

Developmental Stage


Directed By Sid Zhang (‘25)
Pigott Theater in Memorial Auditorium Complex

On Stage | Thu-Sat May 2-4

Box of Sand is a devised physical theater/dance project that welcomes all kinds of actors, dancers, movers, and non-movers. It is a fable about the random, magical occurrences of ourselves as humans in the flow of time.

Box of Sand is produced in collaboration with Stanford TheaterLab.